here's the situation y'all
at my company, we let an AE go last week who was under performing, good guy but just wasn't getting the job done
I'm currently an SDR, only been with the company for a short time (4 months but been SDRing for a year) but have been the top performing SDR based on ops created in my time here (for context, the last 2 months Ive created more than half of our ops on a 4 person SDR team). I do have aspirations of joining the AE team but have been told I need to continue to perform to get my opportunity.
here's where the question comes in for my Sales Managers: should I ask my work for a shot to jump into some closing opportunities for lower level ops, then if I do well then continue to make a full transition into AE? trying to propose that I'll keep my base pay the same but get commish on deals I close before eventually transitioning into full time AE role
Does this sound like a good proposition to my work, has anyone done something like this in the past?