Maria M. Sullivan
Vice President, Sales Capability
Maria Sullivan is vice president of sales capability for CDW. Sullivan is responsible for fostering a rich and diverse learning environment for coworkers in both the sales and strategic solutions and services organizations. This includes the ongoing training and development for all solution architects, account managers and field account executives to elevate technical talent performance and drive sales through industry-leading solutions. In addition, she leads CDW’s Sales Academy, Associate Consulting Engineer Program and Launch orientation program.
Sullivan joined CDW in 1992 in the training department, holding various roles of increasing responsibility until she became vice president of training in 1999. In 2003, she became vice president of learning and development. Most recently, Sullivan served as vice president of small business sales, where she was responsible for the strategic direction, performance goals, business initiatives and talent development for the small business sales segment. Sullivan developed CDW University, the centerpiece of CDW’s account manager training program, which provides intensive and ongoing product and sales sessions. Prior to joining CDW, Sullivan worked at Hallmark Cards, where she held various roles including sales trainer, sales executive and sales representative.
Sullivan earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.