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NorthStar Performance Partners, LLC | Minneapolis, MN

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Sales Training, Customer Service Training, Management Training and Professional Development Training serving the Twin Cities area in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN

Locally Owned & Operated

Our clients are businesses of all industries and sizes that are motivated to invest in their future, who believe in their business development teams and are never satisfied with the status quo.


Jeff Pankoff


Jeff Pankoff believes that sales growth is the fuel that drives most companies, and he has dedicated his career to helping teams and individuals grow. As owner and president of Sandler Training Twin Cities, Jeff combines over 25 years of success in sales, training, management, and leadership with the proven Sandler methodology to help companies and individuals increase revenue and elevate performance.

Todd Thiewes

Vice President of Sales

Todd Thiewes has been successfully selling and leading sales professionals for over 20 years. His career includes a successful track record as an independent sales representative, senior marketing manager, and regional sales manager. His experience has allowed him to exercise creative and innovative ways to motivate, lead and inspire many sales professionals and clients.

Tyler Wruck

Director of Sales

Tyler Wruck has been successfully selling and leading for over 8 years since graduating college. The first portion of his professional career was spent leading a team for one of the largest staffing and recruiting companies in the world. As an Account Manager, Tyler led his region in New Account Revenue Growth in his first year and consistently performed as a sales leader.

I was introduced to the Sandler methodology when I opened my business. Sandler came highly recommended as a sales process because of how it embraced a core philosophy of mine "setting and managing expectations". I've found life, in general, is all about setting expectations, be it for co-workers, your children, your spouse and particularly your customers and sales prospects. The Sandler process adopts this though "Up-Front Contracts". A simple act of setting the stage for what's about to happen and just being sure that's the path that's followed. Prospects that accept that path are no longer being sold, they are engaged in buying. And nobody likes being sold but nearly everyone enjoys buying. In addition, the tactics that Jeff and Sandler teach to overcome objections in a manner that is not "used car salesman-like" gave me great confidence to overcome obstacles with integrity. I'd highly recommend Sandler and most specifically Jeff given Jeff's vast first-hand experience in sales and Sandler's proven process. They are a perfect match and he's proven that winning several awards from Sandler Corporate for his efforts and abilities.

Erik Mortensen, Owner, AdvantaClean

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Our Clients

Sandler's fully customizable training allows us to effectively serve clients in variety of industries, and company sizes. Our clients are in IT, Banking, Healthcare and many others, and include small to mid-sized through large organizations

Join a Winning Team

Our office is dynamic, fast-paced and all about the clients we serve. Creating job fulfillment for the people who work with us is also a high priority.  We offer competitive compensation and benefits, flexible schedules to help employees achieve work/life balance, and ongoing training to help them advance in their careers.

Industry Recognition

Sandler has been recognized with multiple national awards, including "Training Industry Top 20 Training Companies" and "Selling Power Magazine Top 20 Sales Training Companies."