PRINCETON, N.J.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Selling Power magazine has named Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE:HPY), one of the nation’s largest payment processors and a leading provider of merchant business solutions, the No. 3 company to sell for in the United States. This marks the sixth consecutive year Heartland has received a top five distinction on Selling Power’s “50 Best Companies to Sell For” list.
“Being named one of the best companies to sell for six years in a row is an honor for our entire company, and above all, a tribute to our unique entrepreneurial sales model that enables our relationship managers to build professionally and financially rewarding careers, not just earn an income”
Selling Power’s “50 Best Companies to Sell For” list, now in its thirteenth year, evaluates companies based on revenue and growth, sales compensation packages, sales culture, onboarding and sales enablement strategies, training and coaching process and annual turnover to determine the rankings. A new area of analysis this year was company recognition, as Selling Power assessed how organizational reputation would impact a sales force’s ability to sell.
“Being named one of the best companies to sell for six years in a row is an honor for our entire company, and above all, a tribute to our unique entrepreneurial sales model that enables our relationship managers to build professionally and financially rewarding careers, not just earn an income,” said Bob Carr, Heartland’s chairman and chief executive officer. “It all comes down to empowering sales professionals with the tools they need to realize long-term success and career growth, from award-winning sales tools to ongoing mentorship from managers, and allowing them to take ownership in their portfolios with one of the most attractive compensation plans in the industry.”
Under Heartland’s portfolio equity compensation model, sales professionals earn both a residual and equity piece of the revenue of accounts they bring to the company for the life of those customer relationships. Even if the professional leaves the company, Heartland continues to pay the residual as long as the customer remains with Heartland. Or, if they prefer, Heartland will buy him or her out with a one-time payment. This model has enabled hundreds of Heartland sales professionals to quickly build wealth, and has enabled more than 90 Heartland employees — mostly sales employees — to become millionaires.
In an effort to empower sales professionals in all industries, Heartland also founded the Sales Professional Bill of Rights, an advocacy initiative that outlines 10 inalienable rights that sales professionals deserve from their employers. Established as an industry standard for sales compensation, benefits and support, the Sales Professional Bill of Rights serves as a benchmark that can help sales people evaluate current or prospective job opportunities.
For more information about Heartland and available career opportunities, visit HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Sales-Careers/Home.
About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE:HPY), the fifth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide. A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. Heartland also established The Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere. More detailed information can be found at HeartlandPaymentSystems.com, HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers, Heartlandpaymentsystems.com/Blog or follow the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.
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