40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management Winners 2016

Bellingham, WA – – December 14, 2016 – – The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) announced that the results are tabulated in the election for the inspiring  ‘Leaders in Sales Lead Management.’  Ten leaders (four different categories) who received the most votes from SLMA members are winners in their respective category.

SLMA CEO James Obermayer said, “Our members recognize the leaders in the field of sales lead management, the core discipline that must be adhered to before the tools of CRM, marketing automation, business intelligence, and hundreds of software applications can be applied.  Many thousands of lead generation agencies and millions of marketing departments must manage sales leads properly to gain revenue in a predictable manner. This is why we recognize our leaders in this annual election.”

The four categories and winners, in the order of votes received, are:



B2B and B2C C-Level Management.

  1. slide-winners-clevel-2016Maria Pergolino, Apttus
  2. Debbie Qaqish, The Pedowitz Group
  3. Justin Gray, LeadMD
  4. Sean Burke, KiteDesk
  5. Megan Dahlen, Microsoft
  6. Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing
  7. Mari Anne Vanella, The Vanella Group
  8. Carlos Hidalgo, ANNUITAS
  9. Jeanne Hopkins, Ipswitch
  10. Rhoan Morgan, DemandLab LLC

slide-winners-b2bb2cmarketingmgmt-2016B2B and B2C Marketing Management and Sales Management. 

  1. Josh Evans, Velocify
  2. David Rudnitsky,  InsideSales.com
  3. Jill Konrath, Jill Konrath
  4. Liz Sophia, Hodges-Mace
  5. Traci Whetzel, Concept Services Ltd.
  6. Andrea Lechner-Becker, LeadMD
  7. Guy De La Cruz, VanillaSoft
  8. Nathan Remmes, NanoLumens
  9. Maneeza Aminiy,  Marvel Marketers
  10. Matt Amundson,  Everstring

slide-winners-leadgen-2016Lead Generation Company Professionals (including agencies, consultancies, database providers, fulfillment telemarketers, trade show vendors, etc.). 

  1. Max Altschuler, Sales Hacker
  2. Howard Sewell, Spear Marketing Group
  3. David Kreiger, SalesRoads
  4. Kevin Joyce, The Pedowitz Group
  5. Brian Carroll, B2B Lead Blog
  6. Dan McDade, PointClear
  7. David Lewis, DemandGen International
  8. James Wright, Concept Services Ltd.
  9. Alex Stanton, DemandLab LLC
  10. Mac McIntosh, AcquireB2B

2016-first-slide-winners-softwareSoftware and Web Application Company Professionals (as those companies pertain to sales lead management). 

  1. Dave Boyce, InsideSales
  2. John Laino, Velocify
  3. Genie Parker, VanillaSoft
  4. Lena Shaw, LeadGenius
  5. Fred Yee, ActiveConversion
  6. Lars Helgeson, GreenRope
  7. Dean Robison, Insidesales.com
  8. Timo Rein, Pipedrive
  9. Jason Smith, IO Education
  10. Federico Trip Dottin, RIO Software Solutions

About the Sales Lead Management Association

The SLMA has 8,000 worldwide members, and its website includes 300-plus articles from 60 industry authors.  Activities throughout the year include an active ‘opinionated’ blog, recognition for the ‘20 Women Leaders to Watch in Sales Lead Management,’ and the SLMALive Radio Program, currently with 347 episodes and 85,600 listeners. SLMA Radio is one of eight marketing and sales shows for at-work listeners on the Funnel Radio Channel.  For more information about SLMA call Sue Campanale at (360) 933-1259.  The SLMA is a division of the Funnel Media Group.

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