SOURCE: TeleTech Holdings

November 13, 2008 09:15 ET

Direct Alliance President Named Finalist for Best Executive Award

Judi Hand Recognized by the 2008 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - Direct Alliance, a wholly owned subsidiary of TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) and a leading outsourcing provider of inside sales and marketing solutions, today announced that its president, Judi Hand, has been nominated for the "Best Executive: Services Business" award in the fifth annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Shining a spotlight on outstanding women executives, business owners, and companies, the fifth annual international competition is scheduled to announce its winners later this month during an awards ceremony at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted for consideration in 50 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program. For the second year in a row, Hand has been named a finalist in the "Best Executive: Services Business" category, a group that includes service organizations with up to 2,500 employees.

"I am honored to be chosen as a finalist for The Stevies Women in Business Award," said Hand. "I extend my gratitude to the team members and clients who help make Direct Alliance so successful."

Hand's experience and industry knowledge has enabled Direct Alliance to increase profit margins, reduce operational inefficiencies, and diversify its client portfolio. Her leadership and business approach puts Direct Alliance on the path for strong, sustainable growth and positions it to become a recognized leader in outsourced sales solutions.

"Being named a finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement," said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition. We congratulate all of the finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

About Direct Alliance

Direct Alliance offers sales and marketing outsourcing solutions for its clients across a variety of industries including servers and hardware, retail, healthcare, software, electronics, and financial services. Utilizing state-of-the art technology and best practices, Direct Alliance provides integrated solutions such as inside sales, direct marketing and analytics, ecommerce, and order management, including one of its proprietary products, Verifraud, a leading fraud management solution. These solutions enable highly-recognized brands to extend their market coverage in small, mid-size, and enterprise segments while accelerating sales with some of the best revenue-to expense-ratios in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. Founded in 1993, Direct Alliance employs more than 900 people in its Tempe, Arizona headquarters and is a wholly owned subsidiary of TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), a top 100 global outsourcing provider recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). For additional information, visit or call 800.656.5827.

About The Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business presented by Infiniti, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies 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

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