Nancy J. Stephens Named President of PI Worldwide, the International Management Consulting...

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Nancy J. Stephens Named President of PI Worldwide, the International Management Consulting Organization Known for the Predictive Index(R)

    New President is Former CEO of Global Sales Alliance, Recently
                       Acquired by PI Worldwide
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass.--(Business Wire)--PI Worldwide of Wellesley Hills, MA, an international management
consulting organization, today announced the appointment of Nancy J.
Stephens to the position of President. As President, she will lead the
PI Worldwide organization, which includes the corporate office and 45
locations around the world.

   Before joining PI Worldwide, Ms. Stephens was the Chief Executive
Officer of Global Sales Alliance (GSA), a worldwide sales training and
consulting firm, which she founded in 1992. PI Worldwide acquired GSA
in 2006, along with the company's Selling Skills Assessment Tool
(SSAT) and its training program, Customer-Focused Selling (CFS). At
that time, she became Vice President of the firm.

   Ms. Stephens has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with PI
Worldwide through its flagship product, the Predictive Index(R).
Global Sales Alliance used the Predictive Index as part of their
business offerings, and Ms. Stephens was a respected partner of PI
Worldwide, leading the training of their sales professionals.

   Elisabeth Daniels DePristo, Chairperson of the Board of Directors,
shared her thoughts on the Board's unanimous decision to promote Ms.
Stephens from Vice President to President. "Nancy has always been a
respected and valuable asset to the PI Worldwide community. She has
developed strong relationships with the Licensee network, clients,
employees and Board of Directors resulting in a keen insight into the
growth potential of the business. I am both fortunate and proud to
announce Nancy's appointment as President of PI Worldwide."

   "I am excited about the opportunities ahead for PI Worldwide and
its clients as we continue to grow," Ms. Stephens said. "Since the
firm's launch in 1955, PI Worldwide and the Predictive Index have
enabled companies to improve their performance by increasing the
success of their people. Globalization, increased competition, and the
pending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation are bringing new
challenges to our clients--from leadership development and succession
planning, to added pressures for revenue growth. The Predictive Index,
along with our Selling Skills Assessment Tool and Customer-Focused
Selling, are increasingly valuable to our clients as the world
continues to change."

   In addition to her background as a business leader, Ms. Stephens
is a noted sales authority. She is the author of the best-selling
business book, Customer-Focused Selling, and accompanying CD-ROM,
published by Adams Media Corporation. In addition, she developed the
accelerated networking audio program, Five Alive, and the video,
Networking for Sales Professionals.

   Ms. Stephens is a member of the CEO Club of Boston and the
National Speakers Association, where she earned the Certified Speaking
Professional (CSP) designation, held by only the top 7% of 5,000
members worldwide. She holds a master's degree in education, with a
concentration in psychology, from Cambridge College.

   About PI Worldwide

   PI Worldwide is an international management consulting
organization based in Wellesley Hills, MA. Using a proven, proprietary
management tool known as the Predictive Index(R) and targeted sales
assessment and training services (Selling Skills Assessment Tool and
Customer-Focused Selling), PI Worldwide helps companies align
individual performance with their specific business goals for improved
bottom-line performance, productivity and profitability. Founded in
1955, PI Worldwide serves more than 7,000 clients, including many of
the world's largest corporations, in some 146 countries. For more
information, please call (800) 832-8884 or see www.piworldwide.com.

Warner Communications
Dawn Ringel, 781-449-8456
dawn@warnerpr.com

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