Inova Payroll has been recognized with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year – Financial Services category in the ninth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales awards, business development awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards.  The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM  and International Business AwardsSM

The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday, February 27 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  More than 500 executives from the U.S.A. and several other nations attended.

More than 1,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, an increase of 27% over 2014.  Finalists were determined by the average scores of 139 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges.  Entries were considered in 54 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 50 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Business Development Achievement of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers. The Business Development categories are new for 2015.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a leader in customer service by the Stevie Awards,” said Inova Payroll President and CEO Farsheed Ferdowsi.  “Unlike our competitors, our company is singularly focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience.  While leading technology and competitive price are also significant to the experience, our customers see real value in knowing they’ll receive conscientious service from highly experienced and knowledgeable U.S.-based support representatives.”

More than 100 members of several specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging earlier this month.

“Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service awards have more than doubled over the past three years,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “The widespread support of this program illustrates the importance of the functions it recognizes to business success.  This year’s Stevie Award winners are the highest rated in the history of the awards, and we congratulate all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at


About The Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

Sponsors and supporters of the ninth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Biz Talk Radio and ValueSelling Associates.