Meet the BlitzMasters team
In our opinion, the old proverb “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” is right on the money. At BlitzMasters, our training experts offer skills and inspiration that “feed” an entire career.
Motivational, transformational, fast, and scalable for groups large or small: count on your BlitzMaster for a workshop that helps you and your team generate same-day results and lifelong skills.
Chief BlitzMaster & CEO
BlitzMasters founder Andrea Sittig-Rolf helps sales organizations inspire change, maximize sales, and increase bottom line results. Business savvy and passionate for people, Andrea understands how to help and inspire salespeople to be their best. In addition to her work in sales training, she is also a successful entrepreneur, author, and frequent media guest and is in high demand as a speaker.
"Andrea is one of the most passionate and focused entrepreneurs that I have ever known. BlitzMasters is a company grown from true grassroots, by an individual who believed (and continues to believe) that any rep can fill their pipeline with opportunities in a single day, if they apply some tried-and-true, but often ignored, approaches. Andrea has grown her business into a substantial enterprise, but the core mission of her company has never changed — and neither has her exuberance, enthusiasm, and energy. I consider Andrea a good friend and industry counterpart, and will continue to recommend her program as an integral part of any sales strategy."
VP Worldwide Strategic Partnerships and Sales Enablement, Rogue Wave Software
Carl's great sense of humor and his ability to simplify even the most tedious concepts make him an outstanding communicator, trainer, and leader. For over 25 years, Carl has inspired teams around the world to achieve challenging goals; and during his 17+ year career at Microsoft as a salesperson, sales director, and general manager, Carl was known for his ability to build, coach, and motivate great teams. His broad experience ranges from leading worldwide sales teams at Microsoft to VP of business development for a SaaS startup.
Carl is funny, humble, and interesting, and he always has a good story to tell. Book him for a Blitz or for a speaking engagement.
"Equal or better than [Carl’s] sales skills were his management and people development expertise. He helped many people, including me, understand our business and develop sales and management skills. Many of those people will be future leaders in the company for sure."
Vice President, Microsoft
Leah Darby has been the wearer of many hats: corporate employee, teacher, trainer, and performer. She’s also been a Miss America contestant. Her diverse background includes a wealth of experience and serves her well at BlitzMasters. In the corporate world, Leah held positions at JP Morgan Chase and DMS Technology Services before transitioning into a training consultant role for a professional communication skills consulting firm. Leah holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Oklahoma City University and continues to work as a professional freelance artist in addition to consulting and training.
During her year of service as Miss Kansas, Leah had the privilege of speaking to thousands of people and was awarded the first-ever Welcome Back Award by Eli Lilly and Company. Leah also collaborated with the pharmaceutical company on a national campaign that included an appearance on The Today Show. Leah calls New York City home and lives with her amazing dog, Mira.
"The effort and investment paid off with very good results. The processes used by BlitzMasters were well suited for our business model and harnessed our fragmented approach into a singularly focused and step-by-step sales strategy. And of course, Leah Darby did an excellent job in coaching the team."
Sales Manager, Diebold
Jeffery is eager to share his vast knowledge of relationships and sales tools/skills with people to help them enhance their lives. His sterling communication skills and entertaining personality make him an excellent leader and presenter. After managing technical and customer care training programs at Hewlett-Packard in Boise, Idaho, his last HP job was solving problems for the corporate executive team as the "CEO's Customer Advocacy Business Lead" in Palo Alto, California. His easy technical and adroit people skills were valuable in Silicon Valley. He was director of customer care for home improvement and internet startups. As an entrepreneur, Jeffery found a passion in real estate and managed a portfolio of residential, commercial and ranch properties for a billionaire family. Besides traveling the U.S. for BlitzMasters, he is an emerging social media influencer working on various media projects including real estate, solar energy and vegan/vegetarian living. Jeffery has plant-based nutrition training from Cornell and is a Certified Master Gardener. He lives in Palm Springs, California and Fairfax County, Virginia with his partner Brian and Poppy the pug. Reach him on social media: @blitztoday.
Blitz Operations Manager
Katy has been bringing her energy and creativity to BlitzMasters since 2003. As our Blitz Operations Manager (aka "The BOM"), Katy provides administrative support to the BlitzMasters and works with Andrea Sittig-Rolf at trade events. She has a psychology degree and has worked for more than 25 years in sales and marketing.
Katy lives in Palm Desert, California, and has two grown children: a daughter and a son. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, singing, and walking in the Southern California sunshine.
Brian combines strengths in project management with a background in sales and education. His experience in managing complex projects with many moving parts brings incredible value to the BlitzMasters team.
Brian has a bachelor of science degree from Western Washington University and lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Andrea Sittig-Rolf.