Richardson Names David DiStefano

Richardson Names David DiStefano

PHILADELPHIA, PA - February, 2002- Richardson, a leading sales training and consulting company, today announced that David DiStefano has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, David will be responsible for leading Richardson’s day-to-day business operations and implementation of Richardson’s business plan. Mr. DiStefano has been with Richardson for nine years and most recently held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. David has been instrumental in setting the strategy and direction of Richardson, developing Richardson’s business model, and raising equity capital to further build the business.

"David is an invaluable asset to Richardson,” says Linda Richardson, CEO. “In his nine years at the company, he has demonstrated a continued commitment to excellence, great leadership, and lives the consultative selling process our company is based on. With his knowledge of our industry, he is the perfect person to help us strengthen the company to become the clear leader in sales training.”

In addition, Jennifer Barrett has been promoted to VP, Finance. Jennifer will now oversee Richardson’s Finance and Accounting function. Jennifer’s main focus will be on bottom-line management, financial reporting against budget, project profitability, discretionary spending, and management of Richardson’s contract administration processes. Jennifer has been with Richardson for five years.

About Richardson

Richardson is a leading sales training and consulting firm. We accelerate the productivity of sales organizations competing in changing markets. We utilize our comprehensive curriculum and our process of coaching to individuals and teams to develop the process and critical skills sales organizations need to win. Richardson's training and coaching successfully impact every phase of our clients' sales cycle. Our comprehensive curriculum includes sales and sales management, strategy, negotiations, and service training delivered through seminars, one-on-one and team coaching, and interactive eLearning. Leveraging more than 24 years of seminar and consulting experience, Richardson now offers Richardson QuickSkills as a flexible, interactive, high-impact eLearning alternative to our clients worldwide. The Richardson QuickSkills are powered by Docent EnterpriseTM (NASDAQ: DCNT), the premier provider of eLearning software for Global 2000 companies. In addition, Richardson also partners with Centra to deliver synchronous learning events and real deal coaching. Centra (NASDAQ: CTRA) is the world's leading provider of software infrastructure and ASP services for eLearning and business collaboration. For more information visit

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