ACTO was looking for a Strategic Enterprise Director to identify new business opportunities across the U.S. pharma and healthcare verticals

 The Search Statistics 

  1. Number of days to the first round of resumes: 17
  2. Number of candidates considered: 4
  3. Number of candidates interviewed: 4
  4. Number of business days to complete the search: 44


The Search

ACTO Technologies was looking for a Strategic Enterprise Director to identify new business opportunities in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare across the U.S.


The Client 

ACTO Technologies is the leading provider of a one-of-a-kind omnichannel education ecosystem for the healthcare and life sciences industry. Delivering on the promise of education by offering pharmaceutical and medical device companies a platform to engage learners across the care continuum through unified education experiences and journeys. Their platform enables industry professionals to draw deep impactful data that enables them to make better decisions and engagement.


Search Requirements 

Our client was looking for an enterprise hunter with a unique combination of experiences selling for a major pharma as well as selling SaaS into healthcare and life sciences. Experience selling a Learning Platform was highly preferred.


The Hire

This hire had 20+ years in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Life Sciences. They started their sales career selling for a major pharmaceutical company, prior to transitioning into SaaS. They also had previous experience selling a LMS platform into life sciences and a healthcare research platform into academics and life sciences.

Their average deal size was between $200K up to $1M and had a consistent track record of exceeding their $1M+ quota. Received a Bachelor of Science Degree (Computer and Information Science).


"In a very tough market for experienced enterprise sales talent, we turned to Martyn Bassett Associates based on reputation and experience. Their level of engagement was impressive and for fast-growing tech companies essential.

We quickly had several candidates and ended up hiring one of the first because they met literally every qualification criterion we outlined - not an easy task in this market. At the offer stage, Martyn and team were very consultative and helpful to make sure we got to the right set of numbers.

I look forward to working with them in our next phase of hiring."

–– John Schultz, Chief Sales Officer

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