Sales Team Awards Judges
2018 JURY CHAIR
Dan 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.
Neetu Choudhary, Quality Assurance Analyst
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Neetu Choudhary is a passionate quality and business excellence professional with more than 17 years of experience. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Application with honours. She is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt practitioner, EFQM certified Assessor, CMMI Associate, ISACA certified in the governance of enterprise IT (CGEIT), ISO 9001-2015 certified lead auditor. She is also an author & speaker having published multiple articles on quality, six sigma, business excellence, risks and as a philanthropist, she has written many articles on peace through parenting, compassion, world peace, human awareness and conscious parenting for the benefit of wider society. She is a philanthropist and actively creating a better tomorrow for all beings. She is the Deputy Team Leader for Dubai Quality Awards, assessor for UAE Innovation Awards and SKEA awards; has been an assessor for UAE Exchange DGP Assessment, communication chair for ASQ LMC, UAE Chapter.. Neetu has been in the panel of judges for the International Business Excellence Awards Judge for preliminary round of ASQ – ITEA International team Excellence Awards. Neetu is executive committee member of Dubai Quality Group case study on Kaizen, Six Sigma, Best Practices, Happiness, Innovation during continual improvement symposium.
John Cushman, Vice President
Tech Mahindra USA, Plano, Texas, USA
A career that spans 30 years of executive leadership in Business Transformation, Billing, Digital Commerce, Network Operations, Call Centers, Sales Management, Product Marketing, Regulatory Affairs and Brand Management.
Eve Dumovich, CEO
Snowline Publishing, Ashford, Washington, USA
Gary Fewkes, Director, Customer Service
Traeger Grills, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Over 20 years of customer service experience in call centers. He has a Bachelors degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. Huge soccer fan and of smoking food.
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 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.
Eric Louttit, Partner/Founder
Birst Group, Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA
Frank Maylett, President & CEO
Rizepoint, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Frank brings 20 years of experience leading, selling, and expanding software organizations. Named CEO of the Year by Utah Business magazine in 2017, and CEO of the Year by the Utah Technology Council in 2016. He won a Stevie for Executive of the Year in The 2017 American Business Awards.
Stu Schlackman, President
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 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 Taylan, Chairman/President
Llemich Personalized Imaging, Quezon City, Philippines
Burcu Tekbaş, Agencies, Sales & Marketing Manager
Fly Express International Tour Operator, Istanbul, Turkey
In 2016, Burcu joined Fly Express, Turkey's longest-operating B2B wholesaler of outgoing package tours, as Sales & Marketing Manager responsible for Key Accounts. Her responsibilities are to increase brand awareness by protecting the company's presence in the market, increasing sales volume, and working with new partners. Since Burcu loves to travel, she wanted to gain experience in jobs that involved travel, so from 2010 she worked in the sales and marketing departments of Travel Agents or Tour Operators. Burcu started her career in hospitality, working as Sales & Marketing Director at various 5-star hotels. She has experience in online marketing, e-commerce, e-commerce software and B2B, B2C product sales software as well as software development processes; and she has experience in "360 Degree Marketing."
Julie Thomas, President & CEO
ValueSelling Associates, Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA
Irem Tuzunalper, Co-Founder & CEO
Extra Loyalty Solutions, Inc., Istanbul, Turkey
20+ years of experience in Customer Engagement, Loyalty and Sales Enablement with high-quality execution ability to make things happen. She has passion for empowering and encouraging youth, especially women who are in the field of math and engineering to focus on innovation and creativity with technology.
Sabrina 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.
Cigdem 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!’.