The team at ABCO Systems is proud to announce the latest addition to the wolfpack, Jack Kaumo. Jack joins our team as our Chief Sales Officer.
With over 20 years of impressive sales experience, Jack is poised to put ABCO Systems on a path of growth while retaining our status as a family-based business. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1999 with a B.S. in Business Management and went on to gain indispensable experience as a sales manager at Micron Technology at the crux of the smartphone boom. Thanks to his mentor, Eric Toscan (who is still at Micron Technology today), Jack was able to fine-tune his abilities as a sales professional and take his talents to Sun Microsystems, which was shortly acquired by Oracle.
Sales Professional to Material Handling Solutions Expert
At Oracle, Jack led two different sales teams and developed a drive to sell more than traditional database products. Once Oracle began venturing into cloud-based technology, Jack took initiative on the scene by leading a sales team that successfully sold cloud-based applications to banks in the Boston area. After mastering the corporate sales environment, Jack sought after a more inventive and tech-forward company and joined Zipcar as Director of Sales when it was still only a business-to-consumer platform.
Thanks to Jack’s vision and management, Zipcar expanded its business model and went from $0 revenue to $30 million in a couple of years by selling corporate Zipcar contracts. Zipcar soared and shortly got acquired by Avis. After this acquisition, Jack searched for new opportunities in the material handling industry, which is what brought him to the Raymond Corporation.
At Raymond, Jack worked in product development and shortly thereafter led their national sales effort in the United States. With eight years of hands-on material handling solutions experience, Jack became a material handling solutions expert and uncovered his true passion for working in essential industries that are always evolving— enter ABCO Systems.
Why Jack Chose ABCO
Jack chose to join ABCO Systems because of our team-focused internal culture and customer-focused business approach. As a sales expert, Jack Kaumo holds these values near and dear to his heart.
As for his goals for the company, “I want to take ABCO Systems to the next level and the level above that,” Jack says. He plans to continue our legacy as a customer-first company and build a world-class sales network.
“ABCO has done great at 40 million in revenue— that came easy for them. We can quadruple it.”
Outside of his professional work, Jack is a car enthusiast, like many of us at ABCO. He loves to track race with his Shelby Mustang, and is excited to share our passion for cars in tandem with our goals for the supply chain.
Ultimately, Jack looks forward to helping ABCO continue to grow as a leading solution handling provider in the supply chain industry.
“When people think of anything but the forklift, I want them to think of us.”
We’re excited to have you, Jack!