Robert Blaisdell is a Sr Director, Analyst in the Gartner Sales Research and Advisory Practice. He covers all aspects of sales but with a primary focus on current customer management and growth via account planning best practices and strategic key account management.
Mr. Blaisdell has 20 years of experience in strategic account management, account planning, sales enablement, strategic planning and marketing.
Most recently he worked as the Senior Director of Sales and Account Management Strategic Planning and Execution at Express Scripts. In his role, he led the division of the sales and account management organization comprised of seven departments in the areas of strategic planning, execution and operations.
Mr. Blaisdell has extensive experience driving the development and implementation of internal and external business solutions, methodologies and best practices to increase customer retention and account growth.
He is leader for research for the Sales Execution & Pipeline Develoment Key Initaitive.
Sr. Director, Stategic Planning and Execution
Sales Training Manager
Sr. Sales Trainer
Sales Strategy and Leadership
M.B.A., Washington University, St. Louis
B.A., Murray State University
1Improve strategic account planning and management processes to better enable growth and retention
2Deliver positive joint-business planning approaches impactful to both sales and customers
3Utilize tools, templates, processes and technology to drive profitable growth in accounts
4Position and enable sales managers to be more effective coaches and leaders focusing on increasing frontline seller performance
5Increase the effectiveness of collateral and engagement for the sales and account management organization