Yesware CEO, Joel Stevenson, talks all things sales with fellow entrepreneurs, CEOs, and sales experts. In the premiere of The Hard Sell, Joel and guest Eric Siu, Entrepreneur and host of podcast Leveling Up, discuss how his gaming background has helped him achieve success, why he views failure in a positive light, and the value he gets from NFTs.
About the Guest: Eric is an investor, founder, and advisor to companies. He is the Chairman of digital marketing agency Single Grain, which has worked with companies such as Amazon, Uber, and Salesforce. He also hosts two podcasts: Marketing School with Neil Patel and Leveling Up, an entrepreneurial podcast where he dissects growth levers that help businesses scale.
Joel Stevenson is the CEO of Yesware - a leader in sales productivity software. Prior to Yesware Joel was the GM and founder of Wayfair's B2B division which he grew to several hundred million in revenue. He began his Wayfair career by leading the company's home improvement products division, followed by his role as Managing Director of Wayfair UK, where he drove growth of the company's international presence. Joel then served as Vice President of FP&A while Wayfair was making the transition to a public company.
Before joining Wayfair, Joel held a variety of sales and marketing roles at Ariba, Innovus, and Verizon and was a consultant at ZS Associates. Joel earned an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and studied Chinese at Harvard-Beijing Academy. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and four children.