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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

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.

Jeff has had an enormous impact on my interactions with my clients and my business' overall success. Through the tools he's given me, I am able to have much more control of the sales process and to move my clients more efficiently to a yes or no decision. I am much more equipped to be able to communicate well with any communication style, which has led to a higher client acquisition ratio and a 30% increase in my business in 1 year. Thanks, Jeff!

Dave Klein, Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

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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

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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."