With over twenty-five years of sales and operations experience in the technology sector, Lars Nilsson is a global leader in enterprise software and selling solutions.Prior to Snowflake, Lars was CEO of SalesSource, a premier Revenue Operations consulting firm specializing in industry leading best practices and advisory for the optimization and buildout of sales operations and inside sales teams.
Prior to that the VP of Global Inside Sales for Cloudera. Lars and his team at Cloudera developed the sales methodology Account-Based Sales Development (ABSD), which has transformed how businesses approach high-value targets.
Lars has also served in sales executive roles at ArcSight/Hewlett Packard, Riverbed Technology and Portal Software – all three of which achieved IPOs, in addition to Cloudera and Snowflake. Lars began his sales and management career at Xerox Corporation, where he excelled in the renowned Xerox Management Training program. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1989.
As special advisor at True Ventures, Lars helps True portfolio companies implement best-of-breed sales technologies and processes enabling efficient revenue operations. His unique blend of leadership skills and sales acumen has benefited dozens of startups in the Valley and beyond. Mentoring sales teams is one of his greatest passions.