December 11, 2014 18:04 ET President Ken Krogue Named Most Influential in Sales Lead Management

Sales Lead Management Association Recognizes Two Other Execs in Top 5

SILICON SLOPES, UT--(Marketwired - December 11, 2014) -, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, today announced that President and Founder Ken Krogue has been named the No. 1 most influential person in sales lead management in 2014 by the Sales Lead Management Association. Members of the association also honored CEO and Founder Dave Elkington as the third most influential person and CMO Mick Hollison as No. 5 in this year's voting.

Krogue has more than 24 years of experience in sales, development and marketing in both domestic and international markets and is a key thought leader for the inside sales industry.

"Ken Krogue has made an incredible impact on me personally," said Steve Richard, founder of VorsightBP. "I view him as a close friend, a mentor and almost a sage. He's shaped a lot of people's lives within the inside sales community."

Krogue's thought leadership includes his popular column on Forbes and his involvement in's groundbreaking research on lead response management and lead generation methods.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized by my peers in sales lead management," Krogue said. "At, we help companies respond immediately and persistently to sales leads to accelerate revenue growth. We will continue to work closely with other members of the Sales Lead Management Association to support and build the industry."

Krogue, Elkington and Hollison work alongside other accomplished industry veterans at to improve sales performance through science.

" has attracted a truly world-class management team with been-there, done-that entrepreneurial and management experience in scaling companies like Salesforce, VMware, Citrix and Infor to industry leadership. The company's incredible growth has been propelled not only by its data science but also by the depth of domain practice and thought leadership of Ken, Dave, and Mick," said David Barrett, managing partner at Polaris Partners.​

In this year's competition, the association's members voted for up to three people from the list of nominees. The nominees came from many disciplines, including CRM and marketing automation software, database management, inside sales and consulting. A complete list of winners can be found appended to this release.

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About the Sales Lead Management Association

The mission of the Sales Lead Management Association is to help companies become successful in the critical business process of managing sales leads. The association has 8,454 worldwide members, and its website includes 300-plus articles from 60 industry authors.

50 Most Influential in Sales Lead Management for 2014

Complete list of winners of the 50 Most Influential in Sales Lead Management for 2014, awarded by Sales Lead Management Association. For more information, please visit this page.

Ken Krogue -
Stephan Hovnanian - Shovi Websites
Dave Elkington -
Nick Hedges - Velocify
Mick Hollison -
David Kreiger - SalesRoads
David Capezza - SalesRoads
Shawn Naggiar - Act-On Software
Ian Moyse - Workbooks
Chris Hardeman - Act-On Software
Raghu Raghavan - Act-On Software
Megan Dahlen - Infor
Carlos Hidalgo - ANNUITAS
Henry Bruce - The Rock Annand Group
Debra da Costa - Direct Marketing Partners
Janelle Johnson - Act-On Software
Howard Sewell - Spear Marketing Group
Maria Pergolino - Apttus
Peter Gracey - QuotaFactory & AG Salesworks
Jill Konrath - Fresh Sales Strategies
Nathan Remmes - NanoLumens
Jeff Pedowitz - The Pedowitz Group
Adam Needles - ANNUITAS
Matt Heinz - Heinz Marketing Inc.
Jeanne Hopkins - Continuum Managed IT Services
Andrea Becker - LeadMD
Karen DeWolfe - interlinkONE
Anneke Seley - Reality Works Group
Debbie Qaqish - The Pedowitz Group
Kyle Porter - SalesLoft
Elisa Ciaramentaro - Exceed Sales
Jenny Vance - LeadJen
Kevin Miller - Salesfusion
Nathan Teplow - Continuum Managed IT Services
Christine Crandell - New Business Strategies
Gil Cargill - Cargill Consulting Group Inc.
Mac McIntosh - Mac McIntosh Inc
Ardath Albee - Marketing Interactions
Craig Rosenberg - TOPO
Adrian Chang - Oracle
Nikolaus Kimla - Pipeliner CRM
Scott Benedetti - The Pedowitz Group
Laurie Beasley - Beasley Direct Marketing
Mari Anne Vanella - The Vanella Group
Mark Traphagen - Stone Temple Consulting
Bruce Culbert - The Pedowitz Group
Steve Gershik - Swrve
Tibor Shanto - Renbor
Anna Weidell - Stanford Graduate School of Business
Eric Enge - Stone Temple Consulting
Lori Richardson - Score More Sales LLC

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