Since 2003, we’ve been helping distribution and manufacturing businesses get their inventory under control and deliver on time and at the right price.
SalesPad was born out of a partnership between a distribution business owner and a software developer. Now, we’re a fast-growing company in Grand Rapids, MI, with over 100 employees on our team.
SalesPad has deep roots in West Michigan and we are committed to the growth and success of our community by creating local jobs and a culture that attracts and retains top talent.
How we started.
Pete Eardley, the owner of Michigan-based distribution firm Charter Industries was frustrated using Dynamics GP, along with clipboards and legal pads, to manage his operations. Matt Williams, a consulting software developer, was brought in to create an add-on software application to boil down those manual workflows into something more streamlined.
They both loved the software that was created, and they knew that it could solve the headaches of anyone who sells and distributes inventory.
We’re about businesses.
Since then, SalesPad hasn’t stopped helping businesses make the most of their inventory. Our enterprise software solutions are uncannily user-friendly, and work with leading applications Intuit QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics GP.
From medium-sized manufacturers to enterprise distribution companies with both B2B and B2C channels, we’re all about creating technology solutions that move businesses forward.
We know our stuff.
We love that entrepreneurial spirit, but we’re not a start-up. We’ve been privately owned since 2003, and have since created cloud and desktop systems with add-on integrated products that make doing smart business easier.
At SalesPad, we’re about taking the uncertainties out of running a business, whether that’s maintaining inventory, interacting with customers, making sales, or getting orders out.
SalesPad in a snapshot
30,000 sq. ft. Headquarters
Located in Grand Rapids
Involved in the Community
Originally from West Michigan, Michael has spent much of his professional career in California working with some of the fastest-growing brands and technology companies in the world. After hearing the SalesPad story and seeing the long-term potential of the business, he wanted to be a part of the growing team in Grand Rapids.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, as well as an accompanying MBA, from the University of Michigan. He has extensive experience leading and growing technology and software companies and has held several top and senior-level positions. His work history covers sectors such as digital marketing, information technology and services, and enterprise software. Earlier in his professional career, he spent several years in finance and management consulting.
John is responsible for the overall financial and operational aspects of SalesPad. As the former owner of both a distribution business and a manufacturing business, he’s walked in the shoes of SalesPad’s customers. He has also served as the Executive Director of a local non-profit. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed working with teams to help grow and develop companies, and at SalesPad, it’s no different — he’s here to support the growth of our company and our customers.
John graduated from the University of Michigan’s business school in 1989. He and Mary, his wife of 30 years, have four boys ranging from 17-26 years old. Together, they enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including skiing, golfing, and scuba diving.
Matt knew from a young age that he was going to have a career in technology. Matt attended Grand Valley State University where he majored in computer science. He was a principal at Springthrough (software development), CIO at Great Lakes Computer, and worked as an IT Manager at Steelcase before starting SalesPad.
Today as the CTO of SalesPad, Matt works closely with the SalesPad development teams to drive new and cutting-edge innovations to its customers and to the market. His past experience as a developer has given him a better understanding of the software industry, making his leadership role crucial to SalesPad.
Senior VP of Product
Jeremy graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in computer science. He started out as a software developer at SalesPad, and played a key role in the beginning stages of the organization. Jeremy is now responsible for formulating product strategy, go to market plans and helping the company meet organizational goals.
A big-picture thinker, he uses his experience from multiple departments to better understand every aspect of the company. No one knows the company vision better than Jeremy, and he uses this knowledge every day to establish SalesPad as a leading ERP provider.
VP of Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources, Sarah is responsible for human resource management of SalesPad.
Working closely with the other members of the company’s Executive and Leadership Team, Sarah plays a critical role in strategic decision-making regarding human capital management strategy.
For over a decade, Sarah’s had her hand in recruiting and retaining every individual within the SalesPad Team, creating a high-performing and motivated workforce that has helped to enable the company’s growth. Sarah graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
VP of Customer Success
Coming from a retail management background, Dan joined SalesPad in 2011 as a customer representative on the company’s technical support team. He held numerous roles within the company, eventually working his way up to VP of Customer Success.
Dan’s past roles at SalesPad have included Implementation Specialist and Manager of Implementation & Support Services, giving him excellent insight into the process and operations side of the company. As an efficiency guru, Dan is the man when it comes to focusing completely on the customer experience. His ultimate goal is for all of our customers to realize high success & value from our products & services.
Director of Software Development & IT
Louis oversees the Development, Quality Assurance, and IT teams. He originally joined SalesPad to serve as the bridge between the Support and Development departments to help customers resolve issues as fast as possible. Louis also worked as an implementation specialist, and his experience in multiple departments at SalesPad helps him offer a big-picture approach to software development.
Before joining SalesPad, Louis was an implementation specialist and level 3 technical support technician at Bell Business Solutions in Montreal, as well as a software developer at Bombardier Aerospace, also in Montreal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Ahuntsic College in Montreal, QC.
Intacct Delivery Champion
Jacob is responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of SalesPad Cloud and Sage Intacct. Working as the liaison between professional services and product development, Jacob identifies potential feature or product improvements, while ensuring that our customers are delighted by what our teams delivers.
Jacob has been with SalesPad for more than 12 years, and has held multiple strategic roles within the company. He has implemented or overseen the implementation of more than 350 SalesPad installations. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Appalachian State University, as well as multiple certifications with both Microsoft and Sage, including being Sage Intacct Implementation Certified.