May 31, 2019

3Pillar Global’s Heather Combs Named IES Member of the Year

CRO of Fairfax-based software development firm honored by national sales association

Fairfax, VA – – 3Pillar Global, a leading developer of innovative digital products, today announced that Chief Revenue Officer Heather Combs has been honored as “Member of the Year” by the Institute for Excellence in Sales.

“I’m incredibly honored to be recognized with this award from IES,” said Combs. “This is a demanding industry filled with many strong leaders, and I’m proud to be a part of the IES community, which has helped me grow as a sales professional.”

Combs is a member of the IES Executive Leadership Advisory Board and has been a corporate member of the association since 2014. She has shared her insights as a speaker at the IES Women in Sales Program and guest of the IES “Sales Game Changers” podcast.

“Heather Combs is the quintessential, forward-thinking sales leader and we’re thrilled that she’s been named the Institute for Excellence in Sales Member of the Year,” said Fred Diamond, co-Founder and president of IES. “As a member of our Executive Council, she’s suggested great ideas that help the IES achieve our mission of helping sales leaders acquire, retain, motivate and elevate top-tier sales talent.”

This award was presented as part of the IES annual Sales Excellence Awards program, which honors companies and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and innovation in their work as sales and business leaders.

“Heather is a key part of our team here at 3Pillar, and we’re excited to see her contributions so valued by the IES community as well,” said David DeWolf, CEO of 3Pillar Global. “Her strength in commercial strategy and ability to turn creative ideas into professional execution has helped fuel our continued growth. Heather’s dedication to her craft is a shining example for other sales and business leaders to follow.”

Combs is an experienced business leader, previously serving as chief business development officer at both the HR Certification Institute and Aronson. As CRO of 3Pillar Global, Combs guides marketing, business development and operations for the company, listed on the Inc. 5000 list for seven of the last eight years, driving significant and sustained growth. She speaks frequently on strategies to accelerate revenue as well as empowering women in the tech industry. She has been featured in national publications like Fast Company, Fox Business, Investor’s Business Daily and Morning Consult, and also shares her expertise directly with other business leaders through her private consulting practice, Authentic Growth, LLC. Combs was also recently named one of the Top 25 Women in Tech Services and Consulting by tech market research outlet The Software Report.

About 3Pillar Global

3Pillar Global builds innovative, revenue generating digital products, enabling businesses to quickly turn ideas into value. 3Pillar balances business-minded thinking with engineering expertise in disruptive technologies such as mobile, cloud, and big data to develop products that meet real business needs. To date, 3Pillar’s products have driven over $1 billion in revenue for industry leaders like CARFAX, PBS, and numerous others. For more information, visit To view current job openings and learn more about the company culture, visit