Stef Olafsdottir, CEO & Co-Founder at Avo (YC W19)
El joined Avo during a critical time, when we had announced our Seed funding. What started as a 2 month contract turned into a 9 month journey. The initial scope of her contract was to help with qualifying and discovery but it rapidly expanded...She has unrelenting passion for being customer-first and a generally great spirit to hang around 🥰
During our shift to product led sales she shared valuable insights which helped us decide what kind of sales leader we'd need. Within 2 months she found and helped us hire our current, first full time Sales Director we have today. We couldn't have asked for an easier, seamless transition from consultant to our first full time sales hire.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
With 15 years in B2B SaaS, Eillen Voellinger has specialized in early stage startup sales and sales operations. She was the first corporate sales representative hired at startups to essentially kickstart and build a high velocity sales program across all verticals, build pipeline and close deals with a lean team and minimal resources. Eillen has helped companies scale their sales teams, and directly managed 4-12 sales reps. Throughout Eillen's sales experience, she has been a consistent President's Club winner and sales achievement leader.
Eillen is from the Bay Area and a proud mom to 3 future world leaders.