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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Jerome Gafford

Jerome Gafford

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Stephanie Reed

Stephanie Reed

Corporate Fulfillment Coordinator

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Sarah Jane Murdock

Sarah Jane Murdock

Center Coordinator – Student Facing

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Tom Blair

Tom Blair

Chief Sales Officer – Aligned Energy

Elay Cohen

Elay Cohen

CEO & Co-Founder – SalesHood

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

Doug Hartley

Doug Hartley

Internal Distribution Program Director – Fidelity Investments

Greg Lewis

Greg Lewis

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

John Moren

John Moren

Director, Inside Sales Enterprise Accounts U.S. – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Shawn Pearson

Shawn Pearson

VP of Channel Sales – Mimecast

Mike Reinhart

Mike Reinhart

Founder and CEO – Quisitive

Nancee Ronning

Nancee Ronning

Chief Commercial Officer – BNSF Logistics

Brad Smedberg

Brad Smedberg

Managing Vice President – Gartner

Mark Steele

Mark Steele

General Manager – Polymershapes Dallas

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 2018 General Sales Profession and Alumni Events

  • Rookie Preview – Friday, December 7
    Everyone is welcome to come and observe Rookie Preview at no cost. We usually ask our alumni, corporate sponsors and individual sponsors to act as judges for the event. For more information, contact utdsales@utdallas.edu.

Fall 2018 Events for Corporate Sponsors

  • Speed Sell* – Tuesday, August 28
  • Sales Interview Week* – Monday–Friday, October 1-5
  • Pro Sales Challenge* – Friday, October 12
  • Networking Event** – Tuesday, November 13
  • Rookie Preview and Awards Dinner – Friday, December 7

*Our corporate sponsors support and attend these events.
**Our preferred and investment-level corporate sponsors support and attend these events.

Thought Leadership Events

  • Fall 2018 Kickoff with Mark Hunter – Tuesday, August 28
    Mark Hunter, “The Sales Hunter,” helps companies and salespeople find and retain better prospects they can close at full price. He is recognized as one of the top 50 most influential sales and marketing leaders.For more information, contact utdsales@utdallas.edu.
  • Sales Leadership SummitAI and Sales Enablement – Thursday, November 1