Sales Training Press Release

For Immediate Release
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Jill Perez Marketing, CustomerCentric Selling®, +1.800.993.1228, ext. 706

CustomerCentric Selling® Announces Expansion of Pan-European Presence with Addition of New Certified Business Partners

CustomerCentric Selling® Forges Partnership with TideShifters to Extend Reach in Europe

Boston, MA, June 10, 2015

CustomerCentric Selling® (CCS®), a proven methodology for improving revenue growth and sales performance, today announced the addition of two new CCS® Certified Business Partners in Europe, Jorgen Simon and Niels van der Kaaij from TideShifters.

Working together, Jorgen and Niels are going to focus on the Netherlands, and also have capabilities to manage other English and Swedish speaking territories/organizations as well. Another focus area for them is high tech startups as they look to grow CustomerCentric Selling® throughout Europe. In their work with TideShifters, Jorgen and Niels have an ongoing collaboration with organizations like StartupBootcamp, UrechtInc and the Dutch Game Garden. They plan to cooperate with other CCS® Certified Business Partners, Mathieu Broens and Dan Ahrens as they plan expansion into the pan-European regions.

CustomerCentric Selling® President and Chief Operating Officer, Frank Visgatis, states, “We’re happy to welcome Jorgen and Niels to the CCS® family and look forward to the great things they will achieve together as they help further expand the CustomerCentric Selling® methodology throughout Europe.”

Jorgen Simon ( was born in Sweden but grew up in Libya, the UK, Russia and the Philippines. He settled in the Netherlands ten years ago and is now the proud father of two girls. Jorgen has experience working in IT sales and management from healthcare to business intelligence systems. Jorgen was also with QLIKTECH (QLIK) as an OEM Manager from 2008 until 2012. Jorgen can be reached at:

Niels van der Kaaij ( was born in the Netherlands and traveled the world while his father worked for the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization). He has also lived in Barbados, Philippines, Trinidad & Tobago, Sudan and Peru. Niels settled in the Netherlands in 1988 and now resides in Haarlem with his wife who is expecting their first child in September. Niels was also a part of the QLIKTECH (QLIK) team in 2007 until 2011 where he went on to pursue several IT/business intelligence-related business and sales roles. Niels can be reached at:

Jorgen and Niels were first introduced to CCS® when it was implemented within the QlikTech (QLIK) organization. As they built their own organization (TideShifters), Jorgen and Niels considered different sales approaches, but all their considerations circled back to CustomerCentric Selling® since they witnessed firsthand the success of the CCS® methodology at QlikTech.

Jorgen and Niels plan to offer CCS® sales training and sales coaching as well as “Sales as a Service.” In this offering, they take over part or all of the clients’ sales functions, manning the sales unit with their own people but working very closely with the clients.

About CustomerCentric Selling® – The Sales Training Company

CustomerCentric Selling® (CCS®) is a proven methodology for predictably improving revenue growth and sales performance. Founded in 2002, CCS® helps clients worldwide to implement repeatable, auditable and scalable sales processes that, when combined with CustomerCentric Messaging® (Sales Ready Messaging®), guides marketing and sales to have meaningful conversations with customers and prospects. This results in winning high-value deals, retaining and growing client relationships and improving the predictability and accuracy of sales forecasts.

CustomerCentric Selling® has been named to Training Industry’s list of Top Sales Methodology Training Companies for seven consecutive years. Stay connected to CustomerCentric Selling® via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Vimeo and YouTube. For more information, visit, email Jill Perez jperez(at)customercentric(dot)com or call +1.800.993.1228, ext 706.

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