- Published in Business Development
Connections across the country: from start-ups to cutting-edge technology firms.
The businesses and organizations we’ve had the opportunity to work with represent an exciting array of connections that range from well-established companies to start-up enterprises and from leading-edge technology firms to economic-development entities.
Here is a brief description of each such relationship, for which we have provided marketing counsel and insights to high-level introductions and investor contacts
Consulting Services Provided to:
Baldwin Resource Group, a Bellevue-based professional service firm that assists its clients in building, preserving and protecting their physical and financial assets.BRG provides resources and expertise in the Insurance, Employee Benefits, Business Consulting, Risk Management and Financial AssetManagement fields.Our involvement: to provide introductions and marketing ideas.
Collier’s International. Since 1979, Colliers International-Greater Puget Sound region, with offices in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Olympia, has been a leading full-service commercial real estate firm, providing integrated brokerage, property management, finance, consulting and research services to clients locally and globally.Our role: to provide introductions and assist with marketing involvements.
Enterprise Honolulu (EH),the O'ahu Economic Development Board, is a not for profit corporation whose efforts support a diversified economy on O'ahu. The public-private partnership is a leading agent in the growth, retention and recruitment of businesses that offer quality jobs in Hawai'i.Our role: providing consulting services to expose emerging companies on Oahu to potential investors in the Puget Sound area.
ITLifelineis a young Spokane-based company that provides business-continuity and recovery services. Its Liberty lake Business Recovery Center “provides a complete continuity and recovery solution across multiple business segments with a full range of IT continuity solutions to ensure recovery from natural and man-caused disasters.Our role: to provide introductions to companies that were target prospects for new business for ITLifeline.
NextIT, Spokane-based creator of virtual personalities, officially “human emulation software,” to “redefine the relationship between people and technology.” Customers of NextIT and its world-class artificial intelligence include the U.S. Army (Sgt. Starr) and Alaska Airlines (Jenn).Our role: to provide introductions to top executives of target prospect companies.
Pacificcap Group, Hawaii’s largest venture capital firm, which has investments both in the Islands and in California and has sought ties to companies in the Puget Sound area.Our role: to assist managing partner Jeff Au with Puget Sound-area contacts, both for potential investments and potential partnerships.
Revitalization partners,an international specialty management services firm that provides hands-on interim executive management and advisory services to client companies, specializing in under-performing, turnaround, bankruptcy and workout situations as well as repositioning companies faced with changing market and funding situations. Two of the firms principals, Alan Davis and Bill Lawrence, have received an initial $50 million pledge of capital to invest in distressed or capital-constrained middle market companies. It’s called Revitalization Capital Partners.Our role: To provide marketing visibility and counsel, as well as introductions.
United Builders of Washington,one of the oldest continuously operating homebuilders in the state of Washington. Foundedby John Strosahl in 1949 and run today by his sons, Steve and Pat. the Yakima-based company has built thousands of homes for residents of Eastern Washington, Oregon and Idaho, with a focus on first- and second-time homebuyers. the company has two signature projects: Zillah Lakes, a wine country village, and The Villas at Terrance Heights.Our role: To provide marketing visibility as well as investor possibilities.
Vistage International:The San Diego-based company is the world’s foremost chief executive leadership organization. Today, Vistage International (successor to TEC) and its global affiliates operate in 16 countries. Executive Leadership Program members meet in small groups every month under the same guiding principles—to help one another make better decisions, achieve better results, and enhance their lives.For Vistage we created an event called Most Admired CEOs and provided consulting services on opening new markets and ferreting out prospective leaders.
Advisory Services Provided to:
FallSaver:This young Nevada company has created a patient safety device for those who should not get up without assistance. The CEO is Kathryn Kelly, a well-known scientist in her own right whose retired cardio-surgeon father invented the device to help alert those in danger of falling.
HomeSavvi.com. This recent-startup web-based magazine describes its role as “ to simplify the complex process of home remodeling. Through informative articles, the best online tools, homeowner blogs and professional advice, HomeSavvi guides homeowners through the entire remodeling process.” Entrepreneur Villette Nolon is founder, CEO and president.
IgniteBiz: This consulting company builds stronger partnerships between North America and the Middle East with an emphasis on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries through commerce, trade and cross-cultural understanding. Nohl Martin’s IgniteBiz connects leading companies, deals and partners and helps them define effective strategies within the Middle East and beyond.
Integrity Institute. This Seattle-area company, founded by former Enron employee Lynn Brewer, is focused on a process for predicting financially sustainable performance of public companies. Her firm is focused on the foundation of the organization and the early warning signs to predict how companies withstand market forces. Using an integrated econometric model and predictive analytics, The Integrity Institute has identified the key measures of structural integrity that predict corporate performance. Our role: To provide counsel and introductions to potential partners and investors.