Brainshark’s 2017 Sharkie Awards Recognize Leaders in Sales Enablement and Readiness

Winners Honored for Excellence in Sales Enablement Leadership, Programs and Presentations

WALTHAM, Mass. – June 15, 2017 – Brainshark, Inc., delivering SaaS-based sales enablement and readiness solutions, today announced the winners of the 2017 Sharkie Awards. These awards honor the best sales enablement success stories and content authoring examples from Brainshark customers over the past year.

This year’s winners were selected from entries across four main categories: sales enablement program of the year, sales enablement leader of the year, sales coaching initiative of the year and best presentation. Winners were recognized for going above and beyond in their use of Brainshark to impact their businesses.

“Our customers continuously find creative and remarkable ways to increase rep effectiveness, achieve sales mastery and improve communications across their organizations. We’re thrilled to recognize some of these successes with this year’s awards,” said Diane Gordon, chief customer officer at Brainshark. “Congratulations to all of the individuals and companies that submitted nominations, empowered their sales teams and demonstrated powerful results this year.”

Kevin Starner, vice president of sales enablement at Iron Mountain, said: “It takes a village to enable a salesperson. We are all enablers of sales – from the execs all the way down to the front-line employees. Brainshark was one of our first partners in our sales enablement journey. We’re excited to be recognized for this award as we continue to work to provide best-in-class readiness and support for our sales force.”

Christi Wall, sales enablement manager at Ping Identity, added: “If the mission of sales is to make money, then the mission of sales enablement is to provide reps with the training, content and information they need to be successful in that goal. Working towards that end is a team effort though, and this award reflects the hard work of many groups across Ping to get our salespeople the information they need to help our business grow.”

The 2017 winners, listed by category, are as follows:

Sales Enablement Program of the Year

Iron Mountain


Sales Enablement Leader of the Year

Christi Wall, Ping Identity

Maria White, ServiceNow

Sales Coaching Initiative of the Year

GE Digital


Brainshark Presentations of the Year

Gold: Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth

Silver: Mike Albert Fleet Solutions

Bronze: Hub Group

Best Presentation – Sales Training – Onboarding

Colonial Life

Best Presentation – Sales Training – Continuous


Best Presentation – Training

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth

Best Presentation – Corporate Communications

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions

Best Presentation – Marketing

Hub Group

For more information about the Sharkie Awards and this year’s winners, please visit

Winning presentations can be viewed at

About Brainshark

Brainshark’s data-driven sales enablement and readiness platform provides client-facing teams with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to perform at the highest level. With best-of-breed solutions for training and coaching, as well as cutting-edge insights into sales performance, customers can ensure their sales reps are always ready to make the most of any selling situation. With Brainshark, companies can: enable sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching and practice that ensure reps master key messages; empower teams with dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily and accessed anywhere; and use powerful scorecards to visualize sales performance trends and make real connections from improved readiness to increased revenue. Over 1000 amazing companies – including many in the the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at