Nikolaus Kimla

Executive Director

A 30-year veteran of the computer industry, Nikolaus has founded and run several software companies. He and his company uptime iTechnology are the developers of World-Check, a risk intelligence platform eventually sold to Thomson Reuters for $520 million. He is currently the founder and CEO of Pipeliner Sales, Inc., developer and publisher of Pipeliner CRM, the first CRM application aimed squarely at actually empowering salespeople.Also a prolific writer, Nikolaus has authored over 100 ebooks, articles and white papers addressing the subjects of sales management, leadership and sales itself.

Nikolaus established the Go Ahead! platform in 2004, and it was soon based in principles taken from the Austrian School of Economic Thought: Freedom, Self-Responsibility and Entrepreneurship. He came up with the motto for Go Ahead! which is “Lead Responsibly.”

John Golden

Managing Director

John is the Amazon Bestselling Author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories. He recently published his second book Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. An acknowledged thought leader and speaker on sales and business strategy, he is the former CEO of Huthwaite (SPIN Selling) and Omega Performance, both global consulting companies and Focused Revenue Results, a management consultancy group.

Claudia Kimla-Stern

Speaker Engagement Manager

Claudia is educated in the law, as well as in management, and her career has focused on project management, finance, international event organization and management, media relations and international representation. She excels in event preparation and management as well as media relations.

Martha Neumeister

Event Manager & PR and Communications

Martha has been an essential part of the Go Ahead! team right from the beginning. She has been responsible for organizing more than 80 Power Breakfast events, as well as 3 Business Summits. Martha has a Masters Degree in Online Marketing, and so brings her expertise to the promotion of these events online and through social media.

Milos Krocian

Multimedia Manager

Milos has been part of the core Go Ahead! team from the start. He was responsible for creating original branding including the website, printed visuals, and user interface and user experience design. Originally trained in IT utility technology, Milos found his true passion in graphic design. He is a fanatical pixel perfect freak with extreme attention to detail.