Rachel Bates Joins WorkStep As Chief Revenue Officer

Former SVP Sales at Workable will help power the startup's next wave of growth

WorkStep, the leading hiring and retention platform for supply chain teams, announced the addition of Rachel Bates in the role of Chief Revenue Officer. Bates joins WorkStep from Workable where she was SVP Sales and Marketing, and built the commercial organization from 0 to over 100 during a period of hypergrowth for the company. She will lead the sales and customer success teams at WorkStep and report directly to CEO Dan Johnston.

The key hire comes at a pivotal time for WorkStep, which has seen customer demand increase more than three-fold since the start of the year, doubling in just the last 4 months.

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To WorkStep, Bates brings deep experience scaling customer-facing teams in a high-growth environment. Having led both sales and marketing at Workable, which also sells into HR, the new executive hire was immediately able to see the value that WorkStep is bringing to its current and future customers.

“Rachel’s background building customer-centric teams and go-to-market processes will be invaluable as we continue to drive exponential growth,” said Dan Johnston, Co-Founder and CEO at WorkStep. “Moreover, she is deeply aligned with our mission to make the supply chain a better place to work, and we look forward to building a truly unique company in partnership with her.”

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“To date, WorkStep has built incredible momentum by delivering leading technology that helps their customers hire and retain frontline workers,” said Rachel Bates, Chief Revenue Officer at WorkStep. “I am excited to join the company at this inflection point in their journey, and look forward to playing a key role in bringing WorkStep’s solutions to market.”

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