2012 Top Sales Executives

Featured Executive:

Paget Alves

Paget L. Alves is Chief Sales Officer for Sprint Nextel. He is responsible for all of the company’s sales and distribution functions and leads a consolidated organization representing Sprint’s consumer and business interests in the marketplace.

Prior to his current position, Alves was President of the Business Markets Group (BMG) for Sprint Nextel, responsible for all of Sprint's sales and marketing to enterprise, general business and public sector customers. The Business Markets Group's portfolio includes all domestic and international wireless and wireline products and services targeting business customers. He also oversaw the development of strategic alliances for Sprint.

Previously, Alves was the President of Sales & Distribution for Sprint Nextel where he was responsible for all of Sprint’s sales and distribution channels to consumer and business markets including retail, dealer, national retail, telesales and web sales. He also oversaw the development of strategic alliances.

He has served as President - South Region with responsibility for managing the P&L, all sales and distribution channels and local marketing programs in an 11-state region. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Enterprise Markets, with responsibility for the large business segment, as well as Sprint’s international and wholesale businesses.

Alves has more than 25 years of experience with technology companies. In addition to his Sprint career, he has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Internet telephony services provider PointOne Telecommunications, Inc., President & Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Communications and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Murata Business Systems, Inc. He began his career as an attorney with IBM. His business and professional affiliations include his current role as a member of the Board of Directors of IGT. IGT is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of computerized gaming machines and network system products.

In November of 2008, Alves was recognized for his leadership and success in business and community endeavors with the CareerFOCUS Eagle Award, presented by the National Eagle Leadership Institute. Alves holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.

2012 Top Sales Executives

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There are over 15,000 Chief Sales Officers and C-Level Sales Executives in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s “Top CSO Rankings” for 2012. The number one area of focus for Top CSOs in 2012 has been their role in developing company wide sales strategies that grow revenues and improve profitability. ExecRank also weighed heavily the recommendations provided by the C-Level marketing colleagues finalists, as their role in leveraging brand identity was heavily weighted. In addition, we saw a significant uptick in the number of CSOs that served on boards of directors and displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The CSOs that made this list represent the best of the best in their field.

Chief Sales Officers and Sales Executives were ranked according to our patent-pending proprietary CSO Ranking Algorithm that calculates points for 24 key categories, in addition to the insights and feedback from evaluation committees featuring some of the world’s most renowned business leaders. Like all of our position specific ranking algorithms, the CSO Ranking Algorithm serves as an objective standard for executive performance and is designed to produce results that act as leading indicators for future executive and team performance. Feedback from past award winners includes:

Diane Dietz, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, SAFEWAY INC.“I’m honored by the recognition and pleased to be counted among a roster of CMO’s managing some of the finest brands in the world.”

Deborah Meyer, SVP & CMO, Pulte Group“It is great to be included on this terrific list of thought leaders in marketing and see that ExecRank has incorporated criteria that reflect the evolving focus of our work as CMOs.”

Randy Brandoff, CMO, NetJets“The higher one climbs on ExecRank’s list is assuredly correlated to the strength of one’s team.”

Eric Waller, CMO, Health Management Associates“I am humbled to be on a list with such outstanding individuals who are tackling some of the most complex marketing challenges ever faced.”

Tobias Lee, CMO, Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting“It’s an honor to be recognized by ExecRank and to be included amongst such distinguished company.”

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11. Peter Allen, CSC 12. Paul Strelzick, SolarWinds, Inc.
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17. Heinz Stumpe, Aviat Networks 18. John Hill, Pilot Freight Services
19. Kurt Richarz, Seagate Technology plc 20. Gail Workman, Susser Holdings Corporation
21. Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, salesforce.com, Inc. 22. Timothy Wood, SeaBright Holdings
23. Peter Ferris, Equinix 24. David Juliano, Comcast Corporation
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67. Chris Tully, GeoEye 68. Thomas Lagatta, Broadcom Corporation
69. Daniel Markle, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. 70. Gerri Elliott, Juniper
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107. Donald Colleran, Fedex Corporation 108. Louis Bachicha, Sealy Corporation
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123. David Reid, National Oilwell Varco 124. Edward Ignaczak, Express Scripts Holding Company
125. Geoffrey Kratz, The Blackstone Group 126. Juan Corsillo, United Rentals, Inc.
127. Bruce Anderson, CryoLife, Inc. 128. Bill Scannell, EMC Corporation
129. John Downing, NetScout Systems, Inc. 130. Timothy Barber, Expeditors International of Washington
131. David Valletta, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. 132. Sanford Brown, Heartland Payment Systems
133. Robert Pusateri, CONSOL Energy Inc. 134. Kevin Freeman, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
135. James Farley, Jr., Ford Motor Company 136. Jay Puri, NVIDIA Corporation
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139. Pete Peterson, Tech Data Corporation 140. Zach Sams, Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
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149. John Michaud, Tufco Technologies 150. James Gaw, Hub Group, Inc.
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175. Randy Spell, Lorillard, Inc. 176. David Davis, Leap Wireless International
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187. Tom Ullman, Kofax 188. Robert Stuart, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
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191. Mark Sander, ProAssurance Corporation 192. Christopher Cauley, Direct Insite Corp.
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215. Bruce Bacon, TSYS Corporation 216. Jerry McNamara, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
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225. Bob Wagener, Roomlinx 226. John Byrne, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
227. David Faulkner, Cimetrix 228. Mary Ford, Cbeyond, Inc.
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231. Allen Scott Pack, Jr., Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. 232. Bernadette Mueller, Valley National Bank
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245. Richard Nickson, Linear Technology Corporation 246. Dave Feringa, f5 Networks
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