Richardson’s former President and CEO, David DiStefano, was awarded a Gold Stevie Award for Upstart Company of the Year. Mr. DiStefano was recognized for his ground-breaking organizational achievements, helping lead Richardson to record growth in 2012. Among the many drivers for Richardson’s improved performance were new organizational roles, a three-year internal culture initiative, expansion into new territories including China, and the additions of new sales training and enablement services Collaborative Account Development™, Selling with Insights™, Richardson Quick Check™, and Change Leadership™ programs.
Richardson also won a Silver Stevie Award for New Product or Service of the Year under the category of Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution for its mobile learning reinforcement tool, Richardson QuickCheck™. Richardson QuickCheck™ is an application designed for mobile phones and tablets that delivers daily, bite-sized knowledge and training to today’s on-the-go sales professional. It uses a proven approach to learning reinforcement to optimize the investment in training.
“It is an absolute honor and privilege to be recognized for these two Stevie Awards,” said David DiStefano. “We will continue to innovate, lead and push the envelope to better understand today’s marketplace and provide our clients with solutions that truly affect the performance of their business. I extend my sincere congratulations to the Richardson team and every one of our clients. Collectively they are the foundation of our business success.”
The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. Beginning with The American Business Awards in 2002, The International Business Awards in 2003, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2004, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in 2006, their mission is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world’s most coveted awards. The American Business Awards are judged each year by more than 200 executives nationwide.