Jon Elhardt joined Acquirent in January of 2013 as a Sales Manager, and currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Training. In these roles he is committed to the development of new and senior sales professionals, as well as managers, by giving them the tools and guidance they need to have successful careers in sales and leadership.
Geoff is a founding member of Acquirent, joining the organization shortly after its inception in November 2004. Currently Geoff serves as Acquirent’s Executive Vice President and Partner. He brings a strong background in new business development, sales training, strategy and sales management to Acquirent and its clients. Today, Geoff is involved in all aspects of Acquirent’s sales operations.
Joe Flanagan is a successful entrepreneur who turned his ability to sell, and his understanding of building relationships into a multi-million dollar business. After five years of working at a large, international insurance brokerage, Joe struck out on his own at the age of 27. He built JP Flanagan Corporation, his own insurance agency, into one of Chicago’s largest, with offices throughout the country. In 2001 he sold his company to Hub International, where he sat on their executive committee for three years and was on the floor of the NYSE when Hub went public.
Nate Blackburn joined Acquirent in April of 2011 as an Inside Sales Executive for the Visa account. Nate led a team that increased VISA partner contract close ratios, grew specific Visa channel partner revenue streams, and promoted Visa strategic brand awareness campaigns. In 2012, Nate attained the dual role of Sales Manager at Acquirent and Team leader for the American Medical Association (AMA) account. In that role, Nate was responsible for leading a five-member team and increasing overall market penetration for AMA Medical Software applications. Nate currently oversees multiple client relationships focusing on sales management, sales training and sales strategy implementation within the Technology and Healthcare segments. His goal is to build team members up so that they can reach their highest level of excellence for success.