Account Govt Q&A with Evelien van Creij

Meet Evelien van Creij, an account government at HubSpot Dublin, who works within the Benelux gross sales market. Earlier than becoming a member of HubSpot, Evelien labored in a regulation agency however shortly observed that her ardour lies in gross sales. So after gaining gross sales expertise at a recruitment company, she determined to kick off her profession in tech at HubSpot and relocated to Dublin in 2021. On this Q&A, Evelien talks about HubSpot’s Crew Lead program, what recommendation she would give to a candidate seeking to begin a profession in Gross sales at HubSpot, and HubSpot’s growth into the Netherlands. Right here’s what she needed to say…


Are you able to inform us a little bit about your background and journey to HubSpot?

I completed my masters in regulation with the concept of changing into a lawyer. As soon as I began working at a regulation agency, I noticed this was not the precise job for me. From a younger age, I used to be at all times very aggressive and I did skilled horse driving so I understand how to cope with, and carry out underneath stress. This is likely one of the causes I made a decision to change my profession to gross sales and began at a recruitment company as a guide. There I discovered numerous gross sales abilities. After a while, I knew I wished to work with extra in-depth and sophisticated gross sales cycles. I started wanting into the tech trade and that’s how I ended up at HubSpot as an account government for the Benelux market. 

What attracted you to a profession in gross sales at HubSpot?

I wished to kick off my gross sales profession inside tech and began in search of the finest place to work. HubSpot got here out because the primary because it has an important tradition, beliefs and values which aligned with my very own private beliefs and values. Additionally, HubSpot has a tremendous product that may make an actual distinction in a enterprise and add vital worth for our prospects. 

What does a typical day seem like in your position?

I might say my every day routine could be very numerous. It begins with looking for new alternatives and reaching out to new potential prospects. I usually have conferences with my current prospects to assist them develop and handle their desires and wishes which includes each cross-selling and up-selling. A part of my day can be having inner conferences with my workforce, sharing finest practices, and holding one another motivated. 

Since becoming a member of HubSpot you’ve grown your profession and are presently a workforce lead on the small enterprise Benelux gross sales workforce. Inform us concerning the workforce lead program at HubSpot.

The workforce lead program is a implausible alternative to get to know what it’s like to guide a workforce inside HubSpot. Along with my duties as an account government, this position permits me to develop myself additional and improve my management abilities. HubSpot has created a singular program for workforce leads the place you’ve worthwhile coaching and periods to develop your management abilities. This system will set you up for fulfillment and prepares you for a managerial position inside HubSpot.  

The Benelux Gross sales workforce is rising shortly. What are you most enthusiastic about for the longer term?

HubSpot simply introduced that from September 2022, we’re opening a new entity within the Netherlands which actually reveals how a lot we’re rising within the Benelux area. I’m extremely enthusiastic about the truth that I can proceed to develop my gross sales profession at HubSpot from my house nation. Additionally, by having an entity within the Netherlands, HubSpot will naturally be capable of enhance model consciousness within the Netherlands which units the Benelux market up for fulfillment. I can not wait to see this workforce develop and create many alternatives collectively to assist companies throughout Benelux develop. 

You’re keen about getting extra girls into gross sales – what recommendation would you give somebody who may need to break into tech gross sales?

A easy sentence: Don’t doubt, simply do it! 

What parts of HubSpot’s tradition make it an important place to work?

Everyone seems to be so open and useful, which made me really feel at house from the beginning. Additionally, I’m a part of the variety, inclusion and belonging workforce, which is a tremendous expertise, and I’m very proud to work in the direction of making HubSpot an important place to work for everybody. Inclusion within the office is essential for me, and HubSpot prioritizes this in all that we do. Moreover, HubSpot provides each worker the likelihood to utilize our short-term mobility coverage. This implies that you would be able to work overseas for as much as 90 days a 12 months, which affords expats like me the chance to go to their households extra typically. 

What’s the primary tip or piece of recommendation you’d give a candidate seeking to be a part of the gross sales workforce at HubSpot?

For me the primary piece of recommendation is – preparation is vital. Put together your self properly for each single interview, and don’t suppose one interview will probably be simpler than one other. In addition to that, join and discuss to folks inside the group to raised perceive HubSpot and the position. Additionally, don’t be afraid to ask your recruiter for ideas & methods that can assist you put together. 

In case you weren’t in gross sales, what would you be doing?

To be trustworthy that could be a robust query as a result of I actually discovered my ardour in gross sales. I like working in a fast-paced setting the place I would like to maneuver shortly and handle a number of duties concurrently. In addition to that, I thrive probably the most in a aggressive setting since that provides me power. Nonetheless, if I weren’t in gross sales, I might most likely go for a administration place. A job the place I can coach different folks and assist them be the most effective model of themselves. 


HubSpot is now hiring for our Benelux gross sales workforce within the Netherlands. In case you’re keen on studying extra a couple of profession in Gross sales at HubSpot, go to our careers web page.

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