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Center for Sales Leadership

The Center for Sales Leadership offers cutting-edge research and innovative educational opportunities for students, business and community groups interested in the sales industry. The center supports three pioneering programs:

Sales Leadership Programs provide unique courses focused upon sales career development, which integrates academic knowledge with real-world industry exposure to further skill development.

Corporate Services offer the business community sales education and training on the latest sales tactics, technology and tools, customized consulting for national and international companies, and a speaking and event platform for industry experts to share knowledge and to network.

Research produces frontline research on the modern sales industry for the academic and business community members, including nationwide surveys to glean current best practices in sales organizations as well as custom research projects for our program partners.

Contact Us

Rich Rocco
Executive Director, Center for Sales Leadership
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
rrocco1@depaul.edu
Inquiries regarding: partnership development, technology and research, program curriculum

Charlie Drehmer
Executive-in-residence
cdrehmer@depaul.edu
Inquiries regarding: student enrollment

Daniel P. Strunk
Executive-in-residence
dstrunk@depaul.edu
Inquiries regarding: partnership development, technology and research, program curriculum

D. Joel Whalen, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Curriculum Development
jwhalen@condor.depaul.edu
Inquiries regarding: program curriculum

Deirdre LaVerdiere
Program Partner Manager
deirdre.laverdiere@depaul.edu
(312)362-6122
Inquiries regarding: partnership development

Clancy Ryan
Co-founder, Center for Sales Leadership
Adjunct Professor, Department of Marketing
cryan11@depaul.edu
Inquiries regarding: Sid Felman Legacy Fund

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