Below are comments from company leaders who have worked with Tom Hagerty.
"Your presence at the company brought much needed guidance to an environment that was a cauldron of new ideas. Your steady hand was a key factor that enabled the company to triple in value from a share price of $3 to an exit sales price of over $9 in eighteen months time."
- Maxine Clark
CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Member, Board of Directors, Wave Technologies, Inc.
"Perhaps your biggest accomplishment was improving the marketing message by delineating three clearly defined target markets. This approach made revenues grow and selling costs go down. You put together a team, inside and outside, that established a foundation for growth."
- Brian Blatt
Owner, First DeFence, Inc.
"The fist year you spent with us, our revenues grew 37%. Your work on positioning helped us identify market segments that would be profitable for us. Most significantly, you gave us the focus to double our effort in the financial sector with such industries as banking, insurance and securities trading. Your research also served as a foundation for future analysis of other profitable market segments. The professional job you did has built credibility with our investors and Board."
- Kathleen Anton
CEO, COMPROSE, Inc.
"You came in and quickly built a strong support team for the sales force.
People were working together toward clearly defined goals; and they were
pulling together, helping each other succeed. You motivated people by challenging them to think of better ways to do things and focus on ways to improve profitability."
- Richard Baun
Executive Vice President of Sales, Wave Technologies
"Your insights about which markets to approach always challenged us to think harder and to justify decisions. You helped us think through issues around critical mass—how we could leverage our constrained, internal strengths to achieve a strong, sustainable position in the markets available to us."
- Tom Siegel
Owner, WTI, Inc.
"I greatly appreciated your perseverance and your imaginative solutions to complex problems. First, you demonstrated that the transaction could be consummated within the legal requirements of both GSK and Washington University. Second, you showed that each party would benefit from the relationship whether its agenda was profit or research for the benefit of women suffering from ovarian cancer."
- David G. Mutch
M.D., Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine
"You provided the benchmarking, general research and writing that supported me in my conversations with deans, department chairs and other leaders within the institution. I was able to convey the need for change and the extent to which we had researched all the issues completely. We had been told that the change would be ‘impossible’…With the change, Washington University entered a new phase of productivity with regard to technology transfer."
- Theodore Cicero
Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, former Vice Chancellor for Research, Washington University
Through its marketing and operations advisory support, Voyager will bring value whether your company is facing a turnaround, re-direction to harness company assets better, or major new opportunity in your markets.