Alumni of the Year

Our top honor, an annual award recognizing former employees who have achieved massive success.

The 2019 Alumni of the Year Finalists Unveiled

It’s official – the 2019 memoryBlue Alumni of the Year Award program is in full swing! We’re excited to announce the four Finalists for the 2019 program:

  • Ashley Lounsbury – Enterprise Account Executive, Tableau

  • Jonathan Stevens – National Channel Manager, CyrusOne

  • Michael Breslin – Director, Corporate Accounts, CenTrak

  • Robbie Connors – Enterprise Account Executive – Mid-Atlantic, ScienceLogic

Each of these stand-out sales pros is currently completing a Finalist Application. Once complete, these will be posted online and they will move to the judging phase.

The judging process includes former Alumni of the Year winners, a star-studded judges panel comprised of decorated inside sales industry luminaries, company leadership, current staff, and an “at large” popular vote. In the end, there can only be one Alumni of the Year – someone who stands alone on top of an extremely high mountain!

The Prize

Our 2019 Alumni of the Year winner captures a $5,000 dream vacation on us along with the prestige that comes with joining the select group of prior victors. We also hang a banner for every winner in each of our offices, letting every memoryBlue visitor and employee know just how much this accomplishment means. Finally, each winner gets their own conference room named after them in one of our offices.

The Judges Panel

Like past years, we will turn to a strong group of inside sales industry luminaries to help us judge the competition. We are very close to revealing this year’s panel – stay tuned!

For a greater sense of what it takes to become a Finalist, learn a little about our outstanding 2019 trio below.

 

The 2019 Alumni of the Year Award Finalists

Ashley Lounsbury
Enterprise Account Executive, Tableau

Ashley completed a stellar year in 2018 which included top-flight performance in a number of areas. She achieved 140% annual quota attainment in license revenue – ranking 12th in attainment across a 113 person USCA Commercial team. She also achieved 801% annual quota attainment in Services revenue, ranking 1st across 113 person USCA Commercial team. As part of those achievements, she sold one of the largest commercial deals of the year (which ended up getting highlighted at the company sales all hands in January 2019 in front of our 2000 person sales team). This wild success led to her promotion onto the field enterprise team starting in January 2019, a role that typically requires at least 10+ years of enterprise experience. See her entire Finalist Packet, including her professional reference, by clicking here.

Michael Breslin
Director of Corporate Accounts, CenTrak

Michael now joins elite company as one of the rare memoryBlue alumni to go “back-to-back” as an Alumni of the Year Finalist. He brings an impressive set of credentials to the table with his work from 2018, which includes:

  • Achieved 215% of a $2.5 million quota
  • Officially recognized as one of the top sales executives in the company
  • Reached 152% new business quota
  • Increased year-over-year territory sales growth by 318% for Northeastern United States

His work also included generating 168% in revenue, more than his previous four year combined. See his entire Finalist Packet, including his professional reference, by clicking here.

Jonathan Stevens
National Channel Manager, CyrusOne

Jonathan simply knocked it out of the park in 2018. As the Western US Channel Manager in 2018, his partners brought in $363,000 of MRR with a Total Contract Value of $26,800,000. He achieved 153% quota retirement, which culminated in a promotion to National Channel Manager early in 2019. These major successes, along with now managing over 25 sales reps across the country and overseeing about 20% of yearly company revenue, are fantastic sales accomplishments. See his entire Finalist Packet, including his professional reference, by clicking here.

Robbie Connors
Account Executive, ScienceLogic

Robbie got down to business in 2018 – and business was good! He ended the year as the #1 rep (out of 20+s AEs) in the country with over 150% of quota attainment. Additionally, while he only represented approximately 3% of the firm’s global closing reps, he accounted for over 15% of new customers by bringing in 12 new logos. This earned Robbie the “Salesperson of the Year” award for his position and a trip to ScienceLogic’s first annual President’s Club. See his entire Finalist Packet, including his professional reference, by clicking here.

Background on the Alumni of the Year Award

After well over a decade of helping companies surface new revenue opportunities, hundreds of memoryBlue alumni have elevated into roles with some of the industry’s most recognizable names and hottest start-ups.

The memoryBlue Alumni of the Year Award recognizes individuals who have achieved outstanding accomplishments and put together a “career year” so to speak. The winner receives “Hall of Fame” treatment in our offices complete with a $5,000 dream vacation on us and a banner commemorating the achievement.

Get to know the history of the program