April 11, 2014 11:40 ET Recognized as SaaS Provider of the Year for Fourth Straight Year

The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Honors the Sales Acceleration Platform and Three Company Executives

SILICON SLOPES, UT--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2014) -, the global leader in cloud-based sales acceleration technologies and solutions, was recognized by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) as the SaaS Provider of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, CEO Dave Elkington, President Ken Krogue and Vice President of Sales Michael Critchfield were named to the association's list of the Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals.

"It's an honor to be recognized among so many strong companies and leaders who participate in the AA-ISP," Krogue said. "Our approach has always been to build the industry because we believe a rising tide lifts all boats."

The service provider award honors innovations in sales communications, gamification, predictive analytics and data visualization. customers experience improvements in sales productivity and top-line revenue growth by as much as 30 percent. In addition, customers typically improve lead contact rates by as much as 65 percent and see significant increases in call volume.

The AA-ISP announced these awards at its 6th Annual Inside Sales Leadership Summit on April 9 in Chicago.

Top 25 recipients listed in alphabetical order:

Lauren Bailey: President at Factor 8
Ralph Barsi: Senior Director, Sales Development at Achievers
Louie Bernstein: Chief Sales Officer at Izenda
Trish Bertuzzi: President & Chief Strategist at The Bridge Group, Inc.
Carolynn Betts: CEO at Betts Recruiting
Mike Brooks: Owner & President at Mr. Inside Sales
Bryan Brorsen: President at SalesStaff
Chad Burmeister: VP of Sales and Marketing at ConnectAndSell
Michael Critchfield: VP of Sales at
Dave Elkington: CEO and founder at
Jesse Feldman: World Wide Inside Sales Manager at WANdisco
Kevin Gaither: VP of Inside Sales at ZipRecruiter
Ken Jisser: VP of Sales & Services at CedarCone
Ken Krogue: President and founder at
Kelly Lichtenberger: Inside Sales Consultant
Kelly Molander: Director of Global Inside Sales and Market Development at TIBCO Spotfire
Jeff Okita: Head of Customer Acquisition at Chewse
Laurie Page: Managing Partner at The Bridge Group, Inc.
Kyle Porter: CEO at SalesLoft
Mark Ruthfield: VP of Sales, Executive Team at ZoomInfo
Geralyn Shaffer: National Inside Sales Manager Commercial Sales at Sears Holdings Corporation
MJ Shutte: VP of Corporate Sales at Riverbed Technology
John Smithers: Enterprise Account Manager at Oracle
William (Alex) Turner: Vice President of Client Services at NetTel Partners
Christopher 'CJ' Webster: Sales Manager at LexisNexis

About offers cutting-edge sales acceleration technology. The company provides the sales industry's first comprehensive sales acceleration platform that creates high-performance sales teams with breakthrough technology including communications for immediate response, gamification for sales motivation, predictive analytics for lead prioritization, and data visualization for an immersive experience with sales data. The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) recognized as the SaaS provider of the year for 2013. The company has been listed among the fastest growing companies by Inc. and Deloitte and as one of the top 100 private companies by AlwaysOn. ranks No. 5 in the nation for jobs created in the software industry and No. 72 in the nation for jobs created in all industries by Inc. has published leading research in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. The company has been issued 5 U.S. patents and has 11 patents pending. enterprise customers include ADP, Dell, Gannett Local, Inc., Marketo, Re/Max Cornerstone, Microsoft, Groupon and more. To try the technology, visit

About AA-ISP

The AA-ISP (American Association of Inside Sales Professionals) is an international association dedicated exclusively to advancing the profession of inside sales. The association engages in research studies, organizational benchmarking and leadership round tables to better understand and analyze the trends, challenges and key components of the growth and development of the inside sales industry. The association's mission is to help inside sales representatives and leaders to leverage its information and resources through published content, local community chapters, national conferences, career development and an inside sales accreditation program.

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