The Houston Sales Leadership Community was co-founded by the University of Houston and SOAR Performance Group to create a forum for best practice sharing and executive networking within the greater Houston area.
  • The community is a cross industry organization of senior sales leaders focused on building a community within the Houston market for advancing best practices in sales leadership.
  • It also creates networking and mentoring opportunities for Houston senior sales executives with the University of Houston students participating in the Stephen Stagner Sales Excellence Institute.
  • The community is led by the advisory board with representatives from companies that represent different industries and go-to-market models.
  • In addition to the meetings that include panel discussions on sales leadership topics, the community also provides online options for participation.
  • Recordings from the panel discussion will be posted in the previous events section.
  • An online discussion group is available on LinkedIn.



Carl Herman
University of Houston
Director of Executive Education

Fernando Moreno
SOAR Performance Group

Eric Chapman
Hexagon PPM
VP Sales Operations & Enablement

Frederic Glaser
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Sr. Director Global Training & Certifications

Kylie Ilieski
Regional Sales Manager

Jivko Kirov
Hewlett Packard
Director Learning & Development

Eric Koach
Automation Anywhere
Vice President of Sales

Alexis Langagne
Various High-Tech Companies
Advisory Board Member

Dave Levitt
Senior Vice President of Sales

Amit Mehta

Werner Schaefer
Sales VP & General Manager Network Platforms & Communications Service Providers

About the University of Houston

The Stephen Stagner Sales Excellence Institute advances sales education and develops sales leaders through Research, Executive Education, and Degree Programs. Blending a combination of executive professors with real-world experience and PH.D research professors who are today’s leading, most widely published authors in the sales discipline.
Stephen Stagner SEI is sponsored by more than 25 corporations including 3M, Citgo, Ecolab, Liberty Mutual, Schlumberger and many others. These partners not only help fund Stephen Stagner SEI and its subsidiary organization the Program for Excellence in Selling, but also contribute to the professional development of our students by volunteering their time speaking to classes, mentoring students, and attending events/meetings. SEI blends a combination of executive professors who have at least two decades of Fortune 500 sales executive management experience and Ph.D. research professors who are today’s leading, most widely published authors in the sales discipline. In 2009-2010, researchers at Stephen Stagner SEI published more sales-related articles in top marketing journals (i.e., Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research) than any other university worldwide. In recent years, over 40 universities have visited Stephen Stagner SEI in order to learn about how to establish their own sales institutes.

About SOAR Performance Group

SOAR Performance Group is a client-focused sales consulting and training company that concentrates on sales performance improvement. We accelerate results for our clients through the development and execution of new sales and go to market strategies. Clients achieve success through a process of insights, diagnostics, consulting and training centered on a comprehensive understanding and connection to each client’s business.