We believe the Sales organization is the heart and soul of the company. Yet there are few tools that provide data-driven decision support for executive Sales leadership offering a comprehensive view into the abilities of the reps on the front line who are the people the company lives or dies by.
We’ve sold. We’ve run Sales organizations, large and small. And we’ve coached and developed thousands of sales pros. Collectively we’ve lived, eaten, and breathed Sales for more than a century. So, we get it.
We designed and developed the UPtick™ platform to give sales organizations the insight to know who has the “right stuff” to be successful, reduce time to ramp, and improve overall effectiveness of the team.
The UPtick™ platform was born out of a need for a better, smarter, more effective way to understand and improve sales productivity – developed by a team with a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in Sales.
We’ve lived it! We get it!
Empower Sales leaders to develop world class Sales Organizations that drive significant growth.
Our mission is simple and straightforward. We’ve set out to dramatically improve sales production by offering sales leaders innovative methods to identify, hire, and develop elite sales performers.
Co-founder, Executive Chairman
Michael Bealmear has a distinguished background as a C-Level operating executive of well-known publicly traded companies, as well as and privately held, venture backed companies. Michael’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, raising venture funding, successful patent litigation, and the growth and development of several tech companies. Most recently, Michael was CEO of Tiburon, Inc – a private equity owned company. Career highlights include President of Sybase (Now SAP), CEO of Covansys (Now Computer Sciences Corp), CEO of HyperRoll (Now Oracle), COO of Cadence Design Systems.
Nick has an extensive tenure in tech as an entrepreneur who has led two venture backed companies as CEO, and as an advisor to several tech company CEOs on various aspects of their business. Nick’s experience includes raising venture funding, mergers and acquisitions, sales forensics consulting, sales and sales management. Career highlights include EVP Business Development of BrandGames, CEO of Didera/Greenplum (Now EMC), founder and CEO of MicroVault, VP Sales of Citadel/McAfee (Now Intel). Nick is the recipient of the Smithsonian/Computerworld award for innovation.
Chief Marketing Officer
Dario brings over 20 years of experience in the sales enablement and talent development industry. He has led marketing and strategy as CMO for leading companies like the Hay Group, Miller Heiman and Profiles International and has been part of 4 successful exits, including his own start-up. Dario’s industry and functional expertise enable him to bring unique perspective through his understanding of how organizations identify, prioritize and buy human capital and sales enablement solutions, strategies to align marketing and sales with buyers to win more sales, differentiating in an ever-crowded market, and maximizing enterprise value.
Dr. Llobet has a 20 year track record successfully developing and implementing assessment tools for the purpose of identifying and selecting pre- and post-hire job applicants with the mental capacity and behavioral disposition to succeed on the job. As founder and president of PsyMetrics, a firm dedicated to the science of assessment, Dr. Llobet has developed assessments for prominent corporations. His comprehensive library of assessment content is licensed to some of the most well known assessment and talent management companies in the U.S. Dr. Llobet also has the distinction of developing assessments that predict superior athletic performance for both collegiate and professional athletes.
Co-Founder, VP Business Development
Known as the original pioneer of games as a media platform, Jim has put over 8 million advergames into play including first-ever game-based campaigns for Coca-Cola, The GAP, General Mills, and Yum Brands. He introduced the strategy of Learning Sims to corporate America, launching first-ever game-based learning platforms for several Fortune 100 companies including for Citi, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, and Johnson & Johnson. He is a thought leader on Gamification – using game mechanics to motivate people, engage audiences and solve problems.
Chief Technology Officer
Joe is a nine year veteran of developing games, social media, mobile applications and server back-ends for leading businesses and organizations. He has extensive knowledge of working with training software and Learning Management Systems. Joe’s specific specialty is developing back-end systems for multiplayer games and training simulations. He served as Lead Developer and System Engineer at BrandGames and as a Senior Programmer at Kuma Games.
Director, Customer Experience
Over the course of Matt Plotecher’s 15 year career in game design and multimedia development, he has been the architect behind several award-winning games, covering the gamut of styles: training, education, social, online, mobile, narrative, core, and causal. His talents encompass numerous aspects of game development, especially in the roles of Project Manager, Producer, and Writer. In addition to his work with previous clients Microsoft, Nokia, and Konami, he has also served as the Associate Chair of the New York Film Academy’s Game Design program, as well as their Game Design instructor.