Atomic Revenue Adds Executive Partners Mary Louise Helbig, Quentin Ortega

By on February 17, 2016

St. Louis based revenue operations consulting firm doubles executive capacity to address expansion needs of local growth stage companies

Today, two accomplished business leaders join Atomic Revenue as Executive Partners – tech entrepreneur Mary Louise Helbig and mobile entrepreneur Quentin Ortega. Atomic Revenue is one of only a few whole revenue operations consulting firms in the entire country, and its leadership team includes executive level sales, marketing, and operations talent from diverse industries.

Tara Kinney, CEO of Atomic Revenue, exclaimed, “We are thrilled to double our firm’s executive capacity by adding the unique talents of Mary Louise Helbig and Quentin Ortega. Their combined expertise will allow Atomic Revenue to support more companies here in Saint Louis and nationwide. In the past year we set out to educate entrepreneurs about marketing operations, sales operations, and customer success which has resulted in sales progress for dozens of companies to date. We deliver this value by building completely customized tools and collateral as a disciplined process requiring supplemental executive level expertise and a wealth of experience.   We are confident that Mary Louise and Quentin will support Atomic Revenue’s vision to help many more companies accelerate sales growth.”

In January 2016, Business Insider ranked St. Louis as the fastest growing startup city in the nation, with a 343% deal growth in 2015. “As a longtime entrepreneur and accelerator mentor, I joined Atomic Revenue to help other founders figure out sustainable revenue streams. Our revenue generation services are fundamental to businesses in St. Louis’ exponentially growing startup ecosystem and the necessary ingredient for any growth-stage company regardless of its size,” stated Mary Louise Helbig, Executive Partner.

Quentin Ortega, Executive Partner, joined, “Operations is the backbone of any company but many managers fail to build a revenue operations pillar that sustains continued business growth. I love the St. Louis startup scene, and am excited to bring my expertise and knowledge in building and automating operations to more early stage and growth companies in the region.”

Brian Slawin, a St. Louis entrepreneur who now works as Regional Director and Portfolio Manager for Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award winning, technology based economic development program, funded by the state of Pennsylvania, said, “If you can create revenue before soliciting large funding rounds, you’re in a much better financial position as an early or growth stage company. Mary Louise and Quentin both have very practical experience in this regard, which combined with Atomic Revenue’s disciplined methodology, will provide great value to many companies. I am looking forward to bringing Atomic Revenue’s approach and expertise to our investment portfolio so our companies can better understand, model, and accelerate their revenue generation.”

Mary Louise Helbig has over twenty years of experience in entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial roles within diverse industries and currently serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at ITEN. Ms. Helbig will specialize in providing dedicated executive management support to growth companies as an Executive Partner at Atomic Revenue. She is a graduate of Washington University’s Executive MBA and St. Louis University’s Bachelor of Arts programs. During her career, she has held executive level operations and marketing positions in both U.S. and international businesses as well as start-up companies.

Quentin Ortega is passionate about improving processes, growing companies, negotiating business deals, and applying new thought-leadership to organizations. Previously involved in several ventures, he currently serves as Vice President of Lumate, a mobile advertising technology company. He has a MBA, a degree in Management and Information Systems, and a certification in Sustainable Business from Missouri University of Science and Technology. His passion and experience has led him to an impactful role with Atomic Revenue where he can assist organizations to build a revenue operations strategy that produces maximum sales traction.



Atomic Revenue ( provides executive level bandwidth in revenue operations so that growth stage companies, at any point in their life cycle, can accelerate sales traction. Executive Partners administer a disciplined methodology to build the tools and collateral necessary for sales success while training management teams to understand, plan, execute, analyze, and optimize their Revenue Operations by integrating marketing and sales within a customer-centric culture. Atomic Revenue support impacts clients with a long-lasting ROI generated by the expanded revenue management skills of a leadership team as well as the revenue producing assets of an organization.