Partner Success Stories


American Health & Wellness Group is an employee benefit broker and a corporate wellness company. We work with our clients to improve the health and productivity.

Of their employees and their families, while creating a culture of wellness for the entire organization. Health coaches and nurses go onsite to clients to work with members to improve their health which directly impacts the quality and cost of benefits for the employer and employees.

How Accelerent helps build business:

A key success has been in proactively making introductions for Accelerent Partners at a C-suite level. By taking the time to learn about the core competencies and nature of each Partner’s business, we have been able to refer Partners to our clients when we see an opportunity. These referrals to Partners have significantly improved our relationship with our clients by becoming a valued advisor.

 
What Have You Found Has Helped Your Success The Most?

By making personal introductions, having joint seminars, hosting events and more, we have been successful in creating revenue for AHWG and our Partners. Over a 2-year period, AHWG has realized over $300,000 in revenue thanks to introductions from Partners and provided over 50 leads resulting in $200,000 in revenue for our Partners.

 
What Advice Do You Have For Accelerent Partners or Prospective Partners?

Don’t lose any time…the Accelerent platform works! Make the time to get to know your Partners right away. Make sure to find the Partners you align most naturally with and do deep dives so that you truly understand each other’s value proposition. Be proactive and find opportunities for each other. If you’re going to make an introduction, make it as warm as possible, and consider hosting a coffee or lunch for your connection and your Partner. Work the system as it is intended and you’ll love the results.




Tracing their history to an 1860's-era house overlooking a bend in the Ohio River at Evansville, IN, South Central A\V had a modest beginning.

With some success in radio and creative financing, they entered both television broadcasting in the 1950’s and the Muzak franchise system in the 1960’s. South Central emerged as a leading Muzak (now Mood Media) franchise over the next few decades by providing a state-of-the-art music service and reliable customer service and technical support throughout the Midwest and southeast. Having expanded their reach to include multiple offices in more than a dozen cities around the country, SCAV has become the largest independent affiliate of Mood Media in the country. As a 3rd generation-run company, South Central A\V continues to build their reputation on remarkable service and unmatched expertise.

How Accelerent helps build business:

As an Accelerent Partner, we have received about $300K in business, half of that being in a single large project. We’ve also enjoyed helping the other Partners with our best relationships as well. Thinking back on the business that we have been able to provide to the other Partners, we’ve easily given as much as we’ve received.

 
What do you think has been your key to success in Accelerent?

Realizing it requires discipline, commitment and patience. Accelerent does a great job making introductions and creating a lot of opportunities to meet new connections, but you have to work at building the relationships there; just like anywhere else. A regular topic with my sales team is that you’re much more likely to get the business from someone you’ve met with eight times than you are someone you’ve met only once. It works the same way in Accelerent; people who’ve met many times naturally have more comfort, understanding and willingness to help one another.

 
What advice do you have for other Accelerent Partners or prospective Accelerent Partners?

Try to find good fits between people and their groups. It is better to have one person highly committed to a group than it is to have one person “checking off a box” on more than one group where they’re out of there as soon as the bell rings. Also, try to budget time before and after the meetings. I always feel I’m too busy and my schedule is too full. In retrospect, I think we would have gotten more out of our participation more quickly if I’d always made time to hang out an extra twenty minutes after each event.




Watchmen Security Services was founded in 2011 by a husband and wife with the motivation to be a premier security company in the greater Kansas City area, providing the best security equipment with the best service.

Based in a suburb of Kansas City, MO, we install, service, and maintain clients in a 100-mile radius around the Kansas City metro area, with great expectations to reach our city and beyond. We provide security services to small to large commercial locations, including industrial spaces, and also to small to large residential areas.

Our services include intrusion alarm services, 24/7 monitoring, surveillance camera systems, people-counting video services, retail analytics, freezer and cooler monitoring, electronic locks and access control systems, home automation, and much, much more. Using our knowledge and experience, we thoroughly evaluate the needs and desires of those we work with and do our very best to customize a system that exceeds those expectations. It is our mission to create an unparalleled customer experience, with our attention to detail, dedication, innovation and determination for excellence.

How Accelerent helps build business

The most valuable key that has helped build business has been the relationships that have begun through Accelerent. They truly are priceless relationships. Within the first year of becoming a Partner, we had already seen a 100% return on the investment we made into the group. The trusted Partners that we have developed through this group will last a lifetime, and I don’t believe you can put a value on that.

In our first three years of being an Accelerent Partner, our ROI has been 10 fold. We’ve given business to numerous partners and are always looking for ways to give back.

