Venture Accelerator Partners is happy to welcome Randy Hendriks to the team, as a new Sales Rep. Randy joins VA Partners with a history of helping organizations grow their impact and revenues through sales, marketing, and social engagement strategies. He has coached and worked directly with over one hundred organizations and business start-ups, securing over two million dollars in new funding from both the private and public sources.
With a significant and broad academic background including civil engineering, entrepreneurship and social sciences, Randy completed his doctoral thesis at Acadia University on the topic of developing community leaders. He identified trust, relationship building and coaching as key elements to growing leaders. Randy brought those academic insights into his most recent work mentoring entrepreneurs in sales, marketing and the ‘lean start-up’ methodology at the Innovation Factory, a regional innovation centre focused on accelerating the growth of new businesses.
Randy also has a passion for social innovation. He has created online platforms for fair trade and social impact products, coached social enterprises, and most recently has been involved in the launching of Create Hamilton, an eight thousand square foot social innovation incubator in east Hamilton. Having spent time working with a number international organizations, Randy enjoys keeping up with current events in Mexico and Central America, which also keeps his Spanish language skills fresh. Randy will be a regular contributor to the VA Partners blog. Be sure to connect with him through the VA Partners team page.