James is currently a Solution Engineering Leader at Salesforce, after multiple years building teams in start ups. James is dedicated to elevating the brand of PreSales and building a Global community for the profession. When not working, James enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and being active.
Yuji currently leads the Solutions Consulting team at Outreach. Previously he has held positions in management consulting and led global professional services teams. He is passionate about strengthening the community of pre-sales professionals and helping others achieve their professional goals.
Naz Irani is a self-motivated, results-driven, and authentic sales leader with ten plus years of experience in building and leading high-performing technical teams, technology consulting, and client management. She thrives in fast-paced, high-growth environments and enjoys challenges, particularly focused on starting up, growing, and transforming teams to quickly gain synergy, maturity, and overall success. She is passionate about uplifting the PreSales function, building a Leadership community, and promoting Women in Tech, and her efforts in these areas through the Chicago PreSales Community and PreSales Leadership Collective are admirable.
A seasoned PreSales professional, with an enterprise SaaS background and experience working for companies ranging from early start-up to Fortune 100. Passionate about connecting customers with technology, delivering a superior sales experience, and enabling the next generation of sales engineers.
Brian has helped companies ranging from startups to multi-billion dollar enterprises design and build innovative technology solutions to drive strategic business outcomes.
With functional experience spanning strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and customer service, I particularly love breaking down silos to create systems that work as an integrated whole and enhance the productivity of all stakeholders beyond what they initially thought possible.
I bring an insistence on measurable ROI and data-driven decision making to every engagement, leveraging design thinking and deep technical knowledge to drive customer success to new heights.