PROVO, Utah – June 18, 2013 – XANT, the leading provider of cloud-based sales acceleration and predictive analytics technology for inside sales professionals, was recognized by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) as the SaaS Productivity Provider of the Year for its PowerDialer for Salesforce 5.0 product. The Award is based specifically on feedback from the membership of the national association. Additionally, AA-ISP recognized the Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals. Top 25 recipients listed in alphabetical order:
|Julio Acosta||Global Inside Sales Manager at Infoblox|
|Lauren Bailey||President at Factor 8|
|Danial Barber||Manager, NA Sales Development West at Responsys|
|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|
|Chad Burmeister||Director, National Accounts at ON24**|
|Michael Critchfield||VP of Sales at XANT*|
|Dave Elkington||CEO and founder at XANT*|
|Kevin Gaither||VP of Sales at uSamp|
|Chris Hardeman||VP of Corporate Sales at Act-On Software**|
|Barrett Hennessey||Account Executive at PeopleAnswers|
|Kraig Kleeman||Author/Speaker/Global Strategist at Blaire Group|
|Ken Krogue||President and founder at XANT*|
|Kelly Lichtenberger||Director of Inside Sales at LifeSize Communications|
|Kelly Molander||Director of Inside Sales at TIBCO Spotfire|
|Shawn Naggiar||Chief Revenue Officer at Act-On Software**|
|Laurie Page||Managing Partner at The Bridge Group, Inc.**|
|Rodney President||Indirect Sales Supervisor at Capital Access Network|
|Mark Ruthfield||VP of Sales, Executive Team at ZoomInfo|
|MJ Shutte||VP of Corporate Sales at Riverbed Technology|
|John Smithers||Enterprise Account Manager at Oracle|
|Art Sobczak||Owner at Business by Phone, Inc.|
|Julio Viskovic||Sensei of Enterprise Sales Enablement at HootSuite**|
Listed are three XANT executives* and seven executives of XANT customers.** “It has been wonderful to be recognized as a company by other members of the national trade association of our peers,” says Ken Krogue, founder and president of XANT. “And for three of our own to rub shoulders with this list of incredible people is very humbling. We will continue to do all we can to grow this exciting industry!” Click to view additional awards given on the AA-ISP website: www.aa-isp.org/inside-sales-awards.php. To learn more about the XANT technologies for sales teams including their lead management software, visit www.www.xant.ai, or to speak to a sales rep, call (877) 200-5698.
About XANT, Inc.
XANT is the worldwide leader in cloud-based, sales automation and predictive analytics for inside sales professionals. XANT holds four patents and pioneered landmark research featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc., Forbes and Fast Company. Their PowerDialer for Salesforce 5.0 has been one of the most popular applications on the salesforce.com AppExchange for over five years. The company was recently recognized #9 by Inc. Magazine for employee growth in Utah and #347 of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500. Enterprise customers include ADP, Dell, Gannett Local, Inc., Marketo, ON24, Re/Max Cornerstone, Seagate, Groupon and more. To try the technology, visit www.www.xant.ai.
The AA-ISP is an international association dedicated to advancing the profession of inside sales. The AA-ISP Annual Awards are selected by AA-ISP member evaluations of inside sales service providers. Started in 2010, the AA-ISP Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals recognizes individuals who have been instrumental in leading the inside sales profession.