Leadership Team

Finding the right leader means finding the best partner

Sean has over 20 years experience building and integrating high performing direct and indirect sales organizations. Most recently he was the Managing Director, Americas for Avast, a global leader in digital security solutions. At Avast he led revenue responsibilities for the company’s SMB business in North America and Latin America. Prior to Avast he was a member of the senior leadership team at two technology firms acquired by publicly traded companies and led sales and marketing for a custom software development organization with a focus on IoT, cloud and mobile.

Contact Sean: ssykes@peaksalesrecruiting.com

Ryan Moore

Director of Client Management

Ryan has over 15 years of experience selling, recruiting top achieving professionals and high performance sales people. Before Peak, Ryan spent more than 7 years working with various sized businesses helping them build and implement marketing programs, websites and event sponsorship proposals. 

As creative director for a marketing firm, Ryan has been heavily involved in managing key accounts, project management, sales functions and daily operations. Ryan received his diploma in Business Administration Marketing from Algonquin College.

Email Ryan: rmoore@peaksalesrecruiting.com

Keith Johnstone

Director of Marketing

As Marketing Manager, Keith leads all marketing activities and has successfully grown revenue and lead volume every quarter. He is an expert on B2B sales and recruiting matters having his insights featured on Forbes, Entereprenur Magazine, HR.com, Sales and Marketing Magazine, HubSpot Sales, Recruiter.com, and Manta. He is also a frequent contributor to the Peak Sales Blog

Prior to Peak, Keith worked in the international security space, helping to manage and build infrastructure to fight human trafficking in North America and around the world. 

Email Keith: kjohnstone@peaksalesrecruiting.com

Ann McKechnie

Director of Human Resources

Ann is a senior HR business partner with over twenty years experience leading HR team in the private technology sector, initially spending eleven years working with Newbridge/Alcatel in the telecom industry.  Ann has been an HR executive since 2004, partnering with many executive teams in supporting the full scope of HR business requirements in both start-up and established businesses across a wide range of industries.  Ann is a progressive and results oriented HR professional skilled in client service and focused on integrating business management and HR practices to achieve organizational objectives.

Email Ann: amckechnie@peaksalesrecruiting.com

Before Peak, Eliot spent more than 20 years building and leading companies, where he took the lead in recruiting and managing high performance sales teams. He co-founded Ventrada Systems (mobile applications) and GlobalX (e-commerce software). He was also Vice President of Sales for PointShot Wireless. Eliot received his B. Comm. from Carleton University and has been honored as a Top 40 Under 40 Award winner. He co-authored Sales Recruiting 2.0, How to Find Top Performing Sales People, Fast and provides regular insights on sales team management and hiring on the Peak Sales Recruiting Blog.

Read more about Eliot in the Selling Crossing Article "Eliot Burdett: Reorienting the Focus of Sales."

Contact Eliot: eburdett@peaksalesrecruiting.com

Brent Thomson

Co-Founder

Before Peak, Brent worked in sales and sales-leadership positions for 18 years. He has considerable experience building and running high-performance teams, which consistently won awards and exceeded sales targets. He was Vice President of Sales for a financial management consulting company, and served with Borland Software as a Regional Sales Manager.

Brent was also a key member of top sales teams at Rational Software, Fastlane and EDS Systemhouse. Brent is a founding member of the Sales Leadership Initiative and was a co-author of Sales Recruiting 2.0, How to Find Top Performing Sales People, Fast. He contributes insights on sales team management and hiring on the Peak Sales Recruiting Blog and advises and coaches tech sales VPs and CEOs on how to build and operate winning enterprise sales forces.

Email Brent: bthomson@peaksalesrecruiting.com

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