Colum Lundt is a sales executive, consultant and trainer with over 25 years’ experience in recruiting, sales and management. A former Marine, Colum began his professional career in Financial Services starting in customer service and the ‘telesales’ group. Following Fleet, Colum spent over five years in recruiting, sales and sales management for Darwin Partners helping drive the company from annual revenues of $14M to $150M over a five-year period. During this time, he won every major award at the firm and consistently averaged 130% of goal. After Darwin (now called ‘Dextrys’), Colum worked in the sales training space for a Sandler Sales affiliate before joining Connect Global Solutions (now Welocalize) to lead sales for the East Coast. In this role, Colum built drove a multimillion-dollar yearly quota with companies like Sun Microsystems, HP and Macromedia (Adobe). In addition to exceeding his number every quarter, Colum closed the largest deal in the company’s history.
In 2005, Colum launched BRIDGE Energy Group, a high-performance consulting and systems-integration firm focused on the Utility industry. His responsibilities included: recruiting the best and brightest from across the industry, creating infrastructure, developing key business and sales processes, building infrastructure, inside and outside sales, sales leadership, establishing partnerships, raising capital, managing operations, leading strategic initiatives and working with a fantastic group of experts to achieve a CAGR of 41% per year since inception. He also conceived and sold the first Cloud deal of its kind in the industry. BRIDGE had been recognized 6 years in a row by INC. 500/5000 Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America and was ultimately sold to Accenture. Since 2014 Colum has spent his time at Sandler selling, consulting and training some of the worlds’ hottest and fastest growing SW and SaaS companies.