Nicholas Holbrook joined High Performance Development in August 2014. He has spent the last ten and a half years selling, and delivering, programmes for The Complex Sale, a leading US-based Sales Effectiveness firm, and The Mind Gym, a well-known L&D organisation based out of London.
Nick brings with him fifteen years of sales and management experience gained in the software industry. Prior to joining The Complex Sale in 2003, Nicholas worked with companies that include Visio Corporation, Brio Technology, WhiteLight Systems and Crystal Decisions. At Visio, he was the first corporate salesperson invited to join the company in Europe, and he successfully built a European Corporate Sales team who exceeded their team target for 4 consecutive years.
Nick has focused on selling into Fortune 500 companies in both the UK and mainland Europe. His industry knowledge comes from working with large organisations in sectors as varied as Telecommunications, Retail, Media and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare. His sales management skills have been developed through coaching teams of salespeople engaged in both Account Management of existing clients and in securing New Customers. As a Coach and Facilitator, he is well known for his very high energy levels – and a strong sense of humour as well!
Nick was educated at London University and completed his post-graduate degree at Sheffield University, where he qualified fully as a teacher. He taught English and Modern Languages for four years up to University Entrance Level before moving into the IT industry.
Nick is fluent in both French and Spanish, and speaks regularly at European Conferences and Sales Meetings on “The Sales Landscape” and “The Changing Face of Sales”.