Workstate is hiring a

Sales Account Executive - Columbus

Columbus, United States

Workstate, a growing technology consultancy headquartered in Columbus, OH seeks a Sales Account Executive experienced in selling professional services to IT Services buyers.

This individual will leverage their sales experience to drive growth through new client acquisition. They’ll collaborate with our business development team to generate and qualify new opportunities, navigate organizational structures and technology stacks, and provide streamlined solutions to business problems. To succeed in this role, they’ll need to be a versatile player who is equally comfortable following up on new leads and quarterbacking sales to completion.

The primary goal is to help drive growth through the identification and acquisition of new business for our core service offerings: Digital Experience Platforms, EAS (Enterprise Architecture Advisory Services), Team Spark (Elastic, on-demand development teams), and, finally, Application Portfolio Management Services (such as legacy system and application modernization).

The ideal candidate will work for Workstate’s executive management team in a close-knit environment that promotes quality, integrity, personal development, and a healthy work-life fit. The ideal candidate will be interested in growing into a leadership position.

This position is with our Columbus, OH office. We are located across from the North Market and close to Short North and Downtown / Arena District lunch and entertainment options.


  • Must have experience closing a mix of deals between 25K to 750K
  • Sales closed must have been primarily IT professional services and not product deals.
  • Cannot have changed jobs more than 2 times in the past 5 years.
  • Excellent communication and sharing skills - both written and oral.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Honest and professional in all aspects of doing business.
  • Proficiency with Google Docs as well as Microsoft Office, and other industry tools
  • Experience and comfort selling across multiple custom software development (or related) domains. Examples include but are not limited to: Agile Development, Web Development, Mobile Development, Custom Application Development, QA and Testing Services, Custom System Integrations, Data Migrations, etc.


  • Consultative selling style.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Metrics oriented (believe in tracking, reporting, and improving metrics)
  • Can work alone or in a team
  • Energized by working in downtown Columbus and by helping to us from 8M to 24M in revenue


  • One year within the Columbus market, and have familiarity with selling in the Midwest for at least 5 years.
  • Experience with Sandler selling.
  • A fan of Slack and modern collaboration tools.
  • Experience co-selling with platform partners/vendors.
  • Experience with Microsoft, AWS, or Digital Experience Platforms and their partnership programs.
  • A lifelong learner of sales and business development theory, a lover of process, and a desire to constantly improve offerings and methodologies.


Workstate is a technology consultancy with offices in Columbus OH, Los Angeles CA, Oakland CA and Seattle WA. Workstate is a well known and respected technology consultancy and is recognized throughout the United States as a top tier company, with a thriving culture, recognized by both clients and talent.

Our clients range from growing mid-market companies listed on Fast Company’s “Fast 50” to large corporations in the Fortune 500. Banks, telecoms, energy, education, non-profits, our clients and projects are diverse and interesting.

We are focused on long-term success over short term gain. This informs our strategy in selecting and servicing clients as well as team members. We are highly selective because we are committed for the long haul.

Our benefits package includes health, vision and dental insurance, 15 to 20 days of paid vacation per year, and a retirement investment plan. Workstate believes strongly in a healthy work / life fit for all of our associates.

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