2017 Top Sales Development Leaders Announced at World’s Largest Sales Development Summit
SILICON SLOPES, Utah –December 15, 2017– At this week’s Sales Development Summit, the sales development community named its top 10 leaders who are forging new paths and changing the face of sales development as we know it. The Sales Development Summit was a virtual event sponsored by sales acceleration SaaS software leader XANT and sales industry thought leader Sales Hacker.
Top 10 Sales Development Leaders in 2017
The first annual Sales Development Leader awards were given to:
- Ben Sardella – Co-Founder at OutboundWorks
- John Barrows – Owner at JBarrows Training
- Scott Leese – Senior Vice President at Qualia
- Grant Cardone – Founder and CEO of Grant Cardone Sales Training
- Trish Bertuzzi – President of the Bridge Group Inc.
- Jake Reni – Director of Adobe Sales Academy at Adobe
- Gabe Larsen – Vice President at XANT
- Richard Harris – Owner at Harris Consulting Group
- Morgan Ingram – Director of Sales at JBarrows Training
- Jill Konrath – Owner at Jill Konrath
“The role of sales development is to partner with the sales team to close business by providing qualified pipeline. This group of leaders has laid the foundation for the industry as it continues to grow and expand,” said Dave Elkington, CEO, XANT. “Aspiring sales development managers and reps should look to these individuals and learn from them, as they have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the space.” “If the sales development industry is going to continue to succeed, it will need more leaders like these to continue to innovate and push the boundaries,” added Dave Elkington.
Top 25 Sales Leaders Mentioned in the Sales Development Summit
Other individuals who were included in the list of top 25 sales development leaders included Max Altschuler (Sales Hacker), Ralph Barsi (Service Now), Anthony Iannarino (B2BSalesCoach.com), Jeffrey Gitomer (Buy Gitomer), Kristina McMillan (TOPO), Aaron Ross (Predictable Revenue), Michael Pedone (SalesBuzz.com), Lori Richardson (Women Sales Pros.), Chad Burmeister (ScaleX.ai), Craig Rosenberg (TOPO), Kyle Porter (SalesLoft), Kyle Vamouris (ForUsAll), Matt Heinz (Heinz Marketing), Steve Richard (Execvision), and Joanne Black (No More Cold Calling). The Sales Development Summit included more than 40 expert speakers and nearly 6,000 attendees. The Top 10 Sales Development Leaders named were among more than 50 leaders nominated. Combined, they received more than 5,000 votes from peers and practitioners who respect their work.
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- Xant Team