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Houston-Based RevSherpas LLC Announces New Strategic Consultancy for Small Business Owners

HOUSTON, Texas -- As many small businesses face uncertainty surrounding restructuring and are being forced into new operating paradigms like remote commerce, one consulting firm has launched to fill the desperate need of a revenue growth acceleration strategic advisor. As a new consulting and coaching agency, RevSherpas LLC aims to assist business owners by utilizing their deep experience in strategic customer relationship management ("CRM") and customer experience ("CX") transformation to deepen client loyalty and elevate business performance.

The Houston-based agency is now offering consultations and services through remote servicing via phone, video conferencing, and screen shares. Unlike other generalist consulting firms, all service offerings specialize in advancing the customer experience and CRM systems and processes for companies.

Founder Kevin Wessels leads the company with 10+ years of strategic sales and marketing consulting experience. His expertise focuses on accelerating revenue growth and optimizing cash flow for business owners via customer engagement strategies and tactics in client attraction, acquisition, retention, and reactivation. Proficient in Spanish, he is also uniquely qualified to serve a vast array of clients with unique customer bases.

"We specialize in helping business owners or sales and marketing executives overcome the myriad challenges currently presenting themselves during this COVID-19 epidemic," states company founder Kevin Wessels. "Our mission of being client-focused is something we stand by."

He adds, "Not a day goes by without small businesses closing and global brands adjusting their future quarterly - even annual earnings forecasts significantly down due to widespread supply chain disruptions and dampening customer demand. We have the tools in place to address these challenges head-on."

RevSherpas' goal is to support business owners and marketing executives who need to overcome the specific challenges presenting themselves in the wake of the current pandemic. They help their clients achieve the aforementioned benefits in order for their companies to be sustainable, adaptive and excel in a more remote environment.

About the Company:

RevSherpas LLC is a Houston, Texas-based boutique consulting agency focused on educating, empowering, and enabling small to mid-sized businesses to exponentially outperform in any economy, transform from industry laggards to leaders, and dominate their competition. The company's customer experience consulting and business elevation coaching services accelerate revenue growth and increase client retention for business owners, CMOs, and CIOs throughout the US, Canada, and Latin America.

For more information regarding RevSherpas, please contact Founder & Managing Director, Kevin Wessels directly at 1-800-569-1374 or via email at To learn more about the company and the remote consulting services being offered, please visit for more details.

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Fentress Incorporated Announces Teleworking Consulting Services

SYKESVILLE, Md. -- Fentress Incorporated, a workspace solutions company, announced that it has released a new line of services focused on helping organizations develop strategies to telework effectively.

Established earlier this month, Telework Nation provides resources to help managers and employees address their immediate teleworking needs and to help organizations develop innovative workspace strategies for the future through its proven three-step process. Fentress uses its custom Telework Readiness Model to assess telework needs and to develop a set of recommendations tailored to the unique mission and values of the organization.

Keith Fentress, founder and president of Fentress Incorporated, said "Having successfully teleworked for over 30 years, we are pleased to pass along the lessons we have learned on how to be productive from home. Our goal with Telework Nation is to not only support organizations with their immediate challenges and needs, but to also provide a roadmap to the future as managers deal with permanent changes in their workplaces."

Visitors to Telework Nation can browse Fentress' extensive library of telework blogs, chat live with a Fentress representative, and download Fentress' free guide, "Mastering Telework." Visitors can also schedule a free consultation on the site.

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Fentress is a workspace solutions company that has provided facility and workforce consulting services to public and private organizations for over 30 years. Fentress employees have successfully teleworked since the company's founding in 1988 and have been blogging about its services, workspace strategies, and lessons learned for over seven years.

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Dr. Thomas T. Nagle Joins Sturbridge Growth Partners as Advisory Partner

MEDFIELD, Mass. -- Sturbridge Growth Partners, a boutique management consulting firm dedicated to driving profitable growth for clients through innovative approaches to pricing and value management, announced today that Tom Nagle has joined the company as an Advisory Partner.

Nagle, who comes to Sturbridge with four decades of experience, is a world-renowned expert who developed breakthrough concepts and practical tactics. His work has enabled billions of dollars of profitable growth for clients and the general business community. Most recently he served as a Senior Advisor for Deloitte. In 1987, Nagle founded The Strategic Pricing Group which was sold to the Monitor Group in 2005. The Monitor Group was then acquired by Deloitte in 2013. Tom is the author of the award-winning book, The Strategy & Tactics of Pricing, now in its 6th edition.

