Vote Now: Sales Development Thought Leader of the Year

Love them or hate them, managers are an essential part of any team, and sales development leaders are no exception. This year, over 30 sales development leaders will be speaking at the XANT Sales Development Summit, and we took to the task of submitting their brands to a tough test. For one week, until the 13th of December, you can vote for your favorite sales development leader and make sure the world knows their name.

The Sales Development Summit is the largest event for prospecting specialists and sales development managers. We’ll be discussing topics like:

  • latest research in the sales development industry
  • proven steps for sales development reps success
  • tips on how to build successful sales development teams.

If you’re a business development specialist or leader, you need to attend this event!

This is a virtual event, which means that all our sales development sessions will be on-demand, and you can watch them at your convenience!


Vote for the Best Sales Development Leaders

Some of the leaders we’ve included in our “Sales Development Thought Leader of the Year” have outstanding achievements and have already been recognized as leaders in the industry.  Here’s just a few of the names we have on our list of sales development thought leaders:

Max Altschuler, CEO of Sales Hacker

Gabe Larsen, VP of XANT

John Barrows, Sales Trainer and owner at JBarrows sales training

Matt Heinz, Founder of Heinz Marketing

Richard Harris, at Harris Consulting

Trish Bertuzzi at the Bridge Group

Jill Konrath, author and speaker

Grant Cardone, at Cardone Acquisitions

Anthony Lannarino, at

Joanne Black, founder of No More Cold Calling

Aaron Ross, Author of “Predictable Revenue”

Kyle Porter, CEO of Salesloft

Chris Castaldini, Director of Sales Development at Optimizely

Jake Reni, Senior Manager of Inside Sales at Adobe.

Vote for these and many more authors and entrepreneurs, and register to hear them speak at the Sales Development Summit mid-December.


Of course, there will always be brilliant excellent business development leaders that we’ve never heard of – so we’re counting on you to fill us in.

You can nominate your favorite sales development leader on this page, and vote for him to try to get to rise in the rankings!

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