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Arizona Technology Companies Accelerate Growth with Training

October 11, 2016


The Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) has aligned with Sandler Training by Mercury Professional Development to offer professional sales and management training through the Council’s Business Essentials Program. As part of the program, Sandler Training will offer Council members the option of a month of free President’s Club sales training for up to three attendees, or a private sales/management workshop for groups of 10 or more.

“Our members are focused on growing their businesses and we provide a variety of tools to help accelerate their growth,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “The Council’s partnership with Sandler Training enables the sales and management teams of our members to hone their skills, increase the volume of prospects and close more business.”

The program aligns with one of the Council’s key missions, providing members access to education. The two organizations believe that workforce training and development are a critical catalyst in accelerating growth of Arizona’s technology industry.

“As a Platinum sponsor of the Arizona Technology Council, we’re delighted to expand our relationship to help more of their members accelerate their growth and sustain the momentum of the technology community in Arizona,” said Linc Miller, co-founder and president, Sandler Training by Mercury Professional Development.

Sandler Training by Mercury Professional Development provides sales and management training for companies across a wide variety of industries, as well as specializing in the technology industry. Co-founder and CEO Mark Kirstein started his career as a semiconductor design engineer, before moving into sales and management roles in the technology industry.

“My technical background is a foundation for my passion to help sales and management professionals in the technology industry increase their success,” said Kirstein.

Sandler Training will be unveiling more details of the program in their Arizona Technology Council Lunch and Learn, October 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The workshop, “Effective Sales in the Technology Market,” is available for registration through the Council’s website at:

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