About Krista

Senior Client Manager

After kicking off her career in the private equity world and finance, Krista took a leap of faith in pursuit of meaningful, metrics-driven work as the fifth AK Ops Sharp Chick. 

Krista now serves some of the largest sales teams supported by AK Operations thanks to her ability to problem solve with quick implementation changes and leveraging the right amount of automation to enable her reps. On top of her design chops in Hubspot, Krista can knock out some of the best sales copywriting which makes her a top performer month over month. 

Don’t be fooled by her initially shy demeanor because Krista is a strong, honest, and driven powerhouse when it comes to her work. 

Krista lives with her husband, Neil, in St. Louis where she enjoys spending quality time with her family, countless hours on the golf course, and snuggle time with her sweet pup, Norman.

From Amy:

“I wholeheartedly believe Krista found her home here. She embodies the perfect combo of wicked smarts, hilarious fun, immense passion, and an endlessly competitive spirit. After knowing her for nearly half of my life and watching her from afar, I knew she had what it’d take to join me. Rallying sales teams and driving to hit sales goals can be super hard, but Krista sure makes it look easy.”

These are my faves

My Family

Golf

Winning

Go-Getters

Baking

Organization

These are not my faves

Clutter

Losing

Liars

Snakes/ Spiders

Krista’s clients rock!

DenimSocial

“Our team would be lost without Krista. Whether it be diving deep into our analytics to refine our campaigns, coaching up our sales team on best practices, or collaborating with marketing, she’s quickly proven to be an invaluable member of our team at Denim Social.”

Doug Wilber
CEO, DenimSocial

Instant Teams

The AK team has brought the knowledge where we have gaps. They quickly came into our CRM and company to make immediate improvements to our sales operations. We are about 4 weeks into our partnership with Amy and Krista and already noticing a major impact to our top of the funnel! Specifically, Krista has been amazing. She is attentive to my questions and concerns. I am started to end all of my communications to Krista with, “I so appreciate you”, because I truly, truly do. She has added a great deal of value to our sales team and how we operate. This allows me the time to focus on other revenue generating activities.

Liz Scruggs
VP of Sales, Instant Teams

Green Clean Commercial

Working with Krista & the AK team has been successful. Krista is very thorough, organized, and attentive to all matters. She works hard to keep us busy day to day. We are looking forward to growing our business leads with AK!

Elliott Stipes
Owner, Green Clean Commercial

Atomation

Krista has been working on the Atomation account since we launched and has been a great partner! She’s always willing to answer questions and do what’s needed to get the best results from our campaigns. I love our dashboard! A single view shows me everything I need to know about campaign performance and where we need to improve to drive conversion from the top to the bottom of the funnel.

Rebecca Skubish,
CMO, Atomation

We ♥ Serving Sales Teams

Our clients rock

Worklete

Amy and team have been a phenomenal addition to our marketing efforts, becoming an integral piece of our go to market team. Lead by the amazing Sara Bray, AK has driven significant top of funnel growth through multiple channels. The amount of time and dedication to our account is second to none, allowing us to hone in on what is working, making macro and micro adjustments to achieve a broad spectrum of specific KPIs. Thank you!

Ben Kanner
CEO, Worklete

Security Advisor

AK Ops has been amazing! They quickly enhanced our HubSpot and created a top of funnel lead machine. Amy and Shelby put together marketing and sales sequences that immediately generated hundreds of MQLs and several meetings. I’m very impressed with the team and am not hesitating to continue working with AK Ops.

Marya Munir
VP of Marketing, Security Advisor

Instant Teams

The AK team has brought the knowledge where we have gaps. They quickly came into our CRM and company to make immediate improvements to our sales operations. We are about 4 weeks into our partnership with Amy and Krista and already noticing a major impact to our top of the funnel! Specifically, Krista has been amazing. She is attentive to my questions and concerns. I am started to end all of my communications to Krista with, “I so appreciate you”, because I truly, truly do. She has added a great deal of value to our sales team and how we operate. This allows me the time to focus on other revenue generating activities.

Liz Scruggs
VP of Sales, Instant Teams

Sparrow Connected

AK Operations has been instrumental in our success. Their ability to run campaigns, configure out marketing automation workflows and keep everything on track has been nothing short of amazing. Sara has been awesome. She is responsible, easy to work with and knowledgeable. She is part of our team and is focused on our success.

Chris Izquierdo
CEO, Sparrow Connected

VentureFuel

We just finished our quarterly performance review and wanted to share the great progress generated by the work of Mallory and the AK team! Our new meetings have increased by 62.5% and the number of new proposals is up by 81.25% (the total $ in new proposals is up 86.75%)!! This is proof of the value of the diligent work, creative thinking and strategic guidance from Mal and the team. In 2 words…Game Changing!

Fred Schonenberg
CEO, VentureFuel

DenimSocial

“What more can I say about Amy? The results speak for themselves. In a matter of a few weeks she’d completely overhauled our entire approach to demand generation and our sales process, transforming a stale database into an asset that has led to a 3x increase in pipeline chock full of REAL customer opportunities. The future is bright with Amy on our team.”

Doug Wilber
CEO, DenimSocial