Why I nominated Nick:
For his trail-blazing leadership in the sales automation and lead management market. Nick Hedges is President & CEO of Velocify and a 16 year veteran of the Internet and SaaS industries. Hedges has a passion for business, not settling for the status-quo, and for innovation that drives substantial positive change. At Velocify, he brings this passion to work every day, driving the vision and execution of next generation sales automation software focused on transforming the way sales organizations respond to leads and accelerate sales performance.
What stand-out thing have they done?
Being both an entrepreneur and a sales veteran himself, Nikolaus Kimla put forth the concept that salespeople Nick Hedges is the visionary leader behind one of the most widely used and impactful technologies for sales professionals. Nick has focused Velocify on being more than just a technology vendor; he has a deep-seated passion for revolutionizing the way in which the sales lead industry operates. This is evidenced by Nick’s founding of a research department in 2008 focused on sales best practices, which has produced more than 30 white papers, and has formed the foundation of countless articles, webinars and conference presentations that serve the sales lead management profession. Nick also sits on the advisory boards of LeadsCouncil and the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP). Nick is also a regular contributor to countless industry blogs and publications, including Inc.com where he writes a weekly column on Sales Acceleration. Validation of what we are doing at Velocify is seen in the $15M round we recently raised, the fact that the company has tripled revenues in just over two years and in the rapidly growing number of passionate clients that Velocify has on its platform.
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