Self-Discover A New Way, Jamie Shanks

Jamie Shanks is the CEO of Pipeline Signals- a business built on making life easier for their clients. Based out of Toronto, Canada, Pipeline Signals does account monitoring, as well as map total addressable markets. This gives their clients valuable insights on where they can expand their pipeline, existing networks they can leverage, and other verticals that they can tap into.


On today’s episode, Jamie takes us through successes and failures that landed him in his role as Chief Executive Officer for a data mining company. Initially, he quit his job as VP of Sales of a SAS software company to start his own sales consultancy business, which he admits failed miserably but from his initial research an idea was born.


Tune into this week’s episode with Jamie Shanks, CEO of Pipeline Sales to hear why striking out on your own can lead to great things with unexpected outcomes.


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  • “At the ripe age of 30 I thought I knew everything there was to know about sales, and I decided I was going to quit my job and start a sales consultancy, which over the next two years failed miserably.” (1:10-1:22)
  • “In the pain of trying to build pipeline for myself, I ultimately had to self-discover a new way.” (1:23-1:32)
  • “Along that journey sellers would ask me, you’re teaching me to mine intelligent sales intelligence out of LinkedIn, why don’t you just do this for me?” (2:52-3:01)
  •  “It’s kind of crazy that you ask your sellers to be researchers, so that’s the problem we’re solving.” (6:22-6:28)



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