About James Purvis
James grew up in Colorado in a household of entrepreneurs. His parents owned and operated a family jewelry business that they ran for over 40 years and growing up in that environment taught him the ins-and-outs of sales at a very young age. His mother was known as "The Queen of Sales" as she generated over 75% of the store's revenue year-after-year. After witnessing how much her customers loved her and her passion for helping them, James was inspired and destined to become a sales professional.
James graduated from Colorado State University with a business degree and in his senior year he got his first sales job selling premium seats for the Denver Broncos. James racked up enough revenue that year to be named the top sales rep in the organization for 2004. What's even more special is that he won that as a part time rep (he was still a full-time student at CSU) surpassing reps that put in 2 to 3 times the amount of hours. This solidified his decision to pursue sales as a career.
After graduating college, James took an inside sales role at Hewlett-Packard and quickly moved up the ranks becoming a field rep within 18 months. James leveraged this promotion to move to Southern California where he always dreamed up living. After close to 4 years at HP, he continued his path in big tech sales at the likes of Symantec and Dell. After his third year at Dell, James knew he wanted something different, more fast paced, and challenging so he took a big risk and joined Okta which was an early stage start up at the time. He quickly became a top producer and maintained that status by finishing in the top 10% every year. But it was in 2015 when his career sky rocketed at Okta. James finished #1 in worldwide sales (out of 175 reps) and received their most prestigious sales award as "Rep of the Year."
Okta had a successful IPO in 2017 and James decided to parlay his success there to take on another risk and join another hyper-growth, IPO-seeking startup at Rubrik where he resides today. He's replicated his top performing status and has overachieved quota each year thus far. However, in 2018 he accomplished something extremely rare that you don't see often. James finished #1 in worldwide sales for new business (out of 200+ reps) receiving the top award for bringing on the most customers to the company in history. He also holds the record at the company for the most "Beaver Awards" (6) which is given to the top attainer each quarter.
When James isn't working, he spends the majority of his time with his wife and two young children. James is very much a family man and loves being involved in everything his kids do and he and his wife try to get them involved in as much as possible. With his limited time outside of work and family, James enjoys staying fit by working out at the gym daily, watching Broncos football in the fall, and sneaking in a round of golf once in awhile with his buddies. When it's vacation time, he loves to travel with his extended family as they all live in different places and this is what brings them all together.
Why I Do It:
To enable people to do better work so that they can achieve success and impact an even greater cause.
How I do it:
I am powered by grit, determination, hard work, and continuous self-education. By constantly improving myself, I'm uniquely positioned to deliver unprecedented results to my customers & business partners.
What i Do:
I am an award-winning software sales professional.
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