Testimonials

Dave Hartman, President - Hartman Executive Advisors

“For me, it’s the relationships with the other Accelerent partners that makes the difference.  Through the Accelerent platform, we’ve been able to forge meaningful personal and professional relationships with the owners of dozens of growing and thriving Baltimore area businesses.   Once you develop connections at that level, the potential for meaningful partnerships and mutual business opportunities are limitless.”

Dave Hartman, President
Hartman Executive Advisors
Baltimore, Maryland AND Greater Washington DC
http://www.HartmanAdvisors.com


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Doug Hall, Chief Executive Officer - Musselman & Hall Contractors

For more than 100 years Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC and its predecessor companies have provided high quality concrete, asphalt, and railroad services to its governmental, private, and industrial custom ers in the Greater Kansas City area and around the Midwest. We are always working to grow our business.

 

We joined Accelerent in 2010 and we are very pleased with the results. This process works and we continue to receive the executive level referrals we are seeking.  Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC has done over $1 million in new business from Acclerent and we are at $450K, year-to-date for this year.

 

Our team has done a great job in developing relationships with the Accelerent Partner companies that have similar new business prospects. We have no doubts that other new business will continue and we will exceed our goals through using the Accelerent Platform.

Doug Hall, Chief Executive Officer
Musselman & Hall Contractors
http://www.musselmanandhall.com/


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Kelly Roy, Vice President - Century II

Accelerent has provided nearly $350,000 in recurring revenue for Century II since we joined - we're so happy with Accelerent that we recently renewed our three-year  agreement and are committed  to the platform.

 

Outsourced human resources is not an easy sell. Prospects are not typically comparing our price against a competitor - we are usually competing against complacency. Change is difficult, and for most of our clients they are completely changing the way they do business or way they have always done things. To overcome complacency, Accelerent has allowed us the opportunity to build a team of willing advocates - a virtual sales team -  in the marketplace.

 

All of the meetings and activities are centered on building trust and obtaining introductions. But the key issue is that Accelerent has given us the ability to reach decision-makers without resorting to years and years of cold calls and expensive mailings.

 

We can confidently say that Accelerent has been critical to the growth of our Nashville business. To prove that point, given the success we've achieved here, we've become Accelerent Partners in Phoenix and Indianapolis.

Kelly Roy, Vice President
Century II
http://centuryii.net/


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Martin T. Fletcher, Managing Partner - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

“There is no substitute for having a network of truly trusted friends who you can turn to when your business confronts a challenge. Accelerent has given us that broad network and it has already helped us in extremely valuable ways."

Martin T. Fletcher, Managing Partner
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
Baltimore, MD and Greater Washington DC
http://www.wtplaw.com/


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Mary Ann Scully, President and CEO - Howard Bank

"Accelerent, like Howard Bank, is about building lasting relationships through partnerships that, in turn , are all about making meaningful and mutually beneficial connections.    In our time as the Accelerent Title sponsor we have used the power of these connections to forge new relationships, deepen existing relationships and enhance the power of our brand.  We are proud to be part of Accelerent, a great organization taking networking to the next level."

Mary Ann Scully, President and CEO
Howard Bank
Baltimore, MD
http://www.howardbank.com/


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Mathew Neuberger, President & CEO - Neuberger & Company, Inc.

" I couldn't have doubled my business without the involvement in Accelerent the past 3 years."

Mathew Neuberger, President & CEO
Neuberger & Company, Inc.
Baltimore, MD and Greater Washinton DC
http://www.neuberger.sandler.com/


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Mickey Randolph, CEO/Owner - Randolph Business Resources, LLC

Accelerent has been a great business development investment for Randolph Business Resources. I was cautions about the capital outlay to join Accelerent but I have been very pleased with the payback of my investment.

 

When I started with Accelerent, I had four employees and withing 18 months, our staff has grown to 14 employees and I'm looking to hire more. Over 75% of all my introductions to potential new clients come through my Accelerent relationships. This is a much greater ratio than I had ever expected.

 

I joined Accelerent because I needed the coaching, counsel and accountability to grow my business. I like the business development aspect of Accelerent and the way we meet to discuss goals and progress.

