A SaaS Exec on Unlocking Profitability Through OKRs
Learn how a growth-driven leader uses OKRs to meet high-level objectives to help accelerate growth
No one has a crystal ball to tell us what 2023 has in store. One thing is for certain, it won’t be the year to leave room for strategic shortfalls. More than ever, leaders are going all out to seal the strategy to execution gap. But many are stilling spinning their wheels on how to truly achieve this:
Join Alex Bartholomaus, CEO of People Stretch Solutions and Ben Meadema, VP of Revenue Operations at K12 Insight in a discussion around how to use, and get the most out of the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework. They’ll cover a specific layer of strategy and tactics that help organizations overcome age-old strategic challenges.
Ben Meadema, VP of Revenue Operations, K12 Insight
Ben Meadema is a business operations leader with 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, finance, and revenue operations in high-growth SaaS companies. As the Senior Vice President of Operations at K12 Insight he oversees the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring departments set and meet high-level objectives to help accelerate the growth of the company, and manages the Finance, Marketing, and HR teams. Ben previously served as the Senior Manager of Sales Analytics at Marriott International and spent 10 years at Stride, where he served in leadership roles in financial planning and analysis, sales operations, and project management.
Alex Bartholomaus, CEO, People Stretch Solutions
Alex P. Bartholomaus is President and CEO of People Stretch Solutions, a Washington DC based management consulting firm specializing in revenue growth consulting and scaling organizations. He is a published author and professional speaker on the topic of OKRs, Sales Effectiveness, Elite Business Performance and Emotional Intelligence. Alex specializes in helping CEO’s understand why or why not their people are performing and how to nurture elite executive performances. He accomplishes this with the help of innovative online assessments and a methodology that draws on psychology, behavior and emotional intelligence.
Objectives and key results (OKRs) is a goal setting framework used by growth-oriented organizations to define measurable goals and track their outcomes. Organizations like Google and Intel have used OKRs for years to help them achieve and maintain market dominance.
OKRs provide individuals, teams, and organizations with a holistic view of the mission and vision, while encouraging communication around shared objectives. In a nutshell, a properly planned, implemented, and tracked implementation of OKRs closes the gap between strategy and execution.