ABA08_Winner_S[1]Plantation, Florida – June 13, 2008 – Patrick Giordano won a Stevie Award for Best Human Resources Team Leader in The 2008 American Business Awards.

The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The ceremonies were hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network and broadcast nationwide on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network.

In winning the Stevie, Patrick beat out other finalists including Accenture, Direct Alliance, Flowing Wells School District and Teamwork Athletic Apparel.

Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.


About the Nomination

Patrick’s team improved sales retention by providing a sales training solution called Sales Certification. This 18 month program helped DHL Express qualify as an employer of choice in the Business Week Top 100 companies to work for. DHL needed to improve on sales turnover where levels were seen in the 25-28% range. After the first 6 months of implementation, the program showed immediate improvements. In fact, for the 2nd half of 2007 (July -December) upon which the new Training Certification kicked in, sales turnover dropped to a flat 19.0 %. This accomplishment was made possible by Patrick’s leadership role with the Sales Training Team. The solution was part of the Talent Management initiative called GET, KEEP and GROW, where sales training impacted the KEEP and GROW elements of the strategy.


About Patrick Giordano

Today, Patrick is president of Giordano Corporate Training Inc. His company specializes in helping organizations meet their revenue performance objectives. Through the implementation of practical training solutions, he has developed a highly successful corporate training taxonomy as evidence in his track record. Patrick is a highly driven, passionate and accomplished Training Professional with extensive experience leading training teams for domestic and global companies. His expertise has been leveraged to help companies achieve their competitive edge and realize success with their market capitalization goals. Through the delivery of Patrick’s dynamic and comprehensive sales, leadership and corporate training initiatives, he has established himself as a top professional in his field.


About the Judging Process

Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie winners from among the Finalists.   Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.


Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists and Stevie Award winners are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

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 companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in business worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.