Jim Bartek is a Salesforce MVP
Jim has been using Salesforce since 2003 and helping other business owners do the same
Founder & CEO
ISV & Consulting Partner
Jim is a business process expert and sales and marketing technologist focused on increasing profitability through the automation and integration of marketing, sales, customer service, and accounting.
Jim has over 15 years of experience in business process management and customer experience technology. He has been administering business software, including Salesforce.com, and consulting with companies on business process improvement, sales, and marketing since 2003.
Prior to starting Growth Heroes, Jim was a business advisor to tech companies at the Purdue Research Park. There he spent time helping companies launch their sales and marketing operations, including the proper use of CRM, email marketing, and lead tracking. Before that he led Seyet, a life sciences simulation company, as a co-founder and Director of Marketing and Sales. At Seyet, Jim consulted with clients including Johnson & Johnson, Dow AgroSciences, DePuy Orthopaedics, and other life sciences companies.
Jim is a board member of the Venture Club and previously was involved in running the Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge, The Indiana Biomedical Entrepreneurship Network, and Startup Weekend.
- Jim has been using Salesforce since 2003 and started his Salesforce Consultancy in 2012
- Jim became a certified Consulting Partner in 2017 and ISV partner in 2019
- Jim presented at TrailheaDX 2019 on Easy Clean Code to help companies understand how to easily get started with GitHub and CI automation including PMD and Prettier
- Jim presented at Indianapolis User Group with a client on transforming an entire 10 location field service business from paper to iPads and Salesforce, increasing profits by over $1 million / year
- Jim presented at SFXD Office Hours on Finance Automation architecture and recurring revenue
Jim volunteers as the Project Manager for DLRS, which recently became part of Salesforce Open Source Commons
Jim has given several talks on advice for careers in the salesforce ecosystem
Jim has built fully custom Field Service, inventory management and payment portal solutions to run an entire business inside the Salesforce.com platform including an offline first React Native iOS application
Working with SaaS companies in Indianapolis, Jim personally built Sales2Cash, a streamlined Rev Rec 606 compliant Sales, Contract, and Invoice automation solution that is a native force.com app
- Jim has given back to the entrepreneurial community as a volunteer for Startup Weekend and the Venture Club of Indiana. He also spent 3 years running a non-profit business incubator and advising startups on business planning, fundraising, and sales & marketing automation
- Jim has been involved as a corporate participant in Salesforce Pathfinder since it began in Indianapolis, Attending job fairs and providing career advice to participants
- Growth Heroes joined Pledge 1% in 2020 after having unofficially donating and volunteering for years. PepUpTech is an organization the company donates to for underserved groups to gain technology jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem
“Jim and the team at Growth Heroes have fully integrated Google Ads, Pardot and Sales Cloud to provide fully automated ROAS tracking in Salesforce. We can see every campaign and it’s performance, to easily optimize spend on advertising and improve our income. I can also drill into each Opportunity and see what keyword, search term, and ad it came from.”
“The Growth Heroes team led the discovery through delivery on providing a custom lead qualification integration between Pardot and SalesForce. The team delivered well in understanding our business problem and working through the complexity in our marketing and sales funnels. The project went smooth, and the business was delighted by the outcome. Great job Growth Heroes team.”
“We have had a very positive experience with Growth Heroes. They are very knowledgeable on Salesforce best practices and have been instrumental in helping us unwind some technical debt while architecting and implementing more scalable infrastructure. They are thorough in their updates and are a solid resource when it comes to solution brainstorming and have taken workload that otherwise would have taken a lot of internal resources and bandwidth.”
“This team is always extremely responsive when communicating. We enjoy working with them because they put our business needs first and are always looking at how we can use our data in efficient ways. They always have the big picture in mind when we make decisions and look for solutions which is invaluable.”
“We needed help wrangling in a Pardot instance that went way too long without the proper care and maintenance. Growth Heroes were extremely helpful and efficient in coming up with a plan to tackle the many problems. More importantly, they were by far the most transparent vendor I have worked with. They provided clear hours used and hours remaining at each check-in meeting and above all they came within budget and delivered on all promises. I can’t say enough great things about working with them.”
“Growth Heroes has been amazing”
Growth Heroes is also committed to giving back to the communities we work in and the world we live in.
That’s why we’ve joined Pledge 1%, a global movement to create a new normal for companies of all sizes and stages to have a positive social impact through their business. Growth Heroes is joining over 12,000 companies around the world who have committed to Pledge 1% of either their product, profit, equity, and/or staff time to a charity of their choosing.
Growth Heroes is proud to commit to donating 1% of staff time, as well as 1% of company profits, to our charitable partners, including Gleaners Food Bank; Rainforest Foundation, Inc.; and PepUp Tech. We encourage other companies to take the pledge and leverage their business as a force for good.
To learn more about Pledge 1% and to take the pledge, visit www.pledge1percent.org.
At Growth Heroes, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, disability, religion, or socio-economic status, feel valued and respected. Growth Heroes is committed to pursuing cultural competence throughout our organization by creating substantive learning opportunities and formal, transparent policies. Growth Heroes is committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.
Growth Heroes will advocate for public and private-sector policy that promotes diversity, inclusion and equity. We will lead with respect and tolerance. We expect all employees to embrace this notion and to express it in workplace interactions and through everyday practices. We are committed to modeling diversity and inclusion and maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.