About Us

We understand selling more than any other firm.

Our Founder, Peter Cotton, operates on the basic principle of “it takes one to know one.” An award-winning salesman and sales manager from a Fortune 500 company, Cotton has a total of more than 51 years of experience in sales, sales management, and marketing.  To date, he has spent 44 years in the recruiting industry. Cotton owned and operated the franchise office of Sales Consultants of Rhode Island for 37 years.  Sales Consultants of Rhode Island was part of the world’s largest executive search firm, MRI.  In its halcyon years, MRI had more than 1,200 offices with 4,500 recruiters, placing more than 40,000 professionals a year.  Cotton’s office of Sales Consultants specialized in the search, recruitment and placement of sales, sales management, and marketing talent. After moving to Massachusetts in 2014, Cotton rebranded under the name of Best Sales Talent, LLC and continues to provide the same services.

Peter Cotton

Capitalizing on his sales management experience, Cotton co-authored a book for the American Management Association: How To Be An Effective Sales Manager.  Utilizing his sales and organizational management skills, while operating his recruiting business, Cotton became the Founder and President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Rhode Island.  The Rhode Island chapter was the 75th in the U.S. and was the fastest start-up in the charity’s national history.  The Rhode Island chapter granted more than 1,000 wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in less than ten years.


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If you need top talent, call on the expertise of Peter Cotton at Best Sales Talent to make it happen.  We also understand the importance, impact, and cost of every hiring decision.  To help our client companies make the right hiring decision, we offer training in unique methods of job description development as well as the latest interviewing and selection techniques. We also make the hiring process simpler, faster, and more cost-effective. We have more than forty-three years of experience assisting executives in hiring the very best candidates for roles in sales, sales management, and marketing. Hundreds of searches have been successfully completed for Fortune 500 corporations and small, local firms who need top talent.

Our mission is to help our client companies grow and prosper and to help individuals reach and exceed their sales goals.  Call on Best Sales Talent to make it happen.

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Need new or additional sales, sales management, or marketing talent?

Contact Best Sales Talent at 401-737-3200

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