The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) recently took the opportunity at their Leadership Summit on April 10 in Chicago to announce the Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals for 2013.
The list recognized some of the top inside sales executives from around the country, including Trish Bertuzzi, the President & Chief Strategist at The Bridge Group, Inc., Art Sobczak, the Owner at Business By Phone, Inc., Kevin Gaither, the VP of Sales at uSamp, and Ken Krogue, the President and co-founder at InsideSales.com. In fact, InsideSales.com was the best represented company on the list, with two other executives – Dave Elkington, CEO and founder, and Michael Critchfield, VP of Sales – recognized, along with Krogue. The Bridge Group, Inc. and Act-On Software were the only other companies with more than one individual recognized – Managing Partner Laurie Page from The Bridge Group, Inc. was also honored, as were Chris Hardeman and Shawn Naggiar from Act-On Software.
Here’s the full list of the Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals for 2013 as recognized by the AA-ISP. Each individual has been linked to their Twitter profile wherever possible.
Julio Acosta – Global Inside Sales Manager, Lauren Bailey – President, Factor8
Barrett Hennessey – Account Executive, PeopleAnswers
MJ Shutte – VP of Corporate Sales, Riverbed Technology
We are very honored to have had the opportunity to rub shoulders and collaborate with many of these speakers at the AA-ISP Leadership Summit 2013 in Chicago. We are even more proud to call some of these inside sales leaders and visionaries our friends and partners.
We would love to see greater recognition paid to data-driven inside sales processes and advanced sales analytics at next year’s list of Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals, as well as more attention paid to marketing executives. That said, this is a phenomenal list of true industry professionals who continue working to positively impact the growing and increasingly respected inside sales industry.
Congratulations to all the recognized influencers!