The Game Changer of 2021

Krista Branham

Senior Success 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!

Sparrow Connected

We recently graduated from our AK Operations partnership. Their team has been instrumental in our success and growth over the last year including a 400% increase in real pipeline opportunities! Their program works and they generated the pipeline they committed to. Krista and Sara generated the opportunities to help us go from a founder-led sales organization to a scalable sales team. The AK Ops internal goals aligned to ours and we always felt they were part of our team. I will come back to AK Ops when we’re ready to tackle another part of our business’s revenue growth!

Chris Izquierdo,
CEO, Sparrow Connected

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

DenimSocial

“What more can I say about the AK Operations team? The results speak for themselves. Whether it be diving deep into our analytics to refine our campaigns, coaching up our sales team on best practices, or collaborating with marketing, Krista and AK has quickly proven to be an invaluable partner of our team at Denim Social.”

Doug Wilber
CEO, DenimSocial

We ♥ Serving Sales Teams

Our clients rock

Streamloan

AK operates as a true part of our team – especially Anna and Sara. They are analytical, thoughtful, data driven, and fun to work with on sales & marketing – and their technical ability to manage our CRM/Hubs platform is strong. AK rolls up their sleeves to be a true team player, jumping into whatever is needed to make the business successful. They are creative and agile in nature, which is important as we learn to scale our GTM efforts.

Stephen Bulfer,
CEO / Co-founder, Streamloan

Sicura

Anna is smart, efficient, creative, and a joy to work with. I look forward to our meetings every week because I know she’ll have good news, in-depth analysis, and a great new idea for increasing engagement or streamlining our processes.

Arrianne Price,
COO Sicura

BotDoc

Imagine waking up every day with an average of 3-4 emails a day from warm leads that are being forwarded over to you. Sound too good to be true? That’s what I thought before working with AK Ops and Danielle Matthews. They are “difference makers” inside and outside of the workplace. They truly go above and beyond for their clients. Danielle is a rockstar. She is encouraging, disciplined, and equally determined as I am. I am glad to have her as my account manager.

Gavin DeWitt,
Sales at BotDoc

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

Fuse.Cloud

AK Ops has transformed our sales operations in a matter of months. We used to spend a lot of time, energy and money searching for leads each month. Now, the right leads are delivered to us at the right time, shortening our sales process and generating consistent opportunities. Mallory is a rockstar and manages our account, working with our team daily to make sure they have the lowest-hanging fruit at their fingertips to maximize productivity. AK Ops has been a game changer for Fuse.Cloud.

Michael Fowler
Chief Revenue Officer, Fuse.Cloud

DenimSocial

“What more can I say about the AK Operations team? The results speak for themselves. Whether it be diving deep into our analytics to refine our campaigns, coaching up our sales team on best practices, or collaborating with marketing, Krista and AK has quickly proven to be an invaluable partner of our team at Denim Social.”

Doug Wilber
CEO, DenimSocial