Press Release

XANT Recognized as SaaS Provider of the Year for Fourth Straight Year

Ashley Blanchard

logo_aa-ispSILICON SLOPES, Utah – April 11, 2014 – XANT, the global leader in cloud-based sales acceleration technologies and solutions, was recognized by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) as the SaaS Provider of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, CEO Dave Elkington, President Ken Krogue and Vice President of Sales Michael Critchfield were named to the association’s list of the Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals. “It’s an honor to be recognized among so many strong companies and leaders who participate in the AA-ISP,” Krogue said. “Our approach has always been to build the industry because we believe a rising tide lifts all boats.” The service provider award honors XANT innovations in sales communication, gamification, data visualization and predictive analytics. XANT customers experience improvements in sales productivity and top-line revenue growth by as much as 30 percent. In addition, customers typically improve lead contact rates by as much as 65 percent and see significant increases in call volume. The AA-ISP announced these awards at its 6th Annual Inside Sales Leadership Summit on April 9 in Chicago. Top 25 recipients listed in alphabetical order:

    • Lauren Bailey: President at Factor 8
    • Ralph Barsi: Senior Director, Sales Development at Achievers
    • Louie Bernstein: Chief Sales Officer at Izenda
    • Trish Bertuzzi: President & Chief Strategist at The Bridge Group, Inc.
    • Carolynn Betts: CEO at Betts Recruiting
    • Mike Brooks: Owner & President at Mr. Inside Sales
    • Bryan Brorsen: President at SalesStaff
    • Chad Burmeister: VP of Sales and Marketing at ConnectAndSell
    • Michael Critchfield: VP of Sales at XANT
    • Dave Elkington: CEO and founder at XANT
    • Jesse Feldman: World Wide Inside Sales Manager at WANdisco
    • Kevin Gaither: VP of Inside Sales at ZipRecruiter
    • Ken Jisser: VP of Sales & Services at CedarCone
    • Ken Krogue: President and founder at XANT
    • Kelly Lichtenberger: Inside Sales Consultant
    • Kelly Molander: Director of Global Inside Sales and Market Development at TIBCO Spotfire
    • Jeff Okita: Head of Customer Acquisition at Chewse
    • Laurie Page: Managing Partner at The Bridge Group, Inc.
    • Kyle Porter: CEO at SalesLoft
    • Mark Ruthfield: VP of Sales, Executive Team at ZoomInfo
    • Geralyn Shaffer: National Inside Sales Manager Commercial Sales at Sears Holdings Corporation
    • MJ Shutte: VP of Corporate Sales at Riverbed Technology
    • John Smithers: Enterprise Account Manager at Oracle
    • William (Alex) Turner: Vice President of Client Services at NetTel Partners
    • Christopher ‘CJ’ Webster: Sales Manager at LexisNexis

About XANT, Inc.

            XANT offers cutting-edge

sales acceleration technology.

              The company provides the sales industry’s first comprehensive sales acceleration platform that creates high-performance sales teams with breakthrough technology including communications for immediate response, gamification for sales motivation, predictive analytics for lead prioritization, and data visualization for an immersive experience with sales data. The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP)

recognized

              XANT as the SaaS provider of the year for 2013. The company has been listed among the fastest growing companies by Inc. and Deloitte and as one of the top 100 private companies by AlwaysOn. XANT ranks

No. 5 in the nation for jobs created

              in the software industry and No. 72 in the nation for jobs created in all industries by Inc. XANT has published leading

research

              in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. The company has been issued 5 U.S. patents and has 11 patents pending. XANT enterprise customers include ADP, Dell, Gannett Local, Inc., Marketo, Re/Max Cornerstone, Microsoft, Groupon and more. To try the technology, visit

XANT

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