In his role at Sturbridge, Nagle will work closely with our clients to customize pricing strategies to drive gross profits. He will leverage his deep knowledge of economics, his understanding of what drives customer value and his expertise in competitive strategy.

Nagle said, "I am excited to join Sturbridge and its team of experienced organic growth experts. Sturbridge is uniquely positioned in the management consulting space with a superb network of consultants that can be leveraged to generate significant financial results for clients at lower fees than traditional large consultancies."

Commenting on the Nagle appointment, Lisa Thompson, Sturbridge founder and CEO said, "Tom brings a fantastic record of success from his time at Strategic Pricing Group, Monitor and Deloitte. He is one of the most influential and articulate thinkers in this field and we are thrilled he's joining us."

About Sturbridge Growth Partners (SGP)

Sturbridge Growth Partners is a boutique strategy consulting firm serving multiple B2B industries including: Software/SaaS, industrial products, medical technology, chemicals, distribution, and B2B services. The experts at Sturbridge have been helping clients grow profitably for decades. They've driven hundreds of millions of dollars in gross profits through better pricing, value management and sales and marketing strategies.

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Shoplifters and Dishonest Employees Steal Profits from U.S. Retailers, According to Jack L. Hayes International’s 32nd Annual Retail Theft Survey!

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. -- Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. released today the results of their 32nd Annual Retail Theft Survey which reports on over 348,000 shoplifters and dishonest employee apprehensions in 2019 by just 21 large retailers, who recovered over $136 million from these thieves.

"Two-thirds of retailers participating in this survey reported an increase in shrink in 2019, which is reflected in their reported apprehensions and recovery dollars. Overall apprehensions increased 2.4% and recovery dollars from those apprehensions were up 4.9%. Shoplifting apprehensions and recover dollars increased 3.0% and 3.5% respectively, with recovery dollars from shoplifting incidents without an apprehension increasing by 11.0% (to $176 million) over the prior year," said Mark R. Doyle, President of Jack L. Hayes International, Inc.

Mr. Doyle added, "While employee theft apprehensions were down 2.9%, the recovery dollars from those apprehensions increased 7.8%. Overall, retail theft continues to be a serious problem for retailers negatively impacting their bottom-line, and creating more out-of-stocks and higher prices to the consumer."

Highlights from this highly anticipated annual theft survey include:

* Participants: 21 large retail companies with 18,994 stores and over $510 billion in retail sales (2019).

* Shrink: 66.7% of survey participants reported an increase in shrink in 2019, with 23.8% reporting a decrease in shrink, and another 9.5% reported shrink stayed about the same.

* Apprehensions: 348,036 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2019, up 2.4% from 2018.

* Recovery Dollars: Over $136 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters and dishonest employees in 2019, up 4.9% from 2018.

* Shoplifter Apprehensions: 315,095 shoplifters were apprehended in 2019, up 3.0% from 2018.

* Shoplifter Recovery Dollars: Over $90 million was recovered from apprehended shoplifters in 2019, an increase of 3.5% from 2018.

* Employee Apprehensions: 32,941 dishonest employees were apprehended in 2019, down 2.9% from 2018.

* Employee Recovery Dollars: Over $45 million was recovered from employee apprehensions in 2019, up 7.8% from 2018.

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Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. is a leading loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm, and for over 40 years has provided a wide spectrum of Asset Protection, Inventory Shrinkage Control, Loss Prevention, Safety, and Security related services to every facet of industry including retail, manufacturing and industrial organizations.

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Jordan Etem Networks Tackles Global Challenges Head-On with a Convergence of Innovations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jordan Etem Networks is a global leader in technological convergence for more adaptive and intelligent systems. Risks are around us all the time, says founder Jordan Etem. We are warned of risk all the time. Science is a reliable indicator of risk.

"When risk materializes, it can cause a convergence of problems to occur," says Etem. "It is vital to address the convergence of problems that are occurring. In order for solutions to work as intended, leading to breakthrough progress, solutions must be sustainable for enduring effectiveness. Jordan Etem Networks leads on convergence, leads on sustainability, and is able to dynamically address converging problems for enduring improvement."

What are the main converging problems emerging now? Healthcare systems needing stronger foundations, economies of scale dealing with major supply chain vulnerabilities, fiscal challenges impacting the labor market and government sustainability, an education system that is struggling to meet the needs of students, food shortages and humanitarian challenges that threaten the livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries. Technology and financial markets running away from the labor market. A real estate market in crisis because human behavior has radically changed during the pandemic.

