December 31, 2013 by Robert Gonzales

December 31, 2013 – Apttus executive Maria Pergolino has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Woman of the Year in Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations category in the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2013 awards received entries from 18 nations and territories.

More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year, among others. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” winners were selected by more than 240 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process.

“For 10 years we have been recognizing the achievements of women in the workplace, and this year’s nominations were the most impressive class the judges have ever reviewed,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

About Maria Pergolino, Vice President Marketing

Maria is responsible for Corporate Marketing, Customer Marketing and Demand Generation for Apttus. Prior to Apttus, Maria was in leadership roles at the fast growing partner and Marketing Automation SaaS solution provider Marketo. Through her extensive writing and speaking sessions she has established herself as a content and marketing automation expert. In addition to winning the Stevie Award for Women in Business, Maria has been named in multiple years to the Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management lists. She has over a decade of marketing experience as well as a Marketing Degree and MBA from the School of Business at Rutgers University and is a frequent speaker on varied Marketing industry trends.

About Apttus

Apttus delivers Quote-to-Cash, category-defining software that drives the vital business process between the buyer’s interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue. Apttus is delivered on Salesforce1, the world’s most trusted and comprehensive cloud delivery infrastructure. Applications include Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ), Proposal Management, Renewals, Contract Management and Revenue Management. Additionally, Apttus’ patent pending X-Author technology enables Microsoft Office to be a user-interface with full interaction and control between Salesforce and Microsoft Office. Apttus is based in San Mateo, California, with additional offices in London, UK and Ahmedabad, India. For more information visit:

About Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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