Recommendations for Don Astras

“Don helped BDO increase market share through targeted e-mail campaigns. He applied best practices, assisting us in the updating of our data from Hoovers and Dun & Bradstreet, as well as in writing SQL queries involving complex targeting criteria. He was also instrumental in training BDO staff in the optimal use of our CRM system for new business development. I felt so confident with Don that I recommended the firm retain him after my departure, which it did.”

Jack Frame, former Director (now at EisnerAmper, LLC)

“Don worked on projects over a five to six year timeframe. His work was excellent and helped us drive increased revenues by adding a number of new clients. His thought leadership and creativity made an impact on the success of our marketing campaigns.”

– Steve Nagengast, former Managing Partner at Crowe Horwath

“Don demonstrated leadership abilities in a recent strategic planning workshop at Informa, where we put together a wonderful business plan. He has terrific and creative ideas when it comes to new business development, competitive analysis and how to best handle and manage change.”

– Molly McFadden, Marketing Director, Informa Business Systems Inc.

“Don Astras helped us expand our Spinal Decompression market by working with us to develop strategies, differentiate the business and create consistent sales and marketing messages. As a result, we experienced significant growth in only six months.”

– Jeff VanderWal, President at HillDT Solutions, LLC

“Superb article. It would need very little editing on this side – very professional and informative.”

– Daniel Sosnoski, Editor-in-Chief at Chiropractic Economics

“Don strategized with us to enter the healthcare market by targeting physician practices similar to our best clients. Not only did he help us refine our message so it differentiated i3 from our competitors in our marketing campaign, he helped build knowledge and confidence within our sales team to acquire new clients. Don knows marketing, CRM, and sales process. He brings excellence to everything he does.”

– Michael Ritsema, President at i3 Business Solutions, LLC

 “Tempest helped us to define our business processes, customize the system, train users in change management, system usage and sales and marketing skills. Our system was operational in two months – quite an accomplishment. We especially appreciated that they understood our business model and barriers to change.”

– Orrin E. Bailey, CEO at Michigan Works! Job Force Board

“Don has assisted me, as well as conducted our Kahle Way Sales System seminars. He is patient, creative and thoughtful. We especially appreciate his knowledge of CRM systems, understanding of e-mail and web strategy, and ability to help clients communicate their strengths clearly.”

– Dave Kahle; Speaker, Sales Trainer and Sales Consultant at DaCo Corporation

“I worked with Don [a few years ago] to present the “Who Moved My Cheese” program to our employees. We were about to go through a substantial paradigm shift in our business at that time. The program was delivered with clarity and confidence and helped our employees deal with the many changes in the company as well as those taking place in the market. Don is very easy to work with and has a high regard for relationship marketing and sales. Don has built a positive reputation for consulting, marketing and customer management and delivered on his promises. He understands his markets and works closely with customers to go above and beyond what is expected.”

– Steve Trebing, President at Forward Training and Consulting

“Don is a friend and trusted marketing advisor of more than 20 years. His expertise is valued when it comes to Marketing and CRM advice delivered in a practical, understandable way.”

– Gary Mescher, Business Development at Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., PC

“I have known Don and his family since childhood. I can vouch that Don possesses strong character. We share many of the same values – family, church, heritage, hard work, loyalty, etc. Don is reliable and a person of creative ideas. He offers his opinions and ideas in a thoughtful and positive manner. I especially appreciate his knowledge and experience in promoting events. Don has a temperament that allows him to relate well to people of various ages and backgrounds.”

– John Treska, Accounting Manager at Fifth Third Bank