Jordan Etem Networks is dedicated to accelerating improvements to solve converging problems that adversely impact every business, every community, every system worldwide. Through convergence, Jordan Etem Networks has the ability to streamline breakthrough solutions, factoring in every foundational system for inclusion and rapid progress. With a strong presence in 23 cities and regions worldwide, Jordan Etem Networks leverages computer science, advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to unify and strengthen neural networks for breakthrough innovation and stronger communities. Jordan Etem Networks goes beyond theoretical application and has a strong and central presence for enduring and long-lasting systemic improvements.

"The rate of change due to technological progress has accelerated past what standard modes of operation can manage effectively. Vision and leadership is needed for personalization, for rapid decision making, and breakthrough development. Empowering leadership that can build more adaptive communities is needed now more than ever before," says Etem.

Collective Intelligence is now a matter of national security and economic prosperity. Collaborative systems, collaborative strategies, and collaborative leadership that can improve collective intelligence in real time is capable of dramatically improving people's lives and strengthening the economic engine for the long-term. Jordan Etem Networks is paving the way for radical improvements to digital and physical infrastructure worldwide bringing on-board the most trusted technology companies, leadership in the public and private sector, to build converging solutions that fit the new market realities for economic resilience and strength.

About Jordan Etem Networks:

Jordan Etem Networks is globally connected, reaching millions of people worldwide, with strong platform leadership that can deliver multi-faceted solutions to address the convergence of problems threatening global stability worldwide. Jordan Etem Networks shape markets for greater inclusion, for enhanced vision and improved personalization so systems emerge stronger from the ground up.

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CIENCE Debuts at #31 in The Financial Times Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Financial Times announced the inaugural listing of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the Americas, and lead generation company CIENCE Technologies placed No. 31 out of 500 companies measured. This ranking of the fastest-growing companies signifies a unique look at the most successful companies at a perilous and unpredictable time.

In these unprecedented times where there is so much economic uncertainty, risk, and pain, the ability to generate new business is arguably more important than ever before.

"The timing is interesting here, but the biggest takeaway is that our ability to help clients grow gives us the opportunity to receive this prestigious recognition by the FT," said Eric Quanstrom, CMO of CIENCE. "Our own rapid growth is proof that our Orchestrated Outbound model works. We help our client companies grow, we grow too - it's a virtuous circle."

FT Americas Fastest 500 List

The Financial Times list was compiled with the research company Statista, and ranks entrants from across the Americas by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in revenue between 2015 and 2018.

The companies on this list show remarkable rates of growth across all industries in the Americas. Between 2015 and 2018, these 500 private companies had a median growth rate of 250 percent.

Interestingly, CIENCE Technologies embodies both of the top two most represented sectors - Technology (25 percent) and Support Services (9 percent). The CIENCE 'Machine-Powered, Human-Driven' approach to lead generation offers the best of both worlds.

Despite the coronavirus, unemployment, and the current recessionary environment, CIENCE also continues to grow, including adding jobs and new customers.

"We continue to find opportunities for ourselves and our clients because that's what we do," said Quanstrom. "We believe that businesses will lead the recovery process out of the current cataclysm. It's our job to connect buyers and sellers... Regardless of headwinds. Continuing to grow, off the strong foundation the FT has recognized here, is key."


CIENCE is a People-as-a-Service company, offering a unique blend of managed services and software to scale fast-growth sales organizations. Using our proven Orchestrated Outbound techniques - highly-targeted sales research and multi-channel outreach - CIENCE has delivered results for B2B customers in 135+ industries since our founding in 2015.

CIENCE is a global business, with headquarters in San Diego, CA and global offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Connect with us online at on LinkedIn, Twitter (@CIENCEcom) or on Facebook.

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More about FT and the Top 500 Methodology

The FT Americas' Fastest Growing Companies 2020 is a list of the top 500 companies in the Americas that have achieved the highest growth in revenues between 2015 and 2018.

The ranking was created through a complex procedure. Although the search was very extensive, the ranking does not claim to be complete, as some companies did not want to make their figures public or did not participate for other reasons.

The project was advertised online and in print, allowing all eligible companies to register via the websites created by Statista and the Financial Times.

