Empowering Sales Success

 
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Who Are We?

We are change-makers who believe in a talent platform designed exclusively for sales professionals and the growing companies that need them. Victory Lap believes that successful sales hiring stems from an open talent community, where talent acquisition and intensive training are integrated.

 

Meet Our Team

 
  Brian Bar - CEO & Co-Founder   Brian is CEO and Co-founder of Victory Lap. His entire career has been in professional sales as both a producer and leader, including creating and leading Groupon’s sales training and onboarding.  He served as the VP of Sales for ThinkCERCA, building their distribution strategy nationally. Brian Bar is a thought-leader, who is passionate enabling success for sales professionals and growing companies.

Brian Bar - CEO & Co-Founder

Brian is CEO and Co-founder of Victory Lap. His entire career has been in professional sales as both a producer and leader, including creating and leading Groupon’s sales training and onboarding.  He served as the VP of Sales for ThinkCERCA, building their distribution strategy nationally. Brian Bar is a thought-leader, who is passionate enabling success for sales professionals and growing companies.

  Lindsay Weickert - Talent Acquisition Lead   Lindsay leads Talent Acquisition for Victory Lap, Her career has been focused on talent development and relationship management for early stage companies. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She is really passionate about recruiting and talent development and  loves to work with people to help them discover their passions.

Lindsay Weickert - Talent Acquisition Lead

Lindsay leads Talent Acquisition for Victory Lap, Her career has been focused on talent development and relationship management for early stage companies. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She is really passionate about recruiting and talent development and  loves to work with people to help them discover their passions.

  Mark Hancock - President & Co-Founder   Mark is President and Co-Founder of Victory Lap.  His career started in tech sales, aided start-ups and evolved into executive leadership roles with Goldman Sachs Investment Management. He serves as an executive coach and corporate learning faculty at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and candidates prepare for success in their career.

Mark Hancock - President & Co-Founder

Mark is President and Co-Founder of Victory Lap.  His career started in tech sales, aided start-ups and evolved into executive leadership roles with Goldman Sachs Investment Management. He serves as an executive coach and corporate learning faculty at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and candidates prepare for success in their career.

 
  Kevin Bugielski - Customer Success Manager   Kevin is Victory Lap's first hire, where he helped launch the company and led marketing and recruiting efforts. He now serves as Victory Lap's Customer Success Manager, fostering strong relationships between candidates and employers. He received a Bachelor's Degree in English from DePauw University. Kevin is passionate about building strong connections with others, all while helping them succeed.

Kevin Bugielski - Customer Success Manager

Kevin is Victory Lap's first hire, where he helped launch the company and led marketing and recruiting efforts. He now serves as Victory Lap's Customer Success Manager, fostering strong relationships between candidates and employers. He received a Bachelor's Degree in English from DePauw University. Kevin is passionate about building strong connections with others, all while helping them succeed.

  Ryan Walker - Director of Sales   Ryan leads sales at Victory Lap and is responsible for expanding our robust employer network. He has spent the majority of his career in sales at high growth, B2B technology companies. Prior to joining Victory Lap, he was a top producer for Groupon's largest local category. Ryan strongly believes that the best sales professionals are those willing to sacrifice short-term gains in favor of doing what is right for the client’s long-term success.

Ryan Walker - Director of Sales

Ryan leads sales at Victory Lap and is responsible for expanding our robust employer network. He has spent the majority of his career in sales at high growth, B2B technology companies. Prior to joining Victory Lap, he was a top producer for Groupon's largest local category. Ryan strongly believes that the best sales professionals are those willing to sacrifice short-term gains in favor of doing what is right for the client’s long-term success.

  Mary Grace Morgese - Talent Acquisition & Marketing Associate    Mary Grace acts as the Talent Acquisition & Marketing Associate for Victory Lap. She is an alumni of DePauw University and an alumni of the Victory Lap program. Mary Grace focuses on college partnerships and building awareness of our programs with young professionals. She is passionate about sharing Victory Lap's mission more broadly.

Mary Grace Morgese - Talent Acquisition & Marketing Associate

Mary Grace acts as the Talent Acquisition & Marketing Associate for Victory Lap. She is an alumni of DePauw University and an alumni of the Victory Lap program. Mary Grace focuses on college partnerships and building awareness of our programs with young professionals. She is passionate about sharing Victory Lap's mission more broadly.

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The Story

Throughout their careers as business leaders, entrepreneurs, and sales leaders, co-founders Brian Bar and Mark Hancock found themselves living the unique challenges of acquiring and retaining quality sales professionals. Additionally, as senior leaders, both were barraged by a steady stream of early-stage professionals searching for the right career, the appropriate development, and company for them.

This led Brian to start Victory Lap in October of 2016 with the mission to help more individuals succeed sooner in their careers, and help companies hire better sales talent, faster. Mark was inspired by the early traction, and joined as a Co-Founder in 2017. Many of our candidates and employers know us for our sales bootcamp and entry-level hiring, but we saw the need to expand in order to fulfill our mission.

Today, we operate a talent platform where employers hire qualified sales professionals of all levels, and where talented candidates find dynamic, growing companies. We are committed to empowering both candidates and employers to reach their potential by integrating skill development, fostering a better fit, and enabling better retention for Business Development Representatives, Account Executives and Account Managers.

First and foremost, we value long-term retention and candidate happiness. By integrating rigorous talent acquisition methodologies with intensive training and development, we believe our candidates and companies are better positioned for success. 

 

Our Approach

 

Open Talent Network

Candidates and companies have transparent access to one another.

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Integrated Professional Development

Rigorous talent acquisition methodologies are paired with intensive training.

Community of Sales Professionals

Our community fosters long-term success and higher retention rates.

 

Our Values

Our values shape how we interact with candidates, employers, and are incorporated in everything we do. 

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Honest

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Supportive

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Innovative

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Dedicated

Our mission is to grow a sales community where candidates and companies will realize their full potential.
— Brian Bar, Co-Founder and CEO
 

Work With Us Today

 
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