Who We Are

About us | About Growth OrbitAt Growth Orbit, we know you struggle with achieving predictable, scalable revenue growth in your business. We have created a platform that combines people, processes, and technology. We start by helping companies gain a better understanding of their total addressable market. By starting with this foundation, we can more effectively engage with the right prospects at the right time. Doing so ultimately leads to closing more business so you can focus on accelerating your growth and achieving success.

Who is Growth Orbit? Growth Orbit is a full-service growth acceleration firm. Meaning, we focus on driving measurable value through growth initiatives that work. We excel at combining sound growth strategy with proven sales methodologies, supported by effective technology. We only consider ourselves successful when we deliver accelerated, measurable growth for our clients.

Growth Orbit on LinkedInFrom developing smart insight driven sales messaging, to filling your funnel with qualified leads, we’ve built our foundation on meeting clients where they are and helping them achieve new levels of growth — what we call reaching Growth Orbit!

Steve Schilling


Steve has been leading startups, turnarounds, and high-growth businesses in highly competitive markets for 25+ years. He has been working in “the cloud” since the mid 90s and creating “managed services” offerings even longer. The press and industry analysts have recognized him as an industry visionary, strategist and disruptor. He has twice put companies into Gartner’s Leadership and/or Visionary Magic Quadrant.

Specialties: venture-backed startups, turnarounds, high-growth technology, Software as a Service (SaaS/CaaS), Cloud Services, Telecommunication, Sales Transformation, Sales Enablement, Sales Effectiveness, M&A and perhaps most importantly – creating a culture of accountability! Ask him about it.

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Kimmy Netterville


Kimmy has worked in the marketing and sales development world for over 20 years. She has extensive experience and proven skill sets in Lead Generation Strategy, Messaging, Market Segmentation strategy, Client Management, Campaign Management, Operations, and Sales Management.    

She has personally overseen sales development efforts that have created thousands of leads and billions of dollars in revenue.  She is most excited to help her clients manage and succeed with their sales acceleration projects, keeping them on time, on track, and on budget. Ask her how she does it.

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Chris Etter


Chris started his career as a corporate auditor and completed audits all over the world before getting into sales leadership, general management, and eventually becoming CEO. Chris owned revenue growth for one of the world’s largest corporations for 10 years and then for several start-up organizations, and two companies that he founded and subsequently sold.    

Chris’s experience has been concentrated in technology, telecommunications, and healthcare. As Chris reflects on a long and successful career, the one thing he has enjoyed the most is helping interesting people with interesting ideas succeed and grow, ask him about it.

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N. Edward Birchfield, Jr.


Eddie has both a diverse and successful sales and marketing background with over 25 years in various leadership roles. He has earned a strong reputation within the Venture and Private Equity world as an insightful sales leader who identifies problems, confronts obstacles and implements scalable solutions that accelerate growth. For the past decade, Eddie has specialized in working with healthcare services and healthcare technology companies to develop and implement sales strategy and effectiveness programs that drive profitable growth.

Prior to his consulting career, Eddie co-founded ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ – ADTN) an Inc. magazine “500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States.” Eddie also co-founded The Sales Leadership Forum collaborating with the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, the Cox School of Business at SMU and the Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University. Eddie’s starts all engagements with a simple question, ask him about it.

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Connor Jordan


Connor has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of sales, business development, and marketing roles that all required expert implementation and execution of lead generation efforts. With a career focused on B2B technology solutions, Connor has built a reputation for himself as someone who can bridge the gap between high tech individuals and effective messaging for non-technical audiences.

His skills include email marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, branding, logo concept and design, website management, webinar creation, hosting and delivery, and leveraging marketing automation platforms such as HubSpot for lead generation.

Connor also serves on the Board of Lanier Fuller Center for Housing, a charity dedicated to helping lower income homeowners repair and maintain their homes.

Connor Jordan on LinkedIn

Hunter Bottoms

Director, Talent Acquisitions & Development

Hunter has worked in the Third-Party Staffing industry for over a decade working with and learning from some of the best staffing professionals in the business. Prior to joining Growth Orbit, he previously was co-founder of a successful healthcare staffing and consulting firm. Before that, he worked for one of Fortune’s top ranked Staffing Firms. He has extensive experience working in highly competitive markets handling both business development and recruiting across multiple specialties, Accounting & Finance, Information Technology, Healthcare, Sales, and Cybersecurity.

His skills include full cycle recruiting, business development, process improvement, and tracking/anticipating market needs. He excels at delivering a world class candidate experience and helping organizations meet their talent growth and development goals. Ask him about it.

Connor Jordan on LinkedIn

Management Team

Our talented management team brings great experience and sets the tone for an positive, supportive, and high-performance culture.


Director, Operations

Gerald has over 30 years of experience. Before joining Growth Orbit in 2012, Gerald has held many roles managing business development, sales and marketing operations. He has successfully implemented lead generation, sales and marketing programs for companies such as Heidelberg and Matrix42. He is focused on increasing profits, while achieving high margin sales revenue and delivering client satisfaction. Gerald holds a Communications and Computer Science degree from State University of New York at Farmingdale.

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Director, Training and Sales Effectiveness

Jill is an accomplished results-driven sales and sales management professional with an established 18-year track record of delivering profitable results. Her core competencies are in B2B sales, sales management, business development, inside sales management, operations, client acquisition/retention and onboard workforce. She has the ability to interface with all levels of customer employees from IT to C-level management. She brings strong team leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively work across and manage complex internal and external organizations. Jill’s specialty is in training, developing and coaching sales teams to effectively penetrate and target emerging markets driving predictable pipelines and consistently exceed sales quotas. She is a proud graduate of Penn State University, having received her BA in communications.

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Program Manager

Josh is a seasoned sales professional with years of experience managing inside and outside sales teams. Prior to joining Growth Orbit, he served in leadership positions at UPS, DHL, and various early-stage start-ups. He also ran his own sales development consulting firm and has partnered with some of the industry’s leading voices to train, coach, and develop new Sales Development Representatives. Josh’s areas of expertise include sales management, lead generation, outbound sales development, and market development. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and is certified in Sandler Sales Training. In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family and his dogs, going to the gym, playing golf, and attending live music events.

Meet Some of Our Talented Team of Sales Development Reps

Our SDRs have a wealth of real world experience and a track record of over-performing. They are truly our biggest and most valuable asset and we are fortunate they all fit well into our positive, winning culture.

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Interested in joining our team? At Growth Orbit we are obsessed with helping companies accelerate their growth.

We do this by working with our clients to develop practical growth strategies, enhancing and clarifying their messaging, engaging with prospective customers to deliver that messaging, and working relentlessly to turn those engagements first, into qualified leads, and ultimately into delighted customers! We exist to help our clients achieve their growth goals, and when they succeed, we succeed. 

Contact us if you want to explore how you can be part of this exciting movement!

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