Former Football player for the NFL Robert Steele selected as Top CEO of the Year by IAOTP

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Robert Steele, Former football player in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings, CEO MPowering Benefits, LLC, and Advisor/Founder of the Steele Center for Professional Selling, was recently selected as Top CEO of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

New York, NY (PRUnderground) February 21st, 2021

Robert Steele, Former football player in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings, CEO MPowering Benefits, LLC, and Advisor/Founder of the Steele Center for Professional Selling, was recently selected as Top CEO of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the industry.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With close to 25 years of professional experience as a successful CEO and Entrepreneur, Robert has certainly proven himself as an extraordinary professional and expert in many fields. He is a dynamic, results-driven leader, who has demonstrated success in every role he has ever served. Currently, Robert is the CEO of MPowering Benefits, LLC.

Robert’s impressive repertoire of past roles includes his role in healthcare technology, he became the top producer in 2004 with $25 million in Total Contract Value with Ingenix, a United Healthcare subsidiary. Robert’s next role, as Chief Sales Officer for a healthcare start-up, he led the company from $600,000 in revenue to a successful close on a sale of the company with a $35 million dollar valuation. Moreover, his next role was building the sales for a company with $6 million in revenue to more than $80 million in revenue from 2008-2013. In an interesting role as President of the healthcare division where he designed, built and deployed a healthcare exchange product he sourced and successfully closed on an exclusive license of the product for $90 million dollars, Robert loves challenges that most would not tackle.

His specialties include: Sales, Business Development, Executive Leadership, Turnarounds & Transformation, New Product Development, Solution Innovation, Marketing & Branding, Capital Funding, M&A, Healthcare & IT Industries, Benefits Administration, IP Management, Pipeline Development, Sales Training Programs, P&L Responsibility, Budget Management, Strategic Planning, Complex Negotiations, Change Management, Mentoring & Team Building, Organizational Development, Thought Leadership, Speaking & Presentations.

Before embarking on his current career path, Robert attended the University of North Alabama where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing. He advanced his education at the American College of Financial Services where he received his CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) degree and ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) degree.

Throughout his illustrious career, Robert has received awards, accolades and has been recognized as an active member of his community for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. This year he will be considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and is also being considered for the Business Innovator Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Robert will receive his recognition as Top CEO of the Year at IAOTP’s 2021 Annual Awards Gala being held at the magnificent Plaza Hotel in New York City this December.

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated, “Choosing Robert for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. He has tremendous foresight, is brilliant at what he does, and his list of merits prove he is extremely ambitious. We know we will be seeing more incredible things from this extraordinary man over the next several years. We are looking forward to meeting him at the Annual Awards Gala.”

In addition to his successful career, Robert has devoted his time and contributed so much of his business know-how to helping others succeed through the Steele Center for Professional Sales at the University of North Alabama. Their mission is to teach students that selling is a part of life, a part of every career path and the way to advance in business. They pride themselves in teaching skills where each student will be employable for life or receive a “Paycheck for Life”. Life is Sales and Sales is Life.

His other affiliations and achievements include his seat on the Board of Directors for the Social Shepard Foundation, Robert is also a Director for the Board of Directors for the Kettering Executive Network and he has supported the Shriners Hospitals for Children through the golf tournament held each year at TPC Summerlin.

Looking back, Robert attributes his success to his perseverance, his unique experiences and remaining passionate in all of his business endeavors. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and traveling. For the future, he hopes to influence as many people as possible with mentoring, coaching and personal development teaching lifelong learning skills in sales, business development and personal development.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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