Trish Sparks

Trish Sparks

Global Manager, Sales Product Consulting, LinkedIn

Trish Sparks

Trish's professional career began as a public school teacher, but it was her first job in a software company as a technical support engineer that revealed her inner geek. After transitioning into a pre-sales support role, Trish quickly realized that she was quite passionate about enabling customer success. It was a quota-carrying sales role that allowed her to develop strong negotiation skills and explore multiple sales methodologies. Although she surpassed quota all four years as a sales professional, her heart remained with the pre-sales and customer success side of the software business.

Trish currently leads the Sales Product Consulting (SPC) team for LinkedIn Sales Solutions. The SPC team provides pre-sales as well as post-sales services including the delivery of customer education, consulting, and project management services. Trish and her team are LinkedIn Sales Solutions product experts dedicated to making sales professionals more productive and successful through social selling. Trish holds BS degrees in Education and Business Administration as well as an MBA from Meredith College.


  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm

    Strategies That Drive Organizational Change in a Social World: Customer Panel

    • Trish Sparks, Global Manager, Sales Product Consulting, LinkedIn
    • Bryan Siever, Senior Director, Global Enablement, Citrix SaaS Division
    • David Hagan, Director of Sales Enablement, Lexmark
    • Jill Konrath, Author of AGILE SELLING, SNAP Selling & Selling to Big Companies
    • Tyler Baldwin, Global Head of Sales Operations, Sales Solutions, LinkedIn

    Gold Ballroom

    You've decided to implement a social selling program, now what? What sets incremental steps apart from game-changing sales reform? Join this customer panel for a lively discussion about proven best practices and measurement tips to drive organizational change as you evolve your sales and marketing strategies and practices on a foundation of social selling.