Connect with Leaders, Gain Skills, and Learn about Sales Opportunities at Top Companies 

Summit: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Kickoff Happy Hour: Thursday, November 1, 2018

New York City

Participating Employers Include:

TEKsystems logo

About Rising Closers

This event will bring together top companies and their sales leaders and a select group of diverse, ambitious early career professionals interested in launching and growing their career in sales. 

Why attend? 

Network with and learn from the best in sales at companies with incredible career opportunities.

Rising Closers is free to attend thanks to the generous companies involved.

What We're Looking for in Rising Closer Attendees

  •  An interest or background in sales  
  •  1-5 years of post-grad work experience  
  •  A demonstrated history of results in your work  
  •  Strong communications skills  
  •  A love for building relationships

Attendees are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP for one of our limited spots.

The Program

Learn from sales leaders on topics including:  

  •  Leadership
  •  Intrapreneurship
  •  Public speaking
  •  Negotiation 

Speakers Include

Robyn Green Sales Planner Hulu

Jemia Young Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager TEKsystems

Michael Artis Manager, Ad Tech Operations Hulu 

Teron Foster University Relations Recruiter TEKsystems

Arista Moultrie Campaign Lead Hulu 

Emily Miethner CEO, Founder Findspark

Wintana Melake Sales Recruiting Yelp

Frances Melegrito Diversity Recruiting Specialist Yelp 

Kaivona Parker Associate Sales Training Manager Yelp

Teresa Truong Regional Inclusion and Diversity Manager TEKsystems

Isada Norflet Sales Manager Yelp 

Sessions Include

Storytelling in Sales

Millennials in Tech: 3 Pillars for Mobility in the Digital Landscape

The Power of Emotional Vulnerability 

Kickoff Happy Hour

Thursday, November 1st | 6pm-8pm

Mingle with attendees and company reps!

Rising Closers: A Sales Career Summit 

Saturday, November 3rd | 10am-4pm

Let the learning and networking begin!


How much does it cost to attend Rising Closers?  

It's free! You'll need to apply to attend the event. You will be notified if you are selected.

Can I attend if I don't have formal sales experience?  

Yes! Our employers are looking for young professionals from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about sales and have transferrable skills.

Where can I see what roles they're hiring for?  

You'll receive a booklet on the day of the event. In the meantime, you can see listings for roles on our job board. We recommend you apply after attending the event and building a relationship. 

What experience-level do I need to attend?  

Rising Closers is for experienced professionals with 1-5 years of work experience, sales background or not. 

What is FindSpark?  

FindSpark, a co-host of this networking event, is a community of 30,000+ members that helps young pros crush their professional development, networking, and job hunt skills through online and offline resources and programs. You can become a member by signing up at, or automatically by applying to attend this event.

Don't Miss Out! 

Sign up today to get the application to be one of our select Rising Closers!

FindSpark is dedicated to setting up young professionals for career success and connecting employers to top diverse early career talent.