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Eric Gist, Chief Operating Officer:

Eric Gist is responsible for managing The Next Level’s go-to-market strategy and execution including offering development, marketing, alliances, and business development activities.

Eric has 22 years experience in Management Consulting where he worked with Fortune 500 companies on large-scale Sales Transformation programs building world-class Sales & Marketing capabilities. Eric was a partner at global consulting firm Accenture for 8 years where he had operational responsibility for Accenture’s Sales Transformation practice. His work included optimizing sales force performance and sales operations; conducting sales force capability benchmarking; developing sales force organizational structures; and integrating sales and marketing processes. Eric was responsible for launching several new businesses within Accenture achieving revenue of over $300M.

Eric currently serves as an advisor to Golden Eye, Inc a start-up technology company that develops SaaS-based software/solutions for auto dealerships. Eric works with the CEO and the executive management team to successfully launch and scale the business.

Eric has authored several articles including “Changing Sales Force Behavior to Achieve High Performance”, “Selling in Turbulent Times”, and “A New Look at Managing Incentive Compensation”.

A graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, Eric holds a bachelors degree in Management Information Systems, and a minor in Economics.

Eric resides in Manhattan Beach, California with his wife, Lori and their two children, Alex and Allison.


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