A FEW FACTS ABOUT ME
I'm not one for excessive self-promotion, but I do believe in telling the truth. If you don't know anything about me, this will bring you up to speed.
Here some of my accomplishments:
- Author of How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk, Never Tell People What You Do, and Making It Personal; co-author of Smart Customers, Stupid Companies
- Speaker for hundreds of workshops, keynote speeches and training programs delivered to a wide variety of organizations. My audiences have included executives, physicians, technology and e-commerce professionals, customer service representatives and entrepreneurs.
- Cited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing – the largest organization of marketing professionals in the world – in their inaugural listing of the 50 most influential thinkers in marketing and business today.
- Named a LinkedIn Influencer in the first week of that program, and have since earned a position on LinkedIn as the most prolific and approachable of this elite group. At present, more than 650,000 people follow me.
- An original partner of the customer strategy consultancy, Peppers and Rogers Group, and helped grow that firm from ten to 150 employees in three years
- “Marketing guru” for over 250 entrepreneurs through the Birthing of Giants program at MIT
- Raised or helped raise $20 million for start-up and entrepreneurial ventures
- Part of the Ogilvy & Mather team in the mid-90s that helped change the brand positioning for IBM. Ran the IBM PC Company direct marketing account, then became the strategist for IBM in the interactive agency.
- Taught the capstone entrepreneurial course in the MBA program at Babson College.
- For The Danbury Mint, I created a new product line of precision-engineered model cars, took sales from zero to $20 million in three years, and established a business that has been successful for 25 years.
- Earned an MBA at The Wharton School and has presented at Wharton, Yale University, New York University, Fairfield University and Babson College.