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Helping startups scale
Helping startups scale

Working with startups, scaleups or larger organisations, we focus on helping sales teams solve their business challenges, not simply the challenge of making their next sale.

About Patrick Traynor, Silicon Growth's Founding Consultant.

  • Deep sales experience, spanning 25+ years
  • Leading high-growth, enterprise sales teams for 15+ years at startups and global brands
  • 10 times being the first salesperson, manager or VP in a startup
  • 6 times being the lead sales advisor for startups raising investment
  • 3 times on an Advisory Board, at Syft (acquired by Indeed), The Dots, and PeopleHawk

Scaling startups is not easy! But creativity, resilience and a proven methodology have repeatedly brought success.

My core experience? Breaking new products into new markets, establishing sales operations and sales excellence. 


Driving Change


"Patrick is a joy to work with; a great and inspiring sales leader, he completely transformed how my team approaches sales. The outcome has been great - we're closing more deals than ever before and are breaking records each month!"


Raoul Tawadey, CEO, Snap.hr

Scaling LinkedIn


"I worked with Patrick for 6 years. He is both a gifted sales leader and a deep thinker about key business drivers such as how to use data to help clients as well as to make client service professionals more productive and able to scale. He played a key role in the growth of LinkedIn in EMEA from a true start-up to a major force in recruitment."


Ariel Eckstein, MD LinkedIn EMEA

Solving Challenges


"Patrick has been an instrumental part of Syft's success. For a fast growing start-up, Patrick proved to be incredibly valuable to us, not only his expertise in ensuring we were setting our processes up correctly for scaling but also in his mentorship of our sales team."


Novo Abakare, Co-Founder Syft

My Story Leading SaaS Sales

>>>Podcast: Listen to the Heresy.io podcast interviewing me about how to run pipeline reviews here.<<<

My Career Driving Change


Driving change has been central to 20 years of my sales career.


​1997 e-learning emerges

2000 interactive web 2.0 arrives

2005 big data takes shape

2008 social media scales up

2016 gig economy explodes

2019 customer experience wins

2022 grad recruitment resets

My Story Scaling LinkedIn


I was LinkedIn's 1st salesperson outside the US, pioneering sales of their Talent Solutions platform and leading EMEA's most successful enterprise new business team through many consecutive years of over-achievement.  


Business challenges changed frequently and scaled rapidly.

My Lessons Solving Challenges


Experience has shown me that sales success comes bigger and faster when you solve the bottlenecks, focus resources and empower the team.


That means I organise data, design workflows, leverage cross-functional teams, align behaviour, and inspire my teams towards a common goal.

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