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ValueSelling Associates' Clients Win Gold, Silver and Bronze 2014 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service(SM)

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/17/14 -- ValueSelling Associates®, the creator of the ValueSelling Framework®, is pleased to announce its clients who earned Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards for sales and customer service during the annual awards ceremony held recently in Las Vegas.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top sales 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(SM) and International Business Awards(SM).

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year's competition, an increase of 36% over 2013. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 129 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 43 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; 43 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.

More than 260 executives around the world participated in the judging process for the 2014 awards, to determine the Finalists and then the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements.

"Given how competitive this year's field was, our clients should be especially proud to have earned such high accolades for their sales management, coaching, operations and leadership," said Julie Thomas, President and CEO for Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.-based ValueSelling Associates.

This year's Stevie winners include:

Gold Stevie Award Winner

  • PrimePay Sales Management, West Chester, PA
    Sales Management Team of the Year

Silver Stevie Award Winner

  • Adobe Transitions Training Programs from In-Person to Virtual
    Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year

Bronze Stevie Award Winners

  • Kim Cushing, Director of Client Onboarding, Primepay
    Customer Service Leader of the Year
  • PrimePay Sales Operations Team
    Sales Operations Team of the Year
  • Todd Quarfot, Chief Sales Officer, PrimePay
    Senior Sales Executive of the Year

    PrimePay Sales Productivity Growth
    Sales Growth Achievement of the Year
  • Douglas Henderson, VP North America, Petroleum and Convenience Stores
    National Sales Executive of the Year

"Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service awards have almost doubled over the past few years," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "Not only have we seen a dramatic increase in the number of entries; but the judges have also seen a remarkable rise in the quality of the nominations submitted overall. We congratulate all of this year's Stevie winners for their outstanding work."

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 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 at www.StevieAwards.com.

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