Been in sales about a decade and an AE for about 5, for a 1000 person tech/security company.
Recently a potential career opportunity has presented itself, by way of a reference from a past manager, for a VP of Sales role for a smaller tech company, about 250 head count.
I’ve always enjoyed the idea of leading and managing people, have had success with it in other capacities in the past, and think I’d do well in that environment, again. But within my sales career, wouldn’t have put a VP role in my 3 year plan. Haha...so it’s taken me a bit by surprise and I’m still trying to process.
I’ve been assured and encouraged by my previous manager (the one referring) that I would do well in this role and that I’d get along very well with the SVP and CEO.
I will definitely pursue the conversation and interview process cuz I’m never one to back down by the idea of a challenge. But...
I thought I’d bring this to the War Room. Has anyone else made a jump like this? How did it go? Successes? Failures? Revert back into AE role? Advise or recommendations?
Thanks in advance, savages!