Mike Kunkle Joins Richardson as Director of Product Development

       Mike Kunkle Joins Richardson as Director of Product Development

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Richardson, a global sales
training and performance improvement company, today announced that Mike Kunkle
has joined the company as Director, New Product Development. Bringing over 25
years of experience in the sales profession, Mr. Kunkle is a training and
organizational effectiveness leader with special expertise in sales force
transformation. After his initial years on the front line in sales and sales
management, he has spent the past 16 years as a corporate director or
consultant, leading departments and projects with one purpose-- to improve
sales results. He led major sales optimization efforts in both B2B and B2C
environments, producing significant results for both employers and clients.

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Mr. Kunkle will be responsible for managing the development of new products,
overseeing and growing existing product lines, and exploring partnerships to
help Richardson meet the emerging needs of the evolving marketplace. In this
role, he will integrate the latest thought leadership, research, and
technology from learning and development and sales force effectiveness to
effectively support Richardson's clients.

"Mike brings a very successful history of accomplishment to the Richardson
team," said Dario Priolo, Richardson Chief Strategy Officer. "He has
significant experience in effective sales personnel selection, sales training,
sales manager development, and leading disciplined change efforts. He has
delivered considerable value for his clients, and his proven, results-driven
approach is consistent with what our clients expect from Richardson."

"I've spent the last sixteen years honing my sales transformation methodology
and have known about Richardson for quite some time," said Mr. Kunkle. "I'm
incredibly impressed with their evolution to a sales performance improvement
company. Their delivery of comprehensive and customized sales training
solutions truly helps organizations execute their sales strategy. Richardson
is perfectly aligned with my experience, background, and focus on achieving
client results. I couldn't be more excited to be joining the Richardson team,
and I am looking forward to helping us realize our vision and our clients'
visions of sales transformation."

Mike has led the sales training or sales effectiveness functions for companies
such as Household Finance, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, NovaStar Mortgage, and
Insphere Insurance Solutions, in addition to leading his own consulting firm.
You can follow Mike on Twitter at @Mike_Kunkle or connect with him on LinkedIn
at www.linkedin.com/in/mikekunkle.

About Richardson

Richardson (www.richardson.com) helps leaders prepare their organizations to
execute sales strategies and achieve business objectives. Richardson has the
expertise and resources to help clients scale their initiatives quickly and
confidently across their entire sales force and supporting functions. Working
together, Richardson identifies sales best practices, evaluates talent, builds
capability and consistency through world-class sales training, and sustains
necessary change. Richardson ensures that each solution reflects the unique
culture and values of its client, driving rapid adoption and lasting results.

SOURCE Richardson

Website: http://www.richardson.com
Contact: Jim Brodo, jim.brodo@richardson.com, +1-215-940-9255
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