Emblaze Chicago Chapter

Connect with your local sales community

Connect and create a community for inside, digital, and hybrid sales professionals who live in the same area. Chapters provide an opportunity to expand one’s professional circle and meet in-person to discuss ideas and/or challenges that inevitably come up in your career. Each chapter is led by Chairs, who serve as local ambassadors of the Emblaze community and a trusted partner with the Emblaze leadership team.

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Chapter Chair:

Tom Parbs

Tom Parbs

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Vice President, Sales
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Tom has an impressive 18+ year career in Sales and Sales Leadership. His teams consistently meet or exceed quota and he’s designed a variety of sales training programs, sales processes, and cadence plans to help reps ramp up faster. Tom is a two-time AA-ISP Top 25 Most Influential Sales Leader award recipient and the current President of the Chicago chapter of AA-ISP. He’s a former US Marine and holds over 30 certifications in sales, sales management, sales training, leadership, team building, and coaching.

Nick Werle

Nick Werle | Officer

Enterprise Sales
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Nick has been a member of the Chicago sales community for 10+ years, working roles such as Sales Development Manager for a Series B startup, Geofeedia in 2017, and an account executive at HERE Technologies from 2017-2021. Nick worked at Microsoft from 2021-2023 and is currently a Strategic Sales Manager at TomTom. Previously, he has enjoyed event planning and providing networking opportunities for Chicago professionals, and in his free time he likes to ride his bike on the lakefront path, and play volleyball and basketball.

Megan Williamson

Megan Williamson | Officer

Account Executive
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Megan's a driven, self-starter and rising talent in the Chicago sales community. After starting her career working with two non-profit organizations, she expanded from events and marketing which lead her to sales. Megan's invested in learning every day, building amazing teams and committed to breaking down barriers for women in sales. She's been featured in Kraig Thinkers video series and often participates in speaking & networking events to further her network. Megan is currently an Account Executive at Upwork where she's able to apply her creative & strategic expertise across the organization.

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