Jeff Pedowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer
We will ask Jeff why the Pedowitz Group is ranked 12th in Atlanta’s fastest Growing Companies (out of 50). What does his company do that is different from his competitors? What advice can he give sales manager’s to grow their revenue in 2011? What is the number one error marketing manager’s are making in 2011?
Jeff has 20 years of experience leading successful B2C and B2B organizations. As founder and president of The Pedowitz Group, Jeff is responsible for setting the company's vision and strategic direction along with managing all daily operations. He frequently writes and speaks on a variety of topics related to demand generation, Web 2.0, and marketing.
Prior to founding The Pedowitz Group, Jeff served as vice president of professional services for Eloqua, one of the world's leading providers of demand generation software. While there, he spearheaded a best practices consulting organization from the ground up and helped Eloqua achieve a significant thought leadership position in the marketplace.
Jeff began his career with Subway Sandwiches, where he successfully built a territory to include 35 owned and franchised stores. From there, he held key leadership and executive positions with Computer Associates, SmartTime Software, and Salesnet.
Tony Rutigliano, Founder of Gallup’s Sales Force Effectiveness Practice
The SLMA will ask Tony why his book Strengths Based Selling is difference from the several dozen other books on selling published each month. We’ll ask what sales managers, salespeople and C-Level management can learn from his book.
Tony Rutigliano is coauthor of Strengths Based Selling, which Gallup Press published in March 2011. Rutigliano consults on ways that organizations can improve their effectiveness in assessing, developing, and retaining talented contributors. A founder and leader of Gallup's sales force effectiveness practice, he has expertise in measuring the capacity for success within individuals and teams and helping organizations deploy effective systems to recruit and manage their human capital.
Rutigliano rejoined Gallup in 2007 as a Senior Practice Expert after serving nearly four years as Vice President/Chief Learning Officer for ADP. At ADP, Rutigliano oversaw initiatives and programs aimed at improving the organization's learning, leadership development, succession planning, performance management, and talent-assessment capabilities. He also led many of the sales training and sales-manager development efforts for ADP's force of more than 5,000 reps.
Before joining ADP in 2004, Rutigliano served as a Senior Managing Consultant with Gallup. During his 10 years with the company, he worked with clients in the technology, financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and media industries throughout North America and Europe. Rutigliano also served in a leadership role during the launch of Gallup's Q12 employee engagement practice.
Before initially joining Gallup, Rutigliano was publisher and editor-in-chief of Sales & Marketing Management magazine, where he led a team that reported on and influenced key trends in sales force structure, automation, training, and compensation. He has also served as a director with the American Management Association, where he worked in such fields as human resources management, training, and compensation.