Rick Erling - President & Chief Revenue Officer
Rick Erling joined Business Growth U.S. in January of 2007 and serves as President and Chief Revenue Officer. Rick has more than 20 years of management consulting and industry experience and specializes in advising firms on integration of sales, marketing, strategy and financial metrics to improve revenue and profits.
Rick is a Certified Management Consultant and Certified Sales Trainer that oversees a diverse mix of key projects with clients on 3 continents and 6 time zones. His major clients include $100M - $300M+ divisions of Raytheon, Corning, Insperity, and ABB plus a long list of small and medium tier businesses (SMB) with revenues between start-up and $100M.
Prior to joining Business Growth U.S., Rick had overall responsibility for setting the strategy, and driving execution in establishing new selling, partnership, and distribution channels at Cincom Systems. Before Cincom, Rick served clients globally at Tecnomatix, Siemens PLM Software (UGS) and HP Enterprise Services (EDS). He began his career as a manufacturing engineer at Textron and Intergraph Corporation. Rick also serves as President of the McKinney Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as Vice President of the Allen, Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The book he forwarded, "CEO Success Strategies, Strategy is Important, but Execution is Better" was published in 2010 as well as dozens of articles, that mention him and the methodologies he follows have appeared in Texas CEO Magazine, The Bottom Line, Investor’s Daily, the New York Times, Fox News, Selling Power Magazine, Sales and Marketing Magazine, CIO Magazine, CFO Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among other places. He also guest spots on live radio about business growth strategies and the sales, marketing and strategy process.
Rick is also publisher of The Revenue Growth Acceleration
a national best practices thought leader publication focused
on sales, marketing and business strategies to increase
revenue and a staff writer to the largest sales strategy
newsletter in the world, the Value Forward News with over
160,000 opt-in subscribers in 110 countries.
Paul DiModica - Senior Thought Leader
Paul DiModica is the founder of the Value Forward Network. As a best selling author, Paul speaks internationally on marketing, strategy and sales best practices.
Paul is a member of the National
Speaker Association (NSA) and editor of the world’s largest
sales and marketing strategy newsletter called BDM News read
by over 160,000 weekly subscribers in over 110 countries.
Additionally, Paul is the editor of CEO Management, a
specialty newsletter published for senior executives.
Paul is the author of the best selling book Value Forward Selling: How to Sell to Management, Sales Management Power Strategies, Value Forward Marketing: How to Use Thought Leadership to Turn Prospects Into Customers, and CEO Success Strategies: Strategy is Important But Execution is Better.
Prior to launching DigitalHatch and The Value Forward Network, Paul spent over 20 years in business as a Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Vice President of Strategy, Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and company Founder in private, family-run and public companies with annual revenues up to $900 million.
Paul has been featured or interviewed by the New York Times, Fox News, Selling Power Magazine, Sales and Marketing Magazine, CIO Magazine, CFO Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Training Magazine, Marketing Magazine, Transport Times, Computer World Magazine, Entrepreneur Radio, Chicago Tribune, The Cleveland Sunday Paper, Kansas City Small Business Monthly, The Manager's Intelligence Report, Agent's Sales Journal, Executive Travel Magazine, Wisconsin Professional Journal, Time Compression Technologies Magazine, Minorities and Women Magazine, Broker Agent News, World Fence News, Affluent Magazine, Value Added Partners, The Merchant Magazine, Pennsylvania Business Central Magazine, and many others.
Jim Treleaven - Senior Practice Executive
Jim Treleaven has had a successful career in industry as the CEO of both public and private technology companies ranging in size from $40 to $500 million. Most recently he was Chairman and CEO of Catalyst International, a NASDAQ listed supply chain software company. He also served as CEO of Global CommerceZone and Visual Intelligence Corp. and as President of the Enterprise Solutions Division of GEAC (D&B Software). He has also held management, engineering, sales and marketing positions at IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank, Moore and Unisys. He has also served as President of DeVry University Chicago, serving 15,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in business and technology.
He received his BS Degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and his PhD in Management (Information Systems and Operations Research) from Case. He has taught at Case and has lectured at several other leading universities. He has published extensively in both refereed and popular journals in fields including human-computer interaction, computer-aided-design, corporate strategy, marketing and finance. He is a frequent speaker and has been featured on CNN and the Financial News Network.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the TechAmerica, the Illinois Technology Association (ITA), and has served as Chair of the National Computer Graphics Association (NCGA). He serves on the advisory Boards of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case and the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University. He is the current President of the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University. Jim is also a member of The Association for Information Systems (AIS), ACM, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and IEEE.