About the Author
Mike’s background includes experience as an IT Program Manager, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Strategic Planning, Senior Project Manager, and as an independent Emerging Technology Strategy Consultant.
Robbie Johnson is an experienced business development and channel sales manager who is adept at effectively creating a community of customers and prospects to attract new business, close sales, and increase company revenue. He has successfully worked with a wide array of organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small, local companies to non-profits and charity organizations.
Robbie has a history of using new approaches to adapt sales processes and the relationship sell to the constantly evolving business-to-business environment to successfully close millions of dollars of sales and partnerships. Over the past five years, Robbie has focused on pioneering the use of social media in three different B2B environments: one of the world’s largest software companies, a small IT consulting firm, and as global channel manager of a medium-sized software-as-service (SaaS) company.
In addition to being a founding principal of SMPG, Ken Morris is President and CEO of Aperçu Group Inc., a team of leading scholars and practitioners dedicated to helping organizations improve their financial and operational performance, and co-founder, President and CEO of CorCardia Group, Inc., a global medical supply chain firm that develops leading-edge inventory management solutions for medical device companies and hospitals.
Contributing author Jill Rowley has established herself as a thought leader and adviser to some of the world’s largest companies. Jill has been hailed as the #1 most influential woman in social selling (#3 overall) by Forbes, named to OpenView's list of Top 25 B2B Sales Influencers for 2014, and listed as the number one social selling influencer by Onalytica in 2015. She is on Social Selling University’s Top 15 Professionals that Utilize Social Selling list, and was featured in the October 2012 issue of SUCCESS Magazine as a Top Sales Star.