Butch Bellah is the owner of Dallas-based B2 (B Two) Training & Development where he works with salespeople and organizations to gain more appointments, win more business and retain more customers. From his first corporate job at 21, it took Butch only 4 years to be promoted to Division Sales Manager, then another short 5 years to Vice President of Sales. At 35, he and a business partner acquired controlling interest in the company he’d helped build from a $35 million local business to one of the largest wholesale food distributors in the nation with annual sales almost a quarter-billion dollars.
During his rapid ascent to sales and financial success, Butch also spent 10-years as a professional stand-up comedian—honing not only his public speaking skills but enjoying what he calls “the best sales training I ever received.”
In May 2009, Butch underwent triple-bypass heart surgery at 43-years old, completed cardiac rehab and ran his first 5K 190 days after surgery. He’s since completed dozens of 5ks, 2-10k’s and two half marathons.
He has written two books, The 10 Essential Habits of Sales Superstars: Plugging Into The Power of Ten and Sales
Management For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons) due this fall.