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Aligned Technology Solutions Awarded as One of The Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Aligned Technology Solutions has been recognized as part of The Financial Times inaugural list of The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies 2020. This prestigious award is presented by The Financial Times and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

The FT The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies is comprised of the enterprises that contribute most heavily to economic growth. The 500 companies featured on the list was announced online on April 6, 2020 and can currently be viewed on the FT website.

Out of the millions of active companies in the Americas, only 500 firms were awarded in the list, and Aligned Technology Solutions is ecstatic to be recognized as one of FT's inaugural list of The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies 2020.

"We are honored to be named to The Financial Times The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies 2020 rankings," said Gar Whaley, Co-founder, Aligned Technology Solutions. "Being included on this list is a testament to our team and the focus we have on helping our clients achieve success by leveraging technology solutions we implement and manage to grow and secure their business."

About Aligned Technology Solutions

Since 2010 ATS has been helping organizations leverage and manage technology to grow and secure their businesses. Aligned Technology Solutions is an award-winning technology service provider delivering customized and comprehensive IT solutions for IT Outsourcing, Cybersecurity, Cloud, VoIP & Broadband. ATS is committed to providing world class customer service and best-of-breed technology solutions that provide our clients competitive advantage in their marketplace.

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Jordan Etem Networks is Harnessing Mindfulness to Bolster Humanitarian Efforts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jordan Etem Networks is dedicated to humanitarian causes and serving communities locally, nationally, and worldwide for rapid transformation. Beyond dedication, Jordan Etem Networks has deep expertise in mindfulness and behavioral sciences, giving communities worldwide access to cutting-edge guidance and personalized insight to build more empowering systems.

What makes Jordan Etem Networks different from other networks is a highly localized strategy that spans every region of the world. Zooming in on communities hit hard by Covid-19, and offering insight and perspective to guide people and organizations forward through turbulent times.

"I know firsthand how hard it is for people, for small businesses, and communities to endure difficult and uncertain times. This is an opportunity to pivot into the new economy, to become more modern, lean, and agile in the marketplace. In order for teams and communities to thrive going forward and ultimately build a bright world for all, it's going to require more adaptive behavior than ever before to get there collectively," says Jordan Etem.

Through innovative engagement, neuroleadership, and applied computer science and technology vision, Jordan Etem Networks is paving the way for progress on a personal level and for teams and organizations of all sizes. Because of social distancing, people have to adapt and develop personal focus. Personal focus, and personalization is integral and core to Jordan Etem Networks. Every system has been strained and tested, vulnerabilities have been exposed like never before. Refugees, low-income communities, developing economies, are particularly vulnerable and at risk because of the current public health crisis. Jordan Etem Networks has integrated into communities that need support the most. Through a uniquely non-partisan and compassionate approach, Jordan Etem Networks is raising communities up, driving transformational impact and helping communities recover and emerge stronger than ever before.

Jordan Etem Networks zooms in for personalization, and zooms out for macro-vision with precision and wisdom that cannot be duplicated. Original, cohesive, and on the cutting edge for engagement going forward. Jordan Etem Networks has both breadth and depth. With a presence in cities and countries that need innovative leadership and more adaptive systems the most right now, Jordan Etem Networks is responsive and attune to what is happening on the frontlines in the communities that need support the most.

Through collective intelligence and worldwide collaboration, Jordan Etem Networks is raising the level of understanding of science and technology so people can move forward with enduring and sustainable strategies.

Jordan Etem Networks is global, expansive and integrated, with a transformative presence in 23 regions and cities, and a highly-connected network that weaves together community-centric and innovative resources for sustainable and long-term progress. Jordan Etem Networks enhances global collaboration and stronger team cohesion for more inclusion, continuous improvement, and rapid growth. Jordan Etem is bolstering systems for a brighter future with incredible partners that are bringing the market forward in a mindful, humane and principled way. Connect with Jordan Etem on Twitter.

"The more inclusive a community is, the more comfortable people are contributing, the more empowering a culture becomes," adds Jordan Etem.

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Jordan Etem Networks is on the Forefront of Sustainability, Core to Success Going Forward

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Sustainability impacts everyone. First and foremost, sustainability is a decision-making process, notes Jordan Etem Networks. A competitive advantage or disadvantage. Sustainability is a long-term strategy and commitment. When systems are tested and crisis emerges, sustainability gets put to the test.

Systems and leadership that values sustainability can adapt faster to the environment, strengthening common interests. Jordan Etem spent years developing and cultivating an enduring and sustainable model for leadership.

