Force 3’s Mike Greaney Named as Finalist in 2012 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service

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6th Annual Awards Will Be Presented on February 27th in Las Vegas

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“Mike’s ability to create a loyal team, leadership and methodologies are paying great dividends and creating a platform for Force 3’s continued success,” said Rocky Cintron, Force 3 CEO.

Mike Greaney, Vice President of Sales for Force 3, was named a Finalist today in the Senior Sales Executive of the Year and National VP of Sales of the Year categories in the sixth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The awards are presented by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” the final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.

More than 1,000 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of almost 30% over 2011. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 93 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 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; 38 categories for sales professionals, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.

Mike joined Force 3 in 2009 as the Director of Sales, and was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2010. He is credited with transforming the team through training and instilling a unified sales methodology throughout the Sales department at Force 3. “Mike challenged our sales team to change the nature of their relationships with customers to one that tangibly brings them value,” said Rocky Cintron, Force 3 CEO. “By helping to reinforce this methodology, Mike has led the sales team to grow our pipeline by 115% year-over-year from 2010 to 2011.”

More than 100 members of seven specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 30 - February 10.

“We’re delighted to kick off our celebration of the 10th year of the Stevie Awards movement with the 2012 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, which will be the first program in which we’ll bestow Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition. I know the final judges have a tough task ahead of them to determine the Stevie Award placements.”

“We congratulate Mike on being named as a finalist,” added Cintron. “Mike’s ability to create a loyal team, leadership and methodologies are paying great dividends and creating a platform for Force 3’s continued success.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/sales.

About Force 3
Force 3 is the trusted provider of Data Center, Communication and Collaboration, Borderless Networks and Cyber Security services for Federal agencies, Enterprise organizations and their key partners. With headquarters in Crofton, Md. and offices in Herndon, Va. and San Antonio, Texas, Force 3 has a 20-year history of delivering, supporting, and maintaining cost-effective IT products and services. At Force 3, we have a relentless focus on achieving our customers’ end goal through innovation, unique solutions and highly trained, passionate people. Our dedication has resulted in being named one of Cisco’s Top 5 Federal Gold Partners in America, as well as Federal Virtualization Partner of the Year in 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.force3.com.

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 http://www.stevieawards.com.

Sponsors and supporters of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include American Support, Coloredge Los Angeles * New York, Competence Call Center, SDL and ValueSelling Associates.

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