We’ve interviewed and profiled some of the biggest names you’ll find in the world of sales and marketing. If you’ve lost track of everyone we’ve talked to so far, you can find the full list, and links to their profiles below (click on their names, or on their images). If the stories listed below don’t inspire you, you may need to check your pulse! Be sure to check back regularly, as we’ll be adding to this list all the time.
Ago’s impressive career spans both sides of the sales process, as seller and as buyer. He’s worked as a senior executive at Fortune 50 firms Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young, and then as a C-level executive at finance behemoth ING. These days, he provides sales coaching and consulting as RAIN Group’s EMEA Practise Director. In addition, he’s a keen blogger, and he runs a YouTube channel full of easy-to-digest sales tips.
Having spent nearly 40 years building up his sales and marketing expertise, Alan is now a Chief Marketing Officer for hire, through his company CMO Temps, LLC. Alan also finds time to share killer sales and marketing tips on his blog and through presentations. As if this wasn’t enough, he’s also a social media specialist, recognised by Forbes as one of the Top 10 influential CMOs on social media.
With more than 20 years’ field experience under his belt, Alen now coaches salespeople to maximise their individual skillsets. As if that weren’t enough, his sales blog is among the top 25 in the world, and he’s authored seven books, including ‘Selling for Introverts’ and ‘Selling is Better than Sex’. Alen is clearly a true Sales Superstar. Check out his profile and let us know what you think in the comments section!
Anthony has been selling for nearly 30 years, really getting to understand people as he worked specifically in the staffing industry. He keeps himself extremely busy these days, running one of the world’s most read sales blogs, coaching and speaking to salespeople all over the world, and running regional staffing firm SOLUTIONS Staffing.
A 30-year veteran of the sales world, Barb knows the technology industry inside out, and pioneered the use of social media to boost selling power. These days, she’s sharing her expertise with salespeople through her company, Social Centered Selling. She’s also found time to maintain an active blog, show up on various top sales influencer lists, and co-author the book The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media.
Bubba is a serial entrepreneur who’s found success just about everywhere he’s ever worked. He’s currently involved with two companies, both his own. He’s CEO at QuotaDeck, a platform which lets your network provide warm introductions to your dream clients. He also acts as Chairman for Launch Leads, which delivers you qualified leads with scheduled appointments.
Better known to some as The Funnelholic, Craig is the Co-Founder and Chief Analyst at TOPO, a research an advisory firm which can kick your company’s growth into overdrive. He’s gone from Hollywood Intern, to teach, to salesperson, to entrepreneur! And he’s got a great nickname, so surely it’s worth taking a look at his wonderful profile?
Having met enormous success in every aspect of his career, Dan’s is one of the most recognisable faces of the sales landscape. You’ll probably know him from his wildly popular book EDGY Conversations, and its accompanying blog. Alongside this, Dan can be found strategizing your business, speaking at your event, or running past you in the street.
You might know Donald better as his alter-ego, The Sales Evangelist. He has one of the liveliest sales podcasts you’ll find online, where he interviews some of the greatest salespeople on the planet. But Donald also practices what he preaches, working in the fast-paced world of software sales. And he’s always willing to share what he’s learned through sales mentoring.
Throughout her sales career Elinor has made a habit of battling through the odds to reach success. These days, Elinor speaks to and trains salespeople around the world, through her company Smooth Sale. She is also equipped with social media and blogging expertise, and is an international best-selling author.
Gavin has spent more than 20 years in the world of sales, rising the ranks from rookie rep to dazzling director. These days, Gavin shares all of his secrets to success as a motivational speaker. He also finds time to run an active blog, write books, and present videos on his sales TV channel. Follow Gavin’s journey from copper to closer, in his profile article. It’s a truly fascinating story!
Ian has spent 30 years on the sales floor and his success has been recognised through various awards. Most recently, he was named 2015’s Sales Director of the Year by the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management. He’s just taken on the role of Senior Sales Manager at Rackspace, so we spoke to Ian to find out a little bit more about him.
Janice has been selling her whole life, gathering a wide range of experience running businesses in the UK, US and Africa. These days she shares what she’s learned as an author, speaker, business growth consultant, trainer and mentor. Her efforts have not gone to waste, as she is recognised in a significant number of business awards.
Jon is best known for co-founding GoldMine, one of the first CRM systems which revolutionised the sales process. Now, with more than 20 years of selling under his belt, Jon is back to change the relationship management landscape once again, with his social-focused CRM Nimble. Find out what it’s like to be a sales revolutionary, by checking out Jon’s Sales Superstar profile. You won’t regret it.
