18 JUN, 2015

CorporateRewards Expands Partner Channel with Three New Regional Managers

CorporateRewards has announced the hire of three new regional sales managers to support their successful nationwide partner channel. Brian Wells, Marlene Johnson, and Chuck Schwartz will report to Brian Dodds, Vice President of Channel Sales. The new management team will work to grow and support CorporateRewards’ re-seller channel around the country in selling the company’s employee recognition and incentive software platform, WorkStride.

Brian Wells comes to CorporateRewards from Sherpa Insight, where he was VP of Sales & Marketing.  In that role, Brian was responsible for all sales and marketing activities, including new business development for B2B and B2C customers, research and analysis, as well as employee engagement and incentive programs.  Brian has worked in direct sales and marketing for companies like BI Worldwide, ADP, and Pitney Bowes, gaining a mix of experience with traditional “hunter” sales, channel partner management, marketing, and leadership.

Marlene Johnson started her career at Tuition Management Systems and then joined Globoforce for three years as one of their original US-based employees.  She had been working at Hinda Incentives for the past nine years as a Strategic Account Manager, where she managed their top accounts. Marlene was Hinda’s subject matter expert on global recognition, identifying overseas companies that could support her US customers’ business needs.

Chuck Schwartz also comes from Hinda Incentives, bringing with him a wealth of experience, knowledge and commitment to the industry.  Chuck was the Regional Sales Manager at Hinda, where he worked shoulder-to-shoulder with his Value Added Resellers (VARs) to build long-term partnerships and solid value propositions. He was responsible for recruiting and training new VAR partners and assisting them with strategies to develop business growth opportunities with clients in their individual markets.

CorporateRewards offers highly configurable SaaS technology in the employee recognition and sales incentives marketplace, using software to facilitate communication and behavior change in the workplace. Their WorkStride platform integrates a variety of programs and initiatives, including peer-to-peer and manager recognition, channel sales incentives, direct sales incentives, wellness, safety, milestones, and training.

“We are thrilled to gain the years of industry experience and knowledge our new channel sales management team brings with them,” said CorporateRewards Executive Vice President Tom Silk. “They have a deep understanding of what the channel partners will need from them in order to be successful and are eager to promote the WorkStride platform as a complementary software solution to some of the more traditional awards and products.”


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