Sales Team & Sales Distinction Awards Final Judges
2017 FINAL JUDGING CHAIR
Jeff Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Digital Risk, Maitland, Florida, USA
Since 2005, Jeffrey Taylor has been co-founder and managing director of Digital Risk, the nation’s largest provider of mortgage risk, compliance, and transaction management solutions. Jeff sets the strategic vision for the company’s business development and marketing. He has been on the forefront of addressing challenges faced by the mortgage industry across origination, quality control, and compliance. Under his leadership, Digital Risk has grown from a start-up venture to as many as 2,000 plus U.S.-based employees. The company has become a partner to many of the largest U.S.-based mortgage investors and banks and government-sponsored enterprises in processing mortgage transactions, as well as identifying and correcting regulatory/compliance risks.
As a serial entrepreneur, Jeff has built dynamic, innovative businesses by identifying opportunities to meet specialized needs within the financial services ecosystem. He has launched three companies: Digital Risk; Rapid Reporting Marketing Group; and American Transfer & and Trust, Inc. Jeff is a voice for the industry and is a frequent guest on financial television networks such as Fox Business News and CNBC. He is also a source for top tier news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, sharing keen insights on the US mortgage market and the economy.
Jeff is an active leader in both his industry sector and his community, serving on the boards of the following non-profit organizations: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), The Baptist Health Foundation of South Florida; Virtual Enterprises International; and the Taylor-Cata Foundation. He has a degree in political science from the University of Miami. Jeff is honored to have won several Stevie® Awards and to have had Digital Risk recognized at multiple Stevie® Awards programs over the past few years. He looks forward to acting as Chair, along with the esteemed colleagues who will make up his judging committee.
Ana Cruz, Mortgage Agent
L A Mortgage Team, Mortgage Intelligence, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Top Producing Mortgage Agent and Partner of the L A Mortgage Team. Born into a family of entrepreneurs and with over 20 years experience in fields spanning Mortgage Lending, Real Estate, Retail and Construction.
Simon Frewer, Global Director of Sales
CEB, Washington, D.C., USA
Simon leads CEB's Challenger Sale business and is the head of the Sales & Marketing Solutions practice. His team helps progressive B2B organizations with sales transformation, training, and consulting services to drive growth and improved customer loyalty.
Stanley Goodrich, Public Relations Manager
SYSPRO, Costa Mesa, California, USA
Stan Goodrich is Public Relations Manager for SYSPRO, a post he has held for 19 years. Goodrich began his career in Silicon Valley, having worked with many of the rising stars of the area, such as Jerry Sanders. Goodrich received his BA and MBA degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
JungAh Han, Executive, Sales Transformation Support, Organization of Enterprise Services in Transformation & Operations
IBM Korea, Seoul, Korea
I'm the leader of Sales Trxns Support Function in IBM Korea that provides Enterprise Services from pre-sales to post-sales such as proposal, contracting, ordering, delivery, billing, and AR collection including global logistics, import & export compliance, etc and Mentor or Coach of non-profit organizations in Korea.
Evelyn Hsia, Head of Sales Operations
WePay, Redwood City, California, USA
Evelyn Hsia is a high impact sales and operations leader with over 18 years of high-tech experience. She currently runs the global sales operations at WePay, a venture-funded FinTech payments provider. Previously, she led strategic planning for Cisco’s Global Virtual Sales organization and developed a go-to-market framework for Cisco’s channel partners.
Frank Maylett, CEO
RizePoint, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Seasoned technology industry executive with a career built on building high performance sales organizations. Recipeient of the 2016 CEO of the Year award, SellingPower Magazine top organization to sell for, and Utah Business Sales and Marketer of the year.
Nic Strahl, Director of Marketing, New Developments
Citi Habitats, New York, New York, USA
Nic Strahl is a highly regarded multimedia marketing and branding professional - best known for her ability to integrate new and established media into comprehensive strategies, and for her thoughtful approach to visual brand presentations. Nic began her career at Scientific American, where she created opportunities for integrating digital marketing outreach to traditional print strategies. She leveraged this experience to expand the reach of brands at the local, national and international level for several small but impactful companies.
Julie Taylor, Chief Consultant
Business Coaching 1-1 LLC, Washington, D.C., USA
I work with leaders of national nonprofit organizations to confidently meet and exceed annual budget and financial targets. For more than twenty years, I’ve helped nonprofits in Washington, DC bring in new money and maximize their major gifts using a proven process.
Cigdem Wondergem, Director Global Sales Operations
DHL Global Forwarding, Bonn, 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.
She loves working in a multinational environment with colleagues from different cultures. Her personal motto is ‘Dream, act and enjoy!’. 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.