THE ‘HERB BROOKS’ ROLE ($160,000 – $170,000+)

Herb Brooks

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota … Herb Brooks enjoyed a relatively successful career as a hockey player.

However … his name would be etched into history once he hung up his skates and took a position behind the bench.

On February 22, 1980 … in Lake Placid, New York, the team Brooks had fashioned from a patchwork of US college and other amateur players took the ice in a semi-final game against an all-star line up from the USSR.

His group of underdogs pulled off one of the most memorable upsets in the annals of ice hockey history … by defeating the Soviets by a score of 4-3 … in what is referred to as “The Miracle on Ice”.

When Jim McKay, (host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports) was asked to describe what viewers had just witnessed … he said … “That may be the greatest upset in sports history” adding that it was the equivalent of an all-star football team of Canadian college boys beating the Pittsburgh Steelers!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Well … nothing, really!

That said … my client is looking for an equally strong leader to lead their sales team in in Eastern Canada!



My client is a multi-national organization with incredible brand recognition!

Based from a home office and reporting to the VP, Sales … the Director will influence the development of the sales strategy and execute the plan to support business growth … while focusing on developing the Eastern Canadian division.


  • The Director, Sales will assist in strategic planning and execution of sales and marketing initiatives to integrate sustainable growth within existing and emerging markets
  • Mentor, coach and develop the sales organization to perfect their selling skills and achieve targets
  • Set clear objectives … remove legitimate roadblocks … and lead the charge!
  • Analyze sales activity and determine action plans to capitalize on opportunities and increase profitability
  • Establish targets for the team … based on company objectives and develop a strategy to achieve same
  • Prioritize and direct daily, weekly and monthly objectives, including sales activities, to ensure execution
  • Develop & maintain positive & credible relationships with all levels, both internally & externally


  • 5+ years in a sales management / leadership role
  • An additional 5+ years of sales experience (in progressive roles)
  • STRONG PREFERENCE: for experience in Commercial markets; (Industrial, Healthcare, Gov’t or Jan/San)
  • A university degree
  • Genuinely smart … with a desire to work in a client-centric environment
  • Strong leadership skills … a coach and motivator who can build relationships resulting in performance
  • Ability to travel … across Eastern Canada and to the USA (approximately 35%)


BASE SALARY: $120,000 – $130,000
ON-TARGET MBO: $40,000 (uncapped)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $160,000 – $170,000 (uncapped + bonuses)
OTHER: car allowance + home office + benefits + some cool perks!

INTERESTED?  There are 4 things we’ll need from you;

  1. Please send your resume to Mark Krpan at
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; THE ‘HERB BROOKS’ ROLE – 1D81-MTCHFBL
  3. In a short but juicy email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.
  4. Please include a link to your social media presence (LinkedIn etc …)

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