Sustainability is needed for every organization, government, institution, and business. Jordan Etem's vision and leadership for sustainability is versatile, highly attune to the market, catalyzing leaders and organizations to be smarter, more adaptive, and more resilient.

"Sustainability is best seen as an investment, as a competitive advantage. Not as a rule, not as a regulation, as an investment. Essential to improvement, preparedness and a resilient economy. Breakthrough innovation is about building more sustainable models that strengthen foundations for the long-term," says Jordan Etem, founder, Jordan Etem Networks.

Sustainability is a competitive advantage, a best practice. Jordan Etem Networks is forward thinking and inclusive to the most effective strategies in meeting the evolving and changing demands in the marketplace. Jordan Etem empowers people to contribute and lead, which is essential to sustainable development and organizational effectiveness. Building an empowering world, an economy that empowers people, will require a more sustainable focus. If practices are not sustainable, they will not work as intended because the rate of change has accelerated in the marketplace.

Jordan Etem Networks is not isolated, it's global, expansive, and integrated. Some of the most game-changing strategies and game-changing ideas and movements were spawned and originate from Jordan Etem Networks. Practicing inclusion, uniting the business community, the scientific community, leaders in the public and private sectors, is a long-term enduring model for growth and development. Jordan Etem Networks values innovation, which is sorely needed to both bolster the economy and build a more sustainable future. Jordan Etem's vision factors in sustainable strategies for education, for economic development, for transformation, for breakthroughs in science and technology, and foundational improvements that will endure and transform markets for the better, for many years to come.

Jordan Etem Networks is a natural fit for global, expansive, and integrated organizations that need pragmatic insight, pragmatic vision, and serve diverse needs in the marketplace. Jordan Etem takes it one step further, or many steps further past consulting and into concrete transformation and breakthrough solutions for stronger systems. Jordan Etem Networks adapts and responds to the environment with visionary leadership. With precision, with personalization, with insight and intelligence. Jordan Etem Networks has charted a path for sustainable growth and intelligent progress using cutting edge science and enduring principles for global optimization. Value is multi-dimensional, and so is sustainability. Non-linear changes that have occurred in the marketplace, across every sector in the economy. Jordan Etem Networks matches the non-linear changes that have occurred in the marketplace with skill, growth, and enduring value.

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Jordan Etem: Versatile Engagement and Versatile Collaboration in a Post-Pandemic World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Fear not, we're going to get through this. Every time society has been tested, we've risen to the challenge, says Jordan Etem, founder of Jordan Etem Networks. We've experienced some major setbacks from unforeseen forces before. Coronavirus is a test on the healthcare system, locally, regionally, and nationally. It also is a test on responsiveness and response systems.

How are we treating healthcare leaders and first responders? We're seeing political ideologies being put to test, and also becoming a side issue because we are facing a common cause which is to unite and organize to flatten the curve and reduce our impact on the virus. We're seeing ideas getting put to the test. Ideas for effective governing are being tested right now.

Now is the time to come together. To unite. To collaborate. Jordan Etem has designed a collaboration model that is resistant to pandemic situations. Global, expansive, integrated and inclusive strategies to support and strengthen trust with foundational systems. Jordan Etem's research is on the forefront of crisis management and digital leadership.

To get through this period and adapt to any unexpected issues, Jordan has outlined some key examples of effective strategies as guidance for community and crisis management:
* Take decisive action
* Set clear objectives and act boldly to achieve your objectives
* Communicate plans and progress
* Lead by example
* Make intelligent and shrewd decisions regarding human resources.

"An enduring collaboration model is rooted in encouraging growth for others so people can participate, innovate, and engage without insecurity," says Jordan Etem.

Jordan Etem Networks is uniquely positioned to respond to this crisis. He has pinpointed targeted solutions to massively improve healthcare and has strategically responded to help impacted communities get through this period of time.

Communities in New York City, Italy, South Korea and all over the world are going through a time that requires intelligent insight and empowering leadership to emerge stronger than ever before. Jordan Etem is prepared to serve. And so are the people that are part of Jordan Etem Networks which include people and organizations on the forefront of technology, business, science, and public service. Through collaboration and adaptation, this challenge will prove to be beneficial to relationships, to science, and quality healthcare. It's not going to be easy, but with vision, rapid progress will happen.

"We're going to learn from this and emerge stronger. A global pandemic has not tested the global economy yet, and it's revealing areas that are ripe for innovation and improvement." - Jordan James Etem, Jordan Etem Networks.

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