Carol Ann Korpi spent her childhood split between NY and Florida—early part in NY and teen years in Florida. She went to college back in NY state, at Colgate University. By then, Carol Ann was a FLA kid who was ill prepared for the Hamilton, NY winters to say the least! After Colgate she moved to Boston and received her MSW from Simmons College.
After a brief stint in Social Work, Korpi transitioned into the Internet business as it was evolving and proceeded to work in Sales and Sales Management at Start-ups for the next twenty years. The Start-up companies ranged from Data to SaaS to Global Payments and Virtual Reality Training. The main theme of Carol Ann’s career has been building a business from the ground up, usually as the only Salesperson to start, and growing each company into a world class business and building successful Sales’ Teams. Carol Ann Korpi had been privileged to work with some of the greatest people and true experts in their field in San Francisco, CA. She had taken that experience and built a Consulting company to offer her expertise to new Start-Ups and Founders as the CEO of CA Consults, LLC.
Carol Ann Korpi discusses her career as the Founder and CEO of CA Consults, LLC.
I started my consulting company, CA Consults LLC as a play on my name and the state I live in. I wanted it to be broad enough to allow for multiple types of Consulting work in different industries as my experience ranges from Start-ups in Global Payments, SaaS, and Virtual Reality Training.
While I enjoyed working for others and being part of creating their vision, I reached a point where the time felt right to fulfill my own vision. I created my business when I felt I had enough experience to offer new companies and Founders the benefit of my successes and challenges.
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