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SLMA Announces 50 Most Influential People In Sales Lead Management

The Sales Lead Management Association recently announced the 2011 installment of the “50 Most Influential People In Sales Lead Management.”  DemandGen Report (DGR) Editor & Publisher, Andrew Gaffney, has been named to the list for the third consecutive year.

This year, 7,113 votes were cast (22% more than the 2010 election) for 79 nominees by more than 4,500 people (each voter could choose up to three nominees). Nominees came from many diverse disciplines including, CRM Software and Marketing Automation Software, to telemarketing qualification companies and publishing.

The Top 10 were ranked as follows:

  1. Laura McGuire - Saligent
  2. Jeff Pedowitz - The Pedowitz Group
  3. Steve Woods - Eloqua
  4. Jill Konrath - Jill Konrath
  5. Joe Payne - Eloqua
  6. Alex Shootman – Eloqua
  7. Maria Pergolino - Marketo
  8. Jeanne Hopkins - HubSpot
  9. Mac McIntosh - Mac McIntosh Inc.
  10. Debbie Qaqish - The Pedowitz Group

Other thought leaders named to the list include: Carlos Hidalgo of The Annuitas Group; Ardath Albee of Marketing Interactions; Bill Nussey of Silverpop; Henry Bruce of The Rock Annand Group; Shawn Naggiar of Act-On Software; and Rob Solomon of Bulldog Solutions.

"People who win are recognized by their peers as multi-dimensional sales and marketing experts,” said James W. Obermayer, Executive Director of the Sales Lead Management Association. “They have given unselfishly of their time as speakers, teachers and writers on the deep multi-dimensional topic of sales lead management."

In an effort to provide the BtoB community with sales & marketing related insight, DemandGen Report published a series of guides and research in 2011, including The Guide To Marketing Automation Solutions, The Guide To Demand Generation Consultants and the 2011 Inside The Mind Of The BtoB Buyer Study. Additionally, DGR will soon release The State Of Demand Generation Report 2012