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The AK Portfolio

Gremlin Social

Goal: Salesforce clean up and full relaunch of Hubspot leveraging a strong content marketing program to a small database with highly targeted content. In less than 3 months, campaigns drove record setting inbounds that added 3x to the pipeline. Sales reps now have a disciplined, yet adoptable sales process with clear expectations and KPIs. 

Integrations:
Hubspot
Salesforce
ZoomInfo/DiscoverOrg

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 at Gremlin Social

Sapper Consulting

Goal: Pioneered a new channel to supplement their outbound team with an inbound lead generation program leveraging content to their existing, unresponsive leads. Launch lead nurturing programs that drastically increased conversion rates and overall win rates across all channels. Campaigns average 70 new sales appointments / month with 60% converting to deals in the pipeline. Program has generated over 100 new clients in less than a year – a 32% revenue increase for the client.

Integrations:
Hubspot
Salesforce
Outreach
ZoomInfo/DiscoverOrg

We’ve been working with Amy for about 5 months now, and she has totally transformed our inbound lead work flow. Her expertise combined with her will do attitude has been a dream to work with and our ROI is more than 600% in just 5 months.

If you are even considering working with her, stop and just do it. You’ll kick yourself for not starting sooner.

Blake Vernon

Chief Revenue Office

PowerPost Digital

Goal: Migrate off of Salesforce onto Hubspot for all-inclusive visibility from lead to customer. Launch marketing and sales strategies that drive engagement of their existing and new database so their sales team can focus on warm leads.  In the first 30 days, the program drove over 5X their MQLs which more than tripled the sales reps calendars with new sales meetings. Nothing like a new customer win in the first 30 days!

Integrations:
Salesforce
Hubspot
ZoomInfo/DiscoverOrg

AK Operations is without peer. Their ability to quickly deploy a proven process transformed our entire marketing operation in a matter of weeks.. Not only did they 5X our lead flow, they provided a template that our staff could easily understand and execute. Words to describe Amy:  Surgical, Efficient, Smart and Fearless. Without a doubt, the single most transformational partner/consultant we have ever hired.
Dan Curran

Chief Executive Office

Clearent

Goal: Salesforce and Marketo clean up with full overhaul of lead generation programs using extensive content marketing that feeds multiple sales teams.

Integrations:
Marketo
Salesforce
ZoomInfo/DiscoverOrg

Amy came onto the scene at Clearent during tons of transitions – two major ones being our Marketo expert and SFDC admin leaving within a few months of one another. Amy has gone above and beyond to not only fulfill these gaps at Clearent, but to also significantly improve processes moving forward…

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…Amy is a CRM whiz, critical thinker, problem solver, and genuinely cool person. She is incredibly smart and can pass on her knowledge in an easy-to-understand and approachable way. I’ve learned so much from Amy in these past few months and consider myself lucky to be taught by one of the best. You won’t regret adding her to your team.

 

Kaitlin Davis

Marketing Director @ Clearent

Codefi

Goal: Identify the ideal customer profile of multiple divisions of the business and launch targeted outbound sequences to generate sales meetings for their lean team.

Integrations:
Hubspot
ZoomInfo/DiscoverOrg

I connected with Amy to help with marketing efforts because she had led efforts for a successful tech startup out of St. Louis and was now launching her own company – experience and traits we appreciated. I couldn’t have made a better decision.

1) Her responsiveness was bar none…

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…If it was urgent, she was on it. If it was late at night, she was on it. If she couldn’t get to it right then, she let me know when she’d be able to. This pulls all uncertainty from a client and was majorly appreciated. She never made me feel like she was “off”, and her urgency is something I have found to be very rare.

2) She took the lead when dealing with third parties and it helped tremendously. I never felt like she was a third party – always felt like she was on my team and making sure we got our value from those companies. It also saved me a lot of time from having to deal with companies that I am not familiar with.

3) She is one scrappy lady. I love it. Startup mentality. Good to switch strategies and move on to a next one – searching for better outcomes. It’s early to fully measure success here, but she absolutely has the personality and charisma of people we enjoy working with. 

Chris Carnell

Co-Founder at Codefi Labs

The AK Reviews

We’ve been working with Amy for about 5 months now, and she has totally transformed our inbound lead work flow. Her expertise combined with her will do attitude has been a dream to work with and our ROI is more than 600% in just 5 months.

If you are even considering working with her, stop and just do it. You’ll kick yourself for not starting sooner.

Blake Vernon

Chief Revenue Officer, Sapper Consulting, LLC

I connected with Amy to help with marketing efforts because she had led efforts for a successful tech startup out of St. Louis and was now launching her own company – experience and traits we appreciated. I couldn’t have made a better decision.

1) Her responsiveness was bar none. If it was urgent, she was on it. If it was late at night, she was on it. If she couldn’t get to it right then, she let me know when she’d be able to. This pulls all uncertainty from a client and was majorly appreciated. She never made me feel like she was “off”, and her urgency is something I have found to be very rare.

