Cannon helps guide qualified candidates to the business side of technology. We work with 30 percent of applicants to ensure quality of candidate pool and high placement rate.
It is critical for the Cannon Team to work with high-achievers who have distinguished themselves through their drive, ambition, and attention to detail.
In 2018, our thesis was that high performing athletes and entrepreneurs from top schools would thrive in fast paced GTM startup roles. After 3 years of research, we've benchmarked candidate data across 50 GTM teams we've built.
Candidates hired across 50 high growth companies over the past 3 years.
Female and diversity hires, with average time to hire reduced by 1 month.
Retention rate over the past year.
Average KPI attainment.
Cannon only works with companies backed by Tier 1 investors to ensure quality of leadership, company growth, and career progression.
Cannon companies are rapidly scaling GTM efforts after an A or B fundraising round and rely on our differentiated talent pool to hit aggressive revenue targets.
Our mentors have a diverse set of growth startup experience and have been integral pieces of early GTM teams with winning cultures. They've been in your shoes and are happy to help as you navigate your growth stage startup career search.
The Cannon team is often introduced to CEOs of recently funded Series A or B growth startups scaling go-to-market efforts. Our most successful partnerships have resulted in world class early GTM team buildouts with a capital allocation in future fundraising rounds.
We’ve been lucky enough to partner with top investors and founders to help prove out a predictable sales model that scales with our differentiated talent pool.
High growth technology start-ups present an alternative path from banking, consulting or real estate with less structure and faster personal development. Our team is a well networked group of startup operators who have navigated technology career journeys and scaled legendary companies from idea inception to exit.
Ian graduated with a degree in Financial Economics from the University of Virginia in 2014 and has worked in technology sales in SF and NY for the past 6 years (early Talkdesk and Leanplum). He hopes to bring his experience and knowledge of the industry to help high aptitude students and recent graduates better evaluate a career path in technology through data and deep personal connections.
While he was an undergrad rowing athlete at UVA, Ian realized there was not a clearly defined career path into the technology field, opposed to banking, consulting, law, or medicine. After moving to San Francisco in 2014, he has been working with students and recent graduates to help bring clarity and awareness to career opportunities in technology, specifically for hypergrowth SF and NY based start-ups. He believes it is critical for the Cannon Team to work with high-achieving students, who have distinguished themselves through their drive and ambition.Close bio
Karen spent most of her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. In addition to executing M&A and financing transactions, she played an active role in the firm’s hiring, review, and compensation processes. Karen also worked in JP Morgan’s private equity investment group, investing in tech and telecom companies.
Karen graduated from Princeton with a B.A. in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She was a four-year varsity coxswain for the women’s crew team and is currently a member of Princeton's Dean’s Advisory Council. Karen has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.
Karen believes talent is a strategic weapon. She is passionate about providing early stage companies with an unfair talent advantage as they scale.
Amanda graduated from Stanford in 2014 with a degree in Human Biology and a specialization in the role of technology in the human developmental process from a biopsychosocial perspective. Post-graduation, she opted for a career in tech over a PhD in psycholinguistics, a job at an economic improvement nonprofit or a law degree because she was excited about the fact that the tech sector provides the unusual intersection of three key elements to change: the ability to move fast and break things, leverage in the global economy, and opportunity to create economic opportunity through socially conscious and effective leadership. These three elements are why Amanda chose to start her career in the Business Leadership Program at LinkedIn, where today she is a senior Account Executive for LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions business, carrying a multi-million dollar quota and consulting mid-market and enterprise tech companies on their B2B marketing strategies. As a lifelong team athlete, Amanda is passionate about helping other young athletes to transfer their grit, instinct for collaboration and bias for action into successful careers.Close bio
Nick brings a passion for early-stage startup sales, having joined Talkdesk as the first Sales Development hire in San Francisco, and later joining Sendoso as the first Sales hire and employee number 3. As an undergraduate at Boston College, Nick discovered his passion for startups by participating in the Boston College Venture Competition. Having watched several friends and co-workers pivot to technology sales after first starting careers in finance, Nick strives to help increase awareness of the technology sales career path at top-tier Colleges and Universities.Close bio
Russell is a creative strategist who utilizes a global approach to problem-solving that prioritizes creativity and adaptability with a lens toward innovation and efficiency. He has worked in higher education in a number of capacities in addition to industry outside of academia. His communication skills and ability to cultivate relationships allow Russell to easily identify problems as well as user needs to help develop best-fit solutions. As an elite athlete, coach and team member, Russell brings many unique perspectives and strategies to help the Cannon team.Close bio
Christian is a VP Sales at Vestwell and splits his time between serving as a Regional Sales Director for the West and managing strategic technology partnerships.Prior to Vestwell Christian was an Associate at Goldman Sachs in their private banking group, hired out of the firm's summer internship program. Christian holds a BA in Government from Colby College, where he played football.Close bio
Catherine graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Marketing and Operations & Information Management from the Wharton School. While most of her peers explored consulting and finance positions, she focused on opportunities within the technology sector that would allow her to have substantial responsibilities early in her career, solve meaningful problems, and learn from inspirational, authentic, and compassionate leaders. Catherine found the perfect place to begin her career at LinkedIn as part of the Business Leadership Program and then continued on to be an Account Executive in LinkedIn's Sales Solutions division. After taking 6 months to fulfill her passion for travel, Catherine is now an Account Executive at Sigma, where she was one of the first members of the sales team hired. She is incredibly passionate about bringing people with unique experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives into technology sales and helping them achieve a fulfilling career.Close bio
Peter is a highly technical founder and collaborative team leader with skills ranging from enterprise sales to recruiting and software development. Having founded Digitally Active in 2011 and co-founding InstaViser in 2015, he provides exceptional insight into business processes and development. Peter is now focusing on empowerment and life-long learning. As both an Olympic gold medalist (rowing, 2004) and Olympic record holder, Peter brings an incredibly unique perspective to the Cannon team.Close bio