Susan Bell is a co-founder and Senior Sales Director of Vertical IQ. After receiving her public relations degree from the University of Delaware, she began her career in marketing with a utility company in the mid-Atlantic. She then spent eight years as a banker in Wilmington, N.C. and ten years as a sales leader with sales intelligence firm, First Research. As Vertical IQ's Senior Sales Director, Susan is focused on business development, training and generating new business clients. With more than 19 years working in the business intelligence space, she is driven by building long-lasting client relationships, while being a leader of new and experienced salespeople. She is the mom of two adult children, professional walker, and lives in Raleigh but is ultimately a beach girl at heart.