Sep 27, 2017 | Company News

Outreach brings home the gold at the Seattle Tech Impact Awards

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Manny Medina, CEO

Impact Manny

I’m proud to share that Outreach was recognized by Seattle Business Magazine with the Tech Impact Gold Award for SaaS companies. BOOM!

I was honored to accept this award on behalf of the Outreach team during the Tech Impact banquet last night. In addition to the high five tunnels and fist bumps that accompanied our win, this award is especially meaningful because it celebrates something that is at the heart of our mission - innovation.

The Tech Impact Awards recognize companies in Washington state that are using innovative technology to have a significant impact on business, industry, or society. We were chosen from 105 nominees for being one of the most impactful companies in the area. I truly believe this comes down to our mission to help sales teams bring the world’s innovations to market faster.

Outreach is a platform that helps sales teams to work more efficiently and effectively so they can deliver for their organizations. And, let’s be honest, those sales teams have a really hard job. As the first sales rep at Outreach, I know this first hand. You face a lot of rejection. You hear no many times every day. People hang up on you, and most of your voicemails and emails never even receive a response. But you must continue getting up and doing it all over again because your mission is vital. Sales is how innovation gets to market. Behind every great entrepreneur or inventor is an even better sales team. When sales teams are successful, companies grow, innovation spreads, and people live better lives.

I want to dedicate this award to all the salespeople out there making innovation happen. You are the reason we work so hard to bring you the best technology we can.

I’m also grateful to the 200+ hungry craftspeople I work with at Outreach and the 13 other companies honored at the banquet last night for making Seattle a place where creativity and technology can thrive. Seattle is home to the two largest cloud companies in the world – AWS and Microsoft. To win recognition for SaaS in this environment filled with leaders of innovation is an extremely strong endorsement of Outreach’s future.

I’m very proud that Outreach is a part of this community of inspiring tech leaders. Keep innovating!