AA-ISP Atlanta Chapter

The AA-ISP Chapter program offers our member community the opportunity to regularly connect with other, like-minded Inside Sales Professionals. Regional Chapter meetings include discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities.

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Chapter President:

Kyle Porter

Kyle Porter

Founder & CEO
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Kyle Porter is the CEO and Founder of SalesLoft. SalesLoft is the application of record for sales development teams accelerating the amount of qualified appointments and appointments they conduct. They serve over 1,000 clients and 26,000 sales and marketing professionals and boosted revenue over 2000% in 2014 while becoming one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world.

Kyle is an avid writer and speaker on the topics of sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship. He has written over 200 published sales articles was the #1 guest blogger for salesforce.com in 2013.

Chapter Officers:

Derek Grant

Derek Grant | Officer

VP of Sales

JJ Imbeaux

JJ Imbeaux | Officer

Director of Sales

JJ Imbeaux is currently the Manager of Sales Development at WhatCounts, an email marketing company based in Atlanta. His expertise and passion are focused in coaching, developing, and building teams of future sales professionals. He spends the majority of his time working with recent college grads that have yet to realize they are no longer in college. JJ moved to Atlanta two years ago and is becoming an avid lover of shrimp and grits for Dinner, Moon Pies for dessert, and Fried Chicken Biscuits for breakfast. He has an ongoing project of successfully entertaining Southerners with his cultural differences as much as they are entertaining him with theirs. His previous efforts were focused in athletics at the NCAA and professional levels, as well as a diverse background in sales in B2B and B2C endeavors.

Jeff Uphues

Jeff Uphues | Officer

Executive Vice President

Jeff is tireless tech savvy executive, strategist and cloud services entrepreneur that over the last 25 years has been fortunate to have held leadership positions across sales, marketing, corporate development, product development and CXO positions in companies ranging from Fortune 50 to start-ups. Most recently Jeff served as Sr. Vice President for Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY) through the sale of the company and is currently an active board member for several privately held technology software companies. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and holds a graduate certificate In Finance And Accounting from Rice University, Jones School of Management.

Leeann Berner

Leeann Berner | Officer

Cloud Sherpas
VP of Marketing and Inside Sales

Leeann Berner is the Vice President of Marketing and Inside Sales for the Google Business Unit at Cloud Sherpas, a global cloud advisory and technology services company. Since joining Cloud Sherpas in 2012, Leeann has led the company’s Google Enterprise marketing and inside sales efforts across products, segments and regions. Leeann brings 15 years of B2B technology marketing experience, having previously served as the Director of Demand Generation at VersionOne, an agile management software company, and the Director of Marketing at iLumen, a financial analytics and business intelligence software company. Leeann holds an undergraduate degree in International Business and Marketing from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Drew Prante

Drew Prante | Officer

Silverpop, an IBM Company
Global Director of Sales Productivity

As the Global Director of Sales Productivity at Silverpop, Drew is responsible for helping to guide sales and demand generation strategies, sales enablement programs, sales and marketing alignment, CRM, analytics and the overall direction of the sales organization.
Over the past 10 years, Drew has successfully driven revenue & growth for recognizable technology companies including Careerbuilder.com, PGi, and most recently, Silverpop, an IBM Company. Drew graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing, and has done Graduate work at the J. Mack Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University. Drew also studied Economics at the University of Oxford in the UK.

Fran Runner

Fran Runner | Officer

Marketing Manager

Gretchen Owens has a 14-year track record in marketing analysis, strategy and online brand development - a marketing and social media expert who has been connecting people and products through technology for more than a decade. As Director of Marketing and Communications at FRONTLINE Selling, she uses her diverse experience in marketing, sales and business development to create a platform for sales professionals at FRONTLINE Selling to tell their story more often to people who are genuinely interested in talking to them - - so they can sell more.

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