We are excited to share that Chuck Loeher has joined Shiftgig as Vice President of Sales. In this role, he will oversee our sales organization including account management, account executives, sales operations and partnerships. With over 20 years of sales experience and 13 years in sales leadership, Chuck brings a wealth of knowledge in staffing and recruiting, human capital management and SaaS industries.
This two-part series will share more about Chuck’s background, his thoughts on the gig economy and best practices to leading a sales organization. Read on to hear how Chuck’s career has grown over time and how he ended up working for Shiftgig.
What was your first gig?
When I was in the seventh grade, I started my own lawn business to help out neighbors with yard work. I then started branching out and helping with other general handyman work that was needed such as hanging pictures, painting walls, cleaning gutters and much more. The business flourished as I continued to do this work throughout high school and college. I ended up selling it just before my professional career started.
How has your career path evolved since then?
I’ve spent almost my entire career in sales, from working as an individual contributor at Xerox to managing a diverse range of sales teams, including recruitment and talent acquisition, government and software as an Area Vice President at CareerBuilder. I’ve been responsible for overseeing sales organizations ranging anywhere from 8 to 100+ people across North America and managing a $100M P&L. Over 12 years of my career has been with companies in the human capital management space and I’ve been lucky to work for organizations that are transforming the way work is done.
What drew you to come work for Shiftgig?
When looking at general market trends, you see a large percentage of work is moving toward the gig economy. Candidates want work opportunities that offer flexibility and choice, and employers are looking for greater agility. Global corporations are realizing the ability to flex the number of workers up and down based on their needs gives them a competitive edge.
As I started researching which organizations are dominating and innovating in this space, I came across Shiftgig and its impact on the gig economy and the new world of work. I began researching Shiftgig’s market opportunity, leadership team — including CEO, Wade Burgess — and realized I could learn a tremendous amount from the team and help the company tap into a big market opportunity.
Be sure to check back for part two of his introduction next week to hear more about his role at Shiftgig, his thoughts on the gig economy and how to lead a successful sales organization.