Robert Steele selected as Top Inspirational Entrepreneur of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

New York, NY, United States – 06-17-2022 –

Robert Steele, Former NFL wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings. Robert is a Published Author, Keynote Speaker, Philanthropist and a consummate networker. His passion is sales helping healthcare IT companies figure out the sales strategy for their company and products. Having taken one company from $6 million in sales to $85 million, another company to a successful buyout at a $35 million dollars and the design, build and deployment of a Private Exchange platform to a successful close of $90 million dolllars, Robert is considered relentless by his colleagues and competitors. was recently chosen by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) as the Top Inspirational Entrepreneur of the Year for 2022. 

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor, and only 10 members are selected for this distinction. Robert Steele is being recognized for his exemplary efforts and genuine dedication to inspire and empower professionals all over the world, while enhancing society through his service. He has more than 25 years of professional experience as a successful CEO and Entrepreneur. Robert will receive this distinction at IAOTP’s 2022 Annual Awards Gala West being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas this December.

The President of IAOTP Stephanie Cirami stated, “We are honored to have Robert as part of the IAOTP family. He is an inspirational leader, who uses his expertise and entrepreneurial drive in every role he has served. Being recognized by IAOTP as a unique individual, he has maintained his commitments to his community and shows extraordinary efforts in all he is affiliated with. We know we will continue to see great things from this amazing man. This is what makes Robert so phenomenal.”

Mr. Steele is a dynamic, results-driven leader, who has demonstrated success in every role he has ever served.  Robert has designed, built and deployed five Insurance, Employee Benefits and Healthcare IT technologies. His passion is sales. But he is driven to design and build technology. 

Robert’s impressive repertoire of past roles includes his dedication as the Advisor and Founder of the Steele Center for Professional Selling at the University of North Alabama, his alma mater. 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 $85 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) designation and ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant).

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 entrepreneurship. This year he will have a chapter dedicated to him in IAOTP’s Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication and will be considered for the Entrepreneur of the Decade award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). He graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was featured on the famous Reuters Billboard in Times Square NYC.   Robert will receive his recognition from 2021 as Top CEO of the Year along with Top Inspirational Entrepreneur of the Year, at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala this December at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

His other affiliations and achievements include his seat on the Board of Directors for the Social Shepard Foundation, Robert also served as 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. Robert 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. He is on the Foundation Board and serves on the Business Council for the College of Business at the University of North Alabama and he was selected for the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Looking back, Robert attributes his success to his perseverance, his unique business experiences and most of all he loves to help with any challenge. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and traveling. For the future, he will continue helping companies grow, find new revenue streams, build new products and develop great ideas with entrepreneurs from creative building to the launch of a product and experiencing lots of success throughout the process.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who 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 must 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 together.

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