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Callidus Software Inc.

October 11, 2011 07:00 ET

Leslie Stretch to Deliver Keynote at Sales 2.0 Conference

Callidus to Showcase New Sales Selector Solution, the Next-Generation SaaS Sales Video Interview and Assessments Solution

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced today that Callidus Software President and CEO Leslie Stretch will deliver a keynote at the Sales 2.0 Conference on Tuesday, October 18, at 8:45 a.m. in the Veranda Ballroom. Callidus Software is a premier sponsor of the Sales 2.0 Conference, held October 17-18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. The conference brings together marketing and sales leaders across multiple verticals to deliberate on the best practices and tools to maximize B2B marketing and sales effectiveness.

In his keynote, "Do Salespeople Dream of Electric Sheep? Creating & Replicating Excellent Salespeople," Mr. Stretch asks the question: Do the best salespeople march to a different beat? Can we test for predictable sales performance before we hire? And what are some of the characteristics of high-performing salespeople? The keynote address will outline the unique DNA of an excellent sales team and how to build one in a Sales 2.0 world. Stretch will also discuss how to make the most of the current sales performance management processes, tools, and solutions to maintain a competitive edge.

At the event, Callidus will showcase its next generation Sales Selector platform, a SaaS-based solution that delivers a unique combination of online video interviewing, assessment testing, and team benchmarking designed to enable sales managers to rapidly evaluate candidates based on selling technique, sales temperament, and proven performance. This patent-applied-for combination enables sales managers to effectively and quickly gain a 360-degree view of candidates in terms of their temperament, experience, and how they compare to the existing team of the hiring manager, in a single console. The solution accelerates the sales hiring process, so managers can interview more sales candidates more rapidly, while reducing the risk of costly mistakes.

Callidus will also present on measuring and coaching on the characteristics of high-performing salespeople. Callidus Sales Coaching customer Joe Belano, Senior Manager, Salesforce Effectiveness at Gilead Sciences, will offer his insight on the topic "Metrics That Matter: How to Monitor Activities and Improve Results." Mr. Belano joins customers across a broad range of industries to discuss the key metrics they monitor, and how those numbers influence decisions and actions that lead to improved performance.

"The Sales 2.0 Conference is the premier industry event devoted to excellence in leveraging SaaS technologies for sales and marketing professionals," said Gerhard Gschwandtner, CEO, "As the premier vendor of SaaS-based Sales Effectiveness solutions, Callidus brings a wealth of experience helping companies of all sizes from around the world drive their sales performance, experience that is now more relevant than ever to the attendees of this conference. We welcome Callidus as a sponsor and look forward to a successful partnership."

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About Callidus Software®
Callidus Software (NASDAQ: CALD) is the market and technology leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM). Callidus award-winning SaaS platform -- the Callidus Cloud -- is a comprehensive SaaS suite designed to help businesses drive more effective selling at each stage of the sales talent lifecycle, from improved sales hiring -- the foundation of strong sales performance -- to improved campaign execution, to high frequency coaching and development. The Callidus Cloud suite includes Callidus' 100% multi-tenant, high-availability SaaS infrastructure; its Sales Selection, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Performance, and Learning modules; SPMConnect for data management; and Reporting & Analytics. Callidus Software powers more than 2.5 million users across the globe. For more information, please visit

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