SalesStar Triangle

United Kingdom

SalesStar is a sales transformation company empowering businesses around the world.

The award-winning team of experienced sales people, business people, trainers and managers are passionate about the profession of selling and raising the performance and results of sales organisations.

We work with growth-oriented CEOs and executive sales leaders seeking tailored solutions to meet their specific needs. Those who are change-minded and willing to invest in their sales organisation in order to reach peak performance.

Combining sales specific research and proven best practices, we will provide you with a clear path to achieve your sales and business goals.

UK Channels:

Global Channels:

SalesStar
SalesStar Triangle

United Kingdom

SalesStar is a sales transformation company empowering businesses around the world.

The award-winning team of experienced sales people, business people, trainers and managers are passionate about the profession of selling and raising the performance and results of sales organisations.

We work with growth-oriented CEOs and executive sales leaders seeking tailored solutions to meet their specific needs. Those who are change-minded and willing to invest in their sales organisation in order to reach peak performance.

Combining sales specific research and proven best practices, we will provide you with a clear path to achieve your sales and business goals. 

UK Channels:

Global Channels:

SalesStar
SalesStar Triangle
Contact Us

United Kingdom

The Gridiron Building,
1 Pancras Square, Kings Cross,
London, N1C 4AG

 The Media Centre,
7 Northumberland Street,
Huddersfield, HD1 1RL

phone: +44 20 8087 2858

email: infouk@salesstar.com

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Meet The Team
Pete Evans SalesStar
Pete Evans
Practice Partner

Pete has over 20 sales year experience with a successful corporate sales career with a major UK financial services. He is a wide range of commercial experience supporting the sales growth of businesses in different sectors.

Prior to entering the sales profession, Pete was Head of Graduate Recruitment for a major commercial insurance company, with responsibility for the recruitment training, training and development of 50 graduate entrants. Pete is passionate about sales and empowering sales leaders, sales managers and salespeople to transform their performance.

He has a keen interest in what makes people successful sports people and the lessons that businesses can learn from sport in developing their salespeople. Pete is passionate about personal development and is a Fellow of the APS (Association of Professional Sales). He is a certified Objective Management Group (sales diagnostics) assessor.

“I enjoy supporting businesses to create a culture of sales excellence, helping sales leaders, sales managers and salespeople exceed their personal and business goals. I love challenging people so that they can overcome their limiting beliefs to improve performance. My personal mantra is to have a positive impact on everyone I meet. I believe that anyone can realise their potential with the right mindset and coaching.”

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Denis Rollet SalesStar
Denis Rollet
Executive Sales Coach

Denis is a commercially astute, people-oriented, and strategically minded business leader. His passion for sales and hospitality has fuelled his international career spanning over 20 years working with multiple hotel owners, management companies, and brands such as Accor and Hilton. He is well versed in leading, inspiring, and driving large sales teams to deliver strong business performances. He has gained a lot of experience working with different types of businesses and teams, in different countries which over time has added great value to his professional growth and expertise.

Throughout his leadership roles, Denis has been considered a driving force for many notable initiatives. He is particularly skilled at building and leveraging strong relationships with multiple stakeholders and is deeply passionate about nurturing a coaching culture in the sales force to ensure teams are fully empowered to deliver high performance and excellence.

“Over the years, I’ve become incredibly passionate about sales, and despite the number of years I’ve been doing this, I feel my passion continues to grow. For me, selling is one of those few professions where there are no limits to the success one can achieve. Coaching companies and supporting sales professionals to realise their true potential is particularly rewarding to me and something I am proud to be doing each and every day”.

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Tim Ogle SalesStar
Tim Ogle
Executive Sales Coach

Tim is a commercially driven, transformative business leader and coach skilled at devising strategy and transforming businesses to drive growth and profitability in the corporate, acquisition and start-up arena. With diverse, deep and extensive experience in blue chip, technology, banking, and engineering businesses, he brings a wide experience in creating and executing B2B sales transformation. This experience has been gained through designing, building and shaping how businesses sell in hugely successful organisations such as Barclaycard, PA Consulting, BAE Systems and NCC Group. Through an engaging and consultative style Tim embeds a consultative approach to commercial growth, fostering innovation across the business.

“I love the challenge of overcoming problems, and if we can do that through team-work whilst helping people achieve their goals that is the pinnacle. Sales is all about being inquisitive, problem solving but ultimately being in tune with what your customer really values. Through coaching I love supporting people to become highly effective sales-people in their own right”

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Gemma Betts SalesStar
Gemma Betts
Business Operations Manager

Gemma has over 12 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant, supporting CEO’s and Executives in both public and private sectors. Very organised and driven, Gemma launched her own Virtual Assistant and Project Management business supporting clients all over the world. Gemma’s experience helps to provide effective support to the team at SalesStar and ensures high quality customer service is delivered to all clients.

