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Tech Park Academy | Best of the B.E.S.T. (Building Effective Sales Teams)

  • Louisiana Technology Park 7117 Florida Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70806 United States (map)

TECH PARK ACADEMY | Best of the B.E.S.T. (Building Effective Sales Teams)


Catapult Creative Media CEO David Maples will do a deep-dive on building the best possible, most effective sales team for your business. Anyone interested in staffing a sales team or wants to tune-up an existing one is encouraged to attend.

 About David Maples

David Maples started his first company at the age of 16 and ran an IT business that did subcontracting work for IBM. At age 20 he served as VP of Sales and Marketing for a national gaming company, leading to him oversee several national product launches. After graduating from the University of Georgia with dual degrees in management and marketing, David started working for a national mortgage lender. David constantly exceeded sales goals set by his employers and was at the top tier of best sellers in the company. He built and led sales teams for Fortune 500 companies in both phone and business to business sales.

In 2007, David moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU Law. He and his wife Virginia founded Drift Web Design, which developed into Catapult Creative Media. Virginia’s experience as a top-level designer for a fortune 100 company coupled with David’s knowledge of marketing, strategy and sales created the perfect foundation for their company. They then developed Catapult’s new branch, Kydos!, a review management software, in 2017. He used his sales expertise to begin to develop a strong sales force for this new product. He believes that having a great sales force means that the team leader has to believe in and encourage employees. This, coupled with a strong push to succeed, can create an environment where sales teams can thrive.

In the words of David, “Sales is the single most important function of your business operations. If you do not sell, you do not have a business.”


Event Agenda:

  • 11:30: Registration & Lunch Starts

  • Noon: Program Begins

  • 1:00: Program Ends



About Tech Park Academy:

Tech Park Academy is a monthly seminar hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park. We strive to bring you talented, knowledgeable professionals who have invaluable information to share. These events are accompanied by a catered lunch, which is included in the ticket price of $10. 

We hope to see you at this exclusive event!