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Sales Achievement & Sales Distinction Awards Judges


Ketan PatelKetan Patel, VP Global Sales Operations, SAP America, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA

As Sales Operations Executive at SAP America, Ketan is delivering his vision to standardize performance management for SAP’s Global Sales Organization.  Ketan has over 20 years of professional experience in strategy and operations, with a sharpened focus around process and performance improvement. He has spent the major part of his career in the software and hi-tech industry, but has also worked for several years in both consumer products and manufacturing in a management consultant and engineering capacity.  Ketan holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management in Operations and Finance as well as a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville, Kentucky.


Paul Bilodeau, Strategic Business Partner
Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Daniel DiBona, Licensed Agent
Allstate, Fredricksburg, Virginia, United States

Steve GierschSteve Giersch, Instructional Design Professional (Retired)
Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Orlando, Florida, United States

Steve is a retired training professional with more than 40 years of experience in corporate training programs, having led training organizations of more than 30 training professionals, serving more than 10,000 employees. Steve earned an MS in Instructional Systems from the Florida State University in 2004. He led training teams in Hospitality, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Leisure / Vacation industries. His training programs have won many awards, including multiple gold Stevie awards and over 20 total Stevie awards over an eight year period. Steve has served as a Stevie awards judge since 2013.

Allison Graham, Resiliency Ninja (Founder, Author)
ElevateBiz, London, Ontario, Canada

Evelyn Hsia, Director, Digital Transformation
GE, San Ramon, California, United States

Cecelia Huffman, Marketing Communications Manager
Board of Certification/Accreditation, Owings Mills, Maryland, United States

Betul KahramanBetül Kahraman, International Marketing Manager
VSY Biotechnology, Istanbul, Turkey

Sales and marketing professional with ten years of experience in leading multinational companies. Expertise in marketing, product management, local and international sales channel management.

Fred KesslerFred Kessler, Chief Sales Officer
Sales Partnerships, Inc., Broomfield, Colorado, United States

Fred Kessler is the Chief Sales Officer with the leading full service sales outsourcing company in the United States, Sales Partnerships, Inc. With more than 25 years experience in sales, Kessler has served in senior roles in Fortune 500 sales environments as well as being a frequent author and speaker regarding the sales industry.

Srilatha MalladiSrilatha Malladi, Freelance
Creative Painting Artist/Corporate Social Responsibilities, Hyderabad, India


Lisa MasielloLisa Masiello, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer
TECHmarc Labs, Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, USA

Lisa is an award winning B2B marketing strategist, advisor, and founder and CMO of TECHmarc Labs, Inc. As a marketing executive with in-depth experience building integrated marketing programs for companies in the IT services industry, she has a successful track record of developing and implementing innovative solutions which drive new revenue growth, channel development, increased ARPU, corporate repositioning, and acquisition integration.

Kim McGannKim McGann, Founder
Lift Business Academy, Shoal Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Kim McGann is a dynamic and inspiring entrepreneur leading women worldwide to build both a business and a life they love.

Judy Mod, Founder + President + CEO
Innovations Domain LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Dave Morse, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Location Based Tech/Pocketfinder, Irvine, California, United States

Violeta Niculut, Marketing Manager
Anchor Grup, Bucharest, Romania

Steve Phillips, Group Vice President
IDC, San Mateo, California, United States

Donald Pillai, Director - Strategic Business Advisor and Marketing Strategist
Genesis Tradeway, Pretoria, Tshwane, South Africa

Melanie Pope, Sales & Service Development Leader
Virgin Australia, Aspley, Queensland, Australia

Hisham Rashed, Senior HR Consultant
Freelance, New Milton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Bruce Rosenblatt, Owner
Senior Housing Solutions, Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

Wayne Sedawie, Director
Treasure Auctions, Mermaid Waters, Queensland, Australia

Madhukar Sharma, CEO
ACE Medical LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Douglas SmithDouglas Smith, Global Program Director, Sales Analytics
IBM Global Sales Management, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Doug is a strategy consultant and data science thought leader with hands-on experience transforming operations in Fortune 100 companies and large public sector enterprises. He presently leads all advanced analytics programs for IBM's global sales management function with responsibilities for all IBM brands and products.  He's a graduate of Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech with advanced degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Operations Research.

Sherry Smith, Vice President, Media, Mobile & Marketing
Clariti PR, New York, New York, United States

Melissa Steward, Vice President, Marketing
National Fatherhood Initiative, Germantown, Alabama, United States

Lorraine Stipek, Director, Sales Excellence
Micro Focus, Austin, Texas, United States

James J. Talerico, Jr, Small Business Expert   
Greater Prairie Business Consulting, Las Colinas, Texas, United States

Ali Thiab, CEO
Sales Pros, Amman, Jordan

Bob Thomas, Strategic Account Director
Ingenious Med, Kennesaw, Georgia, United States

Stefanie Whittington, Vice President of Marketing
QOS Networks, Irvine, California, United States