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The Revenue Expertise Behind Atomic Revenue

Our Approach to Revenue Operations

Atomic Revenue Leadership Team

The team members at Atomic Revenue provide executive level expertise in revenue operations strategy so that companies can accelerate sales traction with a lean management team. Customer satisfaction isn’t enough for Atomic Revenue; customer success is the standard by which the team evaluates itself.

  • Executive Level Expertise 98%
  • Revenue Operations 99%
  • Accelerate Sales 95%
  • Customer Satisfaction 97%

Revenue Success

 

Forward Thinking

 

Problem Solvers

 

Customer Focused

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Tara Kinney, CEO

Tara Kinney, CEO

Executive Partner, Revenue Operations

Tara Kinney is Co-Founder and CEO of Atomic Revenue and a C-level advisor to entrepreneurs. She oversees organizational development, putting an emphasis on customer success. With fifteen years of corporate communications experience, she is able to translate complex ideas into successful marketing, sales, and customer success strategies. 

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Tara has a BS degree in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis from Colorado State University and attended Harvard University for Graduate Studies in Communications. Tara believes girls can do anything which is core real-life curriculum for her daughters. She grew up in a small town in a Colorado mountain valley, but strongly dislikes skiing and prefers city life and urban conveniences. Her first revenue revelation occurred at age 3 when she realized people will buy gravel washed in a dog watering bowl, and she’s been problem-solving revenue generation ever since.

Ryan Bretsch, COO

Ryan Bretsch, COO

Executive Partner, Sales Operations

Ryan Bretsch is the Co-Founder and COO of Atomic Revenue, overseeing company operations and augmenting clients’ executive teams in Sales Management and Revenue Modeling. Ryan has led sales teams of 50+ staff and was the first sales manager in the country to compete head-to-head against Verizon FIOS, in Tampa FL for BrightHouse Networks. Moving to Seattle, Ryan served as Executive Director for Sales Result Inc., a sales operations management company and Director of Sales for Teeter Inversion before moving back to his home of St. Louis, Mo in 2014.

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He holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Management focusing on International Business. Ryan has closely studied the discipline of negotiation through the Executive Education Program on Negotiation, run through the Harvard University School of Law in Cambridge MA.

A great passion for educating growth stage companies on the dynamics and discipline of organizing and aligning marketing and sales efforts is his current career focus. Effective negotiation skills are an important part of this discipline. Ryan’s volunteer efforts have centered on serving as an Arch Grants judge in 2015 and serving as an instructor/mentor in the CET Square One program in both 2015 and 2016.

Steph Nissen, Director of Digital

Steph Nissen, Director of Digital

Executive Partner, Marketing Operations

Steph Nissen is the Director of Digital for Atomic Revenue managing the company’s implementation programs and overseeing all aspects of digital marketing including social media, web design and development, search engine optimization, content marketing, and graphic design. She is a data-driven marketer which has melded well into the realm of revenue operations at Atomic Revenue.

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She is a sought-after expert speaker on social media and digital marketing who’s been named one of the Top 30 Women in Social Media (2015). Recently, she was named a Leading Woman in Marketing alongside executives at Adobe, JPMorgan Chase, eBay and Dell and a Top 50 Influencer in the areas of Facebook, Twitter, Live Streaming, Snap chat, and Artificial Intelligence (2017).  Steph has a Bachelor’s degree in Web Development and a degree in Visual Communication.

Christy Maxfield, Innovation Advisor

Christy Maxfield, Innovation Advisor

Executive Partner, Revenue Operations

Christy Maxfield started her entrepreneurial journey in the spring of 2010 when she left her position as director of development at Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) to co-found The Mission Center. In less than four years, a relentless pursuit of excellence enabled the Mission Center to win the 2011 business plan competition hosted by the St. Louis Economic Partnership (formerly the St. Louis Economic Development Corporation) and generate more than $550K in revenue in 2013. In November 2013, the St. Louis Regional Chamber presented the inaugural Arcus Award to The Mission Center for innovation and entrepreneurship. During that same time, she coached more than 3 dozen entrepreneurs, many of whom went on to win the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition at Washington University.

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After a brief engagement with Visiting Nurse Association to lead its public offering, Christy joined the Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) in June 2015. First as Director of Entrepreneur Development Services and now as Program Consultant, she works with entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of technology, bioscience and consumer/manufactured ventures to promote the development of new companies in Missouri. In addition to her role as Innovation Advisor with Atomic revenue, Christy is President and CEO of her own firm, Purpose First Advisors which specializes in helping startups and scaleups validate their business models and maximize their capacity for innovation. 

Christy teaches entrepreneurship at UMSL and Washington University in St. Louis and co-hosts the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast where listeners are invited to meet amazing individuals and be entrepreneurial wherever they are. Between podcast interviews, revenue operations programs, college courses, speaking engagements and consulting gigs, Christy gets to meet and work with more than 100 entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs each year.

Christy is Treasurer of the Forward Through Ferguson Board of Directors and an advisor to Mavuno, MEDLaunch, and We Stories. She earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University and her Bachelors in political science from Montclair State University.

Glenn Mahnken

Glenn Mahnken

Executive Partner, Marketing Operations

Glenn Mahnken possesses more than 30 years of marketing, communications, and sales management experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. Through a focus on strategic planning, market analysis, creative development, and sales management, he has a track record of success with national market leaders in dynamic categories, as well as with regional brands in mature segments of the consumer packaged goods, financial services, and benefits administration industries.

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A graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia, he received his MBA from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. Glenn and his wife have two grown sons and have learned to enjoy the “empty nest” life, which allows time for frequent trips to the lake, fishing, golf, serving on local non-profit boards and supporting their Missouri Tiger athletics habit.

What Our Clients are Saying…

The Financial Operations Model by Atomic Revenue was instrumental in gaining traction and generating revenue for our software service company. Throughout the process, our pricing structure was revised multiple times but more importantly, we grew a much better understanding of every fine detail in regards to what it cost us to provide our service and product. This perspective was crucial to making a variety of decisions about our product and how to best deliver it to the market. Continuing to use this financial model as a way to evaluate our operations has made it much easier to make evidence-based decisions on how to grow our company.

Adam Weber
Founder, Lifeblood.io
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Tara and Atomic Revenue were invaluable in our process to streamline multiple data points to provide and present the KPI reporting that really matters to Executive Management.

Nathan Nelson
Marketing Operations Director, Enterprise Bank & Trust
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Atomic Revenue has greatly impacted my work experience at OMiga, by shortening my sales ramp-up period. Their sales tools have helped me communicate real value to the 17 new clients I have on-boarded since joining OMiga only 7 months ago. I appreciate OMiga’s understanding of the importance of putting the right infrastructure in place to allow me to be successful from the start. Atomic Revenue has worked with us to create highly compelling rationale on exactly why customers should buy from us.

Jason Clark
Sales Executive, OMiga
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As good as I thought I was at sales and marketing, and I’ve been doing this for 20 years, I’ve learned through working with Atomic Revenue how little I actually knew about the integration of marketing and sales, and how much money I have wasted over the years. I look back at all the middle-market companies that I have worked for over the years and none of this revenue strategy is even on their radar.

Michael Hollingsworth
CEO & Founder, Centerprism
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One of the most valuable outcomes of our engagement with Atomic Revenue has been the Impact Declarations. Now seeing how powerful they are in collateral it is clear why Value Propositions aren’t enough.

Tom Cooper
Co-Founder & CTO, Boosterville
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