Advice to Prospective Partners

First and foremost, you will reap what you sow. If you are looking to build your business, gain influence and stature in the market that you are in, I don’t know of a better tool to use. In Accelerent, I can promise you that if you come to every meeting with an open hand and open mind, you will gain more than you were initially looking for. Thank you, Accelerent Team!




Whether you’re looking to throw a black-tie gala for high-value clients or you’d like to reward your employees with a trip to the shores of Oahu, Motivation Through Incentives (MTI) is the event planner that can do it all.

Through careful planning, incomparable creativity and attention to every detail, we’ll put on an event that will go down in company history forever.

John DeLeon, Vice President of Sales at Motivation Through Incentives, recently shared with us how being an Accelerent Partner has contributed to their success.

How Accelerent helps build business

Planned Companies has received over $1 million in new business from its partnership with Accelerent. We have given several leads and introductions to our Accelerent Partners that has led to new relationships, opportunities and business. Remember, "In life – if you give, you get. If you give your time, energy and guidance, you will get much in return."

Keys To Success In Accelerent

Initially our success was driven by our energy and commitment to attend meetings at all different levels. To help us market within the Accelerent network during our travel season, we had additional employees get involved, which has helped us to develop Partner relationships and assist our sales teams in finding ways for MTI to connect with other Accelerent Partners.

Advice for Other Accelerent Partners or Prospective Accelerent Partners

he key to Accelerent success is moving beyond simply being a member. It’s about committing yourself to being an active participant in environments and being dedicated to developing strong relationships with other Partners. If you’re willing to invest the time and help Partners be successful, the financial investment in Accelerent goes far beyond the membership costs.




Since 1974, Maryland Telephone has been a leading provider of innovative communications solutions. Their mission is to reduce its customers’ costs while improving their business processes.

They are able to achieve this by offering comprehensive, high-quality communications services including digital and voice over IP business telephone systems, local, long-distance and internet service, desktop video conferencing and collaboration, voice and data cabling and digital voice recording.

Michael Cook, President of Maryland Telephone, recently shared with us how being an Accelerent Partner has contributed to their success.

How Accelerent helps build business

Since 2009 we have gained about $2 million in new business from relationships made possible through Accelerent. In addition, we have given at least $250,000 to other Accelerent Partners.

Keys To Success In Accelerent

Meeting one-on-one with our Accelerent Partners so that you can learn what’s important to them personally and professionally. Understanding their target market, who they want to meet and the right time to make an introduction. We have had great success by getting as many people as possible in my own company involved in the events and have them build their own relationships.

Advice for Other Accelerent Partners or Prospective Accelerent Partners

Meet with as many Partners as you can, as quickly as you can. Attend the events and bring guests when applicable. Year after year our Accelerent partnership continues to produce a return on our investment, as well as new relationships, that I know will be lifelong friends.




Planned Companies provides industry leading janitorial, maintenance, concierge/front desk and security services to a wide array of clients.

Planned Companies is known across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and now the San Francisco regions as the industry leader in janitorial, maintenance, security and concierge services. Rob Francis, President & CEO, recently shared how being an Accelerent Partner has contributed to their success.

How Accelerent helps build business

Planned Companies has received over $1 million in new business from its partnership with Accelerent. We have given several leads and introductions to our Accelerent Partners that has led to new relationships, opportunities and business. Remember, "In life – if you give, you get. If you give your time, energy and guidance, you will get much in return."

What do you think has been your key to success in Accelerent?

Our key to success at Accelerent has been attending the monthly meetings, following up with the members and getting to know the group. It is wonderful to know that Accelerent Partners go above and beyond for one another. They have quality relationships, opened many doors and shared best business practices.

 
What advice do you have for other Accelerent Partners or prospective Accelerent Partners?

Get involved, get to know the Partners and work the relationships. The quote "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" rings true in Accelerent. We attend 2 meetings monthly and there are at least 5 success stories per meeting. Accelerent works!




NetStandard is a leading provider of strategic information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses.

Our full-service technology solutions include managed technology services, virtual machines, cloud computing and data center services, all delivered with a consultative approach and supported 24x7x365 by our expert teams of engineers.

Clarity, our IT managed services brand, offers a comprehensive, outsourced technology solution that delivers the exact prescription businesses need to change their IT from a painful cost center to a strategic business advantage.

Custom Cloud, our virtual server solution, offers tailored virtual solutions that can eliminate hardware management, maximize the computing power used each month and create a customized virtual computing solution based on unique business needs.

Jon Holzmeister, Vice President of Sales, recently shared how being an Accelerent Partner has contributed to NetStandard’s success.

