OpenView Labs Announces the Top 25 Sales Influencers for 2012

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Recently the team at OpenView Labs, the strategic and operational consulting group within OpenView Venture Partners, shared a list of the top sales thought leaders for 2012.

Using marketing channel prioritization metrics, the team compiled the list of 25 of the most powerful thought leaders in the world of B2B selling, lead generation and more. The list was created to help identify the top sales minds young startup and expansion stage companies should take note of.

“We wanted to release a list to showcase the bright minds in the sales management and lead generation space. This is a great resource for senior managers and sales people alike in order to learn industry best practices to help take their teams and companies to the next level,” stated Brian Zimmerman, Managing Director of OpenView Labs.

The list of top influencers includes Greg Alexander of the Sales Benchmark Index, Trish Bertuzzi of The Bridge Group, Jonathan Farrington of JF Corporation, Colleen Francis of Engage Selling Solutions, Gerhard Gschwandtner of Selling Power Magazine, Lori Richardson of Score More Sales, Tibor Shanto of Renbor Sales Solutions, and many more.

“It is an honor to be on this list with such amazing, smart and successful colleagues. Thanks for this recognition and congratulations on giving sellers some focus on where to go for ideas,” commented Lori Richardson.

“An amazing group of insightful sales gurus,” added Dan Waldschmidt.

To see a list of all of the top sales influencers, please visitOpenView Labs. To learn more about how the list was compiled, read about the Labs’ prioritization scheme.

About OpenView Labs

OpenView Labs is the strategic and operational consulting arm of OpenView Venture Partners, a global Venture Capital fund that invests in expansion stage technology companies. The Labs was formed to assist the management of OpenView portfolio companies build great companies by gathering, creating, storing, and disseminating best practices across all functional areas. The dedicated full-time teams, Senior Advisors, and network at OpenView Labs spend the bulk of their time working on behalf of the OpenView Venture Partner’s Portfolio companies. This work includes incubating methodologies, testing approaches, performing research projects, developing and implementing forums and workshops, gathering the best network and ideas for building great companies, and coaching the management of the portfolio companies.

About OpenView Venture Partners

OpenView Venture Partners is an expansion stage venture capital fund with a focus on high-growth software, Internet, and technology-enabled companies. Through its staff of seasoned operating executives, who collectively bring several decades of technology and management experience to the firm, OpenView is able to help portfolio companies with quickly ramping up Product, Go-To-Market, and Organizational and Operational functions to best practice levels. The firm was founded in 2006 and has a total capital under management of approximately $240 million. OpenView Venture Partners is based in Boston and invests on a worldwide basis.