(Atlanta, GA – January 24, 2017) VENZA was named a Finalist today in the Customer Service Manager of the Year category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes seven of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and the Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 24 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.

More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, an increase of 10% over 2016.  Finalists were determined by the average scores of 77 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges.  Entries were considered in 61 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 53 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.

April Rosier is the VENZA Customer Success Manager and will be present in Las Vegas to receive her award. “In the less than two years since joining the firm, April formalized our winning approach to customer success. This allowed her to grow her team to accompany our continued growth. She’s that rare individual that can own the big picture (and big data) while being wholly present in each and every conversation. She is intelligent, both cognitively and emotionally,” says Daniel Johnson, VENZA Partner/Co-Founder.

“This year’s first-round judges were treated to many inspiring stories of sales, customer service and business development success around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “The final judges will have a tough task to determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie placements from among the Finalists.  We look forward to announcing the results at the awards gala in Las Vegas next month.

“Customer Success is and always has been a top priority at VENZA. We believe that enjoying 100% customer renewals since launching our data security awareness and compliance programs over five years ago is a clear reflection of our commitment to our customers,” said Jeff Venza, President/CEO.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at