Gemma has a Masters Degree in Strategic Project Management and is also a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

“I thoroughly enjoy my role in supporting the Practice Manager and Sales Star team, including the variety that each day brings. I am a people person and thrive in a busy work environment. I enjoy being organised and seeing businesses expand by supporting individuals and clients with their administrative project requirements.”

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Alison Durrant SalesStar
Alison Fell
Sales Development Manager

Alison has successfully operated within the Medical Sales Industry.Skilled in Medical Devices, Account Management, Capital Equipment, Sales, Business Development and Marketing.Responsible for developing the UK&I Sales and Marketing strategy, working with Territory Account Managers to ensure each strategy is executed to plan andrevenue forecasts are achieved. Meeting with Key Stakeholders such as CEO’s, Finance Directors and Medical Directors within the NHS to deliver ongoing support, presentations and training.

A highly competitive, commercially astute individual, Alison consistently ranked as a top performer year on year with every company. Alison is a confident networker at all levels with a true passion for sales and marketing fuelled by her international career.

Throughout Alison’s career she has demonstrated true sales leadership, management, and mentorship. Alison has been considered a driving force within many sales initiatives. Well versed at building and leveraging strong relationships with multiple stakeholders.

 

Specialisation Areas

Sales team leadership, sales mentorship, international sales, sales process, pipeline management, account management, sales strategy, value proposition.

 

Sector Experience

Medical Devices, Capital Equipment, financial services, consulting, professional services, and educational sector.

 

Geographies

Alison has experience working with clients based across the UK, Middle East, Europe, Asia as well as the USA.

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Dylan Cowan SalesStar
Dylan Cowan
Sales Apprentice

Dylan is at the beginning of his career with a true passion for sales. He is due to start a 3-year degree apprenticeship in B2B sales at Leeds Trinity University. Dylan has a strong desire to become recognized and build a large network in the sales industry.

He is strong leader and experienced captain with a keen interest in many sports. He has travelled to Japan and Singapore to represent his school playing rugby.

“I am eager to follow in my parents footsteps as a successful salesperson.”

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Oliver Eaton SalesStar
Oliver Eaton
Digital Marketing Executive

Oliver is an upcoming digital marketer specialising in social media marketing and video production. He has recently graduated from the University of Huddersfield in Broadcast Journalism and has been the media manager of Huddersfield Town Women FC since 2018. He joined SalesStar as part of the UK government’s kickstarter scheme which provides entry level roles into the industry.

Not only is Oliver part of SalesStar UK, he is Creative and Content Executive at SalesStar Digital and Social Media Executive at SalesStar USA.

In his spare time Oliver can be found either walking throughout the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, playing video games or watching football at his local football club, Huddersfield Town.

Oliver aims to continue his learning development into digital marketing and build the SalesStar UK online presence.

“I am really excited to be at SalesStar. The ability to learn, develop and practice my skills is unlike any other companies I have worked for before. At SalesStar we pride ourselves with making excellent relationships between clients, and that is mirrored between all my colleagues”

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Biography

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Global Head Office Team
Paul O’Donohue
CEO
  • First ten years of working career as an industrial electrician (Diploma of Electrical Engineering) – realised most tradespeople were poor at sales and wanted to learn more
  • Sales Engineer for PDL Electronics
  • Key Account Manager, Tyco Electronics
  • Moved to Recruitment Industry – strong interest in assessment tools that could help identify the traits of a successful salesperson
  • Post Grad Diploma of Business Administration
  • Owner of Business Consultant franchise (2003)
  • Founded SalesStar (2005)
  • Member of EO (The Entrepreneurs’ Association) and board member for New Zealand for the past four years

I have always been passionate about making a difference, helping to grow people in order to grow sales. I particularly enjoy helping entrepreneurs develop the sales strategy and disciplines they require to maximise their growth. We literally give CEOs the clarity to help “engineer sales success”. Over the years we’ve been instrumental in aiding our clients to grow their markets, putting the science behind sales success so they could grow by as much as 146%. I gain great satisfaction out of using my unique blend of skills and experience to pragmatically solve complex sales challenges and help companies map out a clear path to grow. I’m a strong advocate for three things: for setting goals that stretch, for lifelong learning and for developing a supportive mindset for success. I live by the philosophy “If you’re not getting out of your comfort zone, you are not growing.”

