Alumni of the Year

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

Congratulations to 2019 Alumni of the Year Michael Breslin!

Michael topped a talented, deep field of candidates and three other sensational Finalists to capture our 5th annual award. His work as Director of Corporate Account at CenTrak in 2018 was simply outstanding and captured the attention of our Star Judges, our former winners and everyone who took part in evaluating the event.

In Michael’s case, the third time was a charm, as he was a previous Alumni of the Year Finalist for our 2015 and 2018 awards. His win is representative of the “never say die” attitude we hold dear at memoryBlue and it’s a tribute to his consistent, top-level performance as a sales professional.

Breslin wins a $5,000 dream vacation and a permanent placement as a legend within our halls. He will be officially honored in an awards ceremony later this year.

Congratulations, Michael!

A Look Back at the 2019 Contest

Our 5th annual competition concluded on April 5th, 2019 with the announcement of Michael Breslin as our 5th annual winner.

Here is a look back at the four strong Finalists for the 2019 program as well as other details from the 2019 competition:

  • 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

The judging process included former Alumni of the Year winners, a star-studded judges panel comprised of decorated inside sales industry luminaries, company leadership and an “at large” popular vote. In the end, there could 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 Michael Breslin has earned a $5,000 dream vacation on us along with the prestige that comes with joining the select group of prior victors. We will also hang a new banner for Michael in each of our offices, letting every memoryBlue visitor and employee know just how much this accomplishment means. Finally, he will also get his own conference room named after him in one of our offices.

The Judges Panel

Like past years, we turned to a strong group of inside sales industry luminaries to help us judge the competition. The panel was comprised of the following professional sales experts, leaders and educators:

In addition to these judges, each former Alumni of the Year award winner had a vote. These accomplished sales pros had what it took to get themselves to the mountaintop, so their input is greatly valued every time we determine the next person to join their ranks!

For more detailed insight on our Finalists, learn all about this outstanding 2019 group 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 (Winner)
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 17 years 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