DUBLIN, Calif., May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD), a global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions, announced today that it is to receive multiple Gold Stevie Awards, in the 2017 American Business Awards.

Mary Ainsworth, executive vice president, chief people officer at CallidusCloud, won gold for Woman of the Year. CallidusCloud also won gold for Customer Service Department of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Company of the Year, and Fastest Growing Company of the Year. CallidusCloud CEO Leslie Stretch was named Tech Innovator of the Year and Executive of the Year – Computer Software Over 500 employees. The company’s Lead to Money suite, Enablement and Litmos mobile learning also won gold.

“I am thrilled to be named Woman of the Year by the 2017 American Business Awards,” said Mary Ainsworth. “This award is for every woman in CallidusCloud. This recognition is due to our company’s philosophy that we value each and every member of our team on their own merits regardless of gender, race, religion, physical ability or sexual orientation. Our gold Stevies also highlight our passion for innovation, and our lifetime commitment to our customers.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations.

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 20. Tickets are now on sale.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA

About CallidusCloud
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD), doing business as CallidusCloud®, is the global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions. CallidusCloud enables organizations to accelerate and maximize their lead to money process with a complete suite of solutions that identify the right leads, ensure proper territory and quota distribution, enable sales forces, automate configure price quote, and streamline sales compensation -- driving bigger deals, faster. Over 5,200 leading organizations, across all industries, rely on CallidusCloud to optimize the lead to money process to close more deals for more money in record time.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, the International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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