The Digital Cowboy
From 1991-2000, Schiffman was a Conferencing Product Manager for Norstan Communications, Phoenix, AZ, He helped launch the Collaborative Communications business unit’s growth to achieve about $35 million annual revenue. As one of 4 core team members, he had the primary responsibility for training company engineers, installation and support technicians, and end-users on the network-based conferencing solutions offered by the company. Of necessity, he was frequently a member of the installation teams for projects across the US and Canada.
While with Norstan, Schiffman was voted "Regional Employee of the Month" more than once, achieved "President's Club" 3 times, and in 2000, was awarded "Performance Leader of the Year". This award was presented to the one employee who personifies the Board of Director’s vision of a company role model. In the same year, he was also part of the business team awarded "Performance Team of the Year".