The Stevie Awards are hailed as "the business world's own
BOSTON, Mass. - June 2, 2008 - IT security and control firm
Sophos announced today that Michael Rogers, Vice President, Global
Alliances and OEM Sales is a finalist in the Best Sales Executive
category in The 2008 American Business Awards.
The American Business Awards are the only national,
all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in
Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on
Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to
attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the
Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business
Since joining Sophos in September 2006, Rogers has driven the
launch of Sophos's 100% channel strategy in North America. He also
helped to create a stratified coverage model ensuring a culture of
reciprocation and investment between Sophos and its partners.
Rogers introduced a two tier, variable margin structure that
appropriately rewards the level of partner engagement in each
"ABA entries grew more than 30% this year, so being named a
finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before," said
Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "It
means that independent business executives have agreed that the
nominee is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of
the finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the
More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in
virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in
40-plus categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive,
Best New Product or Service, Best Corporate Social Responsibility
Program, and new categories including Best Management Team and Best
Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program.
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges and
Advisors and their staff will select Stevie Award winners from
among finalists in the last round of judging during the week of May
19. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide
during preliminary judging in April through early May.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of
finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American
Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie
Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales &
Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the
people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances
in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at
Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones.
Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include
FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc. John Hancock, RCN
Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors
include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human