meet our board & Investors

Investors in Sales Impact Academy

meet our board & Investors

Mark Roberge

Managing Partner

Stage 2 Capital

Mark Roberge is the Managing Director at Stage 2 Capital, the first venture capital firm backed by 250+ GTM leaders.  He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School.  Prior to these roles, Mark served as Chief Revenue Officer at HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS) where he scaled annualized revenue from $0 to $100 million and expanded his team from 1 to 450 employees. Mark was ranked #19 in Forbes’ Top 30 Social Sellers in the World. Mark received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Mark is the author of the best-selling book, The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology and Inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 million

Dan Somner

Dan Sommer

IND. Board Advisor

Founder of Trilogy Education

Dan served as Founder and CEO of Trilogy Education, a Workforce Accelerator that partners with the world’s leading universities to help companies bridge the digital skills gap. Under Dan’s leadership, the company grew to 50 University partners in 55 locations globally, 2500 employees, and over $150M in sales. Trilogy was acquired by 2U, Inc. in May 2019 for $750M.

Jay Po

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Stage 2 Capital

Jay Po is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Stage 2 Capital where he leads investments and strategy across the firm. Prior to starting Stage 2, Jay was an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners and sourced investments in PhishMe (acquired by Blackrock), Kenna Security (acquired by Cisco), and Weave (Series D led by Tiger Global). Through his work with founders, Jay observed the skills gap around go-to-market and came up with the idea for Stage 2, the first GTM focused VC fund backed by elite GTM professionals.


Paul Fifield

Co-Founder & CEO

Sales Impact Academy

Paul is a ‘been around the block’ entrepreneur with 18 years’ experience in founding and scaling global companies. Over the last 7 years he has grown two international technology businesses from zero to $70M in combined sales as CRO and $100s of millions in value. Paul has also raised over $100M of investment across all stages from seed to growth, VC and debt.

Alex D

Alexandra Damgaard

Co-Founder & CPO

Sales Impact Academy

Alex has spent the last decade working in sales and professional education. After working on Amazon’s growth strategy, Alex moved on to head up UNiDAYS’ EMEA Prospecting Team. Having previously authored and taught online courses, Alex ensures our courses are pedagogical whilst sharing her own expertise from the world of business development.

Jan Lynn-Matern

Founder & Partner

Emerge Education

Jan Lynn-Matern is a Founder and Partner at Emerge Education, a European seed fund investing in founders solving the $8.5tn skills gap. Emerge provides founders with unrivalled education sector insights, as it is backed by the world’s foremost education leaders and entrepreneurs. Prior to founding Emerge Education, Jan was an Associate at Chelwood Capital, a boutique impact investment and advisory firm.