Top Sales Teams across the US Recognized for Sales Programmatic Excellence

Dec. 12, 2019 – Vienna, Va. – The Institute for Excellence in Sales (IES) announced today its inaugural group of companies honored with the IES Premier Sales Employer designation. The distinction will be bestowed quarterly to companies who are judged to offer exceptional environments to propel career growth for sales professionals. Learn more about the recipients here.

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 2019 designees are: Cvent, immixGroup, Red Hat, JK Moving, Keri Shull Team, DLT Solutions, JG Wentworth, and Hanover Research.

“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,” said IES Cofounder Fred Diamond. “A common theme I hear among the sales leaders we interview on the Sales Game Changers Podcast and at the Institute for Excellence in Sales is their struggle to recruit, retain and motivate top-tier sales talent. 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 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 or be considered as a future IES Premier Sales Employer, please click 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 throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and 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 runs the IES Women in Sales Leadership Forum. Contact the IES at A complete list of upcoming IES programs can be found here (