How Accelerent helps build business:

Accelerent has offered NetStandard the unique opportunity to build strong new relationships with key Partners throughout the Kansas City business community. In just our first year with Accelerent, we can boast over $100,000 in new business gained from Accelerent fueled relationships. In addition, we have given back over $35,000 in business to participating Accelerent Partners.

 
Advice for prospective Partners:

You get back what you put in. We started by building a targeted list of business professionals we felt would benefit from hearing the NetStandard story. We also make an assertive effort to attend the monthly events. In order to make the most out of all the events, we advise maintaining a schedule, signing up team members well in advance, and rotating participation among your team. There are many opportunities, but organization and staying on top of the schedule will pay big dividends if executed properly.




Founded in 1985, Century II is one of the nation’s oldest and Tennessee’s largest Professional Employer Organizations (PEO).

Their services ease the burden of “people management” and include payroll/tax compliance, benefits, risk management, and human resources. Kelly Roy, Vice President of Business Development, recently shared how being an Accelerent Partner contributes to their success.

What do you think has been your key to success in Accelerent?

We make Accelerent a priority. There is an Accelerent activity that happens in our office every week. We have committed over the long term. The one on one meetings with other Partners is something that we have done since the very beginning of Accelerent. These are vital to really being a good Partner and forming real relationships. Accelerent is the centerpiece of our business development. We have committed to it, and it has been more successful than we ever thought possible.

 
What advice do you have for other Accelerent Partners or prospective Accelerent Partners?

From one executive to another, be involved. Build relationships and show your team and other Partners the commitment that you expect. View this as a true investment.




Ruppert Landscape is a company built from a strong set of values and a genuine dedication to providing the highest quality landscape management, landscape construction and tree growing and moving services available.

Jared Rothman, Business Development Manager, and Matthew Davidson, Branch Manager, recently shared how being an Accelerent Partner has contributed to their success.

How Accelerent helps build business:

While we’ve garnered somewhere between $50,000—$100,000 in business since our involvement with Accelerent over the past year, we’ve seen significant other benefits, as well. Equally important is what it’s done with helping us get our name out there, strengthening our position in the market and growing our people. We have about five members of our sales team at Ruppert who are actively involved with Accelerent, and through our involvement, we have facilitated numerous introductions that we think have turned into new relationships, closed deals and even community service projects for our other Accelerent Partners.

 
What do you think has been your key to success in Accelerent?

It’s important to be a good listener so that you can gain a better understanding of what fellow Partners are trying to accomplish, but it’s equally as important to be able to articulate your company’s wants and needs. By focusing on these key communication items—and following up on any action items we’ve committed to—I think we’ve been able to build and develop many meaningful relationships and expand our network.

 
What advice do you have for other Accelerent Partners or prospective Accelerent Partners?

Being an active participant in the process at all levels is really important to success. The more you invest in the process, the more you will get out of it. It’s about taking the time to really build lasting relationships that will lead to meaningful opportunities and beneficial connections. Also, always follow through with what you’ve said you’re going to do, as it underscores your commitment to the process and to the relationship that’s been generated.




As a strategic business partner, ESG specializes in providing professional outsourced HR Services to small and mid-sized companies.

By partnering with ESG, clients are able to eliminate, reduce and/or manage the risks and administrative necessities associated with having employees. This partnership allows clients to focus on what they do best, thereby allowing them to become more efficient in their core business.
Mark Trimble, ESG Vice President of Operations – Arizona Market, recently shared how being an Accelerent Partner has continued to be an important aspect of their business.

What attracted you to Accelerent:

ESG was one of the original Partners in Accelerent. At that time when we joined there were only 7 other Partners. The caliber of the Partners is what initially attracted us to Accelerent, and over 5 years later, it is still one of the main reasons we continue to be a part of Accelerent.

How Accelerent helps build business:

Accelerent takes a different approach than the typical networking group. Because each Partner has made a significant financial investment to be a part of Accelerent, the drive to give and get meaningful referrals is strong among Partners. Another differentiator is that Accelerent provides a proven system for involving both Executives and Producers of the company. Since being a Partner in Accelerent, we have brought on new business revenues over the years that have far exceeded our cumulative financial investment. ESG, and its affiliates in other markets, have generated over $4 million through Accelerent.

 
Advice for prospective Partners:

Be patient. The ROI curve for each Partner is different, but if Partners are committed to the process and actively participate, the returns always come. Building trust with the other Partners and a commitment to being accountable is also critical. Accelerent Partners are more than willing to share their trusted relationships, but they first have to know that you can be trusted with the referrals they give. Once this occurs, the opportunities flow.




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