Amy Volas

Founder & CEO at Avenue Talent Partners

I've got more than $100MM in revenue sold from my enterprise sales career over the last 20+ years selling products and services along with leading sales teams. I've started 3 companies, been part of 2 exits, and have learned A LOT along the way.

I started Avenue Talent Partners (ATP) to help startup founders nail the hiring process for executive sales and customer success leaders. Understanding what makes a business and a person tick while looking for patterns and themes is a superpower. I like to fix things to make them better.

Sales and recruiting aren't dissimilar (currently finishing a book on the topic). The same principles that made me successful in sales translate to how I run, grow, and sustain my recruiting business. Outside of ATP, I advise early-stage founders on GTM and hiring strategies and mentor the next generation of modern sales leaders.

What being a Modern Sales Leader means to Amy Volas

Sales is my first business love.

I've been in the ecosystem for over two decades... I have learned learned a thing or two, messed up more than a thing or two, and have a burning desire to never stop honing my craft while paying all of my lessons forward.

Leaving the sales profession better than when I found it gets me out of bed in the morning. Modern takes on old tried and true foundational principles is one of my favorite parts of being in this profession.

The winners are in! Check out the 25 chosen Modern Sales Leaders below!