Account Executive (Permitting & Licensing)

Plano, TX
Sales /
Full-time /
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive! 

Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!

🌟 OpenGov is a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award winner and a Forbes America's Best Startup Employer 🌟

Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!

This position requires a minimum of 3 days per week working onsite in OpenGov's Plano, TX office.

Job Summary:

The Account Executive will lead all sales efforts within their assigned territory for a defined OpenGov Product Suite.  This includes territory planning,  prospect identification, lead generation, sales cycle management, and ownership of sales calls, proposals, and contract negotiation through deal closure.  This individual will work collaboratively with the ERP Pod Leader and additional stakeholders throughout the organization to meet sales goals and deliver the highest standard of integrity, quality, and customer service to our customers.


  Lead the customer relationship for a defined OpenGov Product Suite driving the overall strategy for a specific territory and marshaling the pre-sales team to grow our new and existing customer accounts
  Ability to work collaboratively with the ERP Pod Leader to aid in closing, complex multi-suite ERP opportunities with strategic accounts
  Establish, handle, and manage relationships between OpenGov and senior leaders of the customer and prospect government
  Generate new leads through networking and prospecting, including cold calling, as well as using marketing and PR activities of the company
  Make sales presentations to customers and prospects at different levels of the organization of leading governments within a prescribed territory including high-level, vision-setting product demonstrations
  Quickly develop thorough knowledge of company products and client verticals, including local and state governments, special districts, non-profits, higher education, and school districts
  Address product use cases, benefits, competitive advantages, and business outcomes; facilitate executive and technical follow-up to close the sale
  Target account selling (prospecting/lead generation, qualification and scoping, closing strategies, negotiations, etc.)
  Interface and develop professional relationships with existing customers and prospects throughout all organizational levels
  Establish referenceable customers to build the OpenGov brand in your territory in collaboration with OpenGov's marketing team, develop and execute demand-generation campaigns
  Lead contract negotiations
  Partner with Marketing on leads from trade shows and campaigns
  Help set event strategy for where OpenGov should be present
  Take ownership of sales process management and participate in sales planning status meetings (MEDDIC methodology, QBRs, and more)
  Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of a defined OpenGov Product Suite and the competitive landscape
  Meet or exceed quota expectations

Requirements and Preferred Experience

 Bachelor's degree required
 2 to 4 years of quota-carrying sales experience and have previously sold software solutions required (State and Local Government vertical is a bonus but not required)
 Strong work ethic and hunter mentality
 Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
 Curious and coachable when it comes to new challenges 
 Demonstrated a consistent track record of hitting and exceeding quotas
 Proven ability to close complex, consultative deals
 Ability to travel as needed (anywhere from 25% to 50%)
 Passionate about selling technology and what it can do for society
 Ability to learn to speak with senior executives about the direction of their organization, transformational projects, and budgets required to get there
 Self-motivated, creative, results-driven, solution-oriented, direct, and convincing when it’s right for the customer
 Competitive, driven to succeed
 Ability to remain focused and flexible during rapid change
 Crisp written communication and fluency of expression 
 Experience with a CRM, ideally SalesForce
What makes OpenGov unique

» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.

» Culture: Winner of 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, Awarded Top 25 Cloud Companies to Work For, Winner of Forbes 2022 Best Startup Employers, 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!

» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!

» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!

OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.