J. Ryan Williams

Keynote Speaker - Sales Coach - Startup Advisor

 "Huge shoutout to J. Ryan Williams from SalesCollider for spending time with our Adobe Inside Sales team to coach them on the "Be The Owner Of Your Business" mindset! It was #leadgendary!"  -Jake Reni,  Head of Sales Academy @ Adobe

"Huge shoutout to J. Ryan Williams from SalesCollider for spending time with our Adobe Inside Sales team to coach them on the "Be The Owner Of Your Business" mindset! It was #leadgendary!"

-Jake Reni,  Head of Sales Academy @ Adobe

J. Ryan Williams has been building sales teams for over nine years in Silicon Valley and has worked on interesting companies in advertising, mobile, design, healthcare, and SaaS. Clients at SalesCollider are fast-moving software companies backed by the best VCs (including Y-combinator, TrueVentures, 500 Startups, and A16Z).   

Ryan's management experience includes building sales training for 400 reps at AdRoll where he also launched a $60M mid-market sales team. As VP of Sales at LeadGenius, Ryan grew enterprise sales 400% and helped raise Series B from top-tier investors.

Passionate about developing founders and sales leaders, Ryan is often coaching or mentoring either 1:1, or 1: Many via podcasts, blogs and many videos hosted at SalesCollider.com. His speaking topics include How Sales Reps Can Think Like Business Owners, Scaling from 5 to 50 Clients, and The Revenue Roadmap: How Founders Control Sales from the Start

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Custom workshops, Keynotes and Sales Kick Offs can be created upon request.  Ryan can be reached at ryan@salescollider.com.


"Thank you! You were a great inspiration to many of us!"

-DFF Conference Organizer, Riga Latvia


Previous Speaking Engagements

Scaling from Five to Fifty Clients
Digital Freedom Festival (Riga, Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป) - November 2017 - VIDEO ๐ŸŽฌ
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How to Pitch Investors, Seed Edition
Digital Freedom Festival (Riga, Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป) - November 2017 - VIDEO ๐ŸŽฌ

Scaling Sales from $0-$1M ARR
NXTP.Labs (Buenos Aires, Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท) - October 2017 - VIDEO ๐ŸŽฌ

Sales 101:  What Founders Need to Know Before You Sell
500 Startups Pre-Accelerator  (Montevideo, Uruguay  ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ) - October 2017

Becoming a Business Owner
Sales Kickoff Keynote, Adobe, Inc - (San Jose, CA ) - June 2017

The Secrets to the 'Land and Expandโ€™ Sales Strategy
500 Startups (Mountain View, CA ) - May 2017

Sales 101 for Startup Founders
500 Startups Pre-Seed Program (Kobe, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต) - August 2017

De-Risking Startup Sales with a Solid Hiring Strategy
Open Source Sales Summit (San Francisco, CA) - October 2016

Selling to the C-Suite (Panel Moderator)
Enterprise Sales Forum, Lyft (San Francisco, CA) - August 2016

Identifying Prospects with Account Based Selling (Panel Moderator)
Enterprise Sales Forum, LinkedIn (San Francisco, CA) - December 2016

3 Things You Need to Know About Start Up Sales
Jason Calacanisโ€™ Launch Incubator (San Francisco, CA) - February 2016

Simplifying Sales Predictability
True Ventures University at Haas School of Business (Berkeley,  CA) - June 2018

Six Challenges to Launching in New Markets
The Founder's Embassy (San Francisco,  CA) - June 2018

Advice for Launching Sales in the US (or any market)
GSV Labs, (Silicon Valley, CA) - June 2018

Seven Essentials to Sales Communication
Singapore Management University (Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ) - April 2018

Why 70% of New VPs of Sales Fail
SaaStr Podcast w/ Harry Stebbings (San Francisco, CA ) - March 2018  - RECORDING ๐ŸŽง

The Six Challenges to Selling Into the US Market
500 Startups (San Francisco, CA ) - March 2018

Creating Sales Predictability from the Start
Innogate Global Accelerator at ITรœ (Istanbul, Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท) - March 2018

Creating Sales Predictability from the Start
PiCampus (Rome, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น) - February 2018 - VIDEO ๐ŸŽฌ

Pitch Coaching for Seed Stage Founders
Startup Grind Global Conference (Silicon Valley, CA ) - February 2018

Five Things that Sales Reps Can Learn from Founders
Sales Kickoff Keynote - Top 5 Tech company in SF - January 2018

The Revenue Roadmap 2-Day Workshop
500 Startups (Mexico City, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ) - December 2017

Five Things You Prob. Donโ€™t Know About Your Customers
MaRS (Toronto, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ) - November 2017
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J. Ryan Williams is is legitimately one of the best speakers Iโ€™ve ever heard.
— John Allen, CEO of Elite Meet & Former Navy SEAL
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