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ZoomInfo Recognizes 100 Most Influential Sales, Marketing, and Talent Professionals in the U.S.

Executives From Microsoft, Delta Air Lines, Adobe, and Verizon Selected From More Than 15 Million Eligible Leaders

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON – MARCH 2, 2023ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI), the go-to-market platform to find, acquire, and grow customers, today announced the inaugural ZoomInfo Awards, which recognize the Most Influential Professionals in Sales, Marketing, and Talent across the U.S.

Honorees were selected from more than 15 million eligible leaders based on their prominence among industry peers and their company’s prestige. The honorees are scattered across 30 states and represent 278 companies, from industries including telecommunications, insurance, software, airlines, pro sports, and food & beverage.

“The ZoomInfo awards honor the most in-demand business professionals across the country,” ZoomInfo Founder and CEO Henry Schuck said. “It’s exciting to finally share these insights with the broader business community. Congratulations to all of the honorees.”

The same best-in-class company and contact data that powers sales, marketing, and recruiting teams also sits at the heart of these competitive lists. ZoomInfo used a weighted formula centered around the tens of millions of profile views that its platform users and the general internet-browsing public consume each month. It then augmented those rankings by factoring in several attributes of each professional’s company – such as revenue, headcount, and social media following – to produce the final rankings.

Here are the top 10 honorees from each of the inaugural lists of the 100 Most Influential Professionals across three key business verticals:

Most Influential Sales ProfessionalsCompany
1Alex Sheikh, Chief Revenue OfficerMomentum Solar
2Clay Cocalis, Chief Revenue OfficerExterro
3Steve Travaglini, Chief Revenue OfficerLinkSquares
4Brian Germain, Chief Revenue OfficerMotive
5Michael Cook, Senior Vice President, Sales and CofounderRunwise
6Michael Fiacco, Chief Revenue OfficerWindstream Enterprise
7Brian McCarthy, Chief Revenue OfficerRubrik
8Tim Birkmeier, President & Chief Revenue OfficerRocket Mortgage
9Mark Kosoglow, Chief Revenue OfficerCatalyst Software
10Patrick Gillihan, Chief Revenue OfficerTransportation One
Full Ranking of the Top 100 Most Influential Sales Professionals
Most Influential Marketing ProfessionalsCompany
1Sharon Peters, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing OfficerCharter Communications
2Tim Mapes, Senior VP & Chief Marketing and Communications OfficerDelta Air Lines
3Guy Arama, Chief Marketing OfficerGreyOrange
4Eric Hanson, Chief Marketing OfficerOneSpan
5Kellyn Kenny, Chief Marketing & Growth OfficerAT&T
6Linh Peters, Senior VP & Chief Marketing OfficerWalgreens
7Molly Battin, Senior VP & Chief Marketing OfficerThe Home Depot
8Jamie Domenici, Chief Marketing OfficerGoTo
9Diego Scotti, Executive VP & Chief Marketing OfficerVerizon
10Courtland Madock, Chief Marketing OfficerBrightSpeed
Full Ranking of the Top 100 Most Influential Marketing Professionals
Most Influential Talent ProfessionalsCompany
1Paul Marchand, Executive VP & Chief Human Resources OfficerCharter Communications
2Kety Duron, Chief Human Resources OfficerPhoenix Children’s Hospital
3Darrell Ford, Executive VP & Chief Human Resources OfficerUPS
4Donna Morris, Executive VP & Chief People OfficerWalmart
5Angi Calkins, Chief Human Resources OfficerPCI Pharma Services
6Allison Blackwell, Chief Human Resources OfficerCue Health
7Sreeni Kutam, Chief Human Resources OfficerADP
8Nickle LaMoreaux, Senior VP & Chief Human Resources OfficerIBM
9Brandon Parise, Chief Human Resources OfficerProgress Residential
10Nicolette Sherman, Chief Human Resources OfficerCertara
Full Ranking of the Top 100 Most Influential Talent Professionals

About the ZoomInfo Awards for Most Influential Professionals

The ZoomInfo Awards recognize the nation’s 100 Most Influential Professionals in three key business verticals: Sales, Marketing, and Talent. The rankings reflect a leader’s prominence among their peers, as well as their company’s prestige, revenue, employee headcount, and social media presence. The ZoomInfo Awards are not pay-for-play and there is no application or submission process; honorees were selected based on merit. 

About ZoomInfo

ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI) is a leader in modern go-to-market software, data, and intelligence for more than 30,000 companies worldwide. ZoomInfo’s revenue operating system, RevOS, empowers business-to-business sales, marketing, operations, and recruiting professionals to hit their number by pairing best-in-class technology with unrivaled data coverage, accuracy, and depth of company and contact information. With integrations embedded into workflows and technology stacks, including the leading CRM, Sales Engagement, Marketing Automation, and Talent Management applications, ZoomInfo drives more predictable, accelerated, and sustainable growth for its customers. ZoomInfo emphasizes GDPR and CCPA compliance. In addition to creating the industry’s first proactive notice program, the company is a registered data broker with the states of California and Vermont. Read about ZoomInfo’s commitment to compliance, privacy, and security. For more information about ZoomInfo’s leading go-to-market software, data, and intelligence, and how they help sales, marketing, operations, and recruiting professionals, please visit

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