Center for Professional Sales


The Center for Professional Sales at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management offers students and sales executives and teams from top national companies the opportunity to collaborate in the development and execution of our market leading sales curriculum.

Fast Facts

  • The center was founded in 2013, and our former students have quickly become top producers at Fortune 500 companies.
  • Our students also have helped us develop our solid reputation in the business community — both regionally and nationally.
  • Since sales became part of the Jindal School curriculum we have:

    • Awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships;
    • Hosted 31 internal sales competitions;
    • Competed in 28 national sales competitions. (See table for results.)
National Sales Competition Performance
Top-10 Finishers First-place Winners Finalists Semi-
finalists
Quarter-
finalists
15 6 12 6 9

Welcome to Center for Professional Sales. Our goal is to deliver programs that prepare our graduates to make solid contributions to the teams they join. To learn more about engaging with the Center for Professional Sales, please contact us.

Howard Dover, PhD Director, Center for Professional Sales
Howard Dover

Dr. Howard Dover

Director, Center for Professional Sales

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Semira Amirpour

Semira Amirpour

Senior Lecturer II

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Dr.Jerome Gafford

Dr. Jerome Gafford

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Stephanie Reed

Stephanie Duggan

Program Manager

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David Chatterton

David Chatterton

Vice President of Sales – Salesforce

Craig Denton

Craig Denton

Senior Director Digital Sales, BlazeMeter – CA Technologies

Brad Graham

Brad Graham

Vice President, IBM Global Financing, North America Client Financing – IBM

Mike Hart

Mike Hart

Vice President, Residential Sales – Lennox International

Greg Lewis

Greg Lewis

Managing Director, Strategic Sales & Marketing/Treasury & Liquidity Solutions – Texas Capital Bank

Shawn Pearson

Shawn Pearson

Vice President of Global Inside Sales – McAfee

Nancee Ronning

Nancee Ronning

Chief Commercial Officer – BNSF Logistics

Brad Smedberg

Brad Smedberg

Managing Vice President – Gartner

Kristen Twining

Kristen Twining

Vice President, North America Inside Sales – HPE

Recruiting

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Recruiting Packages and Benefits Contact Us

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Thought Leadership Series

The Thought Leadership Series hosted by the UT Dallas Center for Professional Sales is designed to serve our alumni, corporate partners and the Dallas sales community as a whole by offering continuing sales education throughout the year.

Sales Leadership Summit Series – Packages – “Thought Leadership Events and Recruiting Lite”

  • $1,000 – 5 tickets to attend one summit and 2 Rookie Preview Judges
  • $3,000 – 7 tickets to attend 2 summits and 2 Rookie Preview Judges
  • $5,000 – 10 tickets per event (3 events total) and 2 Rookie Preview Judges

Executive Education and Training

Sales Leadership Summit Series

Specialized corporate training for companies – Contact us

Fall 2019 General Sales Profession and Alumni Events

  • Summer 2019 Rookie Preview – July 31, 2019
  • Fall Kick-Off – August 22, 2019
  • Sales Leadership Summit – November 5, 2019
  • Rookie Preview – December 4, 2019

Fall 2019 Events for Corporate Sponsors*

  • Speed Sell – August 22, 2019
  • Interview Week – September 23 – 27, 2019
  • Pro Sales Challenge – October 11, 2019
  • Networking Event** – November 12, 2019
  • Rookie Preview – December 4, 2019
  • Center for Professional Sales Awards Dinner – December 4, 2019

* These events are supported and attended by our Corporate Sponsors
** These events are supported and attended by our Preferred and Investment Level Corporate Sponsors