Fast Lane has been awarded the 2019 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for Best Advance in Competencies and Skill Development in Sales Champion Program!

Fast Lane, a leader in innovative training solutions, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver award for excellence in the Best Advance in Competencies and Skill Development category. Fast Lane’s win was announced on August 22, 2019. The winners are listed at http://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/past-winners.php Fast Lane’s entry was submitted in collaboration with Intel Corporation, and the award-winning program focused on sales enablement for the Internet of Things (IoT). Several online courses and scenarios were developed to support the program, which has been very well received by Intel personnel.

Chuck Terrien, Fast Lane’s CEO commented, “Our Content Development Team has proven itself to be world class many times. This award is yet another indication of their excellence. We are proud to share this award with Intel. It reflects the results of an engaging and successful partnership between two companies committed to enabling individual improvement and success.”

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program has recognized leading organizations for the past twenty-plus years for the latest trends in Human Capital Management,” said Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program. “The initiatives that were honored are not only innovative but fit the unique needs of the business and create truly remarkable success stories.” Award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.

Excellence Awards winners will be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, February 4-6, 2020, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.

“The HCM Excellence Awards recognize programs that measurably benefit organizations,” said Mike Cooke, Brandon Hall Group CEO. “Many human capital management departments are unable to confirm that their initiatives help the business’s bottom line. Because we focus on measurable benefits, our awards program is universally recognized and highly prestigious.”

Fast Lane is the leading, worldwide provider of advanced IT education for Cisco, NetApp, VMware, Microsoft and many more leading technical vendors. We enable our customers to execute their digital business strategies through our comprehensive portfolio of authorized training courses focused on emerging technologies and through our services such as custom content development, sales enablement, demand generation and business transformation. Our core competency is the outsourced delivery, development, management and marketing of vendor authorized technical training on advanced technologies including Collaboration, IoT, Big Data, Security, Cloud Computing and Mobility. With one of the world’s largest remote lab environments coupled with the combination of physical offices in over 30 countries and partners in over 40 others, Fast Lane has a worldwide reach untouched by any other training organization.

Brandon Hall Group is an HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. With more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Our mission: Empower excellence in organizations around the world through our research and tools each and every day. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. The Membership Program offers insights and best practices to enable executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. (www.brandonhall.com)

Partner: Intel Corporation

Learn more about the award at http://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/.

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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