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Brett Keirstead

Partner & CSO
Works with CEOs to create, develop, and manage new high performing sales teams for SaaS and business service based companies in expansion mode.

About Brett Keirstead

An accomplished B2B SaaS sales leader, Brett expertly leads client retention, engagement, and growth initiatives, and works with C-level executives to scope and secure complex, profitable projects. With a proven track record of building and scaling professional go-to-market revenue growth functions in growth-oriented companies, he helps private equity and venture capital investors build out go-to-market strategies for their portfolio companies. A trained sales technician with a detailed understanding of sales compensation and operations, he brings a passion for mentoring and developing new sales leaders and promoting Women in Sales Excellence.

How Brett has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Drove a 100% increase in new-sell revenue within the first year as GVL’s first CRO developing and executing a comprehensive go-to-market strategy.
  • Achieved 60% year-over-year ACV growth along with a 50% increase in partner and add-on services overseeing the sales and marketing function at Avionte.
  • Achieved 250% revenue growth in 4 years with 300% growth in recurring SaaS revenue and 95% retention of top clients at Knowledge Marketing. Increased average annual contract size by 90% and per man-month sales production by 80%.
  • Increased ASP from $34,000 to $125,000 selling to Fortune 100 HR organizations at Jobs2Web. Led 800% growth with new business contributions that powered 3 years on the Inc 500. Enabled a successful PE company sale.
  • Increased average order size and improved rep per man-month productivity while scaling the business leading expansion of Sense's Mid-Market Staffing Division.
  • Won national awards for sales and sales leadership at Ceridian.
  • Actively serves the community with his Salespeople are People Too podcast, and book: We Are All Sales, People: 5 Steps to Fulfilling Relationships and Improved Communication at Home, School, and Work.

Client Resources

Executive Experience

  • VP Sales, Sense
  • Interim Chief Revenue Officer, LandrumHR
  • Chief Revenue Officer, GVL (GlobalVetLink)
  • Vice President, Client Acquisition, Avionte
  • SVP Sales and Operations, Knowledge Marketing
  • Vice President Sales, Jobs2Web/Successfactors
  • Vice President, Ceridian


  • BS, Accounting & Finance, Clemson University

Download Brett's Resume Here


Industry Experience
  • Human Resources
  • Growth Strategy
  • Sales Growth
  • Sales/Marketing Automation/MarTech
  • Sales Operations
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
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