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

 

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, Talent Acquisition Lead   Lindsay is the Talent Acquisition Lead 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, Talent Acquisition Lead

Lindsay is the Talent Acquisition Lead 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.

  Mark Hancock, Director and Investor   Mark is a Director and Investor of Victory Lap. Before joining the Victory Lap team, Mark was the Managing Director and Head of Intermediaries in Americas for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (US Mutual Funds), where he spent 15+ years. He is an executive coach, a leadership faculty member, and consults for mid-market companies. Fascinated by the college-to-career pipeline, Mark came to Victory Lap to prepare our candidates through an intensive interview preparation course, all of which was cultivated through his years of recruiting, interviewing, and hiring hundreds of salespeople. Mark lives in Lincolnshire, IL with his wife and three children.

Mark Hancock, Director and Investor

Mark is a Director and Investor of Victory Lap. Before joining the Victory Lap team, Mark was the Managing Director and Head of Intermediaries in Americas for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (US Mutual Funds), where he spent 15+ years. He is an executive coach, a leadership faculty member, and consults for mid-market companies. Fascinated by the college-to-career pipeline, Mark came to Victory Lap to prepare our candidates through an intensive interview preparation course, all of which was cultivated through his years of recruiting, interviewing, and hiring hundreds of salespeople. Mark lives in Lincolnshire, IL with his wife and three children.

 
  Kevin Bugielski, Manager of Customer Success and Marketing   Kevin is Victory Lap's first hire, where he assisted in the conceptualization and development of a launch strategy for the company. As the Manager of Customer Success and Marketing, Kevin fosters strong relationships between candidates and employers, all while establishing a strong digital marketing presence for Victory Lap. He received a Bachelor's Degree in English from DePauw University, and has dedicated his professional career to growing Victory Lap's sales community in Chicago. In the end, Kevin is passionate about building strong connections with others, all while helping them succeed.

Kevin Bugielski, Manager of Customer Success and Marketing

Kevin is Victory Lap's first hire, where he assisted in the conceptualization and development of a launch strategy for the company. As the Manager of Customer Success and Marketing, Kevin fosters strong relationships between candidates and employers, all while establishing a strong digital marketing presence for Victory Lap. He received a Bachelor's Degree in English from DePauw University, and has dedicated his professional career to growing Victory Lap's sales community in Chicago. In the end, Kevin is passionate about building strong connections with others, all while helping them succeed.

 
  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.

 
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