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Customer Service Department & Achievement Awards Judges


Matt MedinaMatt Medina, Senior Director OF SMB Customer Service, Dun & Bradstreet, Tucson, Arizona, USA

As the Senior Director of Customer Service at Dun & Bradstreet, Matt enjoys developing leaders and taking care of customers. In 2017, Matt was recognized for spearheading teams that resulted in improved Net Promoter Scores, handled millions of customer contacts at an 82% service level, and contributed over $100 million in sales, saves, and collections.

Matt was named Contact Center Manager of the Year in the 2017 Stevie Awards, and in 2007 was awarded the Scott Cook Innovation Award from Intuit for TurboTax Solutioneering.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys coaching high school soccer and watching Club Atlético River Plate.


Taufik Aldila ArmaputraTaufik Aldila Armaputra, Budget Controller
PT Petrokimia Gresik, Gresik, East Java, Indonesia

Taufik A Armaputra is Budget Controller for PT Petrokimia Gresik, the biggest state-owned fertilizer manufacturer in Indonesia. His expertise includes finance, sustainability reporting, and public-policy advocacy. A multiple awards winner for his innovation activities. Currently, he contributes articles for iuventum newsletter and also co-author a book about Food Security.

Jeanne BlissJeanne Bliss, President, Bellevue, Washington, USA

Jeanne Bliss is a key leader of the Customer Experience Movement. She pioneered the role of the Chief Customer Officer, holding the first version of the role at five major US Corporations for over 25 years. Since 2002, Jeanne runs CustomerBliss, where she coaches C-Suite leaders around the world on how to wrap their operation around improving customers' lives, and business growth.  She is the best-selling author of 3 books, and an upcoming book in May called "Would You Do That To Your Mother:  the 'Make Mom Proud' standard for how to treat your customers."

Roy Dicello, Senior Director, Imaging Customer Care
KaVo Kerr, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Alan DowlerAlan Dowler, Director of Client Services
Hamilton Jewelers, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

18 years with a 105 year old luxury Jewelry company with multiple stores in NJ, PA & FL.

Alex Edens, VP, Corporate Learning & Development
Optima Tax Relief, Santa Ana, California, USA

Richard Feinberg, Professor, Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Simone Fojut, Chief Editor, CallCenterProfi
SFO Medien GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany

Chris French, Vice President, Customer Success
Globoforce, Southborough, Massachusetts, USA

Jennifer GogolJennifer Gogol, Customer Service Manager
City of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Jennifer Gogol has three decades of experience in customer service. Before serving in her current role as Customer Service Manager for the City of Toledo, she worked for Toledo City Council for six years, and traveled the world as a flight attendant for United Airlines for fifteen years.

Sandra Hill-Lynch, Account Manager, Business Communications
John Hancock, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Phillip Horvath, Senior Vice President, Professional Services
Merchant Partners, Redmond, Washington, USA

Tunde Hubina, Vice President, Customer Care & Experience
Liberty Global, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Suchit Kaul, Executive Director
JP Morgan, New York, New York, USA

Jamie MorkJamie Mork, Head of Application Support
Merrill Corporation, St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Known as a collaborative and empowering leader, Jamie delivers innovative solutions that drive customer and staff loyalty.  A customer champion in software support for over 20 years, he understands key loyalty drivers and translates strategic vision into effective tools, processes and services.  His passions are coaching others to realize success and using analytics to drive improvements and create value for customers.

Will O'Keeffe, Vice President, Global Support & Operations
Acquia, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA

Leslie PhillipsLeslie Phillips, Internal Communications
GoDaddy, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Primary communications consultant for our largest, most-valued organization at GoDaddy - our people. With over ten years of online industry experience I have a true passion for start-ups and small business organizations.

Lou ReinemannLou Reinemann, Director, Customer Care
SmartBear Software, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA

Lou has been leading customer facing service teams for over twenty years for startups as well as Fortune 500 companies in industries.  He is truly a customer advocate and has a passion for building exceptional teams.

Joao Pedro SantannaJoao Pedro Santanna, Customer Services Director
Oi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

João Pedro Sant'Anna is an executive with 20 years of experience in CRM and Analytics. He is Director of Customer Service at Oi (Brazilian Telco with +60MM customers) and Professor of the MBA in Marketing at FGV in the disciplines of 'Big Data and Analytics' and 'Management of customer loyalty'.

Paul ShiromaPaul Shiroma, Director of Training
First American Database Solutions, Santa Ana, California, USA

Paul Shiroma has been involved in training, training management or training related jobs for almost 25 years. Audiences included internal and external customers using custom and off-the-shelf content across all learning modalities. He has also been involved in rollouts of LMSs and CRMs. Paul has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Public Administration.

Sheena Sweeney, Managing Director - Global Customer Service
Moody's Analytics, New York, New York, USA

Anika Tannebaum, Senior Head of Customer Service
Brands4friends, eBay Inc., Berlin, Germany