Selling Power magazine has named Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE:HPY), the nation’s fifth largest payments processor and a leading provider of merchant business solutions, the top company to sell for in the United States. This marks the seventh consecutive year Heartland has received a top five distinction on Selling Power’s “50 Best Companies to Sell For” list, and the fourth time Heartland has received the number one ranking.
“But the real secret is our people. Heartland has built an environment for value-based sales professionals and leaders who want to succeed by pursuing mastery of their craft, career and character. The culture of Heartland protects not only that journey, but also the reward.”
Selling Power evaluates companies based on three key factors: customer growth and retention; hiring, compensation, sales training and enablement; and company recognition and reputation. Heartland ranked number one overall (tied with SunGard), earning high scores in all three categories.
“We’ve worked hard to make Heartland a company our employees can be proud to work for, based on our foundations of honesty, integrity and transparency,” said Robert O. Carr, chairman and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems. “We continue to make substantial investments in the sales organization, investing millions in sales infrastructure and support, sales technology, and tools and training. We are bringing to market more products and services that allow our sales professionals to sell multiple products, which increases their opportunity to maximize income.”
Heartland’s sales culture incorporates ongoing mentorship and award-winning sales tools that enable its relationship managers to build professionally and financially rewarding careers. Heartland’s unique sales mentoring program is designed to grow margins through the development of knowledge in the field, and the sales training team helps identify unique and engaging formats to provide information to the sales force. Heartland’s proprietary Web-based CRM solution, Atlas, is specifically designed to make Heartland’s sales team as effective as possible by streamlining and enhancing the entire sales process.
“Many would suggest that the culture of Heartland is strong because of our world-class proprietary sales enablement platform, our two-decades-old uncapped compensation plan, or our unwavering commitment to doing what is right for our customers,” said Tony Capucille, Heartland’s chief sales officer. “But the real secret is our people. Heartland has built an environment for value-based sales professionals and leaders who want to succeed by pursuing mastery of their craft, career and character. The culture of Heartland protects not only that journey, but also the reward.”
Heartland’s entrepreneurial business and compensation model incentivizes its sales force with weekly signing bonuses and long-term portfolio ownership with residual income. These rewards empower Heartland’s sales professionals by giving them the tools they need to realize long-term success and career growth.