Sales Team Awards Judges


Dan StalpDan Stalp, President, Sandler Training, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Dan Stalp is known as the consummate sales training professional. As the president of Sandler Training of Kansas City, he excels as a transformational sales trainer and sales coach, a highly sought-after speaker, and respected business writer. For more than 12 years, Dan has been one of the most successful sales trainers in the Kansas City metro area. He has built a loyal client base, many of which not only continue with him year after year, but also refer him to their clients and business associates. They do this because Dan has helped them become very astute and highly successful non-traditional sales professionals. In the 2017 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, Dan received the Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training or Education Leader of the Year in the Sales Individual Awards category.


Adele Adamstein, Sales Development Manager South Africa
DHL Express, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Neetu ChoudharyNeetu Choudhary, Quality Assurance Analyst
DP World, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Quality, continuous improvement and business excellence professional with more than 17 years of experience. Expert in defining, implementing process, improving process performance using various tools and models to meet business objectives. Six sigma black belt, EFQM certified assessor, CGEIT, ISO 9001-2015 lead auditor, balanced scorecard, CMMI, Cobit etc. Judge/assessor at various international business excellence awards, speaker and author.

Ana Cruz, Mortgage Agent
L A Mortgage Team, Mortgage Intelligence, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

John Cushman, Vice President & Business Unit Head
Tech Mahindra, Dallas, Texas, USA

Eve Dumovich, CEO
Snowline Publishing, Asford, Washington, USA

Gary Fewkes, Director, Call Center Operations
Traeger Wood Fired Grills, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Dato Seri Dr Edmund Goh, CEO
BHG Group (M) Sdn Bhd, Selangor, Malaysia

JungAh Han, Executive, Sales Transformation Support Leader
IBM Korea, Seoul, South Korea, USA

Evelyn HsiaEvelyn Hsia, Director, Digital Operations
GE, San Ramon, California, USA

Evelyn Hsia is a high impact sales, marketing and operations leader with broad expertise across the technology sector: enterprise software, SAAS, FinTech, cloud solutions, telecommunications, healthcare tech, web technologies, and analytics, among others.  She has held high profile roles with General Electric, WePay, Cisco Systems, NEC Unified Solutions, Hyperion Solutions, and Davita among others.

Kiran Kumar, Manager, Operations
BB&PG, India

Eric Louttit, Partner/Founder
Birst Group, Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA

Frank Maylett, President & CEO
Rizepoint, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Jay Mitchell, President
Mereo, LLC, Irving, Texas, USA

Matthew Plughoff, Owner
Arrow & Fletching, Liberty Lake, Washington, USA

Stu SchlackmanStu Schlackman, Owner
Competitive Excellence, Richardson, Texas, USA

Stu Schlackman is the "Relationship Selling Expert." He is an author, speaker and sales coach focused on building high-performance teams. He is a past president of the National Speakers Association of North Texas and a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

Gary ShumakerGary Shumaker, President & CEO
C2 Solutions Group, Inc., Reston, Virginia, USA

Gary Shumaker is CEO of C2 Solutions Group. He writes for Minority Enterprise Advocate and is a recognized participant on industry forums. OST Federal Solutions labelled him “one of the nation's leading consultants who help small businesses overcome their lack of size and experience and succeed at winning.”

Michelle TaylanMichelle Taylan, Chairman/President
Llemich Personalized Imaging, Quezon City, Philippines


Burcu TekbasBurcu Tekbaş, Agencies, Sales & Marketing Manager
Fly Express International Tour Operator, Istanbul, Turkey

Experienced Sales Marketing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the leisure, travel & tourism industry. Skilled in Brand Loyalty, Marketing Management, Food & Beverage, Hotel Management, and Tour Operators. Strong sales professional with a Tourism and Hotel Management, Leisure, Travel & Tourism focused in Mersin University Tourism and Hotel Management.

Julie Thomas, President & CEO
ValueSelling Associates, Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA

David TrotterDavid Trotter, Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing
Clevest Solutions Inc, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

David has over 30 years of sales experience in technology, building and managing sales teams of all sizes and on all continents and leading sales teams in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and EMEA.  David’s passion is building and growing global sales teams, and helping companies expand their offering to move into emerging markets quickly to build a significant market presence.

Irem Tuzunalper, Founder & CEO
Extra Loyalty Solutions, Inc., Istanbul, Turkey

Sabrina ValvoSabrina Valvo, Corporate Communications
CityMD, New York, New York, USA

Sabrina is an accomplished marketing, advertising and communications professional with over 20 years of experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Her expertise includes branding, strategic communications, writing, employee communications and volunteerism. Sabrina is passionate about corporate social responsibility.

Patrick van Tolhuyzen, Independent Sales Consultant
Antwerp, Belgium

Cigdem WondergemCigdem Wondergem, Global Head of Sales Training - DHL Global Forwarding
DHL Global Forwarding Global Head Office, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Cigdem Wondergem, has worked for the past 20 years at DP DHL Group in different business units, and has held roles within marketing and sales for regional and global teams based in different countries.  Cigdem was born in Istanbul Turkey. After graduating from the Sankt George College in Istanbul, she went to study in Austria, and completed her studies with an MBA in International Management from UBI Brussels. While studying in Austria, Cigdem worked actively for the international student organization AIESEC, both as Local Committee President of Innsbruck and as National Committee President of Austria.  She loves working in a multinational environment with colleagues from different cultures and has also a multilingual family with four languages.  Cigdem supports charity projects, school activities of her kids as a parent, and also organize social events for Turkish- German community in Bonn. She also loves musical, ballet, opera and theater.  Her personal motto is ‘Dream, act and enjoy!’.