 

I would highly recommend Accelerent to anyone who has a desire to grow their business through long-term lasting business relationships.

Mickey Randolph, CEO/Owner
Randolph Business Resources, LLC
http://randolphacctg.com/


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Ryan Wilkerson, President - Hass & Wilkerson Insurance

As Title Sponsor of Accelerent Kansas City we have benefited greatly in several areas of our business. In our first year we developed several new Commercial Insurance clients as well as a surprising number of new personal lines clients. One of the new commercial clients is a large HVAC Cooling contractor that we likely would never have signed had we not been able to build a relationship through Accelerent.

 

One of my concerns when we were considering Accelerent was whether or not our newer Producers would be able to benefit from Accelerent. In the first year over so percent of the new revenue created from these individuals was directly related to Accelerent introductions.

 

Since we are third generation locally owned firm it was important to us that we used Accelerent to help the local community. To that end we make it a point at every Breakfast Event to designate a local charity as a recipient of our time at the podium. Then we spend the next 30 days helping raise awareness among the Accelerent Partner companies and their guests.

 

Accelerent ROI results greatly exceeded our budgetary forecast for year one in the platform. If you are a local business owner in an open category I strongly suggest you consider Accelerent as a resource for driving new revenue and relationships.

Ryan Wilkerson, President
Hass & Wilkerson Insurance
http://hwins.com/


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Scott Eckart and Kevin Gutwein, Partners - WestPoint Private Client Group

When we were first approached about joining Accelerent, we were very impressed with its platform, and we are pleased that our decision to be a Partner has been most successful!

 

Your group is very diligent about listening to our business needs and helping us to achieve our outlined goals. In the first six months we have added new clientele and prospects because of Accelerent introductions. These clients will help contribute to our bottom line today, and for many years to come.

 

Thank you for all you do! We look forward to many more years of working together! 

Scott Eckart and Kevin Gutwein, Partners
WestPoint Private Client Group
http://www.westpointpcg.com/


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Tim Young, Partner - WealthPoint

With our business model, growth comes from a three-pronged approach; referral relationships with trusted advisors, national speaking engagements, and client referrals. When we first heard about Accelerent we saw the value as it perfectly fit our business model. We were able to step into a structured business development network which saved us substantial time and complimented our core business development activities.

 

We believe in the law of reciprocity and this is really at the core of what Accelerent is all about. Accelerent has provided a forum to get to know and build relationships with like-minded professionals with the specific intention of helping them receive a warm handoff introduction to the people they want to meet and in turn we also receive the same. This process begins in the meetings and events that Accelerent organizes. Here we are able to uncover each other's value proposition, identify possible strategic partners, build relationships and purposely help one another with solid referrals and warm introductions.

 

We also believe in the power of third-party marketing and know that when someone else tells our story it is much more powerful than when we tell it. The true hidden value is in the various meetings and events that Accelerent facilitates. We are able to be intentional about the clients we want to meet and in the way we want to meet them. In turn, we have been able to make introductions to people that our fellow partners want to meet as well.

 

Additionally, the Accelerent breakfasts have given us a medium to add value to our client, vendor and referral partner relationships while delivering greater brand recognition to our clients and hundreds of high profile individuals in the Phoenix area. It has been invaluable to our firm to be associated with these high quality events that bring in top speakers and provide a networking opportunity with top decision makers. It gives our boutique company a much larger feel.

 

If you are looking for a source in developing relationships, building your brand, and obtaining new business opportunities, I would highly recommend that you consider Accelerent. We are glad we did.

Tim Young, Partner
WealthPoint
http://wealthpoint.net/


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Tom Adams, VP of Commercial Sales - Price Modern

"Price Modern is proud to be an Accelerent Partner.  The value in terms of new business and potential business opportunities has been better than advertised.  The Accelerent team works hard to maximize the use of our time by creating a tailored strategy specifically for our team.  The events are top notch and well run.  Price Modern looks forward to being a longstanding Accelerent Partner."

Tom Adams, VP of Commercial Sales
Price Modern
Greater Washington DC
http://www.pricemodern.com


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