SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 14 August 2017 – Jessica Skon, President & CEO of BTS USA, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Woman of the Year category of the 14th Annual International Business Awards.
Throughout her 18-year career at BTS, Skon has pioneered turning strategy into action through the use of customized business simulations and other experiential learning techniques for leading Fortune 500 clients. She joined BTS as a business analyst in 1999 and has rapidly moved through the ranks of the organization in the years since, with her successes recognized throughout the industry and by awards such as the 2011 Top Young Trainers. Elected to Global Partner in 2015, Jessica was the youngest, non-founder partner in company history. Officially appointed President & CEO of BTS USA starting July 1st, 2016, Jessica now leads BTS USA with P&L responsibility for offices in Austin, Chicago, New York, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
Under her guidance, BTS USA has grown quickly, with significant improvements to the bottom-line, and continues to set the industry gold standard in terms of innovative, scalable, impactful client work. This expertise and impact is widely recognized, with BTS USA being named both a Top 20 Leadership Training Company and a Top 20 Sales Training Company in 2017.
“Jessica has a very strong track-record at BTS in all key areas – rapid and sustainable growth, people leadership, innovation of new services and strategies, winning clients, and building our brand,” says Henrik Ekelund, President and CEO of BTS. The International Business Awards judges agreed, commenting, “[Jessica is] a real leader not just for this year, but for many years. A credit to the company.” Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2017 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.