Sandler Training Named January 2013 Business of the Month

Sandler Training, Simon, Inc. is a sales performance company providing training programs in business development, sales and sales management, customer service, leadership, and communications. Providing our client companies a personalized development experience in our training centers located in metro Atlanta, and onsite at their business locations worldwide.

Simon, Inc. started September 10, 2001 and was named Sandler “Rookie of The Year” for calendar year 2002. With training facilities in two locations in Metro Atlanta, Norcross and Marietta, Simon, Inc. specializes in training and coaching in the areas of sales, leadership, sales management, and customer service.

Al Simon is President of Simon, Inc., a sales training, coaching, and business development consulting company based in the Atlanta area. Simon Inc. specializes in teaching business owners and sales professionals to be effective and consistent with their business development strategies, tactics, and attitudes. A 1977 graduate of Georgia Tech with a B.S. degree in Industrial Management, Mr. Simon has more than 30 years of direct sales experience; and he has also been exposed to many different sales strategies and approaches. Consistently the top performer in sales volume for his company before starting Simon, Inc., he has mastered the art of selling in both simple and complex sales cycles. Mr. Simon has also successfully managed salespeople in highly competitive, high-risk situations.

Brandy Swanson, Executive Vice President, brings over eighteen years of experience and strong, proven skills in sales force and customer service management, as well as other business necessities such as budgeting, recruiting, profitability, accounting and human resources. Prior to working with Simon Inc., Brandy spent five years at Lloyd Pro as Chief Operations and Financial Officer. Her financial planning and superior skills in contract negotiation significantly increased profitability, while directly managing the sales team and closing deals. Brandy spent twelve years as Vice President of Operations and Human Resource Director for a Goodyear dealer and has four years experience in Human Resources working for the PEO, Administrative Managers. Brandy’s passion is community service. As a Charter Member of the Buford North Gwinnett Rotary Club, she has served in the following capacities: President, Treasurer and Director of Youth and International Services. She served as Treasurer of the Hamilton Mill Methodist Church and Youth Leader for five years. Currently, she is a member of Gwinnett County Rotary Club. Brandy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University and is a proud graduate of the “best class ever” 2008/2009 Leadership Gwinnett.

Simon, Inc. gives back to the community by providing training and coaching to non-profit organizations at no cost to them, other than materials. We help them build their skill sets to develop and recruit sponsors, donors, and volunteers. Simon, Inc. also contributes to a number of charitable organizations, including Rainbow Village, Norcross Meals on Wheels, Mission Society, and Norcross Christian Learning Center.