Top 100 Sales Influencers
Featuring the brightest and most innovative sales minds today.
Our content team spent an entire month to create the list. We used a metric called True Reach, devised by Klear, to determine on average, how many people view a single post across all social media platforms. While that was our guiding metric, we also included overall influencer rating, total audience size, and engagement score, to paint a full picture of each of our influencers. We hope you find this document useful, and take heed to some of the messages that our influencers have taken to heart themselves.
Top 5 Sales Influencers
Grant Cardone is a best selling author, speaker, CEO of 4 private companies with $100 million in recurring revenue, and has a number of real estate holdings worth more than $500 million. Grant works with a wide array of companies, ranging from small operations to those listed on the Fortune 500. Through his work, Grant grows sales by identifying overlooked opportunities, and tweaking sales processes to optimize results. In addition to his sales knowledge, Grant is also considered one of the leading social media experts, and an all around resource.
Kim Garst has owned her own online business for over 20 years, and built her reputations as a leading authority on digital marketing, as well as social selling over the past five years. She focuses on speaking and training business owners worldwide on social selling strategies. In January of 2015, Kim released her latest book, Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media was launched, and immediately became an international best seller in multiple categories.
Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books - including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. His books have been translated into 35 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. In 2015, London-based Thinkers 50 named him, alongside Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen, as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. He currently serves on the advisory boards of RiseSmart, Betterment Institutional, Heleo, and Hubspot.
Dharmesh Shah is a software entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CTO of Hubspot. Prior to founding Hubspot, Dharmesh founded Pyramid Digital Solutions, an enterprise software company in the financial services sector. Bootstrapped with less than $10,000 in capital, Pyramid went on to demonstrate exceptional growth and was a three-time recipient of the Inc. 500 award. Since selling Pyramid, Dharmesh has been an active member of the entrepreneurial community in the Boston area and has made several angel investments in early-stage technology companies.
Having devoted years to studying thousands of the world's most unlikely high performers, Dan Waldschmidt and his team helps companies all over the world arrive at business-changing breakthroughs by moving past outdated conventional wisdom, social peer pressure, and the selfish behaviors that stop them from being high performers. The Wall Street Journal called his blog, Edgy Conversations, one of the Top 7 sales blogs on the internet.