Spotlight Member Angela Wisdom
Angela is one of the most prominent and respected software sales executives in the downstream petroleum industry. She has diverse senior experience across business development, sales, project, partner and customer management positions for SaaS and technology companies to expand market presence and achieve significant revenue growth.
With solid business acumen and a sharp customer focus, Angela is highly regarded for her ability to identify strategic and tactical customer needs, with a strong track record of driving value added technology solutions. She brings a high level of professionalism, energy, and creative problem-solving abilities to tackle challenges and enable success.
As Chief Revenue Officer for Leighton O’Brien, Angela is responsible for driving revenue growth, global sales management, new product adoption and ensuring maximum return on investment on Leighton O’Brien’s data analytics solutions portfolio for customers.
Prior to joining the company Angela was Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for Insite360, the analytics business unit of Gilbarco Veeder-Root. She has also held senior strategic sales positions at PDI Software and Intellifuel Systems.
What is your definition of a Woman of Inspiration?
Women that motivate, enable and promote others.
Everyone woman has a story. Why did you start your business or choose your career path?
I've spent the last 25+ years servicing the large gas stations and end users of fuel. I've learned by serving my customers and helping them make improvements in their business with technology. I take each of my customers business very personal. We share success. The statement is true, Find a job you truly love and you will never work again!
When you were growing up, who were the female role models you look up to?
I've always admired Princess Diana. She was not only kind, caring and considerate, she was such an inspiring woman.
What is the best advice you were ever given?
The (Wo)Man in the mirror - always make sure you can be proud of your actions, even when you are the only person that sees them.
What is the worst advice you were even given?
Fake it til' you make it......
This is the decade for women to drive change. Why is now so important to empower women to be seen, heard and valued?
Women bring a specific value to business. Much like a house we make a home.... We have a unique ability to create an atmosphere for success. This not only benefits our customers, but our employees.
Your win is our win. What achievement are you most proud of?
I'm proud of high performing teams I've built. There's nothing more rewarding than to watch others achieve their ultimate success.
What would you like to achieve in the next five years?
I would like to do more non-profit work with children. I was a child that was often in and out of "the system" and I'd like to do more for children who may need some extra encouragement.
A daily non-negotiable for me is....
I will not sacrifice my integrity to win
I cannot live without my....
Family - my children and grandchildren are my biggest motivation
Outside of work, I love to....
Read, read, read, read and read
My power song is.....
I Feel Good All Over by Stephanie Mills