Richardson Selected as Top 100 Company by Eduventures

Richardson Selected as Top 100 Company by Eduventures

PHILADELPHIA - February 6, 2003 - Richardson, a leading provider of sales training and consulting has been selected by Eduventures, the leading independent research firm exclusively focused on learning markets, as one of the education industry's top companies in their 2003 edition of The Eduventures 100: Leading Businesses Transforming the Education Economy.

"Sharing this honor with organizations like Dell, Sun, and Microsoft is very exciting,"says Linda Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson. "Our passion is to transform learning by focusing on our design and delivering and continuing to refine both. Our dedicated team and quality driven clients are the impetus behind what we do. We are very grateful for this recognition as it helps inspire us to continue to reach our vision."

The Eduventures 100 report is an in-depth resource that provides a year-end assessment of leading pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate training businesses that have demonstrated market leadership in 2002 and that Eduventures expects will continue to drive industry success through 2003.

According to the report:

"The company's blended learning offering is supported and strengthened by its in-depth knowledge of clients' needs and by its insistence on good design."

"Richardson's decades of experience in sales training and coaching have given the company a well known brand name among sales professionals and have led it to create longstanding, deep relationships with its clients."

"Richardson's foray into eLearning has been has been relatively recent; however, the company took a careful, methodical approach to developing its e-learning courses, ensuring that they would provide the high level of interactivity and depth of content already found in its ILT."

In addition to highlighting data for each recognized company, such as financial performance, key partnerships, and business highlights, the report provides a brief look at the past, present, and future experiences of companies formerly and/or currently recognized as Eduventures 100 selections.

The Eduventures report was designed to allow educators and senior executives to deepen their understanding of education markets and to identify leading vendors throughout the education space. Among the types of companies examined in The Eduventures 100 are early-stage eLearning ventures, subsidiaries and divisions of large education and high tech companies, established education players, strategic investors, and global consulting firms.

Click here to read the Eduventures report.

About Richardson

Richardson ( is a leading sales training and consulting firm. We accelerate the productivity of sales people by ensuring they have the skills, strategies, and processes to achieve their objectives and implement their organization's strategy. Utilizing our comprehensive curriculum, coaching, and consulting, we help develop the critical skills sales organizations need to win. Our curriculum includes sales, sales management, strategy, negotiations, and service training delivered through seminars, one-on-one and team coaching, and interactive eLearning. Leveraging more than 25 years of seminar and consulting experience, Richardson now offers over 100 hours of eLearning Richardson QuickSkills™ as a flexible, interactive, high-impact eLearning alternative to clients and individuals worldwide.

The Richardson QuickSkills are available through the Sun™ Enterprise Learning Platform, offered by Sun Educational Services, which is the training group of Sun Microsystems, Inc. To deliver synchronous learning events and real deal coaching, Richardson partners with Centra. Centra (NASDAQ:CTRA) is the world's leading provider of software infrastructure and ASP services for eLearning and business collaboration.

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