Answers Along the Way: Jeb Blount

In 2006, Jeb Blount (BBA ’92) made the risky decision to turn his back on corporate America and lunge headfirst toward the shimmering uncertainty of entrepreneurship in the most nerve-wracking way possible – by creating a jobs portal for salespeople in the midst of the Great Recession. After three intense years (“I don’t remember much of 2007-2009, because I didn’t sleep,” says Blount.), SalesGravy.com emerged as the market leader in its field and is now the largest sales employment engine in the world.

Learn more about Blount, who recently gave the keynote address at the Augusta University Fall Commencement, in this post from The Fine Print, the online home of A., Augusta University’s alumni magazine.

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Eric Johnson is publications editor at Augusta University. You can reach him at erijohnson@augusta.edu.

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