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Meet Our Team

We’re not your typical staffing firm: When it comes to top sales performers, our team has been there, done that. We’ve led enterprise sales teams that numbered in the thousands and carried multi-billion dollar sales quotas, as well as served as strategic sales leaders for a number of fast-growth, early-stage startups.

Our wealth of experience in SaaS and technology sales qualifies us to bring innovative, disruptive solutions that strengthen our clients’ sales teams, and to leverage our collective networks to connect companies with proven, top-performing sales talent.

What’s more, we do it all while providing best-in-class service.

Learn more about our team, and connect with us today.

Mark DeChant

Founder & Partner

Between 2000 and 2015, Mark was a strategic sales leader for a number of fast-growth, early-stage startups. He founded RevsUp in 2015 and published The $500K Sales Recruiter in 2019.

John Kelly


John was an executive leader at Oracle and SAP, where he personally led multi-billion-dollar global sales teams. He has also led four early-stage startup companies to successful exits.

Kathy Kelso

Senior Recruiter

Kathy was one of the top sales professionals in the communication and collaboration software industry, earning more than 12 President’s Club awards over an 18-year span.

Martin Henle

Senior Recruiter

Martin spent eight years at KPMG before moving into the startup world in various finance-based IC and leadership roles. Martin leads many of RevsUp’s FinTech engagements.

Derek Wright

Practice Director – AI, Cybersecurity & Data

Derek Wright was a high-performing sales leader for 18 years, prior to founding 25 Point Systems, a SaaS-based sales activity management platform, in 2016. Following the sale of that company in 2018, Derek has been a talent advisor to dozens of early-stage startups building their foundational sales teams.

Patricia Rosales

Associate Recruiter – AI, Cybersecurity & Data

Patricia earned her Bachelor’s degree from Silliman University in 2020, and most recently worked with Derek Wright’s consulting firm. Derek and Patricia joined RevsUp as a package deal!

James Caan CBE

Board of Directors

James is the founder and chairman of Recruitment Entrepreneur. He has 30 years of recruitment experience and is currently backing more than 35 recruitment startups worldwide.

Doug Bugie

Board of Directors

Doug has brought more than 700 founders into the recruitment industry; these founders have generated 120,000+ placements and $1.3 billion in revenue from offices spread over 40 countries.

Tom Lovell

Board of Directors

Tom spent more than 20 years at Reed Specialist Recruitment, whose 2,000 employees generate more than $1 billion across 8 countries. He was most recently its Global Managing Director.

Patrick Schwind

Board of Directors

Patrick is a serial entrepreneur who worked with Mark DeChant between 2006 and 2012. He has managed teams as large as 2,000 as a senior leader covering sales, operations, and finance.

“Mark understands what makes a good salesperson a good salesperson. That’s what he’s done. He’s lived and breathed that complex sales environment. That’s a huge advantage.”

Sam Capra, Vice President of Sales, flexEngage
“Mark DeChant and the RevsUp team listened carefully and executed a disciplined approach to source only highly qualified candidates. The team significantly shortened the path to increased revenue and scale for us during a period of rapid growth.”

Ric Hughes, CEO, Systems Alliance, Inc.
“The RevsUp team gets it done. When you need to find the right person but don’t know what to do or where to go, you can turn to RevsUp and they will get it done.”

Jed Smith, Chief Development Officer, Self Esteem Brands