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John Parke

Founder, President and CEO

Leadership Synergies, LLC (Global Sales Consulting)

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United States


John S. Parke, CMP President & CEO Author of Effective Sales Force Leadership Before forming Leadership Synergies, John Parke worked for Marriott International for more than 18 years, most recently as Vice President of the Global Sales Organization. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing more than 200 senior sales executives and $1.3 billion of annual revenues. Under Mr. Parke's leadership, the Marriott sales force was rated Number 1 by Sales & Marketing Magazine for three consecutive years. Mr. Parke is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) who has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and association community and has served on several boards, including Meeting Professionals International (MPI), E-Philanthropy, and Certified Meeting Professionals. He has served on the advisory boards of International Association for Exposition & Events (IEEE) and is a member of American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Professional Conference Managers Association (PCMA). Mr. Parke is a frequent public speaker on sales cultures, organizational branding, and personal branding. He has published articles in Board Member (Center for Nonprofit Boards), Executive Update (Greater Washington Society of Association Executives), The Meeting Professional (Meeting Professionals International), and CMP Update (Certified Meeting Professionals) Velocity (Strategic Account Management Association). He was a contributing author to E-Philanthropy Foundation's Guide to Fundraising on the Internet (2001). Specialties: Sales consulting: sales strategy, sales training and sales audits.

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