VIENNA, Va. – Feb. 2, 2021 — The Institute for Excellence in Sales (IES) announced today the 10 companies which are recipients of the IES Premier Sales Employer designation for 2021. The distinction is bestowed to companies who offer exceptional environments to propel career growth for sales professionals.

The IES Premier Sales Employer designation recognizes companies that are excelling at acquiring, motivating, retaining and elevating top-tier sales talent. Companies with the designation are seen as exemplary sales organizations.

The 2021 designees are: Datasite, Cvent, Red Hat, JK Moving, Dell, Hanover Research, Akamai, Keri Shull Team, Carahsoft, and JG Wentworth.

“There is a huge battle going on for top-tier sales talent,” said IES Cofounder Fred Diamond. “Sales organizations around the globe are struggling to bring on the best talent to help them achieve their growing goals.”

Diamond said the IES Premier Sales Employer designation and guide is about recognizing the companies that go above and beyond the mark to motivate and retain top-tier sales talent and help them thrive.

“All of the sales leaders we interview on the Sales Game Changers Webinars and Podcasts and at the Institute for Excellence in Sales lament about their struggle to recruit, retain and motivate top-tier sales talent,” said Diamond. “The companies recognized in this guide have been judged to be leaders in that mission.”

Premier Sales Employers were selected by an independent judging panel for their role in supporting and developing sales professionals. Judging criteria included recognition programs, marketing activities, and culture to support the company’s sales efforts.  IES will distribute the guides to major career service organizations for top-tier talent to find optimal employment opportunities, as well as to universities and professional organizations serving career sales professionals. Companies are also presented with an IES Premier Sales Employer badge to highlight their designation as strong places to work for sales professionals.

To download the IES Premier Sales Employers Guide, please click here. To be considered as an IES Premier Sales Employer, please find more information here.

If you have any questions regarding the Premier Sales Employer Guide, please contact the IES at

About the Institute for Excellence in Sales

The IES provides a wealth of services to sales leaders and their teams at companies large and small across the U.S. It is an unbiased and trusted partner for the delivery of sales programs, speakers, training, services and products. The IES also produces the award-winning Sales Game Changers Podcast and webinars and runs the IES Women in Sales Leadership Forum. Contact the IES at A complete list of upcoming IES programs can be found here (