About Us

We Refuse to Accept the Status Quo

We’ve been in the startup sales trenches for decades and have felt the very real effects of mediocre recruiting ourselves. We've also seen the magic that can happen when it's done well! So we’ve made it our life’s work to fix this industry for good.

Finding the right sales leaders who will move the needle for your startup requires a lot more than a stack of resumes and a few crossed fingers. So why does it often feel like that’s all you’re getting when you work with a recruiter?

That’s why we do what we do.

That’s where we’re different.

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It Takes One to Know One

We’ve built sales teams for startups, led sales teams, worked as individual contributors, and sold 100’s of millions over the last two decades. Very few sales recruiters have the depth and breadth of SaaS sales experience we do (see our bios below)!

So whether you know what a successful candidate looks like for your role or not, we’ve got your back.

Our experience has shown us there is nothing more important to your startups success than getting the right people on your team the first time.

We're your partners in making that happen!

Working with ATP has been a really refreshing experience compared to others in the recruiting world. Most importantly, they deliver the result we’re after – talented salespeople joining us on our mission.

Zac Lowder, SVP Sales & Member Experience, Inspire

Meet The Team

We're your partner in creating authentic, long-term relationships that are an extension of your team. Nothing you do is more important than finding and hiring the right people for the long haul, at your startup stage. We work tirelessly to help you do just that. Let our deep understanding of SaaS, sales and startup recruiting work for you to defy the turnover odds.

Amy Volas

Founder & CEO

I’m an enterprise sales fanatic and startup junkie with over 20 years and $100M+ worth of deals closed. I experienced years ago how startups too often short-circuit their potential (and their salespeople’s) by missing the mark on one very important thing: recruiting. So I founded ATP to help them get it right – and I’m proud to say we’re doing just that!

Taryn Lanaghan

Head Of Recruiting

I’ve been a salesperson for nearly 20 years (including 10 years in HR Tech) and nothing during that time has become more apparent than how important the recruiting process is to the success of startups. I’m thrilled to bring my experience in startup sales and client success to ATP to recruit the best and brightest sales gems for our remarkable clients.

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