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VIENNA, Va.April 22, 2019 – PRLog –The Institute for Excellence in Sales (IES) is proud to present Mark Testoni, CEO, SAP NS2 with the 9th Annual Lifetime Achievement in Sales Award. The award will be presented on May 31, 2019 at the Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church, VA. As is the IES tradition, 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Teresa Carlson, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), will present the award.

The keynote speaker for the Ninth Annual Sales Excellence Awards will be Alan Stein, Jr. Stein is an organizational leadership speaker and author who spent over 15 years as a performance coach before transitioning those skills to help businesses perform at a world-class level. Gigi Schumm, Sr. VP of ThreatQuotient, will receive the 3rd IES Women in Sales Leadership Award at the event.

In its 9th year, the IES Sales Excellence Awards promote and advance corporate and organizational sales excellence by recognizing organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and strategic vision in sales. It’s the only event of its kind.

“I am truly honored to receive this recognition from IES. Many of the past recipients are among the most influential mentors in my career thus far,” said Testoni.  “I am fortunate to lead a talented team of professionals, and am continually inspired by their dedication to helping our customers realize great benefit to their missions. I am eternally grateful for the opportunities and support that I’ve received throughout my career from so many people—most notably my son Matt, who’s been the greatest teacher of all.”

Testoni joined SAP NS2 in 2011 to oversee the management, sales, consulting, product support, cloud-delivered applications and infrastructure, and go-to market strategy for SAP’s most security-conscious customers and partners. With more than 30 years of public sector management experience, Testoni is a trusted and sought-after business strategist by both government and industry.

Prior to SAP NS2 (, Testoni led the Public Services team at SAP after an 18-year tenure with Oracle and 20 years of service with the United States Air Force. He is also an active voice on veterans’ issues and was the driving force behind the creation of NS2 Serves (, an organization that provides technology training and employment assistance for veterans. Testoni holds a Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.

You can learn more about Mark’s sales leadership style on the Sales Game Changers Podcast.

“The IES Lifetime Award Selection Committee is thrilled to recognize Mark Testoni as the 2019 recipient of the award,” said Fred Diamond, President and Co-Founder, Institute for Excellence in Sales. “Mark continues the tradition of recognizing highly accomplished corporate sales leaders who have led world-class teams and have succeeded at the highest levels throughout their distinguished careers.”

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