SaleStart's Featured Candidate
Do you want a winner of multiple President's Club and Salesman of the Quarter awards on your sales team? We thought so! One of our top candidates has spent the last 4 years at one of the biggest names in corporate service technologies. He consistently ranks in the top 10% of sales representatives and consistently surpasses million dollar quotas each year. With 13 years of sales experience, this candidate would be an asset to any organization looking for a highly motivated sales professional to add immediate value to their sales team!
"The key is matching the right candidate with the right position. SaleStart hit the bulls-eye with me."
- Joe D.
Mark EldridgeFounder / Managing Director
Mark Eldridge, founder of SaleStart, has 20 years of experience in the
Corey BethuneDivision Manager
staffing industry. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts
at Amherst, Mark was hired by Sapphire Technologies, one of the
nation’s largest IT staffing agencies. Starting out as a recruiter, he
steadily advanced through the ranks, working in various key executive
positions within the company. Eventually he was promoted to COO of
Sapphire Technologies where he managed the development of
additional business lines and was instrumental in the company’s growth
and expansion into new geographic regions.
Through his experience, Mark has developed a clear understanding of the key factors of good
salesmanship. He has also gained extensive insight into the staffing industry and noticed a
significant need for reliable, qualified sales recruitment services. As a result, SaleStart was founded.
When he isn’t helping others advance their careers, Mark can be found mentoring at-risk youths or volunteering to support Alzheimer’s charity causes. For recreation, Mark enjoys perfecting his swing on the golf course, training for his latest road race, or spending time in Maine boating and kayaking with his family.
Corey is a graduate of Salem State with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. He has been working in the staffing industry since 1999, starting out as a permanent consultant at Hollister. By 2004, he was promoted to Manager of Training and Development where he recruited, hired, and trained new internal employees. In 2005, Corey became the Branch Manager of the company’s Burlington office. A year later his territory expanded to include both the Burlington and Boston divisions.
Kathie EldridgeCFO / Partner
Looking for new challenges and excitement, Corey came on board with SaleStart in 2009. As Division Manager, he handles the recruiting, training, and motivation of internal staff. He is also responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s client base. As such, Corey tailors creative and strategic service plans to meet individual customer needs.
Married with three kids, Corey is an avid local sports fan and likes to play golf.
As a founding partner of SaleStart, LLC, Kathie manages the financial and operational aspects of the organization. Kathie’s responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) include setting strategic direction and creating corporate governance documents that establish policies, tactical guidelines, as well as operational processes. This encompasses the management of administration efforts such as banking, payroll, invoicing, treasury, collections, and tax and insurance compliance. She also acts as the customer liaison for service and problem resolution.
Prior to SaleStart, Kathie held roles of increasing responsibility in the finance and accounting realm. She was employed with General Investment & Development Company in Boston for seven years where she managed all financial aspects of several residential properties and corporations as well as the company’s investment accounts. In addition, Kathie worked for five years as a Senior Property Accountant with Continental Wingate Company.
Kathie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business - Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Isenberg School of Management. In her downtime, Kathie enjoys playing guitar, working out, and spending time with her family.
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