Arizona Technology Council Appoints Mark Kirstein and Linc Miller of Sandler Training as Facilitators of the Council’s Phoenix Executive Roundtable

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C-Level executives in exclusive peer-to-peer group help each other solve business challenges

The Arizona Technology Council today announced Mark Kirstein and Linc Miller of Sandler Training have been appointed as facilitators of the Arizona Technology Council Phoenix Executive Roundtable (formerly known as the CEO Network). Kirstein and Miller are co-owners of Sandler Training by Mercury Professional Development. The team will leverage their deep business experience and acumen to continue the Council’s mission of creating a forum where business executives can discuss current challenges and receive trusted advice from their peers.

“After first engaging Mark and Linc to contribute sales and management training for the Arizona Technology Council staff, we asked them to facilitate our exclusive Executive Roundtable,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “Mark and Linc will leverage their backgrounds as former CEOs and professional development experts to help this group of technology leaders solve real business challenges.”

Arizona Technology Council’s Executive Roundtable uses a peer-to-peer board of advisors model and assembles business leaders to address current issues facing each of their companies. This group provides a confidential, non-competitive environment for sharing experience-based knowledge to solve business problems faced by every CEO.

“We have a passion for helping business leaders optimize their business performance and are excited to help this group improve their effectiveness,” said Kirstein. “With direct experience as CEOs, as well as experience advising the leaders of dozens of executives throughout many industries, Linc and I are looking forward to both sharing and receiving advice from the prestigious participants.”

Linc Miller

Miller has spent the past 20-plus years of his career in sales, management and business development, and has been a part of the Sandler network since 2000. He has trained over 2,000 executives from companies around the world.

Miller is a world-class facilitator and an expert in coaching, supervising, goal setting, mentoring and developing highly skilled sales and management professionals. He works with clients to develop and integrate behavioral and sales management operational processes generating 58 percent profitability improvements in 90 days from inception. Miller also has directed and qualified negotiations securing $500 million for clients’ businesses. He has dedicated his life to giving others the competitive edge to maximize bottom-line profitability and drive negotiations.

Mark Kirstein

As CEO, Kirstein applies his background and experience, in alignment with Sandler Training’s proven sales development process, to drive breakthrough sales results for clients. Kirstein possesses a unique combination of corporate and entrepreneurial experience across sales and management roles. For nearly 20 years, he has led consulting and analyst organizations that advise and help clients optimize market development.

In Kirstein’s prior roles as general manager and CEO of Scottsdale-based market research firm In-Stat, he led a global team of sales, marketing and research professionals. He advised Fortune 100 companies such as Intel, Cisco, Warner Bros. and Verizon, helping guide their marketing and strategy initiatives.

Phoenix Executive Roundtable 2016 Session

The Phoenix 2016 sessions take place the fourth Thursday of each month. For further information on participant requirements, fees and the application process, please email Leigh Goldstein at lgoldstein(at)

About the Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit

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