Cvent's Darrell Gehrt Named 2020 IES Member of the Year
By: Institute for Excellence in Sales
As a member-based entity, the IES recognizes yearly sales leaders who have demonstrated leadership in corporate and B2B sales while also providing optimal leadership at the IES. Qualifications for the Member of the Year Award include a substantive career as a sales professional and a commitment to improving the sales profession by serving other IES members either as a program leader, council member or active participant.
Gehrt has been an IES member since 2015 and serves on the IES Executive Council. His professional career has been defined by taking on a series of entrepreneurial ventures that have grown rapidly. His professional experiences range from starting as a commission-only sales rep, to co-founding a business services company, which three years later was successfully sold to a competitor.
"The Institute for Excellence in Sales is proud to recognize Cvent sales leader Darrell Gehrt as its 2020 Member of the Year," said Fred Diamond, Co-Founder of the IES. "Darrell is the quintessential sales leader that the IES serves. We are very much in sync with the IES mission to help sales leaders retain, motivate, and elevate top-tier sales talent. He's helped us to grow this platform with our programs, designations and events."
Gehrt joined Cvent in January 2013 to run sales for the Web Survey Division. As the division grew, so did his responsibilities and ultimately Darrell led the rebrand project from Cvent Web Surveys to Inquisium, including a more robust go-to-market plan, website, and growth strategy. In 2016, Darrell's responsibilities expanded and today he also oversees Cvent's mobile division including providing leadership in all key aspects including top line sales, client satisfaction and retention, marketing, and product roadmap.
"Darrell Gehrt is a passionate sales leader who pulls the absolute best out of a sales team, while expertly balancing the art and science of the sales process," says Brian Ludwig, Senior Vice President of Sales at Cvent.
You can learn more about Darrell's sales leadership style on the Sales Game Changers podcast: https://www.salesgamechangerspodcast.com/
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