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Voting is Open: 40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management

Sales Lead Management Association Invites

Voting for the ‘40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management’

Thousands of Votes Expected for Leaders in Four Categories

  AdViewThe Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) announced that it has opened the virtual voting booth to decide the ‘40 Most Inspiring Leaders in the Field of Sales Lead Management’ for 2016.   Voters must be members and membership is free. This is the eighth year for the election.

“Those who learn to manage sales leads well sell more than those who don’t,” said SLMA CEO James Obermayer.  “Our members, through this election, recognize leaders in sales lead management who inspire others through their works.  It may be authorship of books, articles, podcasts, radio hosting and/or products that support the organization of the sales lead management process.”

Why it's Important

“Those who learn to manage sales leads well sell more

than those who don’t,”

SLMA CEO James Obermayer

Sue Campanale, vice president of marketing, said, “Our goal is to recognize professionals for their skills in the field of sales lead management because lead management is the cornerstone of building a revenue generating machine.”

What others are saying:

"There's a lot of noise out there regarding the best ideas in sales lead management,” said Steve Gershik, CEO of Koyne Marketing and host of SLMA's Customer Marketing Radio show. "The ‘40 Most Inspiring Leaders’ list is a shortcut to find the most innovative people in the industry.  I follow them all."

Dan McDade of PointClear commented, “As marketing ROI becomes more elusive and sales quotas more challenging to meet, it’s more important than ever to give those who’ve cracked the code with innovative lead management strategies and hard work the industry recognition they deserve.”

“Today’s marketers are under the gun like never before to contribute to corporate profitability,” said Debbie Qaqish, Principal Partner and Chief Strategy Officer of The Pedowitz Group. “SLMA is blazing a trail by recognizing and honoring today’s top marketing leaders who excel at impacting revenue through strategic sales lead management.”

This program is Sponsored by Continuum: AdView (1)

 The prime sponsor for this program is Continuum Managed IT Services. Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Help Desk.

 

 The Nominees

 B2B & B2C C-Level Management

  Sean Burke KiteDesk

  Larry Caretsky Commerce Corporation

  Megan Dahlen Microsoft

  Jim Eberlin TopOPPS

  Dave Elkington InsideSales.com

  Steve Gershik Koyne Marketing

  Justin Gray LeadMD

  Jeff Harsh Concept Services

  Nick Hedges Velocify

  Matt Heinz Heinz Marketing

  Carlos Hidalgo ANNUITAS

  David Hood VanillaSoft

  Jeanne Hopkins Ipswtich

  Ken Krogue InsideSales.com

  Rhoan Morgan DemandLab LLC

  Maria Pergolino Apttus

  Debbie Qaqish The Pedowitz Group

  Landon Ray ONTRAPORT

  Lena Requist ONTRAPORT

  Jim Steele InsideSales

  Mari Anne Vanella The Vanella Group

 

B2B & B2C Sales and Marketing Management         

  Maneeza Aminy Marvel Marketers

  Matt Amundson Everstring

  Scott Benedetti The Pedowitz Group

  Gil Cargill Cargill Consulting Group Inc.

  Guy De La Cruz VanillaSoft

  Josh Evans Velocify

  Lou Friedmann Insureon

  Dan Freund InsideSales

  Jennifer Harmel ANNUITAS

  Richard Harris Sales Hacker

  Jill Konrath Jill Konrath

  David Kreiger SalesRoads

  Andrea Lechner-Becker LeadMD

  Nathan Remmes NanoLumens

  David Rudnitsky InsideSales.com

  Liz Sophia Hodges-Mace

  Frank Tumminia QGenda Inc

  Traci Whetzel Concept Services Ltd.

 

People in Lead Generation Companies          

  Max Altschuler Sales Hacker

  Brian Carroll B2B Lead Blog

  Bryan Holzinger Concept Services Ltd.

  Kevin Joyce The Pedowitz Group

  Victor Kippes Validar Inc.

  David Kreiger SalesRoads

  David Lewis DemandGen International

  Dan McDade PointClear

  Mac McIntosh AcquireB2wB

  Adam Needles ANNUITAS

  Howard Sewell Spear Marketing Group

  Alex Stanton DemandLab LLC

  Jason WisenerConcept Services Ltd.

  James WrightConcept Services Ltd.

 

People in Software and Apps

  Dave Boyce InsideSales

  Federico Trip Dottin RIO Software Solutions

  Lars Helgeson GreenRope

  John Laino Velocify

  Genie Parker VanillaSoft

  Timo Rein Pipedrive

  Dean Robison Insidesales.com

  Lena Shaw LeadGenius

  Jason Smith IO Education

  Free Yee ActiveConversion

About the Sponsor: Continuum 

The prime sponsor for this program is Continuum Managed IT Services. Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Help Desk.

Rules

Voting closes at the end of business on December 6, 2016.  Only SLMA members may vote for nominees listed on the SLMA site, beginning on November 6; SLMA membership is free.  The results will be published on December 15, 2016.  Voters must cast one vote in each of the four categories. The ‘40 Most Inspiring Leaders’ list will be determined and published based on the number of votes received by each nominee in the categories of:

  1. B2B and B2C Marketing Management and Sales Management
  2. B2B and B2C C-Level Management
  3. Lead Generation Company Professionals (including agencies, consultancies, database providers, fulfillment telemarketers, trade show vendors, etc.)
  4. Software and Web Application Company Professionals (as those companies pertain to sales lead management)

 About the Sales Lead Management Association

The mission of the SLMA is to help companies succeed in the critical business process of managing sales leads. The SLMA has 8,000 worldwide members, 300-plus articles from 60 authors, and interviews with 400 executives on the SLMA weekly radio program (on the Funnel Radio Channel). The SLMA has produced SLMARadio.today (345 episodes and 85,000-plus listeners), a live-streaming digital internet radio program for at-work listeners, for six years.  The SLMA is a business unit of the Funnel Media Group.  For more information about SLMA call Susan Campanale, 360-933-1259.   

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