Meet

the SalesBoost Team

Gretta Brooks

Gretta Brooks

CEO & Founder

Meet Gretta!

Gretta is a proven leader in the hospitality sales industry with 30+ years experience running three global sales organizations, leading award-winning hotel sales teams and earning numerous sales and service awards. She developed SalesBoost after years of searching for the most effective sales training for her sales teams and not finding it anywhere. She wanted training that would be interactive and fun, show immediate results, and give her team the ability to practice, practice, practice. With the idea in place, she brought together other experts to help create a comprehensive package that uniquely trains individuals through the entire sales process.

Andrea Christopherson

Andrea Christopherson

Chief Marketing Officer & EVP, Sales

Meet Andrea!

Andrea has over 20 years experience in hospitality with various brands in talent acquisition, training, and sales & marketing. She has proven experience in selling at a national level as well as overseeing sales training for Omni Hotels & Resorts. Andrea’s role at SalesBoost is to inspire, design and implement training curriculum as well as lead and support SalesBoost’s marketing and partnership strategies to help organizations engage their leaders and sales professionals to achieve the greatest possible success.

Kimberly Ohlson

Kimberly Ohlson

Vice President of Technology

Meet Kimberly!

With nearly 30 years in the technology industry, Kimberly is a strategic technical professional, highly motivated with a history of driving revenue growth through innovative technology with exceptional results of exceeding goals. Kimberly comes to us with experience from Microsoft, Symantec, and more. Adept at conceptualizing and implementing effective approaches, Kimberly utilizes a team collaboration approach that focuses on solving customer needs and creating and maintaining longstanding customer satisfaction. Kimberly is effective at leveraging our team resources and team problem-solving techniques to make sure our platform runs smoothly.

Dave Rolston

Dave Rolston

AR/VR

Meet Dave!

Dave is a dynamic, entrepreneurial general executive with a combination of high energy and deep experience. He has deep experience in AI / Machine Learning and 3D Graphics, Imagery, and VR/AR. Dave is also a seasoned CEO with success in a broad range of environments such as Technologies from construction and semiconductors to virtual reality and AI software, Small teams to as large as thousands of employees producing $500M in revenue, and Industries from military and enterprise to entertainment and consumer. He comes to us with 20+ years in international sales and management and extensive experience in M&A – investment, sales, acquisitions, mergers, spin-outs.

Megan Gabriel

Megan Gabriel

Vice President, Enterprise Sales

Meet Megan!
Megan joins SalesBoost as our Vice President, Enterprise Sales, where she is focused on delivering skillbased learning throughout the hospitality community. With nearly 20 years as an accomplished hospitality sales professional, Megan is adept at building relationships, strategic problem solving, and sales performance excellence.
Throughout her career, she has been recognized as a top performer and given awards including the Marriott Sales Excellence and Aimbridge Hospitality Hotel of the Year. She believes that knowledge is power, and is passionate about training/educating others and maintaining a growth mindset. “SalesBoost has been a training tool that I credit my success with over the past four years.” Gabriel stated. “I see the need for this software training program now more than ever with the travel and tourism industry ravaged by the 2020 pandemic. The hoteliers that will survive, will be the most educated and tenacious. I want to share my success with others and help home see that with SalesBoost as their partner they can achieve their goals, with a much shorter ramp-up period.”
FUN FACTS:
Megan is passionate about music.
She studied vocal performance and jazz at Northern Kentucky University.

She even recorded two albums during her time there.

In her personal time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family. She has a seven-year-old daughter (Avery), her Fiancé (Maher), and his two children (Sam and Claire).
She loves to travel and considers herself to be a world traveler. She feels most alive when immersed in a new culture.
She also enjoys being in nature, practices yoga regularly, and is an avid reader.
Megan is currently working towards her Executive Masters in Business Administration at Xavier University.
In her personal time,Megan enjoys spending time with her family. She has a seven year old daughter (Avery), her Fiancé (Maher), and his two children (Sam and Claire). She loves to travel and considers herself to be a world traveler. She feels most alive when immersed in a new culture. She also enjoys being in nature, practices yoga regularly, and is an avid reader. Megan is currently working towards her Executive Masters in Business Administration at Xavier University
Sumi Pillai

Sumi Pillai

Project Owner, Experion Technologies

Meet Sumi!

Sumi has successfully managed several software projects and multi-project engagements for many Fortune 500 customers.
She has harnessed diverse technologies to deliver critical business solutions with budgets ranging from $250k to $11 million. Sumi has built, managed, and led globally dispersed teams ranging from 10+ to 200+ members. Additionally, Sumi has worked with C-level executives, business managers, and operations teams to define and achieve specific business goals. She is an expert in her field and we are lucky to have her on our team!

Allyson Ragonese

Allyson Ragonese

Director, Customer Success

Meet Allyson!

Allyson Ragonese brings many years of experience in the hospitality industry to her role as the Director of Customer Experience. With 24 years of skill proficiency and performance in the hospitality industry in roles as Director of Sales and Marketing and General Manager, she brings a level of relatability that emphasizes her desire to support our customers to seek their fullest potential of success.

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida she is proud of her two children and enjoys family time with her husband, sharing experiences and making memories.

Erin Reid

Erin Reid

Customer Success Manager

Amanda Ruggles

Amanda Ruggles

Customer Success Specialist & Data Analyst

Kendall Hannon

Kendall Hannon

Director of Enterprise Success & Software Implementation

Meet Kendall!

Kendall is an award-winning sales professional with 20 years of experience in both hotel sales as well as global sales. She is responsible for new account acquisition, onboarding organizations and users as well as delivering outstanding service and support to our existing customers. She has a passion for developing others and guiding individuals and organizations to achieve their greatest potential.

Kirsten Olson

Kirsten Olson

Systems Administrator