Chili Piper, the sales tech pioneer, announced today that Danny Read, B2B Services at G2 was named the 2019 Top AE in the nation at its First Annual Account Executive of the Year Bash on November 19th at Dreamforce. Read received $10,000 cash, a team outing for up to 30 members of his team, and a trophy.
The Second Place winner was George Cucharal, Strategic Account Executive at HackerOne, who received two round-trip flights to Paris. Third Place winner was Lynn Powers, Commercial Sales Director at Clari, who won an electric scooter.
The applicant pool was evaluated by five of the most renowned Sales experts: Mark Roberge, ex-CRO at Hubspot; Tessa del Rio, Head of Sales - SMB New Business Acquisition at Linkedin; John Barrows, the legendary Sales trainer; Kevin Dorsey, VP of Inside Sales at PatientPop Inc.; and Sahil Mansuri, CEO of Bravado, the largest community of sales executives in the world. The selection criteria were based on two factors which helped win a deal against the odds: 1) exceptional focus on helping the buyer and 2) outstanding collaboration and teamwork. The award was open to Account Executives at companies across all industries, disciplines and verticals.
“Almost every profession has its annual awards, the recognition of Sales Professionals was way overdue,” said Nicolas Vandenberghe, co-founder and CEO of Chili Piper. “We’re thrilled by the quality and level of competition for our first Account Executive of the Year Award. Danny, George, Lynn, the top three as assessed by our expert jury, and many other applicants went out of their way to help their champions. Each of them tirelessly orchestrated the right resources for the right changes to happen, enabling the deals to close. Their success stories were truly inspiring, reading them was a privilege.”