Clients & Testimonials

From Start-Ups to Major Corporations

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THINKstrategies provides strategic advice and practical assistance to corporate executives and business unit managers in organizations of all sizes. We work as a trusted advisor to help our clients achieve their corporate objectives. We specifically help…

*IT/business decision-makers who want to leverage the right Cloud solutions to achieve their corporate objectives.

*IT solution providers who are trying to better position themselves to gain a competitive advantage in the Cloud market.

*Investors looking for the best Cloud solution providers to fund and help them achieve success.

Contact us if you’d like a partial list of our clients to see the range of companies we’ve helped since 2001.

Client Testiomonials

“Jeff always has concrete ideas and suggests action items which give great direction that help navigate the waters of today’s changing marketplace,” Jana Eggers, SVP, Products and Marketing, Blackbaud.

“Jeff’s insight and vision into the marketplace are truly distinguishable in a field where many are seeking expertise. He has made the right calls on SaaS momentum and adoption in various industries and functional areas. As a vendor or end-user I would not hesitate to seek Jeff’s advice and services.” Fred Landis, Callidus Software.

“THINKstrategies’ Showplace directory hit the market at a critical juncture.” Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource.

“I want to compliment THINKstrategies’ SaaS Primer for CIOs. This was the best write up of the benefits of SaaS I have read yet. It was in laymen terms backed by industry respected analysts with relevant data points. Well done!” Doug McGregor, CEO, WebEquity Solutions.

“Jeff Kaplan is a terrific speaker who is continuously one of the highest rated presenters at SoftLetter’s SaaS University sessions because of his extensive knowledge and unique insight about the rapidly evolving marketplace which he conveys in an entertaining fashion.” Rick Chapman, Publisher, SoftLetter.

“Jeff Kaplan has one of the best radio presences we’ve heard and brings more than just industry knowledge to our broadcasts, he  brings an infectious enthusiasm for the topics!” Malcolm Kimberlin, SAP

“Jeff Kaplan was inspirational, motivational, and even entertaining! He provided valuable insight regarding the market forces that are driving the rapid adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud-based solutions, and the business benefits that companies are deriving from these rapidly evolving capabilities,” Nancy Nafziger, Kinetic Data.

“Jeff Kaplan’s material is not only very relevant, but his delivery style is also relaxed, informative, and easy to understand. His ability to discuss today’s trends and changing customer behavior is spot on and comes across in a fresh new way!” Jeff Mohr, JBara Software.

“Jeff Kaplan is a terrific speaker who is continuously one of the highest rated presenters at SoftLetter’s SaaS University sessions because of his extensive knowledge and unique insight about the rapidly evolving marketplace which he conveys in an entertaining fashion.” Rick Chapman, SoftLetter.

“Kaplan was our top, vendor-independent speaker at COMDEXvirtual and has built a great personal brand because of his vast knowledge, experience and perspective in the industry.” Robert DeMarzo, Senior Vice President, Strategic Content – Everything Channel/COMDEXvirtual

“Hands down Jeff is one of the best moderators we’ve looped into Under the Radar! We love having him and he is a pleasure to work with. Thanks again for taking the time to lend your shiny personality to our show,” Jasmine Antonick, Dealmaker Media.

“The Cloud Channel Summit finally fills a major hole in our industry evolution as the disruption that has hit the software industry with cloud computing is now disrupting the IT channel. Any technology professional in a channel or channel-related position should attend and/or sponsor this event. You won’t be disappointed.” Ray Solnik, President, Appnomic Systems, Inc.

“The Cloud Channel Summit was a fantastic opportunity to learn successful tips for partnering and building a partner ecosystem. The Summit provided great networking with senior executives and potential partners. This is a must attend event for anyone looking to grow their channel.” Rhianna Collier, Vice President, Software Division, SIIA

“The Cloud Channel Summit was extremely helpful in providing validation of our channel strategies, as well as giving us new ideas on how we may best leverage the channel in the future.” Cyrus Rafii, Manager of Business Development, Symplified

“The Cloud Channel Summit produced one of the highest ROIs I have experienced from any Conference. I look forward to attending and sponsoring the Summit in 2012.” Feyzi Fatehi, Founder/CEO, Corent Technology

“This was a well-designed event at a great location – the Computer History Museum. As a sponsor, speaker and attendees, we received tremendous value participating at the Cloud Channel Summit. We made a number of friends, contacts and learned a lot. We certainly recommend doing this again and truly look forward to the next summit.” Jay Mejia, PR Director, Aryaka.

“This is one of the most informative and worthwhile conferences that I have attended. The keynotes were thoughtfully prepared and delivered. The panel discussions were lively and brought together industry experts with a variety of perspectives. It was great to talk with so many attendees who were willing to share their ideas, challenges, and experiences.” Natalie Silvesti, President, Channel Management Group, Inc.

“The Cloud Analytics Summit was well done and a great event to meet the other companies we have watched and learned from to build our own business.” — Stephen Messer, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Collective[i]

“The Cloud Analytics Summit provided a timely forum for IT/business decision-makers to learn about the latest Cloud developments and best practices to address their escalating BI, Big Data and data integration needs. I enjoyed participating in the event and thought it was a great experience.” — Bruce Armstrong, President & CEO, PivotLink.

“The Cloud Analytics Summit was a great opportunity to hear leaders and practitioners, from vendors and industry, discuss real world cloud analytics success and share their vision for the industry’s future.” — Michael Warjas, Cloud / ISV Partnerships, Pervasive Software.

“I was really impressed by the caliber of the start-ups and entrepreneurs at the Cloud Analytics Summit. I attend DEMO, Plug and Play, and I get so jaded by the all of the bad ideas! The Summit brought together leading players and practical perspectives from proven leaders in the industry.” — Jocelyn DeGance Graham, Founder, CloudNOW (Cloud Network of Women)

“I want to thank you very much for your inspiring conference. I found the conference to be very valuable for me personally in understanding the concept of big data and business applications. There are some interesting security controls that are in development, and it was good to touch base with the folks that are developing compliance tools to help.” Louis Smith, Board Member, SFBayISSA Board member.

Contact us to learn how THINKstrategies can help you attain your business objectives.



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