The Executive Leadership Award recognizes a member of the adult industry who has shown exceptional business practices throughout his or her career, and maintained a positive and prominent reputation at the helm of a respected company.
Paradise was handed the award on stage by last year’s recipient Castle Megastore CEO Mark Franks.
"Paradise Marketing has built a business reputation based on carrying the most trusted brands, such as Astroglide, Trojan, Lifestyles, KY Brand, Durex and others,” Paradise said.
“But more importantly, the company has a record of making its customers more competitive and profitable by helping them manage brands, inventory levels and merchandising with the newest technologies and strategies. It’s an honor to be recognized for the decades of the hard work and diligence, and I thank XBIZ and the industry for this award."
Paradise founded Paradise Marketing in 1978 after honing his expertise working from a young age in his family’s longtime condom business. Paradise Marketing has since achieved top status as distributor of the condom, lubricant and intimate product industries’ best-selling mainstream brands. His reputation for respected business practices is acknowledged throughout the adult retail realm. "Dennis Paradise exemplifies brilliance and supreme leadership in business,” said Alec Hemly, XBIZ publisher and founder.
“Through vision and drive, Dennis has led one of the most successful enterprises of our industry. It is with great pleasure that we recognize his stellar career at the 2011 XBIZ Awards — the honor is really ours."