Sales Partnerships Honored at 2016 Stevie Awards

Westminster, Colorado – March 7, 2016 – Sales Partnerships, Inc. (SPI), the industry leader in sales outsourcing (also called sales augmentation or contract sales) with teams in more than 30 US cities in addition to inside sales teams, was recognized through the Stevie® Awards as the US’s top outsourced sales company, the top field sales company, the top sales consulting company, and winning the top sales distinction award as well. Sales Partnerships was also recognized as the third most award winning sales organization globally – earning a gold “grand” Stevie® award for that distinction.

Founded in 1997, Sales Partnerships provides direct branded turn-key sales forces to augment client sales organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to equity funded start-ups. 2014 and 2015, respectively, marked Sales Partnerships expanding from just providing virtual branded sales forces to also providing sales consulting and sales recruiting services.

The Stevie® Awards show was held in Las Vegas at the Paris Resort on Friday March 4th, 2016. The Stevie® Awards for Sales and Customer Service are recognized as the world’s largest and most prominent awards in the fields of sales and customer service. The field of companies competing ranged from dozens of global Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, American Express, and Comcast to smaller companies who are influential in their specialties. Entries covering sales distinctions, case studies, and performance results were judged by more than 100 judges ranging from recognized sales authors to VP’s in the Fortune 500 to past Stevie winners.

Sales Partnerships’ win for sales outsourcing was based on head to head competition against more than a dozen major competitors for the same client, a major telecommunications company. The company’s B2B US push included telesales, Internet marketing, and field sales. Against more than a dozen head to head competitors selling the same products to the same business audiences, Sales Partnerships out-performed all the competitors – beating the next ranked one by more than 50%. This is Sales Partnerships’ 4th win in this category, more than any other company in history.

Sales Partnerships also won gold (1st place) awards as the top field sales company in America (our 3rd win – the most of any single company in the history of the awards). 2015 marked SPI’s field sales presence growing to more than 30 cities with 20 more scheduled in 2016. The gold for Sales Distinction was tied to one of the sectors of our work, industrial sales – specifically Solar. Sales Partnerships’ work in that area has challenged how Solar can be sold and how channel and implementation in that sector can be done. Sales Partnerships’ president Fred Kessler commented, “Our successes over the past two years has solidified our position leading the Industry in outsourced sales. It was an important year in proving that we could be the industry leader for both field and telesales in business to business environments at the same time. We look to continued success in 2016!”

Sales Partnerships also won a gold as the top sales consulting firm in America – only 18 months after that service offering became available (along with sales recruiting). Kessler again, “Historically, we only offered consulting and recruiting to our outsourced sales clients as part of the process for us to be branded sales forces for them. We had the capabilities for years – but it wasn’t until late 2014 that we had grown enough to be able to offer those services as stand-alone offerings. Winning the award as the top sales consulting company in America in our first year of eligibility is an amazing feat.”

Sales Partnerships also won silver awards for innovations in sales technologies, sales operations, and sales management along with individual silver recognitions for Fred Kessler, SPI’s president for top senior sales chief executive to SPI’s VP of Operations Aaron Kullman for top sales operations executive of the year.

“The quality and quantity of submissions for the 2016 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service were robust. Entries have more than doubled over the past three years and the 2016 winners achieved the highest ratings in the history of the awards,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate Fred and the Sales Partnerships’ team, on their commitment to sales and performance.”

Images can be found via the Stevie’s Flickr and watch some of the Sales Partnerships’ acceptance speeches on YouTube.

About Sales Partnerships, Inc

Sales Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) was founded in 1997 with the mission to provide outsourced sales services for large companies looking to expand or change their sales footprints. Headquartered near Denver, Colorado – Sales Partnerships’ current footprint includes more than 30 US cities with capabilities to add new cities within weeks to meet client requirements.

A four time Inc 500/5000 winner, Sales Partnerships has been recognized as the industry leader in outsourced sales for more than a decade – having won every major industry awards ranging from Stevie® Awards for Sales to recognitions within sales outsourcing as the gold standard. More information can be found about Sales Partnerships at