Australia, New Zealand, United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, Mexico
Lisa Carter SalesStar
Lisa Carter
Global Partner Manager

15 years in Senior Leadership roles working in the SaaS, Management Consultancy and Investment Banking Industries. I’ve been involved in deploying three different operating models, converted a consulting business to a SaaS model, and have solid business acumen on the operational aspects of running a business. I developed and delivered a global services operating model to deliver a concierge Client Experience to our customers, ready to scale.

Personal Achievements:

2018 | Finalist in the Top Women in Leadership – SaaS (3,460 nominations, I had over 80 Nominations)
2018 | Multiplier of the Year Nominee ( The MOY Award is an international contest to recognize leaders who amplify the intelligence of those around them )

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Leigh Parker SalesStar
Leigh Parker
Head of Capability & Performance

Leigh is an experienced professional with a strong background in business and capability development.

He has over 25 years of business management, sales and capability development experience both domestically and internationally.

From 16 years with McDonald’s, Leigh understands the value of systems having learnt the business from the ground up. His roles included managing Franchising and Training for McDonald’s New Zealand, to becoming a Franchisee.

From there Leigh has held senior Sales, Account Management and Learning & Development roles for companies such as Fonterra. Adding some years consulting in the area of Sales & Leadership development, Leigh has facilitated & coached sales teams directly while also training coaches to do the same.

Leigh is known for his genuine passion for people development, business acumen and making a difference.

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Alex Chan SalesStar
Alex Chan
Global Director of Learning
  • Sales background in stationery, printing, business equipment, capital equipment, professional services and diamonds. Smallest sale – $5. Biggest sale- $15,000,000
  • Leader of sales teams as a sales manager, contract sales manager and RFP project leader. Responsible for budgets between $2m – $100m.
  • Assisted clients to grow their sales between 20-300% – in one case played a key role in doubling sales from $50m to $100m

I get great satisfaction from watching people and their companies grow. When I see their sales climbing, when I see them becoming more successful as a result, when I see managers transform into leaders and grow their teams, then I know why I get up every morning. And nothing compares to the feeling of having people come back to me years later to say I changed their lives. It’s gratifying to be able to provide cutting edge sales and sales leadership learning programmes, diagnostics and business advice that helps individuals grow personally and professionally- and that sees clients reach and exceed their sales goals.

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Reuben McNair SalesStar
Reuben McNair
Head of Operations
  • Quadruple Major in: Management, Commercial Law, Psychology and Statistics.

My role pertains to managing the systems that underly the operation of SalesStar; be that legal documentation, web infrastructure, application procurement/development or business process refinement.

I oversee Marketing and core HR functions in addition to the above.

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Vikas SalesStar
Vikas Devarakonda
Video Production Specialist
  • Bachelor of Science in Multimedia and Diploma in Advanced 3D animation and visual effects
  • Experience in Post-Production, video editing & Compositing (use of non-linear editing software, multi-camera edits, colour correction, Sound editing, titles creation, final encode and export) through to completed project
  • Specialist with tools including:  Adobe CC, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Nuke, Fusion, Maya, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Creation of animations, trailers and promos
  • Freelance photographer & graphic designer
  • Visual effects artist (Albedo VFX)
  • QA Tester – (VMC Gamelabs)

My role enables me to put my love of art and creativity to good use. I find it very satisfying to produce a video that gets so much appreciation from our clients and from the SalesStar team. I’m able to use my broad range of skills such as filming, editing, colour correction, motion graphics, 3D/2D animations and compositing to create an end product that brings a dynamic element to the work we are doing to help people improve their lives. Although I am often in the background of what is going on I am dedicated to bringing the best of my skills to my work – part director, part cameraman, part soundman, part editor. What could be better in life than a profession that makes me happy and allows me to achieve my goals while also helping others achieve theirs?

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Noah Te Ao SalesStar
Noah Te Ao
Digital Specialist
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Information Science (Majoring in Software Development)
Having worked across software and digital marketing start-ups, I have scrambled to learn every facet of a business’s digital backend. At SalesStar, I manage the integrations and automations that tie our different business systems together and keep our global partners in sync. I also handle in-house development and technology projects within SalesStar that innovate the delivery of our coaches and provide analytics at all stages of the company. I really enjoy solving technical puzzles and problems from scratch, teaching myself along the way.
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Roberta O'Donohue
Roberta O’Donohue
Administrator
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Simon Anderson SalesStar
Simon Anderson
SalesStar Digital: Practice Partner

In 2021 I partnered with SalesStar to establish SalesStar Digital. I was drawn to the opportunity of working with SalesStar due to the values of the organisation, which emanate through to its great clients. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with clients who are serious about growth and also understand the importance of pairing a marketing strategy with a sales strategy.

