SOURCE: Eloqua


December 08, 2010 10:01 ET

Eloqua Executives Named to "50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management" List

Industry Votes Eloqua CEO Joe Payne and CTO Steve Woods Top 10 Most Influential; Sales Lead Management Association Dubs Execs "Extreme Players"

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Eloqua, the leader in marketing automation solutions that dramatically accelerate revenue growth, today announced that CEO Joe Payne and CTO Steve Woods have once again been included on the Sales Lead Management Association's (SLMA) list of "50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management." The SLMA list, now in its 2nd year, recognizes the top 50 individuals who are making significant contributions to the sales lead management industry.

The voting for this year's list was highly competitive with nearly 6,000 votes cast for the list of 99 nominees. Joe Payne and Steve Woods were both included in the top 10 for number of votes received and Eloqua is one of five companies with two executives included on the final list of 50. Additionally, several Eloqua partners made the top 50 including, Rubicon, and The Kern Organization.

Eloqua's Joe Payne and Steve Woods have both made a lasting impact on the sales lead management space as respected, industry thought leaders. Mr. Payne continues to lead Eloqua's remarkable growth with more than 800 customers and 60,000 plus users. More recently, he led the launch of Eloqua10, the industry's very first Revenue Performance Management (RPM) platform. Mr. Woods is the Amazon best-selling author of the book Digital Body Language and is currently working on a follow up book that will explore how marketing drives revenue performance.

"Eloqua's Joe Payne and Steve Woods are among the 50 men and women being recognized for their ongoing contributions to the field of sales lead management," said James Obermayer, CEO and executive director of the Sales Lead Management Association. "Both executives made the top 10 on our list and can be considered 'extreme players' in the ROI chase."

"We are thrilled to have not one, but two executives included on the SLMA's list of most influential sales lead management professionals," said Brian Kardon, chief marketing officer, Eloqua. "Joe Payne and Steve Woods have been instrumental in the advancement of the Revenue Performance Management category -- a category created by Eloqua. As industry leaders, they continue to play a crucial role as the sales lead management industry adopts RPM."

About Eloqua
Eloqua helps clients dramatically accelerate revenue growth through Revenue Performance Management. Eloqua provides powerful business insight to inform marketing and sales decisions today that drive revenue growth tomorrow. The company's mission is to make its customers the fastest growing companies on earth. Thousands of users rely on the power of Eloqua to execute, automate, and measure programs that accelerate revenue growth. Eloqua's customers include Adobe, AON, Dow Jones, ADP, Fidelity, Polycom, and National Instruments. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, with offices in Toronto, London, Singapore and throughout North America. For more information, visit or subscribe to the company's It's All About Revenue blog, call 866-327-8764, or email

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