WALTHAM, Mass, Jan. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Judges for the eighth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service named ZoomInfo® a finalist in three categories: "Sales Growth Achievement of the Year," "Sales Department of the Year - Computer Software" and "Demand Generation Program of the Year." The judges' decisions mean that ZoomInfo will ultimately be a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winner.
"Everyone on the team had their eyes on the prize in 2013 and the results speak for themselves," said Mark Ruthfield, ZoomInfo's vice president of sales. "ZoomInfo has adopted a very effective and consultative strategic solution tailored to our client's specific needs, which has helped our team cement many ongoing partnerships. In addition, our people achieved their goals by making excellent use of the same products we sell. We are very excited and proud to be a Stevie Award finalist"
Judges in this year's competition evaluated more than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry.
"In a record-breaking year for nominations, the judges saw extraordinary quality in the achievements portrayed in these Finalist nominations," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The final judges should enjoy reading and evaluating such a treasure trove of excellent work."
More than 100 members of seven specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists during final judging, to take place Jan. 27 through Feb. 5.
The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows, including the prestigious International Business Awards and the new Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.
The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 21 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.
ZoomInfo® is a leading business information provider that offers real-time, in-depth profiles of millions of businesses and employees, as well as the market's most powerful tools for searching and targeting. The ZoomInfo® Database currently spans 7 million businesses and 95 million employees. It is available through the free ZoomInfo® Directory; the award-winning SaaS tool, ZoomInfo® Pro; ZoomInfo® Community Edition, a program where members share business contacts for free access to ZoomInfo; and ZoomInfo® Enterprise Solutions, which include custom list creation and integration of data with customers' software applications. Follow ZoomInfo on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@zoominfo) and the ZoomInfo blog. For more information, go to www.zoominfo.com or call 866-904-9666.
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