Mary Grothe

At 22, Mary started with a Fortune 1000 Payroll/HR company at just $13/hour in an admin role, but quickly acquired the skills and training required to advance into B2B mid-market SaaS sales. She rapidly found success by listening to her clients and always solving their needs; putting their agenda before hers. Even when her sales approach was the direct inverse of corporate, she knew what was right and produced record-breaking sales numbers.  With multiple #1 finishes and millions in revenue sold, she left in 2011 to become a business strategist for entrepreneurs and founded Butterfly Creative, LLC. Her vision expanded into youth entrepreneurship education and eventually went back to the Payroll/HR company serving larger, more complex prospects/clients in 2014. She left in 2017 after two Top 25 and one Top 10 finish and millions more sold.


Mary returned as CEO to her firm, Butterfly Creative LLC, rebranded as Sales BQ® (now 12 team members strong). As an outsourced RevOps firm, Sales BQ® acts as fractional VPs of Sales, Sales Ops, & CMOs who profitably rebuild sales, marketing, and customer success departments. Every client engagement is custom built with the focus on driving revenue growth through 3 phases, rebuilding infrastructure, recruiting top talent, and leading the team from a Chief Revenue Officer perspective for 6-12 months to ensure the ROI is achieved. In the last year, Sales BQ® served 50 companies in 20 states, grew their revenue by over 185% YoY (5 clients doubled revenues, 1 client tripled), placed 58 people, 71% crushed quotas (against an industry average of 54%).

Sales Career Highlights:


B2B MidMarket SaaS Sales Rep

#1 Rep 2008, 2009

Top 25 Rep 2015, 2016

#7 Rep 2017


Held Records for:

Lowest Discounting Percentage

Highest Average Revenue Per Sale

Highest Close Rate

Top 10 Largest Deal Sold 


Executive Career Highlights:


First 2 Years in Business:

$0 - $1.55M in Annual Revenue

Self-funded, No Investors

0-9 Employees

Voted Top 50 Keynote Speaker

Finalist Top Sales Podcast


Nominated for:

Denver Business Journal 40 under 40

Colorado Companies to Watch

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Mary Grothe


Denver, Colorado

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