Brett Queener

Brett Queener

Managing Director

Product Tech, GTM Tech, Future of Health, Future of Work

“It’s so rewarding to partner early with founders as they navigate the “product fit” waters and successfully emerge as fully formed leaders and market validated versions of their initial audacious visions.”

What founders have to say

 “As a founder, I've learned there are two types of investors. There are investors who are highly strategic and will help you navigate fundraising, planning and high-level roadmap & go-to-market direction.  Then, there are investors who take on more of a coach role, where they'll  happily dive more deeply into the details of the business and will be your first call when you go through a low moment or need a second opinion on a potential candidate. Brett is the unique kind of investor who brings the perfect combination of both and I can confidently say that I wouldn't be the CEO I am today and Spekit wouldn't have experienced the growth it has if it wasn't for his mentorship and support.”

Melanie Fellay, CEO & Co-Founder, Spekit

Bio

My entire career has been focused on growing software companies fast and at scale. I live at the intersection of product and GTM and dig deep with founders in helping them both build a scalable business and become more effective leaders. 

I started my software career at Siebel Systems helping build a juggernaut of alliances and marketing organizations in the on-premise world. I then joined Salesforce.com where I did an amazing job at “failing upwards” for 12 years - running Revenue Operations, then Products, and then leading several of our larger acquired business units. I then tested my pre-revenue entrepreneur mettle and lived the “hard things about hard things” as COO of SmartRecruiters, which has subsequently become a unicorn. 

I live in Santa Barbara with my wife Lisa and my dog Gigi and have two college kids who lean way left of Che. During my down time, you will catch me hacking golf balls, obsessing over GSW hoops games, drinking too much wine, and stealing away moments to play Japanese RPGs.

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What it's like to work with me

I am very direct, somewhat intense, and demand excellence without taking myself too seriously. I will “get into the weeds” and push you hard to be great while having your back – and hopefully make you laugh along the way.

Interesting fact

I grew up primarily overseas as a child in Brazil, Thailand, and Jamaica. 

Favorites

Book: Station Eleven, A Farewell to Arms

Movie: Deer Hunter, Moonlight

App: Notion, The Athletic

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Press/Media

PODCAST

Brett Queener on The Deal Podcast

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Fireside Chat with Brett Queener on Modern Sales Pros

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The Product Superpowers That Few Flex: Intention and Conviction.

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Product Love interview with Brett Queener

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Love Selling Hate Sales: Fast Growth with Brett Queener

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Nail Your Startup's Narrative in 4 Steps

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Building Your First Great Customer Success Team

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The Importance of Picking One Identity in Your Early Days

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Mastering SAAS Sales Compensation Plans

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11 Things Founders Should Expect from their Seed Stage VC Partner

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3 Verbs & 3 Adjectives: Product Strategy for Startups

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Running a Great Board Meeting

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A Guide to Sales Process & Forecasting Mastery for Non Self Serve Startups