2020 Kickoff: How to Crush Your Sales Goals in the New Year


Better, 3 World Trade Center (175 Greenwich St.) 59th Floor, New York, NY, 10007

Alea Homison 
Alea Homison is Vice President of Sales Enablement and Sales Development at AlphaSense where she is responsible for the development, acceleration, and optimization of talent across the sales and service organization.  Alea specializes in building go-to-market strategies for organizations focused on growth and scalability. She has developed and managed a variety of high performing teams throughout her career which spans sales strategy, corporate strategy, and investment banking.  Alea holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Risk Management and Business from Gannon University.  
Jessica Peluso 
Jess is a strategic, results-driven leader with an entrepreneurial mindset. Throughout her career, she has built and scaled multiple sales teams focused on increasing revenue. She’s an expert at finding and hiring top talent, teaching and developing sales and retention skills and motivating large teams. She leads her team to drive business growth through a commitment to quality and efficiency improvement, strategic planning, performance optimization, and employee development. A strong background in change leadership and process creation and improvement has led her to continuously improve overall performance in multiple roles and organizations.
Sarah Pierce 

Sarah is the Head of Sales at Better.com, one of the fastest growing homeownership companies in the country, having grown 3.5x year-over-year and currently funding $700M a month in mortgages. As one of the company’s first employees in 2016, Sarah built and scaled the sales team from 5 to over 300. Pierce has also tripled loans sales at Better.com two years in a row, adding multiple new product lines and launching sales for Better.com’s first white label partnership with Ally Financial.  Prior to Better.com, Sarah co-founded TIQO Beverage, a light alternative to Beer that was sold and distributed across the country. She has a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University.

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6:00 – 6:30


Drinks and Snacks

6:30 – 7:30

Panel Discussion


– Alea Homison, Vice President of Sales Enablement and Sales Development @ AlphaSense

– Jessica Peluso, Sr Director of Global Enterprise Sales @ Handshake

– Sarah Pierce, Head of Sales @ Better

7:30 – 8:00



8:00 – 8:30


Drinks and Snacks

Where and when

Better, 3 World Trade Center (175 Greenwich St) 59th Floor, New York, NY, 10007

Tuesday, January 28 at 6:00pm

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