Parago CEO Juli Spottiswood one of Dallas' Top 25 Women Industry Leaders

Spottiswood celebrated by the Dallas Business Journal for achievements in incentives industry

Jun 16, 2010, 09:00 ET from Parago

LEWISVILLE, Texas, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Parago (www.parago.com), provider of innovative reward programs that drive behavior and promote brand loyalty with consumers and sales channels, today announced that President & CEO Juli Spottiswood has been named one of the Top 25 Industry Leaders by the Dallas Business Journal's annual Women in Business Awards. The award recognizes women industry leaders who are affecting significant change in their professions and have had profound impact on their industries through their innovations and achievements.

Spottiswood's leadership spans both company and industry achievements. Under her direction, Parago has grown steadily, even through a recession, improved client satisfaction year over year and diversified service offerings. Spottiswood's focus on innovation and growth has resulted in Parago achieving key industry firsts and a market leadership position.

For the industry, Spottiswood had the insight to recognize the impact prepaid cards could have on the rebate market: providing additional branding opportunities, incremental sales and an easier consumer experience. Originally introduced by Spottiswood in 2004 to great skepticism, she was persistent in bringing prepaid to the rebate marketplace, which led to a paradigm shift that has since changed the industry.

This year Juli was named one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Prepaid by the leading prepaid trade outlet Paybefore. Parago was also named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-led organizations by Women's Presidents Organization (WPO) for 2010.

Spottiswood's leadership has made Parago into the nation's largest rebate provider and one of the largest and most respected consumer incentive companies in America.

"It is an outstanding honor to be recognized as an influential businesswoman in a market as large and prominent as Dallas," said Spottiswood. "This recognition is especially meaningful because innovation is the cornerstone of everything we do here at Parago, where we are constantly on the hunt for new ways to drive behavior with consumers and sales channels and grow brand loyalty for our Fortune 500 clientele."

Honorees in the Top 25 Industry Leaders as well as Top 25 Women to Watch and Ally Award categories will be celebrated at the Dallas Business Journal's third-annual Women in Business awards luncheon on July 15.

About Parago

Parago is the innovative provider of rewards-based incentive solutions that deploy technology to drive better results from consumers and sales channels. Parago provides a full range of corporate and consumer incentive programs to Fortune 500 companies. Its offerings include incentive solutions targeted at customer acquisition and retention and sales and channel incentives solutions. Parago has distinguished itself in the rewards-based incentives field for more than ten years by consistent reinvention of legacy approaches, introducing 27 industry firsts and receiving three patents. For more information visit www.parago.com

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