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BTS Recognized for Rising Star Consultants, Client Strategy Implementation

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Category :
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Newell-Rubbermaid Sales Strategy Execution Wins Stevie Award, BTS' Parisi and Gustafsson to Receive "Top Young Trainer" Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO and STAMFORD, Conn. - BTS, the global leader in accelerating strategic alignment and execution, is proud to announce that Jessica Parisi, senior vice president, BTS, and Bjorn Gustafsson, leader, BTS Brussels, have both been named to Training Magazine's "Top Young Trainers" list for 2011, and that BTS client Newell-Rubbermaid has won the global Stevie Award for Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year, based on the Sales Excellence 201 training program, designed with BTS.

The accolades add to a long list of awards for BTS, which has perfected the practice of applying ex-periential learning, including simulations, to solve the challenges of executing business strategy. Since 2004, the strategic alignment and execution consultancy has won over a dozen awards for excellence for its programs and its people, including four Training Magazine "Top Young Trainer" accolades, the top supplier excellence award from Texas Instruments, and awards from Bersin Learning Leaders, Brandon-Hall "Excellence in Learning", Chief Learning Officer's "Learning in Practice Award" for Excellence in Simulations, and ASTD Excellence in Practice.

“Our work with BTS was part of our fully integrated approach to developing a world class sales function including the development of sales skills and capabilities across Newell Rubbermaid. Sales Excellence 201 is a global development program and was a key contributor to us winning the Stevie Award” said Scott Neeley, Director, Newell Rubbermaid Learning and Development. “The dedication and commitment of the BTS team to Sales Excellence 201 globally has impacted and will continue to transform our Newell Rubbermaid sales organization for years to come.”
“Our BTS team has enormous talent, and I am pleased we have been recognized with these awards that add further validation to our approach of accomplishing execution through alignment, mindset, and capability (E=AMC), ”said Henrik Ekelund, CEO and president, BTS Group.

About Training Magazine's Top Young Trainer Awards

Training Magazine's Top Young Trainer awards program recognizes the outstanding talents, accomplishments, and leadership of the world's top training professionals age 40 and under. Now in its fourth year, the Top Young Trainer awards program selects the winners based on several criteria, including leadership skills, career progression in an accelerated time frame, and a demonstrated ability to design training programs that are strategically aligned with the business.

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 organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. The results of the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service were announced February 21. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at  

About BTS

BTS USA is the global leader in accelerating strategic alignment and execution, innovating how organizations learn, change and improve. We partner with our clients to build commitment and capability to accelerate strategy execution and improve business results.

The unique BTS process offers fast strategic alignment and rapid capability building through: business simulations and experiential learning solutions – the most effective way to help organizations understand, align and execute; in-depth customization– tailored delivery solutions, which provide relevant business context and real practice; and a results-focused approach that tracks performance and measures business impact. BTS adds value to its clients through three practice areas: Strategic Alignment & Business Acumen, Leadership Development, and Sales Transformation.

BTS has more than 300 professionals serving over 400 clients, including 44 of the US Fortune 100 companies and more than 25 of the Global Fortune 100 largest corporations in the world. BTS clients include AT&T, Ericsson, Kimberly-Clark, Nokia, Sony, Toyota, Unilever and Xerox. BTS serves its clients from offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Stamford, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Bilbao, Brussels, Helsinki, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Taipai, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit


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1 Comment

  1. 1 Alicia Fox 01 Aug
    this is so exciting they both have been named to Training Magazine's "Top Young Trainers" list for 2011 to buy assignment really happy for them. Jessica Parisi have worked very hard for years, she deserves this achievement. 


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