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ATLANTA- (March 1, 2017) –The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced the winners for the inaugural Sales Leadership Awards honoring individual excellence in the Atlanta sales leadership ecosystem.

Categories were divided into Sales Leader Large Enterprise, Sales Leader Medium Enterprise and Sales Leader Startup/Growth Stage based on number of sales employees and correlating annual recurring revenue. Additional categories recognized the Inside Sales Leader of the Year, Sales Operations Leader of the Year and Sales Community Leader.

  1. Sales Leader Startup/Growth Stage: Derek Grant, SalesLoft
  2. Sales Leader Medium Enterprise: Will Sugg, VMware AirWatch
  3. Sales Operations Leader of the Year: Ellen Kindley, QASymphony
  4. Inside Sales Leader of the Year: Chris Raniere, SecureWorks
  5. Sales Leader Large Enterprise: Kevin Gallagher, Vesta Corporation
  6. Sales Community Leader: Kyle Porter, SalesLoft

The winners were announced at the Sales Leadership Awards on February 23, 2017 at the Buckhead Club.

“It was incredible to see the local community recognize technology sales leaders that embody the ideals of servant oriented leadership and innovation,” said Kyle Tothill, Board Chair, TAG Sales Leadership society. “This was the first of its kind event and the nominees and finalists represent the best and brightest in our sales ecosystem.”

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at



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