Corey Sommers is a high technology executive, published author, and casual investor/trader. He is currently VP of Business Development at WittyParrot, a content management solution for the high tech and financial industries. He is passionate about bridging the gap between marketing and sales. Corey is the co-founder of WhiteboardSelling, a visual storytelling company, and trained over 50,000 sales professionals globally before being acquired by Corporate Visions in 2012. Corey is co-author of the Amazon best-selling book, WhiteboardSelling - Empowering Sales Through Visuals, Wiley Press 2013. Prior to WhiteboardSelling, Corey developed and executed VMware’s channel enablement strategy globally, across VARs, OEMs, Distributors, ISVs, and Corporate Reseller channel segments. He has led sales enablement and training for BMC Software’s worldwide direct sales organization and was also a founder of Ventaso, a sales messaging software company. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.