Don is a business and market growth specialist who has gained valuable experience by working with a wide range of national and regional companies at various stages of market maturity for over 30 years. He has a strong conviction that successful and profitable organizations must manage the processes that lead to success; consistently measure performance and modify go-to-market strategies as needed. Specific areas of concentration include building powerful brands, creating loyal customers and driving revenue and profit performance.
Don holds degrees in journalism and communication from Western Washington University. When he is not working he enjoys going for long runs, playing golf, spending time with his grandkids or enjoying a relaxing dinner with his wife, Debbie.
Sarah is an organizational development specialist who helps companies excel in serving their customers well. She brings over 10 years of first-hand experience in working with rapidly growing organizations to focus and align their internal teams to meet and exceed customer expectations, which produces long-standing and loyal customers. She has a strong conviction that satisfied and loyal employees are critical to producing satisfied and loyal customers and focuses much of her energy on creating and strengthening that synergy.
Sarah holds an MBA from Seattle University and a BA in Business Administration from Concordia University. Having grown up in the west she enjoys exploring trails with her dog Charli, creating furniture with her forge, and starting each day enjoying a cup of coffee with her husband, Kevin.
Established in 2008, Heinz Marketing is a B2B sales and marketing firm located in Redmond, WA, serving businesses throughout North America and overseas. Heinz Marketing focuses on driving results through strategic demand generation, disciplined sales funnel strategies, fully-integrated campaigns and collaboration between marketing and sales organizations.
STRATEGIC RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
Strategic Research Associates has a twenty year history of successfully providing high quality market research to leading national and regional clients. It offers a full range of quantitative and qualitative research services, and has a successful track record of delivering actionable research findings and insights to its clients. It is located in Spokane, WA and has focus group facilities in Spokane and Federal Way, WA.
Brand Navigation specializes in helping clients of all sizes create brands that are clear, compelling and consistent through all touch points of their brand communications. Services include brand identity naming and design, brand website design and development, comprehensive brand systems and style guides.
Over the past 25 years, Brett has crafted the visual and verbal identities of more than 300 different brands -- from education to healthcare, technology to sportswear. He's a strong believer in the power of ideas and their ability to not merely define a brand, but to boost sales and increase market share. He's equally adept working in digital and social mediums as he is in more traditional print, radio, television and outdoor.