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Meet Kristin Langlois, 10K’s New Chief Talent Officer

When I founded 10K in 2016, my goal was relatively simple — build a successful Salesforce business that would deliver great results to customers and give back to the community which had helped me build my career. I wanted to work with people who I admired and (hopefully) make some money along the way.

In the nearly six years since launching 10K those goals have evolved, and we’ve hit some awesome milestones along the way. We’ve curated a 500+ member (and growing) global community that’s home to some of the top Salesforce experts in the world. Our team developed 10K Connect to make our experts’ lives easier. And we’ve built processes that remove much of the friction when it comes to working with an on-demand workforce.

Most importantly, and especially in the context of our “new way of working,” we’ve proven to customers and partners of all sizes that partnering with independent contractors and boutique service firms in an on-demand model can be a better way to get work done in a rapidly growing ecosystem like Salesforce. It’s been a journey, but in a lot of ways, it feels like our adventure is just beginning.

Today, we are excited to announce the addition of Kristin Langlois to our executive leadership team as 10K’s very first Chief Talent Officer! 

As our new CTO, Kristin will lead us in continuing to grow and support the 10K Expert Community by identifying and recruiting the ecosystem’s brightest independent Salesforce talent. She will also be instrumental in revamping the 10K Expert Community experience with the goals of increasing expert engagement and nurturing the next generation of talent. 

Kristin’s breadth of recruitment experience and strategy makes her an exciting fit for the next phase of 10K’s growth. Get to know Kristin and her plans for the future of 10K’s Expert Community. 

You’re 10K’s first Chief Talent Officer. What is your vision for this role and what are you most excited to accomplish in your first year?

I’m thrilled to join a team that’s helping promote the future of work where professionals can control their own destinies. With my background in professional services recruiting, I’m bringing strategic talent leadership that will help grow 10K’s expert community to thousands of experts and ensure 10K is known as the premier on-demand Salesforce talent marketplace.

Our goal is to increase our number of community members and build an interactive space for experts to collaborate and find camaraderie.

During my first year, I will build out a talent strategy that will promote awareness of 10K as the premier place for elite Salesforce experts to get project work. Our goal is to increase our number of community members and build an interactive space for experts to collaborate and find camaraderie. We also want to ensure 10K provides an exceptional experience for every worker we interact with – from application to interview to project work and beyond. 

Our on-demand model is pretty unique in the industry. Why do you believe in the model and why do you think what we’re doing matters so much in the ecosystem?

The on-demand model is what drew me to join 10K as its first Chief Talent Officer, especially as the company enters a new and exciting season of growth. 

The 10K experience is an awesome example of what the future of work looks like – empowering workers to lead more fulfilling careers while enriching their personal lives. And because we manage all the overhead for our experts (finding project work, billing customers, managing payments, etc.) they have more time and headspace to focus on the work they love. It’s a win-win. 

The 10K experience is an awesome example of what the future of work looks like.

The other half of the 10K ecosystem, our valued customers, also appreciate the flexibility of our talent model. Our clients are not only confident they are partnering with masters in the Salesforce community, but they will have their issues solved without muddling through sales BS, winded SOWS, and other kinds of red tape. 

10K’s vision is to give people the freedom to excel at the work they love. How do you see yourself and your role in this vision?

I see my role further expanding the way we showcase 10K’s brand and the freedom we help provide to the Salesforce ecosystem’s talent. 

I’m excited to help tell the 10K story and make sure it’s told to the right people at the right time. 

It’s a compelling proposition. Whether you’re already an independent consultant or considering taking the leap into entrepreneurship, we want every Salesforce expert to know it’s possible to build your own thriving Salesforce business in today’s high-demand talent market. 

I’m excited to help tell the 10K story and make sure it’s told to the right people at the right time. 

What is your favorite adventure?

My favorite adventure was traveling across the world to Dubai and Egypt with three of my girlfriends, and it was an unbelievable experience. We got to explore Cairo, the Great Pyramid of Giza, King Tut’s Tomb, Abu Simbel, as well as cruise the Nile River.

You can find Kristin on LinkedIn if you’d like to connect and discuss opportunities for becoming part of the 10K Expert Community.

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