Who's Got YOUR BACK?
MEET OUR SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM
When you have an problem you can't solve, who do you call? We call our Special Ops Team. Highly trained and seasoned professionals - the members of our Special Operations Team are the only people we trust to work with our clients on their most challenging projects. It's their job to push beyond conventional limits by applying innovative techniques and tactics to your sales and marketing program, and being ardently committed to helping you grow a successful businesses.
GREG NORTON of WHIPLASH FILM AND CREATIVE
With over 20 years of Multimedia Development, Greg Norton brings the vision and strategy to Whiplash. His strategic approach to video allows Whiplash clients to grow their business through omnichannel campaigns. Greg strives to continually bring new and creative ideas, cutting edge technology, forward moving trends, and efficient workflows to every video project. “It’s about creating an amazing experience for our clients AND their customers alike”.
AARON EGGERT of BACKforty
When your business was created, a general business plan was set in place, whether it was a formal plan or on the back of a bar napkin. Every business has evolved since that magical day, but few small to mid-sized businesses have a strategy that evolves with them. That is where Aaron comes in. With a history of turning small business into big business and connecting the brains of the Twin Cities community, Aaron helps businesses develop an overall sales and marketing strategy that maximizes growth potential.
DONNIE BOIVIN of SUCCESS CHAMPION
If you aren't using podcasting to establish yourself as the expert in your field, you are letting your competition get an edge on you. Donnie hosts a top 200 iTunes podcast called Donnie's Success Champions and help business launch a successful podcast that gains subscribers and provides valuable content for all your other marketing channels. Over 350 new podcasts are launched every day on iTunes. The longer you wait the more traction your competitors get with your key prospects.
ZACK OLSON of FORWARD SLASH MARKETING
Search Engine Optimization
You can have the coolest sales process and digital marketing tools, but if you don't have leads experiencing them you are out of luck. When it comes to generating leads through SEO, PPC or Social Media Advertising, Zack is our go to guy. Zack spent 8 years with Apple during the launch of the iPhone, iPad, rise of retail, around some incredible talent led by the master himself, SJ, and learned a lot. He has a passion for marketing and helping clients understand their brand, their competitors, and their customers in order to win in today’s connected economy.
TARA SCHMAKEL of TARA SCHMAKEL COACHING & CONSULTING
For our clients that are looking to generate more quality referrals and turn their social media into a lead generation machine, no relationship marketing coach can hold a candle to Tara (except maybe Dr. Ivan Misner, Father of Modern Networking). As a certified Fascinate coach and a founding partner of Integrus Global, Tara is able to help our clients find an authentic voice for their online and in-person networking that resonates with people and generates greater follow up interaction.
RICH GALL of INWYK PARTNERS
New Business Development Team
If you aren't quite ready to launch your own sales team, Rich can help you get there. INWYK stands for “It’s not what you know.” We specialize in helping nerdy companies get in the door by establishing relationships through outbound new business development activity. More than an appointment setting service, we go on the appointments with you and help manage the sales process while you stay focused on presenting your product or service.
JAKE ATWOOD of BUZZBUILDER
Lack of prospecting is an issue that plagues most sales programs but Imagine if you had your own "digital sales assistant" that could prospect for you while you focused on closing deals. That's what Jake and his team at BuzzBuilder do for our clients. Their application helps sales professionals reach more decision-makers, schedule more appointments, and drive new business. It leverages highly-personalized, yet automated, cold email campaigns along with website tracking and lead scoring to make prospecting a breeze.
BOB RINGSTROM of STRATA PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS
Hiring the wrong sales person can be a costly and time consuming mistake for any business so when we are helping our client design an effective hiring process, we always include Bob. Bob's custom profiling program helps hiring managers get greater visibility on who they are interviewing and cut down on those expensive hiring mistakes.