Best known for her client management and customer service work, Linda has been managing inside sales/lead generation professionals for over 15 years. Linda has adapted the operational techniques and methodologies that allow Green Leads to excel in performance based demand gen. Linda
Linda has 20+ years of sales and client management leadership experience, most recently as Director of Inside Sales at GN/Jabra, one of the top 3 inside sales groups in NH. She was VP of Client Services at By Appointment Only where she and Mike worked together. Prior to BAO, Linda was Client Operations Manager for All Bases Covered, a national network services company. Linda was also Director of Sales Operations for PC Connection, the largest inside sales group in NH, and Director of Customer Operations for Parametric Technology. Linda is a graduate of Stonehill College with a BA in Public Administration and Business.
Linda and Mike are married and live with his girls in Andover. She pores through books all year long. In between working and reading, she humors Mike by listening to his passionate opinions.
FOUNDER/BOARD OF ADVISORS
Mike is the consummate sales and marketing executive and during the tenure as CEO/CMO of Green Leads lead both the growth and the techniques and practices behind the company's demand generation success. Mike is currently the founding partner of Category Design Advisors, where he helps companies create and dominate their category using the discipline of Category Design.
Mike brings over 20 years of senior management experience from a series of high technology and b2b marketing firms. During the past 20 years Mike has worked with and ran companies in multiple industries--always with a heavy focus on marketing.
Prior to his focus on marketing services, Mike served as both an entrepreneur and executive. He was CMO of Infoteria, an XML software company that went public on the Tokyo stock exchange. He was founder and CEO of Pangaea Software, an enterprise level software solutions company. He started his career at Modicon as a 19 year-old co-op student. From there he held positions in engineering, sales, marketing, and business development. Over the years, Mike has served on several boards of both commercial and non-profit ventures. Mike holds a BS in Computer Science from Merrimack College.
Mike has three daughters and lives in Andover with his wife and business partner, Linda. He can be frequently heard philosophizing about the negative impact of corn on society, why we should all have a laying chicken in our backyard, or what flavor of beer to brew over the weekend.
INVESTOR/BOARD OF ADVISORS
Gary A. Pudles is a “serial entrepreneur” who focuses on helping organizations execute better and become more profitable. He achieves this goal by teaching and supporting entrepreneurship at many levels, and by owning multiple service-oriented technology companies. He is the Founder and CEO of AnswerNet, a North American-based call center provider that was built through acquisitions and SA Hosted & Managed Solutions, a contact center technology firm.
Pudles’ philosophy is that every project must be with the intent of helping companies run their businesses more efficiently and profitably. However, it must be according to their unique style — not by forcing them into a predetermined template, but by replicating proven processes and adding that custom twist unique to their needs.
INVESTOR/BOARD OF ADVISORS
Steve co-founded DN Capital in June 2000 and is currently Managing Partner based in the Sand Hill Road office, running DN Capital’s US operations. Steve Schlenker began his career in venture capital and private equity in 1990. His investment experience has been in software and software related businesses. Amongst his select investments are Apsalar, Auto1, Datanomic (acquired by Oracle), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Familybuilder (acquired by Intelius), Geckoboard, Lagan/Kana (acquired by Verint), Ombud, Peak, Shiphawk, RecargaPay, Remitly, Parallel Wireless and RobinSystems.
Steve was previously at SUN Capital Partners, based in their London office, where he served as chief investment officer for technology investments.