Vice President – Sales
Jon Elhardt joined Acquirent in January of 2013 as a Sales Manager, and currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Training Coordinator. 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.
Jon is a strategic business leader and sales enablement expert, with extensive experience managing client relationships and leading teams. He is passionate about sales force effectiveness and driving sales acceleration through technology. He has a history of building successful sales teams focused on high sales activity and revenue growth. Jon started his career as a Sales Representative at online employment advertising giant Careerbuilder.com, and in 2006 he took on his first sales leadership role and realized he had a passion for developing salespeople at the beginning of their sales careers. Jon comes from a family of educators, so when his career turned to leadership he was able to apply those inherent skills to help his teams reach their full potential. Following Careerbuilder.com, Jon founded a regional sales office for AvePoint Inc., the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration. In that role he was awarded Manager of the Year in 2008 by leading his team to early success, achieving 20% year over year revenue growth and establishing the office as a regional hub with over 30 employees. Jon then joined Directions Training Center, where he was instrumental in re-structuring sales processes to more closely align with strategic growth initiatives, ultimately leading the company to a banner revenue year in 2010.
Jon was raised in Bismarck, ND, moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1991 and settled in Chicago, IL in 2002. Jon lives in the Edgewater neighborhood and enjoys traveling, music, spending time with his wife and son, and taking advantage of everything Chicago has to offer.