Jonathan has spent more than 40 years traversing the world of sales, working with some of the biggest companies in the world. He’s also a keen writer, and is probably best known for having founded Top Sales World, which publishes the thoughts of some of the biggest sales experts around. As well as running this, he spends his time speaking to and coaching salespeople across the globe.
Kelly has been selling for more than 30 years, and now brings sporting expertise and concepts to the world of sales through his training company, The Business LockerRoom. He’s a keen blogger, and there’s a good chance you’ll have come across his #BizLockerRadio podcast, in which he interviews some of the biggest names in business.
Through her company Boot Camp Digital, Krista has helped out some of the biggest organisations with their social and digital marketing strategies, including Google, General Electric and the US Senate. As if that weren’t enough, she’s also a keen blogger, speaker and best-selling author. As Sales Superstars go, Krista is one of the brightest in the entire firmament. Check out her profile article and let us know what you think!
Known to many as Coach Lee, Leanne brings nearly 50 years of sales experience to the table. These days she positions herself as a ‘People & Process Problem Solver’, working with growing small businesses through her company, Advanced Systems. She’s also an avid blogger, sharing her wealth of knowledge with her readers.
Matt has racked up more than 15 years of marketing, business development and sales experience, and heads the hugely successful Heinz Marketing. As well as helping businesses supercharge their sales and marketing strategies, Matt finds time to write an award-winning blog, energise audiences with his speeches, and pop up on countless lists of top influencers.
Michael is one of the world’s foremost marketing experts, with more than 20 years’ worth of experience. He’s led marketing operations at global organisations, including Nielsen and SAP, and he’s currently Head of Strategy for NewsCred. As if that weren’t enough, his B2B Marketing Insider blog is one of the most influential in the industry, and he can be always be found giving talks around the world.
Phil has spent the past 20 years working his way up the ranks at the ICT manufacturing behemoth Brother, and he’s now the Managing Director of its UK operations. As well as overseeing the £100 million business, he finds the time to be an accomplished speaker and write a widely read business blog. He has one of the most popular Sales Superstar profiles on our website, so why not check it out and see what all the fuss is about?
Phil has been selling his whole life, and met enormous success despite his youth. Phil now works around the globe, coaching and speaking to salespeople to share his expertise. He’s also a keen author, and in 2013 he became the youngest ever winner of the coveted Sales Trainer of the Year title at the British Excellence in Sales and Marketing Awards.
Robert is a seasoned sales veteran, with more than 40 years of experience in the field. Not one to take a typical retirement, Robert is now an avid sales author, coach and speaker. His wildly popular book Selling Fearlessly: A Master Salesman’s Instructional Manual has cemented his place as one of the top sales influencers around.
Sean pioneered social selling and prospecting in the UK, and wrote the Amazon bestselling book, eselling. He shares his wealth of knowledge through his company, MTD Sales Training, and he’s been shortlisted for a number of industry awards. You’re also likely to have seen him on your TV, as he’s often called upon by the likes of CNN and the BBC to offer his expertise.
Steve is a proven sales powerhouse, wielding more than 30 years of experience. After making his fortune and giving retirement a (brief) go at the age of 45, Steve leaped headfirst back into the world of business, and now mentors salespeople all over the world. You can’t keep a good salesperson down, can you? Check out Steve Clarke’s Sales Superstar profile to find out more about his story and to get inspired!
Stuart has been selling his entire life, whether working his way up businesses or growing his own. These days he coaches B2B sales teams through his Sales Performance Company, and delivers sales apprenticeships to emerging talents. He’s also proud Fellow of both the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management and the Chartered Management Institute, as well as a keen blogger.
Tamara has been in the world of sales for more than 20 years, building up a reputation as an innovator and sales enablement evangelist. These days she’s the Research Director at MHI Research Institute, specialising in strategic sales enablement and sales force transformation. She’s also an influential blogger and speaker, and a regular contributor to Top Sales Magazine.
Tibor has been a sales leader for more than 25 years, working for the global news giants Dow Jones and Reuters. These days he shares what he’s learned through his company, Renbor Sales Solutions. He’s also a keen blogger, and author of the award-winning book Shift! Harness the Trigger Events That Turn Prospects Into Customers.
That’s the complete list. If there is anybody else you’d like to see us profile, then drop us a line in the comments section below, or on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. Don’t forget, you too could be a Sales Superstar! Why not get started with a fully-fledged qualification from the ISMM, delivered through our online system?