|Member Since||6 Dec 2009|
|Areas of Expertise||B2B Marketing, Content Marketing and Strategy, Lead Generation, Social Media, Community Management|
|Contact Details||Address: 6510-A South Academy Blvd, #258, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, United States|
Brent Mellow is the founder of akaCRM and a Principal of the company and has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, partner management, business finance and infrastructure. Brent completed salesforce.com training in 2003 after having been a customer of salesforce.com for the two prior years. In all, Brent has nearly a decade of experience with salesforce.com.
Prior to akaCRM, Brent was co-founder of Astadia (and its predecessor MW Advisors), where he helped lead the company's rapid expansion in the U.S., Europe and Asia to achieve standing as the largest system integrator for a number of SaaS-based vendors including salesforce.com, Eloqua and Xactly. While at Astadia, Brent served as its President-US, Chief Marketing Officer and had oversight for the product development, IT and legal functions. Brent remains an Astadia shareholder.
Brent began his career in the financial services industry where he spent over a decade with a variety of commercial and investment banks and had roles including Senor Vice President and Managing Director in Bank of America's Global Corporate and Investment Banking Group. As a banker, Brent was trained in risk management including the practice of treating each loan like it was his own money. This practice developed his keen ability to ask good questions and conduct expert due diligence. Brent participated in the consolidation of the banking industry where he served on numerous merger and acquisition due diligence and integration teams and was an advocate for various customer relationship management (CRM) system deployments. Through his banking career, Brent had the opportunitunity to interact with senior executives of some of the most well-known companies in America and observe hundreds of businesses of all sizes across a wide variety of industiries. Brent's clients benefit from the lessons learned from these many relationships.
akaCRM is a professional services firm that provides comprehensive services for salesforce.com and the Force.com cloud platform. We also offer consulting, system implementation and training for leading salesforce.com partner-based solutions.
Mellow Ventures is a professional services firm which provides efficiency and growth services to improve resource utilization and maximize top line results.
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