Trusted Advisors

Trusted advisors for CEOs and business owners, personally recommended by Kristin Zhivago, revenue coach and author of Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy.

It’s hard to find the right service business when you need help. We decided to cut through the noise and make some recommendations.

Written by Kristin Zhivago

Anyone who is the top leader of a business knows how difficult it is to find experts they can trust to help them make wise, regret-free decisions, without burdening the conversation with a personal agenda.

As a revenue coach who has worked with literally hundreds of CEOs and business owners, I always appreciate professionals who can brainstorm and implement at the C level.

These are people I’ve worked with, whom I have come to trust and respect.

Application Development

Applied Visions. Frank Zinghini and his amazing team of application developers—who build amazing cloud, web, and mobile applications—have always impressed me. They develop apps correctly, starting with helping to define your business goals, carefully researching your users’ desires, and then building exactly what you need, with security built in. Whether you are going out into the market with a market-leading app or building one for in-house use, their process will make everything run more smoothly and all your users super happy. Your first conversation with Frank will help you realize that what he brings to the party will help you make the right business and technology decisions and avoid those all-too-common and very costly mistakes. I’ve worked with Frank for years, have interviewed numerous clients of his, and interacted extensively with his staff. All experiences have been positive and encouraging. Clients get what they need, for all the right reasons. You can reach Frank at [email protected] or call him directly at 631-759-3901.

Cloud Development, IT Infrastructure, Cybersecurity

Winmill provides a full range of IT services, including Cloud Development, Cybersecurity, IT Infrastructure, and Application Development. The company has also created, sells, and supports an application for unions called eMembership, and recommends and services the top 5 Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) applications. Winmill’s clients rave about how the company is “totally buttoned up” and “lives up to their promises.” Interviewing their clients and working with their internal experts has convinced me that this team is well-managed, entirely professional, and can provide unbiased, highly experienced advice on the best way for you to leverage and improve your technology—and then implement it in a no-regrets manner. Kevin Kilgore, the company’s very efficient and straightforward president, can be reached at [email protected] or at 212-850-0405.

Operations Management

Brandon Budd. Brandon is an operations expert and a manager’s coach. He helps company owners and managers analyze where improvements can be made, in processes, methods, business partners, staff, and materials. He is revenue-centric; all improvements are aimed at growing the business in a scalable, sustainable way, both strategically and tactically. He can cut through the complexity of any situation, see what must be done, and put the proper processes, systems, and people in place to make it happen. If you want to eliminate a lot of what keeps you up at night, and unleash the full potential of your business, Brandon’s your man. You can reach Brandon at [email protected].

Technology Consulting

Goodman Technology Management has been helping companies update and improve their technologies for more than 30 years. As he says in his LinkedIn profile, he specializes in “creative, powerful innovations designed thoughtfully, implemented creatively, and delivered as affordable, practical solutions to enable your business to focus on capturing limitless opportunity.” He’s just the right kind of guy to discuss your current processes, your challenges, and what you’d like to accomplish using the most appropriate and robust technologies. Once he gets started, after you have agreed on what to do, he moves faster than you anticipate, helping you transition from old to new without the nightmare scenarios so typical in any infrastructure upgrade. You can reach Eric at [email protected] or 760-208-2438.