Ellen Wilsker Receives Stevie Award

Richardson's Ellen Wilsker Receives Stevie® Award at the 2007 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards

Philadelphia, PA – December 14, 2007 – Richardson, a leading sales training and consulting firm, today announced that Ellen Wilsker, Vice President of Sales, Northern Region, was the recipient of a 2007 Stevie® Award in the National Accounts Manager of the Year category at the second annual Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards.

Ellen Wilsker is a two-time member of Richardson’s Chairman’s Club, as well as a five year recipient of Richardson’s President’s Club award.  Ellen’s achievements include meeting quota seven consecutive years, obtaining the highest annual revenue production by a salesperson, and achieving the highest percentage of quota.

“I am honored to congratulate Ellen Wilsker on winning this prestigious Stevie Award for National Accounts Manager of the Year”, says David DiStefano, CEO of Richardson.  “Ellen’s contribution and impact during her seven years with Richardson has been exceptional. It is very exciting to see this level of industry recognition for her and Richardson. On behalf of the entire Richardson team, I express our sincere thanks for her continued dedication to client satisfaction. We are all proud to call Ellen our colleague.”

Held in Las Vegas, NV, the awards were jointly presented by Selling Power magazine, the leading sales management publication, and The Stevie® Awards, which have been hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars”.

More than 400 entries from companies of all sizes, and in virtually every industry, were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories this year, including Best Run Sales Organization of the Year, and National VP of Sales of the Year.  Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists.   Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

Details about The Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners and Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/sales.

About Richardson

Richardson is a leading sales training company focusedon accelerating the productivity of sales professionals by ensuring they have the skills, strategies, and processes to achieve their objectives and implement their organization’s strategy.  Utilizing a comprehensive curriculum, coaching, consulting, diagnostic testing tools, and a proprietary customization process, Richardson helps develop the critical skills sales organizations need to win.  Richardson’s curriculum includes sales, sales management, strategy, negotiations, and service training delivered through seminars, one-on-one and team coaching, and interactive eLearning. Learn more at www.richardson.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars,” Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business presented by Infiniti, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards.  Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

About Selling Power

Selling Power is the world’s leading sales management magazine with more than 145,000 subscribers in 67 countries.  Learn more at www.sellingpower.com.