Rachel (Rae) Turkus
Director of Talent Solutions
Rachel (Rae) Turkus
Rachel Turkus is a proven technology and channel marketing and sales executive, supporting service providers, vendors, and partner organizations. Named to Women of the Channel for the last four years running as well as named Channel Chief in 2022 by TMCnet, Rae also received recognition from Cloud Girls in 2020, winning their coveted Cloud Girl Rising Award. Since winning, she has been an active member of the organization and is serving as Chair of Operations for 2023/4.
As the Director of Employer Experience at ActivateWork, Rae is tasked with supporting the overall goal to create an inclusive talent ecosystem for tech in Colorado and beyond. She will lead the employer experience team and focus on creating, managing, and executing the employer experience and marketing and sales strategy for ActivateWork.
Previously, Rae has served as the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at CyberReef, as well as Director of Marketing at both NetFortris and Broadvoice. Across the three organizations, she led the development channel and carrier marketing and sales teams as well as marketing and sales ops teams using best practices, which she’s honed after nearly a decade in the channel.
Prior to joining the technology industry, Turkus spent a decade in the dot-com world in various sales, marketing, customer service, and operations roles. She started as a customer service rep for an outdoor sporting goods company and quickly took over their customer service and sales management. At various times, she managed their sales teams, tech teams, marketing teams, and international logistics. As a sales leader, she tripled the revenue in their dealer/independent reseller program and managed their relationship with the large box stores including Costco and Amazon. At the end of her tenure, she managed their dealer relationships, digital marketing efforts, and technology teams.