Sales Individual & Sales Team Awards Judges
2019 JURY CHAIR
Murray Lock, Joint Managing Director, M Partners Ltd, South Godstone, Surrey, United Kingdom
Initially qualified from Kingston University, UK, with a Business Studies degree specializing in marketing, Murray gained additional diplomas from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Direct Marketing Association, before venturing into the world of printing equipment as a management trainee with the Pershke Price Services Organization in London.
After taking a job as Sales & Marketing Manager in the Printing Equipment and Services sector, Murray then moved into a Marketing Director role with a job that included managing multi-million pound international exhibitions. As a Board Director, the position included sales and P&L divisional responsibility.
In 2006, Murray and a former colleague established M Partners Ltd. In 2010, the company won the agency for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Print Equipment, for the UK. Following its success with these products, the company expanded the agency to include the whole of Europe in 2014. M Partners has become a multi award-winning business, covering international sales, service, and marketing.
Murray is the proud father of two boys, and is based in Surrey, England.
David Araujo, Sales Supervisor
DHL Express, São Paulo, Brazil
International Sales & Finance Leader | Driving people for delivering cutting-edge results | Connecting people, improving their lives | Passionate for Logistics. 15-plus years experience in Sales & Customer Service in Logistics & Supply Chain, Hospitality and Tourism industries.
Robyn Davis, Trade Show Strategy Specialist
Exhibitor Education by WINH, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Robyn Davis is known for her fresh perspective and process-driven approach to exhibitor success. She provides strategic booth staff training and consulting services to exhibitors in industries like healthcare, construction, and technology (directly and through event organizers, like RSNA, AEM, and others). Robyn has recently been selected for BizBash's "500 Most Influential Event Professionals in North America" list. Her degree is in Aerospace Engineering.
Kay Fiehn, Sales Manager
Threebyone Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Kay is a motivated sales and marketing professional achieving continuous success in his field. He empowers a strong work ethic, strives in business communications, operational management, product design, and content production. He has a Business Degree from Auckland University of Technology, which has exposed him to the international sales industry 15 plus years. Kay holds strong performance records individually, and with his team. He is a multi-linguist, and a savvy networker who is constantly striving for success.
Stephen Gill, Owner
Stephen Gill Associates, Aston on Trent, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Stanley Goodrich, Public Relations Manager
SYSPRO, Costa Mesa, California, United States
After earning his MBA degree from UC Berkeley, Goodrich began his career in Silicon Valley, where he worked with such notables as Jerry Sanders, Ben Anixter and Regis McKenna. Goodrich was the first Marketing Communications Manager at Western Digital. When the company was acquired by a larger firm, Al Phillips, WDC founder and president told Goodrich that he attributed much of the company's success to his PR efforts. After spending 10 years as Editor-in-Chief of Computing News & Review, Goodrich joined SYSPRO as PR Manager.
Kelly Kanches, Product Expert
NC Squared, Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Former sales manager for AT&T Advertising and Publishing. Moved into the Salesforce ecosystem after supporting sales teams for over 10 years.
Dr. Kiran Kumar, CEO
Marquis Associates Karnataka, Master Franchisee of Tea Villa Cafe, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Kiran Kumar Is a Seasoned Operations Manager having his core competency in Negotiations Management, HR Management Purchases and Business Planning. He has 20 plus years experience in Pharma Retail, Admin HR and Operations in a Event Management, Balloon Manufacturing Company and Nutraceutical Company. .Throughout his Kiran has been very active and participates in organizing cultural and corporate events. Recently he moved to the hospitality industry and is now the CEO of Marquis Associates Karnataka Master Franchisee of Tea Villa Cafe a Veg Multi-cuisine Cafe with 400 + items and 100 + Tea Variety on the menu.
Lloyd Lofton, CEO & Founder
Power Behind The Sales, Marietta, Georgia, United States
Lloyd built his career starting in door to door sales, eventually leading sales distribution for a mid-west insurance company producing $60 million a year in sales, hiring 2k salespeople in one year and hundreds of managers. He has succeeded in other industries including retail, selling credit card processing and small business loans. He is the past President of the Senior Insurance Marketing Association and through this 30 year career he has written articles for leading industry magazines such as Retirement Advisors, Life Insurance Selling Magazine, Senior Market Advisors Magazine, InsuranceNewsNet, and ISO and Agent Magazine. He has been interviewed by “The Wealth Channel” through American College, AnnuityNews Now and Business RadioX, while completing 100+ training vignettes across multiple industries through Demand Media and the Houston Chronicle.
Rachel Matthew, Specialist, Strategy and Excellence
Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Rachel is a Management Consultant, Speaker and Blogger with over 24 years’ experience in Process Improvement and ISO Management Systems and more Strategic Consulting like The Balanced Scorecard, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Business Excellence Models and Benchmarking. She currently advises the Strategy and Excellence Department at Dubai Airport Free Zone.
Jason McNeil, Director of Business Development
Sales Partnerships, Inc., Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Jason led programs for SPI in two industries at Sales Partnerships from 2007-2013 where he won SPI’s Top Gun award twice and was ranked as one of the top 10 sales professionals in America. He returned in 2018 after winning national honors in SaaS sales to join SPI's business development team.
Keith Nordin, Head of North American Sales
Web Active Directory, Dallas, Texas, United States
Keith has a proven track record of over 20 years successfully building technical and sales organizations at Web Active Directory, Kapow Software, and RightNow Technologies, with each organization completing a successful exit. Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Counseling.
Dennis O’Higgins, Senior Manager-Sales & Marketing
PwC, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Dennis is Senior Manager in Sales & Marketing for PwC UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management (ISM) and has over 12 years sales & commercial leadership experience. Dennis is also the North West Chair of the Institute of Sales Management and a proven Non-Executive Director.
Stu Schlackman, Owner
Sales Coaching and Training, Richardson, Texas, United States
Stu Schlackman is a sales coach and trainer. He is the relationship building expert helping clients develop high-performance sales teams. He is the author of Don't Just Stand There, Sell Something and Four People You Should Know. He is a past president of the National Speakers Association of North Texas and a Certified Speaking Professional.
Peter Smith, President
inWhatLanguage, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Burcu Tekbas, Director - Travel Agencies Sales & Marketing
Fly Express International Tour Operator, Istanbul, Marmara, Turkey
Burcu started her career at the same time as her university years and she believed that the experience in the field was very important as her university process begins.During the her carrer improvemnet , She was responsible for the development of Sales and Marketing process and Brand Standards of the Company. Burcu's other job experinces and qualifications are related with Corporate Communications, 360 Degree Digital Marketing, B2B Business Development and Active Field Sales processes.She is working as Director of Sales, Marketing and Travel Agencies of Turkey at Fly Express International Tour Operator since 2016. Burcu was born in Ankara, Turkey and she graduated from the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management in Mersin University. The Mersin University which university is one of the oldest tourism university in Turkey.
Julie Thomas, President & CEO
ValueSelling Associates, Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
Irem Tuzunalper, Founder & CEO
Extra Loyalty Solutions, Inc., Istanbul, Sisli, Turkey