TransPerfect VP Jessica Eker Named "National VP of Sales of the Year" at the 2010 Stevie Awards
NEW YORK, NY, February 25, 2010 – TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language and business services, today announced that Vice President of Sales Jessica Eker was named “National VP of Sales of the Year” at the 2010 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service in Miami Beach, Florida.
The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” winners were announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 22 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach. Nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries attended.
More than 500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition. There are 27 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year, as well as 41 categories for sales professionals, ranging from Global Sales Leader of the Year to Sales Training Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year.
As TransPerfect’s Vice President of Global Life Sciences, Eker manages a team of 40 sales professionals throughout the US and Canada. Among a group of four finalists, Eker was highlighted for producing record sales numbers from her team, as well as spearheading several strategic programs that fostered the overall success of TransPerfect throughout the year.
“Winning this award was a tremendous honor and entirely unexpected,” said Eker. “I owe it to the fact that I work with the most incredible group of people on the planet, and any personal or collaborative group success would be impossible without them."
TransPerfect Co-CEO Liz Elting added, “Jess is not only one of TransPerfect’s most successful sales professionals, but she also comes to work every day with a positive, can-do attitude that spreads to everyone she works with—colleagues and clients alike. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award, and I’m honored to have the privilege of working with her.”
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors of the 4th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include official publications Sales & Marketing Management (SMM) and Training magazines, as well as the Sales Association, SalesLabs, and ValueSelling Associates.
With revenue of over $250 million, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language services provider in the world. From offices in 66 cities on 5 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide. With a global network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.