Grad To Great 2020

Celebrating 25 Years of Sales Success!

This year, we’re celebrating 25 years of sales empowerment, the 30,000 graduates we’ve introduced globally into sales, and their amazing achievements. For the last 25 years we have had the pleasure of meeting, assessing, training and placing the highest calibre of graduate talent into leading businesses across the world.

To celebrate the success of these individuals, each year we invite a new class of only the very highest achievers into our 'Grad to Great' alumni. 

These Greats have won international awards, turned start-ups into multi-million-pound companies, and become MDs and CEOs of global businesses. Our Greats have become a shining example to graduates entering the world of sales of what can be achieved with hard work, grit and determination. 

Don't just take our word for it though. Meet our 2020 greats, learn about their incredible stories and hear about the impact they say Pareto has had throughout their sales careers.

Celebrating 25 Years of Sales Success!

What does it take to be a Pareto Grad to Great?

Meet this Year's Sales Stars

This year, our Greats have accomplished many impressive feats; from becoming the leaders of global businesses to establishing their own multi-million-dollar companies. We are so proud to have been there at the very start of their sales journeys and to be able to see how far they have taken their careers.

Andrea Willford
Andrea Willford Strategic Partnerships EMEA

I’ve had the chance to work in three of the most exciting cities in the world, London, New York and Sydney. Pareto gave me the tools and the training to learn what really makes me ‘tick’ and how to succeed in the world of business.

David Cederholm
David Cederholm Country Manager UK & IRL

I came from a Pareto assessment day at 21 years old and by 25 was a UK Sales Director growing a team from 16 to 65 people. I believe Pareto’s training gives you such an advantage and we now use Pareto to bring graduates into the business for the simple season of the impact it had on my career.

Ben Harwood
Ben Harwood Senior Sales Director EMEA

Wow, I have so much thanks to give to Pareto. They singlehandedly introduced me into this industry and into a world class organisation.

Simon Bucknall
Simon Bucknall SVP of Client Services

Pareto placed me in a role 8 years ago with a company that understand how to hire (and grow) graduate talent, that companies need to work with, and invest in, Graduates for them to ultimately be successful.

Louise Wilson-Alexander
Louise Wilson-Alexander Sales Director

The training and development I had from Pareto was something that was really pivotal in my career and it’s been great to be able to give back and support those I’ve hired through their own career journeys.

Joshua Dalton
Joshua Dalton Sales & Marketing Director

Pareto’s impact on my career has been incredible. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today had I not gone on that assessment day 10 years ago.

Jamie Farrelly
Jamie Farrelly Vice President EMEA

It’s incredibly important in anything you do in life to make a good first step, and that’s what Pareto helped me to do. Their approach not only built my confidence but showed me I had what it takes to be successful. Once you are on a good path it is down to you to keep on moving, but I will always be grateful for Pareto’s help in getting me there.

Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson Director of Partners

Pareto was instrumental in being the launch pad for my career. I’ve been able to take the broadband market share from 0% when I joined as a fresh graduate right through to 62% market share.

Shabri Lakhani
Shabri Lakhani Founder

My greatest achievement has been setting up my own company. Pareto gave me exposure to different industries and their training allowed me to network. The ongoing relationship with Pareto has been very beneficial as a sounding board throughout my career.

William Winter
William Winter Managing Director

I’m proud to have made a business that started with just me and my laptop in Starbucks to now running 2 units spanning 25,000 square foot. Pareto helped me catapult my company and has had an impact all across my business. I now create a positive work environment for my staff and pass the training I learned onto them.

Antony Black
Antony Black Director of Wholesale

We placed Antony as a graduate back in 2001, and since then he has gone on to hold positions such as Head of Partner Sales at TalkTalk business and is now the Director of Wholesale for Wavenet - a position he has held for the last 3 years. 

Andy Ramsbottom
Andy Ramsbottom Director of Enterprise Accounts

Pareto placed me 14 years ago with the NCC Group. I have travelled to places I could only ever dream of seeing to meet and work with our global client base for some of the largest corporates in the world. I never thought I would go into sales when leaving university, but now, I wouldn’t consider anything else.

Unleashing Potential for Over Two Decades!

Celebrating 25 Years of Success

This year marks our 25th year in Sales Recruitment and Sales Training.

That's 25 years of discovering and training high-quality sales graduates and executives and 25 years of turning graduates into ‘greats’.

As the Market Leader in sales, no other company has placed as many sales leaders like us.

Numbers We're Really Proud Of

  • 30

    Sales Graduates

    placed into first-class organizations across the globe

  • 97

    of clients recommend us highly

  • 150

    Sales Professionals trained

    for leading businesses worldwide. 

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