Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA--(Marketwired) -- ValueSelling Associates®, the creator of the ValueSelling Framework®, was represented by several winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service who consistently use their proprietary sales methodology during the annual awards ceremony held recently in Las Vegas.

 

The Stevie® Awards are the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted prizes.

 

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top sales awards, business development awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards? and International Business Awards?.

 

The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday, February 27 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. 500 executives from the U.S.A. and several other nations attended.

 

In excess of 1,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year's competition, an increase of 27% over 2014. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 139 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 54 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 50 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Business Development Achievement of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers. The Business Development categories are new for 2015.

 

More than 100 members of several specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging earlier this month. 

 

"It is so exciting to see our clients recognized at the Stevie Awards for all the hard work they put into realizing sales effectiveness and successful implementation of the ValueSelling Framework,®" said Julie Thomas, President and CEO of ValueSelling Associates, "We're thrilled to be a partner to their success."

 

"Visualize is delighted to congratulate its clients, Ooyala and CoreBTS, on receiving Stevie Awards this year," remarked Scott Anschuetz, CEO and Founder of Visualize, Inc., "It is an exceptional privilege to team with them and witness the measured impact of their success with the ValueSelling Framework.®"

 

This year's ValueSelling Associates Stevie Award winners include:

 

ValueSelling 2014 Award for Sales Transformation Excellence
PrimePay

Todd Quarfot, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales Officer
Karen Cimorelli-Moor, Vice President, Sales Training & Development

 

Grand Stevie Award Winner

 

Visualize, Inc.
This year, Visualize, Inc. won the Grand Stevie Award trophy as one of the 10 most "winningest" organizations in the 2015 competition. The rankings were determined on a points system, with a Gold Stevie win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie win for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win for 1.5 points. Scott Anschuetz is CEO and Founder of Visualize, Inc., and is a licensed representative of ValueSelling Associates.

 

GOLD

 

Sales Operations Professional of the Year
Bill Gibbs, Sales Operations Manager
Bill is formerly with Ooyala and now with SugarCRM

 

Global Sales Team of the Year
Cisco's Global Virtual Sales Organization
Cisco Systems Inc, San Jose, CA and Bedfont Lakes, United Kingdom

 

National Sales Team of the Year -- All Other Industries
Adobe Strategic Accounts Sales Team
Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Jose, CA

 

Award for Innovation in Sales -- All Other Industries
Cisco's Global Virtual Sales Organization's Innovative Approach to Sales
Cisco Systems Inc, San Jose, CA and Bedfont Lakes, United Kingdom

 

SILVER

 

National Sales Executive of the Year
Gershan Major, Vice-President, Corporate Sales Business Development
BTC Bahamas, Nassau Bahamas

 

Sales Training or Education Professional/Leader of the Year
Beverley Thompson, Director, Consumer Sales and Retail Services
FLOW Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

 

Sales Growth Achievement of the Year -- Computer Software
Adobe Strategic Accounts Sales Team
Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Jose, CA

 

Best Use of Technology in Sales -- All Other Industries
Cisco's Global Virtual Sales Organization's Pervasive Use of Technology
Cisco Systems Inc, San Jose, CA and Bedfont Lakes, United Kingdom

 

Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year -- Business Services
PrimePay's Sales Training and Onboarding Program
PrimePay, West Chester, PA

 

Award for Innovation in Customer Service -- All Other Industries
NCR Silver: Customer Service that Works for You
NCR Small Business, Alpharetta, GA

 

BRONZE

 

Senior Sales Executive of the Year
Darren Barnes, SVP Sales and Marketing
CoreBTS, Carmel, IN

 

Worldwide Sales Executive of the Year
John Donovan, VP of Global Virtual Sales Organization
Cisco Systems Inc., Bedfont Lakes, United Kingdom

 

Sales Manager of the Year
Darren Barnes, SVP Sales and Marketing
CoreBTS, Carmel, IN

 

Sales Training or Education Professional/Leader of the Year
Bill Gibbs, Sales Operations Manager
Ooyala, Mountain View, CA

 

Global Sales Team of the Year
BTC Bahamas Corporate & Enterprise Sales Team
BTC Bahamas, Nassau Bahamas

 

National Sales Team of the Year -- Business Services
CoreBTS, Carmel, IN

 

Field Sales Team of the Year -- Business Services
CoreBTS, Carmel, IN

 

Sales Operations Team of the Year
Ooyala, Mountain View, CA

 

Sales Turnaround of the Year
CoreBTS, Carmel, IN
Ooyala, Mountain View, CA

 

Best Use of Technology in Sales -- All Other Industries
Ooyala, Mountain View, CA

 

Sales Process of the Year
Ooyala, Mountain View, CA

 

Best Use of Technology in Sales -- All Other Industries
Ooyala, Mountain View, CA

 

Sales Process of the Year
Ooyala, Mountain View, CA

 

Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year -- Business Services
Ooyala, Mountain View, CA

 

Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year -- All Other Industries
FLOW Jamaica's Retail Sales Program
FLOW Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

 

Award for Innovation in Sales -- Business Services
Ooyala, Mountain View, CA

 

Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year -- All Other Technology Industries
NCR Silver Front Link Agents Speed Up Customer Service
NCR Small Business, Alpharetta, GA

 

Contact Center of the Year (Up to 100 Seats) -- Technology Industries
NCR Silver Ramps Up Call Center Support in 2014
NCR Small Business, Alpharetta, GA

 

Contact Center of the Year (Up to 100 Seats) -- Technology Industries
NCR Silver Ramps Up Call Center Support in 2014
NCR Small Business, Alpharetta, GA

 

In addition to the possibility of receiving a peer-reviewed honor in these categories, all Finalist customer service departments were included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service. Online voting opened to the public worldwide on January 22 and continued through February 13. More than 51,000 votes were cast, and the top vote-getter in each of the 11 industry categories will receive a special crystal People's Choice Stevie Award at the February 27 awards banquet in Las Vegas.

 

2015 People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service Winners
Customer Service Department of the Year -- Computer Software -- Up to 100 Employees

NCR Small Business
NCR Small Business, Alpharetta, GA

 

"Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service awards have more than doubled over the past three years," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The widespread support of this program illustrates the importance of the functions it recognizes to business success. This year's Stevie Award winners are the highest rated in the history of the awards, and we congratulate all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation."

 

About ValueSelling Associates
ValueSelling Associates, based in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., is the creator of the ValueSelling Framework®, the sales methodology preferred by sales executives around the globe. Since 1991, ValueSelling Associates has helped FORTUNE 1000 business-to-business sales organizations compete and win in markets crowded with seemingly similar products and services. ValueSelling Associates has maintained its position as a leader in the industry by continually evolving to meet the new challenges sales forces face. Clients turn to the experts at ValueSelling Associates for classroom training, online training and consulting services that yield immediate impact, repeatable strategies and sustainable results. For more information, visit www.valueselling.com.

 

About Visualize
Visualize is a leading provider of the ValueSelling Framework®. Our team of certified associates are at the pinnacle of distinguished careers in sales management, process integration, and consulting. They enable companies to uncover and apply value holistically by using a methodology that's intuitive, sustainable, and proven in driving results. Want to learn more? Visit http://www.visualize.com.

 

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards atwww.StevieAwards.com.

 

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