Chris helped found memoryBlue in 2002 and has assisted more than 500 high-tech companies in increasing the potency of their inside sales efforts.
He is passionate about attracting new talent into the sales profession, developing rookies into top performers, and seeing sales reps convert their potential into accomplishment. Chris has personally hired, trained, and managed hundreds of millennial inside sales professionals. He designed the firm’s counter-intuitive practice of encouraging clients to hire memoryBlue employees, a pivotal move giving rise to an accomplished and extensive network of company alumni. Members of the memoryBlue alumni network compete annually for the firm’s coveted Alumni of the Year Award while serving in key sales roles for industry icons – Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, and Oracle – and emerging startups alike.
Chris is driven to help additional clients and millennials by expanding memoryBlue geographically beyond its current footprint of operations in Northern Virginia, Austin, and Silicon Valley.
Prior to memoryBlue, Chris held inside and field sales roles within the high-tech space and earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Virginia Tech.
Marc Gonyea oversees daily operations and establishes the strategic direction for the firm. Under his leadership, memoryBlue has developed into one of the leading outsourced inside sales providers for the high tech industry.
Before cofounding memoryBlue, Marc held both inside sales and field sales responsibilities for Computer Associates and MicroStrategy. Marc holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance from George Mason University.