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Sales Lead Management Association Announces Winners of the 2012 “50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management” Election

James W. Obermayer, CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA), announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2012. 34.4% of the members (2,117 of 6,139) cast votes in the SLMA’s first members only election, (previous elections were open to the public). Nominees came from many diverse disciplines including CRM and Marketing Automation Software, telemarketing, database management, conference management, fulfillment, consulting and publishing companies.

Obermayer said, "These are people who have given their time and expertise in the field of lead management and are now recognized by their peers for outstanding work. They are champions of wealth generation and we thank them for their unselfish efforts.”

The full list of the most influential people in sales lead management in 2012 in the order of most votes received is on the SLMA website. The top fifteen vote recipients in order of votes received are:

          Laura McGuire           Saligent, Inc.
Jill Konrath Jill Konrath
Rob Amerine Saligent,Inc.
Shawn Naggiar Act-On Software
Jeff Pedowitz The Pedowitz Group
Raghu Raghavan Act-On Software
Joe Payne Eloqua
Steve Woods Eloqua
Alex Shootman Eloqua
Tom Judge Direct Marketing Partners
Phil Fernandez Marketo
Nick Hedges Leads360, Inc.
Christine Crandell NBS Consulting Group
Debbie Qaqish The Pedowitz Group
Maria Pergolino Marketo

The SLMA served as the independent tabulator of votes and does not endorse the services of those listed. Only SLMA members were allowed to nominate and vote for up to three people (non-members votes were not counted).

About the Sales Lead Management Association

The mission of the Sales Lead Management Association is to help companies become successful in the critical business process of managing sales leads. The SLMA has 6139 worldwide members and 300-plus articles from 60 authors on the SLMA website. Activities throughout the year include an active ‘pushy’ blog, recognition for the ‘20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management,’ the SLMA College of Fellows, a monthly ‘gossipy’ newsletter, and SLMA Weekly Radio. Sponsorship programs are available. For more information about SLMA or the ‘Top 50’ list, call Sue Campanale at 714-637-6989.

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