Empowering Sales Success

 
Pen and Paper.png

Meet Our Team

 
Brian Bar, Founder and CEO   Brian is the Founder and CEO of Victory Lap. Before launching the business, Brian served as the VP of Sales for ThinkCERCA, where he devised a national distribution strategy, while simultaneously building out the sales organization. This experience, coupled with his work creating Groupon’s sales onboarding department (overseeing the hiring and development of over 1,000 entry-level sales representatives) led Brian to start Victory Lap. He is a sought after expert for companies hiring, training, and managing Gen Y and Gen Z sales talent. Brian lives with his wife, daughter, and dog in Chicago, and enjoys summers in his hometown of Long Beach, IN.

Brian Bar, Founder and CEO

Brian is the Founder and CEO of Victory Lap. Before launching the business, Brian served as the VP of Sales for ThinkCERCA, where he devised a national distribution strategy, while simultaneously building out the sales organization. This experience, coupled with his work creating Groupon’s sales onboarding department (overseeing the hiring and development of over 1,000 entry-level sales representatives) led Brian to start Victory Lap. He is a sought after expert for companies hiring, training, and managing Gen Y and Gen Z sales talent. Brian lives with his wife, daughter, and dog in Chicago, and enjoys summers in his hometown of Long Beach, IN.

Lindsay Weickert, Manager of Talent Acquisition   Lindsay is the Manager of Talent Acquisition at Victory Lap, where she recruits and develops some of Chicago's top sales and tech talent. Prior to joining the Victory Lap team, Lindsay served as the Director of Talent at BUILDERS VC. A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Lindsay's passion for talent development stemmed from her interest in social psychology, management, and leadership, which has allowed her to place her talent in some of Chicago's top companies. Outside of the office, Lindsay can be found walking her dog Ellie, volunteering with various nonprofits throughout the city, and training for the 2018 Chicago Marathon.

Lindsay Weickert, Manager of Talent Acquisition

Lindsay is the Manager of Talent Acquisition at Victory Lap, where she recruits and develops some of Chicago's top sales and tech talent. Prior to joining the Victory Lap team, Lindsay served as the Director of Talent at BUILDERS VC. A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Lindsay's passion for talent development stemmed from her interest in social psychology, management, and leadership, which has allowed her to place her talent in some of Chicago's top companies. Outside of the office, Lindsay can be found walking her dog Ellie, volunteering with various nonprofits throughout the city, and training for the 2018 Chicago Marathon.

Keegan Chapman, General Manager   Keegan is the General Manager of Victory Lap. Prior to joining the VL team, Keegan served as the Head of Sales for BeautyNow by Groupon, where she built a sales organization from the ground up, in addition to developing the sales process, training methodology, and market entry strategies. Keegan has spent her career developing training programs for sales managers and directors, as well as trained and placed hundreds of sales representatives into the roles that often launched their sales careers. Through her career, Keegan has gained a strong reputation for building unstoppable work cultures that are both fun and high performing. Outside of work, Keegan chooses to spend time with family and friends and travel to new places as whenever possible!

Keegan Chapman, General Manager

Keegan is the General Manager of Victory Lap. Prior to joining the VL team, Keegan served as the Head of Sales for BeautyNow by Groupon, where she built a sales organization from the ground up, in addition to developing the sales process, training methodology, and market entry strategies. Keegan has spent her career developing training programs for sales managers and directors, as well as trained and placed hundreds of sales representatives into the roles that often launched their sales careers. Through her career, Keegan has gained a strong reputation for building unstoppable work cultures that are both fun and high performing. Outside of work, Keegan chooses to spend time with family and friends and travel to new places as whenever possible!

 
Ali Rojas, Talent Acquisition Lead   Ali is the Talent Acquisition Lead at Victory Lap where she oversees the full admissions process for our sales bootcamp and assists recruiting Chicago’s top sales and tech talent. As an Indianapolis native, Ali started her career in sales serving as the Sales & Catering Manager for her parent’s full-scale catering company for over 3 years before moving on to Angie’s List HQ where she worked in sales, client services, and merchandising for over 4 years. Establishing her love of the tech culture she moved on to manage the office of 60 employees as well as assisting the C-Suite at Emplify. Outside of work, Ali is often spending time with her family and friends back in Indy and always on the lookout for the next best restaurant and rooftop to try in Chicago!

Ali Rojas, Talent Acquisition Lead

Ali is the Talent Acquisition Lead at Victory Lap where she oversees the full admissions process for our sales bootcamp and assists recruiting Chicago’s top sales and tech talent. As an Indianapolis native, Ali started her career in sales serving as the Sales & Catering Manager for her parent’s full-scale catering company for over 3 years before moving on to Angie’s List HQ where she worked in sales, client services, and merchandising for over 4 years. Establishing her love of the tech culture she moved on to manage the office of 60 employees as well as assisting the C-Suite at Emplify. Outside of work, Ali is often spending time with her family and friends back in Indy and always on the lookout for the next best restaurant and rooftop to try in Chicago!

Colleen Keilty, Director of Training & Programming   Colleen Keilty is the Director of Sales Training and Programming in at Victory Lap, where she ensures candidates receive effective and engaging sales training as they work to enter into professional sales. Before joining the Victory Lap team, Colleen spent 7 years with Trunk Club starting as a sales representative. Her passion for people development lead her to a Training Manager position where she created and executed numerous training programs for both inside and outside sales teams nation wide. Colleen's commitment to personal and professional growth is a driving force when launching educational content for others. On the weekends, you can find Colleen chowing down at the newest restaurants or dancing the night away to live music.

Colleen Keilty, Director of Training & Programming

Colleen Keilty is the Director of Sales Training and Programming in at Victory Lap, where she ensures candidates receive effective and engaging sales training as they work to enter into professional sales. Before joining the Victory Lap team, Colleen spent 7 years with Trunk Club starting as a sales representative. Her passion for people development lead her to a Training Manager position where she created and executed numerous training programs for both inside and outside sales teams nation wide. Colleen's commitment to personal and professional growth is a driving force when launching educational content for others. On the weekends, you can find Colleen chowing down at the newest restaurants or dancing the night away to live music.

Ryan Walker, Director of Sales   Ryan is the Director of Sales at Victory Lap. Under his expertise, Ryan's actively growing Victory Lap's robust employer network to include some of the best and brightest companies across the Chicagoland area. Prior to joining Victory Lap, Ryan was an individual contributor at Groupon, where he spent 5+ years at the company, and is one of the top 10 revenue producers of all time ($30MM+). Utilizing his sales experience at a high growth, B2B technology company, Ryan strongly believes that the best sales professionals are those willing to sacrifice short-term gains in favor of the client’s long-term success.

Ryan Walker, Director of Sales

Ryan is the Director of Sales at Victory Lap. Under his expertise, Ryan's actively growing Victory Lap's robust employer network to include some of the best and brightest companies across the Chicagoland area. Prior to joining Victory Lap, Ryan was an individual contributor at Groupon, where he spent 5+ years at the company, and is one of the top 10 revenue producers of all time ($30MM+). Utilizing his sales experience at a high growth, B2B technology company, Ryan strongly believes that the best sales professionals are those willing to sacrifice short-term gains in favor of the client’s long-term success.

Rectangle.png
 

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 successful sales hiring stems from an open talent community, where talent acquisition and intensive training are integrated.

 
 

Want to Join Our Team?

 
bench-accounting-49025.png