Sales Representative
Xignite, Inc. - San Mateo, CA

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Xignite is seeking an ambitious and talented Sales Representative for our Corporate Sales Team. This role is responsible for selling in a specific geographical region via phone, web and occasionally travel. You will use a consultative approach to sell various Financial Web Services to a wide variety of verticals, including many Fortune 1000 companies. Xignite is a fast growing startup that has already begun to change the financial services market. Now is a great opportunity to hit a hot market with a best-of-breed technology and to grow with Xignite.
The Role

Xignite is looking for a highly motivated, financially astute and experienced sales person to join our rapidly expanding company. The successful candidate will join an already highly motivated sales team and be responsible for representing the suite of Xignite Web Services to potential clients, including the top tier of financial institutions around the world. With a consultative approach, you will identify prospects needs and demonstrate how Xignite will help them leverage their new or existing project needs. This individual will be responsible for building new business only. The individual will work with and liaise with all Xignite departments to position Xignite at the enterprise level. Our services offer more than 50 financial cloud APIs and fuel more than five billion service requests per month for real-time, historical and reference data covering global equities, commodities, currencies, options, fixed income, mutual funds, derivatives and OTC instruments. Xignite products also allow our customers to leverage our technology and our infrastructure offering solutions outside of the typical market data space.
Critical Job Skills

Proven ability to maximize sales into an assigned territory while working with colleagues and Sales Management when appropriate to target major accounts and large sales opportunities

Clear sense of priorities and can shift them as needed

Well organized and effective at time management

Keeps up-to-date on technology

Experience in prospecting, developing opportunities, demonstrating products, closing sales and preparing appropriate documentation

Knowledge of the financial data industry as well surrounding verticals

Ability to accurately forecast near term and long term opportunities

Capable of identifying and selling to companies that are not current customers

Understand and convey customer needs to sales management, product managers, and technical staff


3+ years of sales experience

Proven success and sales performance for closing complex opportunities

Must be well versed in vendor and industry related issues

Exceptional track record of targeting and closing deals with C level executives

Demonstrated success with strategic contractual negotiations

Clear understanding of Salesforce or other CRM

Strong aptitude for developing business models, fee structures, and licensing models is critical


Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university required

MBA a plus

Xignite offers a competitive salary and startup energy with big company benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K, life, etc. With over 900 clients worldwide, this is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a great company with real products, real customers, real revenues and exponential growth.

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