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Gavin Matthews

Gavin Matthews is CommercialTribe's Marketing Director. Previously, he worked in sales and marketing across leading startups, including Tidal Labs and Genius. Gavin is an avid fan of Colorado and can most often be found in the mountains.
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CommercialTribe Secures $6M in New Funding

Posted by Gavin Matthews
12/3/15 1:50 PM

CommercialTribe today announced a $6 million funding round, supported by Boulder Ventures, Grotech Ventures, and Access Venture Partners! This next step forward allows the team the ability to scale its proprietary video platform, build more tools, and create better workflows to help sales reps hit the number.

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Topics: Company News, CommercialTribe

What The Sales World Can Be Thankful for This Year

Posted by Gavin Matthews
11/30/15 12:57 PM

In the sales world, Thanksgiving usually means one thing: there is just one month left to close Q4 deals! With the pressure to generate year-end business, the functions surrounding sales generally get little time to give thanks and celebrate a year’s worth of accomplishments.

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Topics: Sales Enablement, Marketing, Sales Leadership

Video-Based Practice: Build or Buy?

Posted by Gavin Matthews
11/17/15 10:30 AM

When evaluating the need for video-based practice in a sales training toolset, today’s market may seem confusing. After all, anyone can record themselves via an iPhone, save that file, upload it to a shared folder, and voila - video! But at some point, the technology reaches a point where your homegrown system has to be compared to a professionally developed platform, which can make all the difference in addressing the problem you are trying to solve.

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Topics: Sales Enablement, Upskilling

The Perfect Storm Gives Rise to Sales Enablement Leadership

Posted by Gavin Matthews
11/12/15 12:24 PM

 A storm is brewing in sales organizations across the world. In its wake are changes that affect how sellers sell, how buyers buy, and the success of the business. At the eye of the storm is a relatively new role rising to prominence: Sales Enablement.

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Topics: Sales Enablement, Upskilling

Cutting Through the Noise: An Interview with Jim Moliski

Posted by Gavin Matthews
11/10/15 9:12 AM

Jim Moliski is the SVP Product Marketing and Sales Enablement at Corporate Visions, where he spearheads efforts to enable a diverse, global sales team to apply the right messages, content, and skills to be effective in the marketplace. The experience Jim brings to Corporate Visions helps to inform its own solutions that help salespeople communicate value across the three conversations that are required for a business-to-business selling engagement. Jim previously worked at Launch International, later acquired by Corporate Visions, and served as VP of Sales Enablement Consulting at The SAVO Group. We spoke with Jim about his experience in Sales Enablement, and the tools, strategies, and philosophies needed to help reps break the status quo and tell a differentiated story across the entire customer buying cycle.

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Topics: Sales Enablement, Message Adoption, Interviews, Upskilling

Approach Sales Kickoff with a Goal in Mind

Posted by Gavin Matthews
10/13/15 2:42 PM

We recently surveyed a number of our enterprise clients on a topic familiar to every sales leader in the last quarter: Sales Kickoff. The question was simple – what is the value of your Sales Kickoff? The responses fell into three buckets: 

  1. Culture – the event drives enthusiasm, cohesion, and employee retention
  2. Recognition – an opportunity to acknowledge those that are contributing to the organization’s success
  3. Learning – ability to create alignment on the commercial plan from communicating go-to-market strategy to what the team needs to know to win
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Topics: Sales Leadership, Upskilling

Your New Strategy for Sales Kickoff: Certify to Fly

Posted by Gavin Matthews
10/8/15 10:50 AM

Sales Kickoff challenges are enormous, and unfortunately all too common. We all struggle to coordinate reps onsite and verify that they review the new skills, messages, and behaviors we want them to learn. We make herculean investments in content, travel, and entertainment that can rival the spend on a new product itself. Yet, few benefits seem to extend beyond the event.

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Topics: Sales Enablement, Upskilling

Ascent Update for CommercialTribe rep2rep for Salesforce

Posted by Gavin Matthews
10/6/15 2:46 PM

Following the launch of CommercialTribe Ascent, a completely rebuilt CommercialTribe designed for ease of use and mobile practice, we are now excited to share the a full update of our Salesforce.com app, rep2rep! Here are the big changes made to the approach, and how they help your sales reps learn and apply more of your messages and skills. 

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Topics: Upskilling

Join Us at the 2015 Corporate Visions Conversations that Win Conference

Posted by Gavin Matthews
9/16/15 11:38 AM

On Sept. 21st, Corporate Visions is bringing their insight-based Conversations that Win conference back, one of the most important events of the year for sales and messaging.

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Topics: Sales Leadership, Upskilling

Sales Enablement Lab: Consistent Rep Stories

Posted by Gavin Matthews
9/8/15 9:14 AM

CommercialTribe Co-Founder and VP Sales, Jonathan Palay, was featured on the Sales Enablement Lab podcast, a regular review of new ideas in the space that has included guests like Tim Riesterer (Corporate Visions), Scott Santucci (Alexander Group), Jill Rowley (#SocialSelling), and Peter O’Neil (Forrester Research). 

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Topics: Sales Enablement, Interviews


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