November Meetup on 11/15: Finding budget for enablement tools

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Join us for the third Chicago Sales Operations and Sales Enablement meetup! We'll have free food, beer, wine, and soft drinks -- get to know some of your peers in this growing space and learn a few things along the way. We'll have a round of raffle prizes and giveaways, too! Please make sure to RSVP so we can get a headcount for food and drinks.

In sales ops, it can be a real struggle to convince the business to pay a vendor for a needed tool in the face of budget constraints and internal development options. Mike Hayes and Parag Patel from Clari, a leading pipeline management and forecasting platform, are joining us this month to talk about their experience and walk us through best practices in getting the business on board with third party tools that ultimately add to the bottom line. They'll be joined by Maggie Palumbo, who was Director of Sales Operations & Enablement at CareerBuilder for 10 years and is now VP of Sales and Operations at project44.

Confirmed Speakers:

• Mike Hayes, Area Vice President Of Sales @ Clari (

• Parag Patel, Solutions Consulting Manager @ Clari (

• Maggie Palumbo, VP of Sales and Operations @ project44 (

Event details:

• 5:30 - 6:15 Socializing, drinks, food

• 6:15 - 7:00 Presentation and Q&A, raffle

• 7:00 - 8:00 Socializing, drinks, food

• Location: LearnCore (, 222 N. Lasalle St., Suite 1550


What you need to bring: just yourself and some friends or co-workers. Newcomers are welcome! Please arrive by 6:15pm. No dress code. Please RSVP!

About our Sponsors:

Selling is hard. Clari makes it easier. As a team, we’re obsessed with creating software that sales people love to use. We apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve some of the biggest challenges they face in navigating the critical Opportunity-to-Close (OTC) process. We know sales and obsess over how to apply data science and prescriptive insights to make sales teams more productive and successful.

project44 is modernizing how the world transports goods by introducing state of the art automation and visibility to the logistics and transportation industry. project44 is the first and only platform focused on replacing multiple expensive legacy technologies and manual processes with a single one-to-many network to automate and optimize all LTL, Volume LTL, Truckload, and Rail freight transactions from quote-to-invoice.

LearnCore is a sales enablement and video coaching solution that addresses common training challenges for large and growing organizations who need to certify their sales teams. Leading companies like AOL, Box, CDW, and CareerBuilder use LearnCore to onboard and retain sales reps, identify top performers, share best practices, and ensure consistent communication across geographically dispersed teams.