2) She took the lead when dealing with third parties and it helped tremendously. I never felt like she was a third party – always felt like she was on my team and making sure we got our value from those companies. It also saved me a lot of time from having to deal with companies that I am not familiar with.

3) She is one scrappy lady. I love it. Startup mentality. Good to switch strategies and move on to a next one – searching for better outcomes. It’s early to fully measure success here, but she absolutely has the personality and charisma of people we enjoy working with. Chris Carnell

Co-Founder @ Codefi Labs

Amy is one of the few people I’ve met who understand what it means to just get sh*t done. The buck stops with her – if something needs to happen, she makes it happen. It is rare that you get an opportunity to work with someone like this. While she has expertise with Marketing and Product, she really has no limits and is able to solve any problem thrown her way. This attitude makes her the heart of any company she works with, as people naturally gravitate to her – she will rapidly become part of the backbone of any company lucky enough to have her.

Sean Kooyman

CTO @ TopOPPS

I’ve met millions of people who talk the talk of startup (and the predictable revenue model). But Amy just “gets” it. She has the discipline to focus on what drives revenue – and has the chops to build and execute it. Something you normally only see in San Fran. She’s certainly the real deal.

Aaron Ross

Author of Predictable Revenue

Amy has the amazing ability to solve the most detrimental problems with technology for startups and small businesses including CRM chaos, dysfunctional tools and lack of efficiency. Her experience with automation, process and communication is incredibly rare. Hiring Amy is hiring an army of professionals in one person. All of this combined together yields a more trackable sales funnel and drives real revenue and profitability.

Richard Harris

Sales Training & Consulting Services @ Harris Consulting

I met Amy in New York City when she was literally running the show for hundreds of sales leaders. Talk about a gal who can juggle everything from registrations, execution and content! I plan to stay front and center to watch what she does with her new business! Trish Bertuzzi

Author of The Sales Development Playbook and CEO @ The Bridge Group

Without hesitation, I recommend Amy Kohl. In all of my professional experience in Sales Operations & Enablement, Amy is by far the very best Marketer I have ever encountered. The partnership between Sales & Marketing is a critical in any organization- Marketing dollars invested must generate revenue. Amy is Sales AND Marketing minded, making her efforts not only efficient but also lucrative. She understands the sales cycle and leverages this keen understanding to build & execute strategic campaigns that generate quality leads for the sales organization. She does not view Marketing’s role as generating the lead but instead views Marketing’s role as generating a lead that gets sold. Her strong partnership with the Sales organization guarantees success – Amy is pleasantly relentless in her pursuit of revenue generating lead sources and return on Marketing investments- constantly optimizing and bringing results. She is well respected for her personal capability, experience, and in-depth knowledge Marketing automation and lead generation. Most significantly, Amy never loses focus and can be counted on to deliver. With Amy at the helm, you can guarantee shorter sales cycles, lower market-entry costs and an overall lower cost of sales. She will make it all seem effortless (which is another one of her talents) but in actuality she has a complex web of intricacies weaved. Fair warning to those interested in hiring her – should she ever leave (although she’s fiercely loyal) you’ll need at least 4 full-time people to replace her. She’s that good. Seriously.

Jackie Hayden

Sales Enablement and Operations Executive @ Factor8

I’ve worked with Amy on a couple of projects and watched her mastery of the Outreach platform really drive pipeline generation. I’ve seen the marketing chops, as well as the operations skills. She is a rare find in the STL. If you are looking for results normally reserved for San Francisco folks, you should give her a call.

Mark Kosoglow

Vice President of Sales, Outreach.io

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 @ Gremlin Social

I worked with Amy over three years at TopOPPS. Amy’s title didn’t even start with the value that Amy brought. In addition to marketing, Amy created a lead generation process using different software tools and she designed the sales process that the Sales Development Reps (SDR) used on generating leads. In addition, Amy created materials that Customer Success and Sales used on a daily basis. Amy easily did the job of two or three people in the quality and quantity of her output.

Stephen Newell

Principal Business Partner @ Anaplan

A self-described ‘ninja,’ Amy is exactly your sales operation is missing. With laser-focus, she helped us identify untapped opportunities and undiagnosed barriers, and she swiftly implemented solutions that connected the dots. She is collaborative, and can quickly and seamlessly integrate with any team. With a positive, get-it-done attitude, I was amazed at how quickly she generated meaningful results. She’s like a data-driven energy boost to any sales operation!

Carey Uxa Morgan

Senior Director @ Brazen Global

Amy came onto the scene at Clearent during tons of transitions – two major ones being our Marketo expert and SFDC admin leaving within a few months of one another. Amy has gone above and beyond to not only fulfill these gaps at Clearent, but to also significantly improve processes moving forward. Amy is a CRM whiz, critical thinker, problem solver, and genuinely cool person. She is incredibly smart and can pass on her knowledge in an easy-to-understand and approachable way. I’ve learned so much from Amy in these past few months and consider myself lucky to be taught by one of the best. You won’t regret adding her to your team!

Kaitlin Davis

Marketing Director @ Clearent