American Business Awards honors Russell Sarder, Author, Entrepreneur and CEO of Learning, with a Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year
The honor comes after Sarder led the company to record-breaking revenues, spearheaded its expansion and created a nationwide learning movement
New York, NY - June 26, 2012 - NetCom Learning, the innovative leader in IT, business and executive training, just announced that its CEO Russell Sarder is the Gold Stevie Winner for Executive of the Year-Diversified Services. The author, entrepreneur and CEO of learning has led NetCom Learning to unprecedented growth, earning the company prestigious recognition and reaping a variety of awards along the way.
In earning the recognition, Sarder is in excellent company as some of the top leaders in the country also received Stevie Awards in a variety of categories. CEOs like Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company, Janine Popick, CEO and founder of San Francisco-based Vertical Response, John F. Lundren, CEO of Stanley Black & Decker and Patrick M. Byrne, Chairman and CEO of Overstock.com all received Gold Stevie Awards in their respective categories. Sarder said he is honored to receive such a prestigious recognition alongside these other highly respected names in business.
"It's always an honor to be recognized for one's accomplishments, but it really is a special honor to be recognized among one's peers," Sarder said.
Under his direction, NetCom Learning has once again grown more than 50 percent over the last year. The company has seen record-breaking revenue months during 2011. Such high demand was a contributing factor in the opening of several new locations, including campuses in Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. The company's accelerated growth has earned it a place on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in America and created the recognition needed to help NetCom Learning win the Company of the Year award in the American Business Awards.
Sarder's successful leadership has been fueled by his passion for lifelong learning. To that end, he created a Nationwide Learning Movement, which defines the values of lifelong learning and enlists the help of NetCom Learning employees to help share their own love of learning and to spread the word about what lifelong learning means.
Those same efforts to promote lifelong learning are carried over into Sarder's acclaimed book, Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner, which was named a finalist in the USA "Best Books 2011" Awards. The book also received acclaim when it was selected to be featured at the Newark Peace Education Summit, where the XIVth Dalai Lama received a copy.
As CEO of Learning, Sarder furthers NetCom Learning's commitment to promoting the values of lifelong learning by acting as a mentor to Columbia University students and alumni. In that capacity, he openly shares how his knowledge of lifelong learning is relevant to building a business and implementing successful business leadership.
A series of learning videos sharing business knowledge from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders furthers NetCom Learning's Learning Movement's outreach.
He's also the creator of NetCom Learning's Sarder Scholarship Program, which helps individuals begin or advance an IT career. Such business and philanthropic efforts have earned him the Top Ten Asian American Business Award for 2011 and 2012.
About Russell Sarder
An entrepreneur who inherited his passion for lifelong learning from his parents in Bangladesh, Russell Sarder founded NetCom in 1998 and has since built it into a multimillion dollar learning company. Sarder is the author of Effective Learning Methods and Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner, and a sought-after spokesperson on topics of learning culture and business management. As a motivational speaker, Sarder has been featured in numerous print publications, including the Daily News and the New York Times, while his television appearances include CBS MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance and NY1. Sarder was selected a winner of the 2011 and 2012 Top Ten Asian American Business Awards and was recently named Executive of the Year in the 2012 American Business Stevie Awards.
About NetCom Learning
NetCom Learning is a premier provider of IT and business-training solutions to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named twice to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2011 IT Training Companies Watch List by TrainingIndustry.com and was named "Company of the Year" by the American Business Awards. The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.