We want SalesConnect180 to be that constant in your career; a place you can get advice and find interesting information and opportunities outside the traditional job. It is a gathering place where you can bring opportunity to others, an information resource provided by both our experts and other members like you!
Our Vision: 43% of all Americans will battle cancer in their lifetimes; almost half. We hope to see a day in our lifetime in which all forms of cancer become treatable, curable diseases with non-toxic methods.
Our Mission: Through our partnership with you, we hope to raise millions of dollars for cancer research to find cures and less toxic treatments.
We want to ensure all Americans, including those living in poverty, understand Einstein’s Mathematical Miracle, to provide hope for the future.
Everyone is in sales. Whether you are a carpenter, a teacher, or a scientist, you must sell your ideas, your skills, and you must sell yourself. Our mission is to help everyone be just a little better at selling.
We want to be your educational resource center to promote the culture of education!
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Ready for a Change?
There are throngs of people in the sales industry, some trying to enter, some trying to survive, and some thriving. SalesConnect180 will be your resource headquarters.
There are those who are getting older, who may find it more difficult to get that $250,000 sales job they’ve had in the past. SalesConnect180 will work to provide ideas and opportunities.
And then there are even those who want to slow down in the industry but aren’t ready to retire completely. These are talented people who have great relationships and skills, skills many younger people don’t yet have, who can contribute significantly to the success of a new product or company on a part time or 1099 basis. There is a place for everyone in our SalesConnect180 community.
Industry Leading Executives
Our Board of Directors
Managing Partner at NRB Consulting. Formerly with Johnson & Johnson, Hologic, Sanofi and Stryker.
Certified 360 Solutions Trainer for Sales, Leadership Development, and Marketing Strategy.
Executive coach with 20 years experience in all aspects of sales, management and marketing prior to coaching.
Dean Gould has experience driving growth and adoption by leading teams with paradigm shifting sales strategies; physician & support staff training; market awareness; practice management; working with hospital marketing/PR; community-based marketing techniques; web-based marketing strategies; SEO; patient satisfaction/experience.
He spent 20 Years with Johnson and Johnson as an award-winning Sales Manager, Global Product Director, Trainer and Sales Representative. He was also Regional Vice President of Sales at Olympus America, Director of Sales and Marketing at Edwards LifeSciences, and Region Manager at CarboMedics. In his career, he won Region Manager of the Year Twice and Region Manager of the Year Runner Up 5 times along with earning multiple other performance and service awards. He has built and lead winning teams selling innovative and disruptive technologies across multiple specialties.
Eric Davidson is Director of Growth in the Danaher Business System Office (DBSO) of Danaher Corporation, a $20B Fortune 500 Company. In this role, Eric implements leading-edge tools to facilitate commercial growth in Danaher’s 25+ Operating Companies. Eric has held commercial positions at Beckman Coulter, Kimberly-Clark, and Getinge during this 35+ year career. Eric has degrees from Luther College (BA-Biology) and the Carlson School (MBA) at the University of Minnesota. Eric is an avid endurance athlete, having completed 16 Ironman triathlons and is currently training for his first ultra-marathon. Eric and his wife reside in San Diego, CA – allowing them good access to numerous places to play in the outdoors. They are the parents of three adult children.
Jeff Oveland is a former Director of Sales at Cordis Endovascular, a Johnson & Johnson Co. He is the winner of Multiple Sales Awards including Sales Rep, Division Manager, and Region Director of the Year at such great Companies as Becton-Dickinson (B-D), C. R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, J&J, and Orthofix, Inc.
Neal Balius is an executive leader with a track record of steering disruptive MedTech startups through challenging transitions from infancy to full commercial potential. Within investor-backed MedTech and medical device startups, Neal is a standout. Throughout his career, he has been recognized as a growth catalyst, business leader and operations strategist, successfully navigating disruptive companies from early stage to market launch through sustainable growth and acquisition.
Consistently motivated to drive new revenue streams, build sustainable operations and forge profitable alliances, Neal has transitioned numerous science-based startups into commercially viable organizations. A respected resource, trusted partner and proven contributor within ENT, Women’s Health, Spine, Orthopedics, Diagnostics, Medical Robotics and Capital Equipment specialties, he welcomes challenge, thrives in new frontiers and takes pride in participating in a industry that improves patient outcomes.
Rick Puleo achieved multiple Region Sales Manager of the Year Awards, Glamour Award Trips, and sales achievement awards during his 30 year career at Cordis Corporation and J&J Medical (both J&J companies). Rick hired multiple top performing, award winning sales representatives, many who went on to sales and marketing leadership positions. He spent a career coaching, developing, mentoring and guiding countless people who worked directly for him or just had the fortune of knowing him or spending time with him.
Known as the Midas Man, you also have the fortune to receive his outstanding coaching.
Devra Ochs, is an executive coach, accredited by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Devra’s coaching practice is dedicated to working with others to build leadership capacity to be more effective in their careers, relationships and personal goals. This includes transitioning to new roles and responsibilities with less stress and more success. Devra worked various aspects of sales, management and marketing for 20 years prior to coaching. To learn more go to ochtreecoaching.com or linkedin.com/in/devraochscoach.