I previously worked for a number of years as an independent consultant to companies around the globe and across a variety of industries. My predominant focus was on digital marketing and wider corporate strategy.

Before my professional career, I was born and raised in Blenheim, New Zealand before completing a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business, Economics) and Diploma of Language (Spanish) at the University of Otago.

In 2014 I completed a Masters of International Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy; and worked for several years in France and the UK. Having since returned to New Zealand, I am happily based on Auckland’s North Shore.

SalesStar Digital

SalesStar Digital is the digital marketing business unit of SalesStar. Created in 2021, it was born out of our clients’ continued frustration at the poor performance of their previous digital marketing partners.

In creating SalesStar Digital, we have pioneered a new approach to lead generation through digital marketing. Our focus is on ensuring that the marketing strategy runs parallel to the sales strategy, combining SalesStar’s world-leading knowledge in sales effectiveness with the cutting-edge expertise of our digital marketing team. SalesStar Digital ensures that lead generation is conducted in a synergistic way, across all applicable digital channels; and that all decisions are driven by data and linked to ROI.

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Jared Laidlaw SalesStar
Jared Laidlaw
SalesStar Digital: Head of Digital Growth & Operations

I’m a digital marketer that loves data, creative, consumer behaviour and tying it all together through strategy and execution to deliver higher sales and lead generation.

Having worked in New York, Australia, New Zealand, and remotely throughout the globe, I bring a wealth of experience and big picture thinking to the clients I work with. I’m a continuous learner and I’m always trying to either level up existing skills or add new ones to my arsenal.

If you have strong growth ambitions and are ready to team up with a trusted partner, I’d love to talk about how SalesStar Digital can help your business achieve its goals.

SalesStar Digital

SalesStar Digital is the digital marketing business unit of SalesStar. Created in 2021, it was born out of our clients’ continued frustration at the poor performance of their previous digital marketing partners.

In creating SalesStar Digital, we have pioneered a new approach to lead generation through digital marketing. Our focus is on ensuring that the marketing strategy runs parallel to the sales strategy, combining SalesStar’s world-leading knowledge in sales effectiveness with the cutting-edge expertise of our digital marketing team. SalesStar Digital ensures that lead generation is conducted in a synergistic way, across all applicable digital channels; and that all decisions are driven by data and linked to ROI.

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Lara Tarroballes SalesStar
Lara Tarroballes
SalesStar Digital: Creative & Content Manager
  • Bachelor of Design with Honours – Visual Communication Design // Massey University College Of Creative Arts

At SalesStar Digital, I manage Content & Creative focusing on the visual aspect of marketing, adding form to the team’s function.

With a background in Design & Brand Management, I’ve worked in FMCG and fashion retail with knowledge extending from design to copy to social media strategy.

I find joy in all things innovative and engaging, thriving on taking on new challenges while picking up new skills as I go.

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Olga Antipova
Senior Digital Growth Manager

Originally from Russia, I spent four years travelling in China and Thailand before settling in New Zealand in 2007.

I completed a Diploma in Digital Marketing with GM Academy in 2020, graduating in Top-10 of 215 students.

Over the past 15 years of my career, I have worked in marketing, financial services, travel, real estate, and sales. I am well equipped to challenge the status quo and raise your business and brand.

My “meditation” time is when I cook dinner and watch a movie or a webinar with a noise-cancelling headset.

And here is a fun fact: my hometown is located on a border with China. In the summer, we frequently get on a boat and travel to China in less than an hour, where we spend a day or two dining, shopping, visiting the sauna, and getting massages!

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Jonathan Thompson-Bean SalesStar Digital
Jonathan Thompson-Bean
SalesStar Digital: Senior Digital Growth Manager

Having lived and worked throughout South East Asia, soaking up the rich cultures and diversity on offer, I developed the ability to quickly decipher and engage with my environment. I bring this dynamic sense of understanding to SalesStar Digital  where diving into each client’s market is a chance to learn what drives the target audience and shape the product pitch towards their desired transformation.

I believe that the truth lies in the data, and that eventually those insightful gold nuggets will arise through creatively testing and analysing.

Equipped with a BSc majoring in computer science and chemistry from the University of Auckland, I apply my background in science to digital marketing in a pragmatic sense.  I utilise technical tools and automation to carry out market research, testing and lead generation in an efficient, insightful and scalable process.

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