SOURCE: Eloqua


November 10, 2010 09:01 ET

Eloqua's Joe Payne and Steve Woods Nominated for "50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management"

Eloqua Executives Recognized for Influence and Leadership

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  Eloqua, the leader in marketing automation solutions that dramatically accelerate revenue growth, today announced that two executives, CEO Joe Payne and co-founder and CTO Steve Woods have both been nominated for the 2010 "50 Most Influential Sales Lead Management Professionals" sponsored by the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA). The industry list recognizes the top 50 individuals who are making a serious impact on lead management and revenue growth.

Under Joe Payne's leadership as CEO of Eloqua, the company has experienced tremendous growth. Eloqua is used by over 50,000 worldwide users today -- more than all other marketing automation players combined. Joe was named to BtoB Magazine's Who's Who in 2010 for Demand Generation and is a frequent keynote speaker at sales and marketing events around the world. More recently, Joe led the launch of Eloqua10, the industry's first revenue performance management platform.

Steve Woods, an Eloqua founder and current CTO, was recognized by the SLMA as one of the "50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management" in 2009. Steve is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and is the author of the best-selling book, Digital Body Language. Woods is preparing to release a second book about marketing's role as a revenue driver. Last month, New Year Publishing presented Steve with its 2010 Thought Leadership award at the sold-out Eloqua Experience user conference.

"It is an honor to have two Eloqua executives included on this list of influential sales lead management professionals," said Brian Kardon, chief marketing officer, Eloqua. "The entire industry has Joe Payne to thank for the creation of the emerging Revenue Performance Management category, while Steve Woods continues his incredible position as a pre-eminent lead management thought leader. We are all thrilled their remarkable contributions have been recognized by such an esteemed organization as the SLMA."

Voting for the winners takes place November 1 - 30, 2010 on the SLMA website. Both members and nonmembers may vote for nominees by clicking here. The results will be published December 6, 2010.

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, subscribe to the It's All About Revenue blog, call 866-327-8764, or email

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