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“I have known John Merrill since early 2013 when I was prospecting him to do business with DISH. John was the Top account for DirecTV in the country, and he was the HIGHEST PRIORITY prospect for us at the time. Overall, John is an A++ player in the telecom and door-to-door space who has excelled with multiple companies such as Comcast, DirecTV, Frontier and now DISH. His ability to build high-performing teams, think strategically about the business and manage multiple priorities simultaneously is unmatched. His most impressive contribution at DISH has been building a full-time events team for the East Coast. Due to John’s contributions, the East Region has transitioned from an event absent region to a year-round events selling machine. In fact, the East Region has topped all other regions for sales in 2016, and John’s team has undertaken this gigantic task with several local home and county shows all over the East Coast and bigger events such as the Big E Fair, Dixie Classic Fair, North Carolina State Fair, Ohio State Fair and Virginia State Fair. I would rank John in the Top 1% of all sales leaders. His ability to motivate, drive sales, pay attention to the details, focus on customer delight, manage relationships, and most importantly, have a forward-thinking view of the business is second-to-none.”
Director of Sales for Dish
"John Merrill is an out of the box, forward thinking, direct sales leader.John has been instrumental in helping to shape subscription base direct sales strategies.I have relied on John and his expertise for a number of years.John understands how to motivate his teams and increase sales."
Vice President of Sales & Distribution of DirecTV
"John has shown the ability to recruit, train, motivate build ongoing opportunities for Sales professionals looking to make good money and develop a career."
Senior Key Account Manager of DirecTV
"Over the last two years it has been my distinct pleasure to partner with Simple Play to drive sales via Door to Door sales. John Merrill, President of Sales for Simple Play operates as a true business partner ensuring that he is fully engaged in driving a win-win partnership by understanding the strategy of his clients and executing tactics to drive incremental growth and performance. Simple Play operates with high integrity and takes the extra steps to ensure they are hiring and training the right people to properly represent their clients. John and his staff have the unique ability to understand the marketplace and work with their clients to develop sales distribution plans to drive success in a market and as a true partner Simple Play can quickly identify and communicate why certain markets do not have the correct elements in place to launch successful Door to Door campaigns. Simple Pay simply stated is a true partner with high standards which has the ability to drive performance as proven by a multitude of successful sales campaigns. I highly recommend engaging with Simple Play as a trusted, fully committed and success driven sales partner."
Mark T. Brown
National Alternate (Indirect Sales) Channel Manager
John is one of the most impressive leaders I have had the pleasure of working with. He prides himself on putting his people first. I look forward to continuing to work with John, his entire team and highly recommend joining forces with Simple Play!
Jason Green | Chief Executive Officer