Account Executive-State & Local Government (SLED)

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Department: Sales
Posted Date: 5/28/2024

About AvePoint

Securing the Future. AvePoint is a global leader in data management and data governance, and over 21,000 customers worldwide rely on our solutions to modernize the digital workplace across Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and other collaboration environments. AvePoint’s global channel partner program includes over 3,500 managed service providers, value added resellers and systems integrators, with our solutions available in more than 100 cloud marketplaces. To learn more, visit

At AvePoint, we are committed to investing in our people: we believe agility, passion and teamwork sets us up to do our best work and fosters a culture where you feel empowered to take initiative, learn from others and craft your career with the intention to unleash the power of you!

AvePoint is excited to provide the opportunity for Account Executive-SLED NE who is energized about a B2B enterprise sales role that has high return on strategic prospecting efforts, is interested in selling industry recognized products, and thrives in a sales environment that has positive competition, limited “red tape” and ample resources to enable you to be the best business development professional you can be and maximize your earning potential.  

You should apply for this role if you are experienced participating in a team-selling environment and have assumed the ownership role for an assigned, geographic accounts and territory.  

As our Account Execuitve-SLED NE, you will be driving the identification and qualification of opportunities, developing and executing account & opportunity plans leading to the generation of software license, maintenance and services revenues. In addition, the AE will facilitate and maintain successful relationships with customers, which will be measured by their reference ability, customer satisfaction levels and increased revenue levels.

What your day to day will look like: 

  • Developing new prospects and expanding existing accounts 
  • Using consultative selling techniques to teach customers about their industry and offer insights and perspectives on IT needs that are fulfilled by our solutions 
  • Using competitive analysis to educate customers on the value of our solutions 
  • Continuously pursuing quota goals by working directly with the customer during negotiations 
  • Working with a virtual account team to deploy the customer engagement lifecyclethat include; Marketing for lead generation, Business Development Representatives for lead qualification, Pre-sales Engineers for technical support, and Customer Success Managers for renewals after the initial sale. 
  • Attending and participating in customer team meetings and communicating regularly with professional services and engineering staff to ensure customer satisfaction 
  • Leveraging existing industry partnerships to grow AvePoint’s presence in your region and establishing proactive relationships with influential people, both with the customer and other third parties 
  • Handling post-sales support issues for customers, e.g. escalation of support calls, identifying additional training needs, etc. 

What you will bring to our team:

We look for people who value agility, passion and teamwork; those who can bring fresh ideas to the table and want the opportunity to learn, grow, and expand their careers. Bring your aptitude and build upon what you do best for our customers, partners, team, and you. 

As an AE, you are tasked with bringing in new business with our largest customers. You need to be highly competitive and a strategic thinker with the ability to spot new opportunities that generate revenue. You are someone who has a strong sense of urgency and accountability to execute the full sales cycle, and you take pride in seeing your hard work and strategy development pay off when you see the final results. 

Other qualities you’ll need to be a fit for this role include: 

  • University degree  
  • Prior experience selling into SLED a plus!
  • 5+ years of enterprise software sales experience 
  • Exposure to virtual account team selling environment  
  • Executive level relationship selling experience 
  • General familiarity with selling methodologies and processes 
  • Accountability 
  • Sense of urgency 
  • Collaborative 
  • Highly competitive 
  • Strong work ethic 

Benefits we offer:

  • Competitive market-based compensation (salary + commission)
  • Career progression and internal mobility opportunities across our global footprint in North America, EMEA, and APAC
  • Work life balance through hybrid working model of 3 days a week in office
  • Unlimited PTO

AvePoint is proud to employ talent from many different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We believe that diversity and inclusion drives our success and is at the core of how we hire, communicate, and collaborate to deliver value and excellence. We are committed to fostering an environment where people can bring their whole selves to work and feel a sense of belonging, and we continue to work toward creating a workforce that represents the diversity of our customers and communities.  



Why AvePoint?

We are invested in the success of our colleagues, partners, customers, and community. We do this by promoting global collaboration and taking pride in helping, sharing, mentoring, and coaching each other.

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