Brainshark Announces 2015 Rockstar Award Winners

"Inaugural Program Recognizes Outstanding Use of Brainshark as an Individual and Company-Wide to Drive Innovation and Increase Revenue "

WALTHAM, Mass. — March 10, 2015 — Brainshark, Inc., delivering content-driven sales enablement solutions that close more deals, today announced the winners of its inaugural Rockstar Awards program. The new program recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievements using Brainshark’s solutions to improve their business.

The Rockstar Awards shines the light on those companies who have taken their innovative use of Brainshark to new levels to measurably increase the impact of and reduce the costs associated with onboarding and training, sales enablement, and marketing content and communications. The program now marks the second annual awards competition hosted by Brainshark in addition to its Sharkie Awards program, which honors individuals and companies who create engaging and effective business presentations.

The Rockstar Awards competition features two categories:

  • Company Administrator of the Year – First introduced in last year’s Sharkie Awards competition, the category recognizes individuals who effectively manage Brainshark’s use and adoption within their organizations by exemplifying and sharing best practices, driving innovation and contributing to the user community.
  • Business Impact of the Year – Recognizes companies who have applied Brainshark’s solutions to achieve outstanding business results – including increased revenue, enhanced business processes, and time and cost saving measures.

Brainshark judged from a large number of qualified nominations, submitted by both customers and employees, and selected a total of six winners: four individuals for the Company Administrator of the Year and two companies for Business Impact of the Year. Nominations were judged based on the scope and scale of impact achieved across the organization, as measured by the company's various success criteria.

The 2015 winners are as follows:

Business Impact Winners

Seagate Technology

The Colorado Buildings of Ensign Services

Company Administrator Winners

Betsy Abney, director, wealth management assistant education, 1st Global

Jennifer Carlson, senior virtual education consultant, Fidelity Investments

Laura Collins, project manager, Apex Learning

Brianna Rendine, learning technologies analyst, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc.

“We are excited to congratulate the winners of the inaugural Rockstar Awards,” said Joan Babinski, vice president of corporate marketing at Brainshark. “These standout individuals and companies deserve recognition for their use of Brainshark’s solutions. The innovations and best practices they’ve established within their organizations have empowered business professionals to do their jobs more effectively – leading to measurable business results. That’s an achievement worthy of rockstar status.”

For more information on the Rockstar Awards, please see: To submit for the 7th annual Sharkie Awards, which will be announced this fall, please visit: Nominations are open now through May 31, 2015.

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. Thousands of customers – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at