Chad Burmeister, Founder & CEO

Chad has a successful career in building high-velocity sales teams at companies including Cisco-WebEx, Riverbed Technology, ON24, ConnectAndSell, and RingCentral.  Chad was the Founding Chapter President of the AA-ISP Silicon Valley Chapter which was voted two years in a row as “Chapter of the Year”, Director of AA-ISP Frontline Friday, and Colorado Chapter President to help advance the profession of inside sales to the next level of professionalism and performance. Chad is currently on the team who launched the Denver Enterprise Sales Forum.  Chad has been voted Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professional by the AA-ISP 10 years in a row (2010 – 2019) and continues to be at the forefront of inside sales and high-velocity selling strategy & execution.

Chad graduated from Loyola Marymount University with an MS in Computer Information Sciences, 4.0 GPA.  Chad is also the author of two books called SalesHack.  And more recently ScaleX.ai, Multi-Channel Sales Acceleration, Powered by Artificial Intelligence.

Rich Blakeman, Head of Strategy & Partners

It’s a human world where integrity, experience, and relationships matter. Rich’s personal focus is from the outside-in: how does the customer experience growth, success, and value – and what can a company and it’s partners and alliances do to align with their customers to create the highest degree of customer success. This is no longer a “hero” environment, it takes everyone pulling on their oar with perfection and the courage to depend on the others in the boat to carry out their role so you can focus on your own search for excellence.

Rich is responsible for corporate strategy and launching the ScaleX partner program.



Nick Cavuoto, Chief Marketing Officer

Over the past four years, Nick built and founded businesses that, combined, have generated multiple 7-figures. Smart Marketing Mastery, has helped thousands of business owners generate over 250,000 leads and $40M in revenue by mastering the core competencies of lead generation, branded content creation, profitable digital advertising, and sales automation. Nick’s work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Gary Vaynerchuk’s blog. His client’s work has been featured in some pretty special publications; iHeart Radio, NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, Buzzfeed, Dr. Axe, and the Super Human Podcast. With Microsoft, Pandora, Paychex, and a few other notable brands Nick has managed several billion dollars in products, while leading marketing initiatives generating tens of millions in revenue.

Nick is responsible for

Townsend Wardlaw, Chief Sales Officer

Townsend serves founders of emerging companies ($2M – $10M in revenue) looking to get grow. His clients want to understand what isn’t working inside their company and, more importantly, see what’s holding them back ‘between the ears.’

Townsend is responsible for direct sales and growth at ScaleX.ai.




Shannon Miller, Director of Operations

Shannon brings to ScaleX a history of success in helping companies implement complex technologies to deliver business value.  Shannon’s experience includes 3 years at Prospecting Health International and prior to that, he was COO of the Educational Marketing Group.

Shannon’s customer contacts give him praise for “his knowledge and understanding of sales acceleration technology,” and his “ability to execute”.  Shannon joined ScaleX in December 2017 as Sales Operations Manager and was promoted to Director of Operations in April 2018.