March 6th, 2013

Richardson and Clients Take Gold, Silver, and Bronze; Recognized for Sales Excellence with Nine Stevie Awards

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Richardson and Clients Take Gold, Silver, and Bronze; Recognized for Sales Excellence with Nine Stevie Awards

Richardson and its clients took Gold, Silver, and Bronze — a total of nine awards – at the Seventh Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Winners of this international competition, which recognizes sales excellence in disciplines vital to business success, were announced Monday, February 25, at a gala ceremony at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Richardson and its clients were honored in the following categories:

Gold Stevie Awards

  • Sales Operations Professional of the Year, Ken Powell, Vice President, Global Sales Enablement & Learning, SunGard
  • Sales Consulting Practice of the Year, Richardson’s Sales Enablement Practice

Silver Stevie Awards

  • Sales Training Practice of the Year, Richardson
  • Sales Training or Education Leader of the Year, Nomination: Ken Powell, Vice President, Global Sales Enablement & Learning, SunGard

Bronze Stevie Awards

  • Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year, Cox Media: Sales Performance System
  • Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year, Charter Media
  • Sales Training or Education Leader of the Year, First Data Corp: David Kuhl, Senior Vice President & Chief Learning Officer
  • Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year, Bank of America Merchant Services
  • Sales Training or Education Leader of the Year, Diane Johnson, Director of Talent & Organizational Effectiveness, Kennametal

“I want to personally congratulate the teams at SunGard, First Data, Cox Media, Charter Media, BAMS, and Kennametal for their outstanding accomplishments and well-deserved recognition from the Stevie Awards,” says David DiStefano, President and CEO of Richardson. “It’s an honor to be able to work with such a distinguished group of innovators and agents of change. We look forward to continuing the respective partnership, as well as helping these organizations surpass their strategic goals and objectives.”

“From our perspective, this was the most successful Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “Not just because of the increase in the number and variety of entries, but in the extraordinary quality of the entries. Judges have told me how impressed they were with the success stories they reviewed this year. All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are truly deserving.”

The name Stevie is taken from the name Stephen, which is derived from the Greek for “crowned. ” More than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition — an increase of 10% over 2012. More than 140 members of eight specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements during final judging.

 

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About The Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards, billed as the world’s premier business award competitions, are conferred in four programs: the American Business Awards, the International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/sales.

About The Author: James A. Brodo

Jim Brodo is Senior Vice President of Marketing at Richardson. Jim brings over a decade experience to this position with Richardson, where he oversees all marketing and communications efforts for the organization including SEO, SEM, planning, public relations, advertising, lead nurturing, and brand strategy. Jim is currently focused on updating the corporate identity, especially through the use of organic SEO and SEM tactics. He spearheaded the implementation of professional social networking strategies, launch of the new website, updated messaging, and marketing materials. In addition, Jim is credited for creating a content marketing syndication strategy that focuses on adding value to clients and prospects. As the leader of the corporate marketing operations, Jim aims to strengthen Richardson’s brand as the top sales training company in the industry.

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2 Responses to “Richardson and Clients Take Gold, Silver, and Bronze; Recognized for Sales Excellence with Nine Stevie Awards”

  1. March 06, 2013 at 9:14 am, Jonathan Farrington said:

    Many congratulations – richly deserved!

    Jonathan

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    • Dario Priolo

      March 08, 2013 at 8:59 am, Dario Priolo said:

      Thanks for your kinds words Jonathan. Linda created a tremendous “client first” culture at Richardson, and that comes through loud and clear each and every day here. It is interesting because I’ve worked at a few large consulting and sales training firms over my career. The training companies have been very rigid and transactional. The culture here really is a professional services culture. We’re all very proud to serve our clients through solutions that fit

        their

      strategy and culture. It enables us to be significant partners in their transformation. Its really what we live for!

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