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- Chicago-Based Training and Consulting Firm Hits the Streets with sales-i and scores some early successes -

Solihull, UK – September 15th , 2008 – sales-i, ( the real-time sales intelligence service for front line sales people today announced that it has signed a strategic alliance with Maximum Performance Group ( ), a Chicago-based training and consulting firm, to develop the US market for sales-i in the Office Products sector.

Maximum Performance Group is a training and consulting firm that has helped hundreds of companies to improve individual and organizational performance in areas such as professional selling, sales leadership, sales compensation and sales & marketing strategies. Its president and founder, Jeff Gardner, has more than 20 years of real-life sales and management experience and he stays sharp by regularly working in the field with salespeople making calls on customers. Jeff has worked with and trained over 10,000 salespeople and sales managers and is co-author of the book ‘Maximum Selling’.

As a well known and respected contributor to Office Products International and a frequent speaker on the office products conference circuit, Jeff knows first hand what it takes for front-line sales people to be successful while juggling hundreds of customers and selling thousands of products. So when Jeff first saw sales-i, he knew its impact could be huge in the Office Products industry.

“sales-i will knock your socks off “, says Jeff Gardner, President and Founder of Maximum Performance Group. “I have been searching for a sales intelligence system to offer to my clients for years and I’m glad to say I finally found the right solution: sales-i. “ Jeff continues, “I’ve reviewed the other sales intelligence products and they just don’t measure up. sales-i leaps over those products by bringing a Next Generation Sales Intelligence system to the US office product dealers. This software will equip the salesperson with the tools and information they need to increase sales and compete in the marketplace plus, it is easy to use. sales-i was developed by salespeople for salespeople and best of all you don’t have to be an IT guru to immediately start using the software.”

sales-i had already experienced significant take up and success of its sales intelligence service in the UK and Ireland and was attracting early interest from Office Products companies in North America, keen to experience the same increased business and market share benefits as their UK counterparts. When considering a US-based sales partner, Maximum Performance Group and Jeff Gardner in particular provided a perfect match to the experience and knowledge needed to drive sales-i’s North American business.

Kevin McGirl, co-founder of sales-i explains, “sales-i was founded by sales professionals with an in-depth knowledge of the software-as-a-service model. Our success to date is testament to that sales knowledge and how much of it has been embedded into sales-i. That coupled with an on-demand, low cost deployment model has made us the sales intelligence system of choice for the Office Products industry.” Kevin adds, “In taking that same successful model to the North American market we have chosen a partner with the same credentials, know-how and experience to mirror our success. We are delighted to have secured this partnership with Maximum Performance Group and we look forward to extending our footprint amongst North American Office Supplies companies and other manufacturing and distribution industries.”

To get in touch with Jeff and the Maximum Performance Group team, email, or call 847-202-1705

About sales-i

sales-i© is a real-time sales intelligence service for frontline sales people. Through sales-i, sales professionals are equipped with real-time customer buying behavior alerts which are delivered by email and text messaging, empowering them to make better informed, personalized and faster decisions which maximize repeat sales and reduce customer slippage.

sales-i is a true Software-as-a-Service solution charged on a per-user, per-month, basis.

Sales and marketing organizations rely on sales-i to maximize their sales intelligence. This delivers protected customer share, better margins, visible cross-sell and up-sell opportunities and increased customer buying behavior know-how resulting in more intelligent, profitable selling.

sales-i is a privately held company with offices in California, USA and Solihull, UK. For more information about sales-i visit or email

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