HOUSTON — Aneros CEO CT Schenk received the 2014 XBIZ Executive Award for Chief Executive of the Year.
The first-ever XBIZ Executive Awards honored professionals in various fields within the pleasure products and retail sector during the XBIZ 360 Conference, held at the W Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Jan. 24.
Recipients of the XBIZ Executive Awards were based on a multitude of factors, such as overall leadership ability, business savvy, market experience and industry standing, as well as the volume of nominations received from the community.
“I'd like to thank the Aneros Team, for without them, I am nothing,” says CT Schenk.
“I'd like to thank Alec from XBIZ for being the visionary he is and leading by example for those of us in the industry,” continues Schenk. “I'd also like to thank Moe, Sara, Ariana, Lady and the rest of the XBIZ team for putting together such amazing events that spark relationships lasting a lifetime.”
Aneros products all are based on the company’s philosophy of creating products that give users the ability to experience mental and physical pleasures, with an emphasis on overall health, as well as sexual satisfaction.
“Thank you to all of our partners, industry peers, and everyone in my life for believing in me,” adds Schenk.
Schenk’s career and life have followed a similar path – helping people experience and enjoy sexuality without shame. He is committed to opening minds by promoting health, as it relates to pleasure.Schenk’s diverse resume helped contribute to his understanding of the many complex aspects of business; his fresh take on brand recognition and Aneros’ growing market reach earned him the position of CEO. Since joining the company, Schenk has worked to eliminate sexual taboos by emphasizing education and increasing Aneros’ exposure and brand awareness.
“I knew I was about to take on one of the biggest challenges, not only within my career, but within the entire industry,” states Schenk. “However, I saw a phenomenon simply being hidden by taboos and stigmas, and it's truly rewarding to see those slowly being overcome and globally accepted today.”
Under Schenk’s guidance and vision, Aneros continues to evolve as a leader in sexual wellness and pleasure products. Schenk works closely with Aneros’ development, marketing, and sales teams to create a balance between health and sex branding.
Eropartner’s Chris Baker presented Schenk with the award, commenting on how “[Schenk has] developed solid experience in the last 10 years in branding and business development, as well as marketing and sales.”
“On behalf of XBIZ, we are pleased to honor CT Schenk with the Chief Executive of the Year award at the inaugural 2014 XBIZ Executive Awards,” states XBIZ Retail Associate Publisher Sara Ramirez. “The decision was mostly based on the majority of votes, and I couldn’t agree more. Congratulations to CT on this honor; keep up the great work.”