Guidant Financial Names New Vice President of Sales

Sales Executive Katie Burckhardt Will Oversee Growing Team

Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 - Guidant Financial, a leading provider of small business and franchise financing services, has named Katie Burckhardt their Vice President of Sales.

In her new position, Burckhardt will be responsible for overseeing the company’s sales efforts, providing executive leadership and developing strategies to grow market share.

Guidant Co-founder & CEO, David Nilssen, spoke about the decision to bring Burckhardt to the team, “Katie Burckhardt has a rich background in sales and sales leadership. She will provide strategic direction to accelerate our growth in existing channels and new markets. Her experience is an invaluable asset to our organization.”

Nilssen expects Burckhardt to develop strategies and deliverables consistent with her experience building revenue. Burckhardt achieved remarkable success in the past, consulting for companies such as Mature Market Sales Source. She was also instrumental in the growth of A Place for Mom, which helps families find senior housing and care. From 2007 to 2011, during a very sluggish American economy, she lead the sales team at which time revenues increased 40% year over year.

Burckhardt brings over 17 years of sales experience to her new role and is excited for the new challenge. “The opportunity to work for Guidant, a company that has a leading position and strong reputation in small business space, is an opportunity I could not miss. It is one of those companies that when you learn about the services they provide, you can’t help but to get excited. I am thrilled to work with the Guidant team and enable more individuals to realize their dreams of owning a business.”

About Guidant Financial

Guidant Financial helps people create the life they want through small business ownership. They are the premier provider of rollovers for business start-ups (ROBS). Guidant's services allow aspiring entrepreneurs the freedom to invest their existing IRA or 401(k) funds into a small business or franchise without taking a taxable distribution or getting a loan, in addition to offering traditional funding options such as SBA loans and unsecured credit. For more information on Small Business Financing, visit Guidant online at, or


Tassoula Kokkoris
Guidant Financial
(888) 472-4455 3266



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