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Richard Purcell

  • Hustle, Senior Manager of Business Development
  • San Francisco

About Me

Richard Purcell is an East Coast native who’s always been selling something. He was enticed by the allure of Silicon Valley and wanted to take a shot at selling amongst the best. In 2014, he packed up nothing but his clothes and his car and moved from North Carolina to Palo Alto. At Medallia, Richard implemented best practices of prospecting to executives and launched sales efforts for their first SMB product. As the first North American Sales Director at Performance Horizon he instituted a lean-startup mentality to acquire the company’s first clients in new verticals and territories. Richard currently works at Hustle as Senior Manager of Business Development to expand the product outside of political campaigns.

My blog posts

How I hustled my way to a career change in 3 weeks

Earlier this summer, I decided it was time for a career change. As a young, scrappy, and hungry dreamer who sold enterprise software in San Francisco I felt like I was in a position to take advantage of all the opportunities that my life here had to offer. My networks, expertise, and residence gave me numerous options when I decided to embark on a quest to hire a future employer.
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