For the past 25 years, our founder, Dan Goodman has been helping salespeople check their commissions, and identify and recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in earned but unpaid commissions and bonuses from their employer. He spent thousands of hours working in spreadsheets, analyzing each line item of every deal. It was a manual and tedious process, exacerbated by the complexity of these salespeople's compensation plans.
He was shocked by the volume and frequency of commission errors. He quickly realized this problem was significant throughout sales across all industries, and he knew the manual time-consuming process could only go so far. If only it could be automated, he could share his passion for commission transparency and fairness to help all salespeople.
With the help of his brilliant co-founder, Anthony Topper, Dan built TruCommish, the first application that helps salespeople find commission errors. Each of the platform's early customers was able to recover thousands in unpaid commissions, and the message of transparency and fairness became a major theme amongst sales communities. The service continues to revolutionize the sales compensation process and drive better results by improving morale and productivity.
Mr. Goodman is a seasoned executive with exceptional strategic acumen, bringing over 25 years of experience in compensation verification remuneration. He has consulted with top performing salespeople in successfully reclaiming hundreds of thousands of dollars from their employers.
Prior to founding TruCommish, Mr. Goodman successfully led Acuity Link through the startup phases to result in funding and execution of milestones. Mr. Goodman has held senior positions in the Internet Security, Networking, Telecommunications, Enterprise Software and Management Consulting industries.
He has an MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies with Magna Cum Laude distinction from Babson College and a BBA in Finance with Cum Laude distinction from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Mr. Topper is an experienced full-stack software developer, with 10 years of experience designing, building, and managing complex and innovative software solutions. At TruCommish, he leads software development efforts and manages all technical infrastructure.
He has a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Data Science, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Scott Leese is one of the top startup sales leaders in the country. Through domestic and international consulting as a strategic advisor, he has trained an army of salespeople and sales leaders thousands strong. Leese puts his nearly two decades of sales and leadership experience to use as the CEO/Founder of Scott Leese Consulting, Surf & Sales, and Thursday Night Sales.
Based in Austin, Texas, Scott is a 3-time winner of the Top 25 Inside Sales Professionals by the American Association of Inside Sales, 3-time author, and a highly sought-after consultant, advisor, leader, and sales trainer.
While learning both the fundamentals and higher strategy of sales, Scott Leese's students come away motivated and empowered. He has helped create many successful organizations and has shaped thousands of individuals into highly sought after sales leaders. His areas of expertise include: sales and leadership seminars, consulting and coaching, public speaking events, conferences, sales trainings, and more!
Mr. Fowler provides frequent and regular guidance pertaining to investor funding, strategic planning, market validation and business objectives.
As CEO, Don led SumTotal Systems, a public software company, and two early stage companies before that. He has served in executive capacities at Tandem Computers, Bechtel Group, and IBM. Through these experiences, he forged a dynamic management style and problem solving capability that he generously shares with the many companies he works with as an advisor or board member.
Don is an avid golfer, and enjoys hockey and reading; he is a graduate of the University of Washington. Don and his wife Jeannette have raised two daughters and, when Don is not busy helping companies grow, enjoy the beaches of California.