Working as a Business Partner with Praxis
At VocaWorks, we're happy to be growing our team in the area of sales and marketing. Hiring salespeople, especially, is always a bit of a catch 22. Many of the good salespeople don't want to leave their jobs, and you don't really want the flip side. You might say that sales and marketing folks are some of the most difficult hires to make.
After having some conversations with their CEO, Isaac Morehouse, we signed up as a business partner with Praxis in order to participate in their apprentice programs. Praxis is now helping VocaWorks find some really exceptional sales and marketing talent.
For example, our last hire from Praxis, Ryan Scarbel, is doing a bang-up job (at least so far, @Ryan!), even with our pretty independent management style and his big move to work in our New York office. Ryan is performing essentially senior relationship management activities for VocaWorks, and is already an extremely valuable employee.
Praxis is also an educational partner for VocaWorks, which means that after we launch, VocaWorks will be able to help find even more opportunities for the people coming out of the Praxis program.
So this is just a quick note to say thanks to Praxis and recommend their apprentices to other growing startups.
This was an entirely unsolicited recommendation and for all I know, Praxis might ask me to take it down. ;) Full disclosure (not that I think that I need one) - we're also proud to have Isaac Morehouse now on the advisory board for VocaWorks. So you could say he's a friend of the company, but we're very glad to have hired from the Praxis apprentice program and plan to hire more people in the future.