Since joining HTG, a LOT has changed in our business. I have much more clarity and direction. I now KNOW what I need to be doing, and I have others to sound off before implementing new things. We still have a long way to go, but at least we have started, and I know what needs to be done to achieve our goals.
Joe Ciancio, Director, Maxsum Solutions ( Bendigo, Australia )
"We love our HTG group. While challenging, being a member of HTG is incredibly valuable and rewarding. We’re seeing very rapid growth this year, and I know a good part of that success is due to the encouragement, advice, and friendships formed out of our HTG group. Thanks for all you do!"
Alan Sielbeck, Owner, Safe Network Solutions ( Nashville, Tennessee )
"I can't imagine being in this business and not being a part of HTG Peer Groups."
Chris Boyle, CEO, MyITpros ( Austin, Texas )
"HTG, and specifically Arlin Sorensen, has transformed my thinking and understanding of leadership. So many business people don’t see leadership as the core of everything and by realizing that myself, I’ve unlocked some significant growth in the life of my business as well as my personal life. I really appreciate what HTG has done for me."
Jamie Beresford, Director & Owner, Freshmethod IT ( Queensland, Australia )
"Being part of HTG Peer Groups has helped us develop key business, legacy, life and leadership plans that helps me as a CEO to think strategically."
Jack Safrit, President & CEO, Axxys Technologies ( Plano, Texas )
“I got involved with HTG in early 2010. We invest in our people, we invest in our tools, and we invest in our processes. All of those contribute to keeping our firm thriving. But if I had to pick one thing, I would say being a member of HTG Peer Groups over the past few years has been a huge benefit to me personally, to our business, and to our clients.”
Lloyd Wolf, President & CEO, Wolf Consulting Inc. ( Murrysville, Pennsylvania )
"HTG has been an incredible experience for me, my business and my team. We’re stronger than ever, and set for a great 2012 and beyond! Thanks to entire HTG team for the opportunities you create and share."
Josh Gilmore, President, Gilmore Solutions, Inc. ( Sterling, Kansas )
"HTG members have exhibited proficiency and expertise as leaders in the IT industry and in the local communities they serve. As an HTG member company, VerityThree is committed to supporting all aspects of HTG Peer Groups by making substantial time, financial and personal commitments. Neglecting to do so each quarter would mean missing out on key business reviews, benchmarking, technology evaluations, planning, sharing of best practices and goal setting. VerityThree feels that the strength of HTG is the member’s ability to execute on ideas leading to business and personal growth."
Jonathan Smith, President, VerityThree, Inc. ( McHenry, Illinois )
"In a fast paced, ever changing and dynamic environment like IT, only agile companies survive and thrive. Peer consulting has helped Applied tech not only to survive but to surpass the mediocre firms and has helped our firm to become one of the most respected and best SMB integrator in the area."
Kurt Sippel, President, Applied Tech ( Wisconsin )
"Not only has working with my peers improved my attitude, my ambitions for growth, but it has directly affected my total sales and revenue. Growth requires confidence in your self and in your market. By working with others in my industry I have built the confidence I need to take that next step and continue the growth process soundly."
Jeff Howard, President, NetRes ( Texas )
"The biggest asset our relationship affords is partnership. With only 11 staff members, it is impossible for ACES to get trained and stay certified on all of the solutions our customers expect from us. Our partnership with [HTG] allows us to leverage solution skill sets we do not currently have to provide value to our clients without the risk of losing control of the client relationship."
Phil Kenealy, President, ACES ( Waterloo, Iowa )
"Making measurable, time-specific commitments to HTG3 is definitely driving my behavior, and is already getting results. My staff and I are focused on the sales/marketing commitments we made last month, and we're also in the process of documenting a sales training process with complete documentation."
Eric Thorsell, President, Success Computer Consulting ( Minnesota )
"Our business was positively impacted by the HTG peer group primarily in two areas. The first is from a positioning and best practice standpoint. The second area we feel like we made major progress is in regard to the major strategic vendor partnership programs that are available, the advantages they offer, and how to engage with those vendors. We don’t usually receive detailed information from most vendors on how to take full advantage of their partner programs, so meeting with folks that have those relationships currently, turned out to be very productive and informative."
Jeff Wood, President, Wood Networks ( Texas )
"HTG helps me run my business more effectively for two main reasons. First, it is a group of entrepreneurs engaged in the same business I am who can provide insight and opportunities that I wouldn’t see as quickly or at all by myself. Second, and maybe more importantly the group helps me thoroughly question and review the decisions I am making for my business, which in the end translates into more effective actions and in turn profitability."
Dan Hay, President, ISOutsource ( Washington )
"HTG has been an invaluable experience for me. Not only do I get time to get out of the office to strategize about my business, I’ve got the time to strategize about my business with other ambitious and intelligent business owners in a non-competing territory, who have the EXACT same types of issues that I do."
Zachary Schuler, President, Calnet Technologies ( California )
"Participation in HTG has impacted our business more than I could have imagined. Connecting with peers from non-competing markets in the open and honest format of the HTG meetings allows for a rapid exchange of information, ideas, and industry best practices. Our management team makes critical businesses decisions based on the collective successes and lessons learned by the group. We react faster and avoid mistakes while delivering more relevant products and services to our customers than ever before."
Dan Shundoff, President, Intellicom ( Nebraska )
“Joining HTG has been invaluable for our business! Agendas feature relative, timely topics through which I’ve learned how to refine our processes. I’ve left each meeting with ideas I’ve implemented that have had a positive impact on our business. As a direct result of HTG we have deepened existing vendor relationships and created new ones that have made a difference in our marketing, effectiveness in serving our customers and our bottom line. The peer group members have become the first group I think of when I need an answer or advice. We have been a profitable company for 20+ years and committing to a peer group is among the best decisions we’ve made.”
Todd Sieger, President/COO, Compudyne ( Minnesota )
“Membership in the HTG Peer Groups offers Bulletproof Infotech a valuable resource for the overall effectiveness of our company. Teaming up with like-minded member organizations gives us an extension of our management, operations, marketing and technical teams. We benefit from the expertise and experience of our peers, and they benefit from ours. Membership also opens new doors to vendors. Getting these types of connections would have normally meant dancing through hoops, climbing huge obstacles and spending hours attempting to navigate through their mazes.”
Jeff Anderson, President, Bulletproof Infotech - Calgary ( Alberta )