•Sales Trainer, Sales Management Expert
•Ken Thoreson, Acumen Management Group, Ltd. president, is a sales leadership professional who "operationalizes" sales management systems and processes to pull sales results out of the doldrums into the fresh zone of predictable revenue.
The sales management thought leader is recognized as an expert in sales execution, channel management, revenue generation, sales analysis, compensation, forecasting, recruitment, and training within the sales function. Over the past 14 years, his consulting, advisory, and platform services have illuminated, motivated, and rejuvenated the sales efforts for companies throughout North America—from emerging, transitional to high-growth. Prior to founding Acumen, he led development-stage, entrepreneurial, and $250-million national vertical software sales organizations as vice president of sales.
As a speaker, Ken energizes audiences and recharges their personal commitment to professional excellence to help drive personal and organizational change and growth. In addition to the 3 newly released books based on his Sales Management Guru series, and Success Simplified, co-authored with Stephen Covey, Ken's many articles and nationally recognized blog are excellent resources for executives who want to revitalize their organizations. He has been published in Selling Power, VARBusiness, Reseller Management, Business Products Professional and SmartReseller.
He is currently a columnist for Redmond Channel Partner Magazine, a publication for Microsoft channel partners. Ken's blog has been rated in the top 10 sales blogs in the United States and ranked a top sales industry social media user by Top View.
Ken is a member of the National Speakers Association.