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Acumen Partners Announces Appointment of Industry Veteran, Ed Kisman as New Principal Advisor

“Ed will play a key role in executing on our growth strategy as we continue our evolution to Acumen 3.0. He is a proven leader and industry veteran who will help our clients put greater focus on maximizing the capacity and success of their revenue teams.” said Steve Rowley, Acumen Partners, CEO and Founder. “As organizations evolve they need to make sure they are leaning forward with a comprehensive understanding of their mission, markets, message, people, capacity and competition. Acumen begins every client engagement by using our proprietary technology called DataSlice™ which quickly analyzes stakeholder and market data to define each of these items and highlight strengths and challenges. We move forward with our clients by ensuring that the focus is on short-term, mission critical activities with an eye on long-term success. Ed’s experience across geographies and multi-product technology sales and leadership will be a major asset for Acumen and for our clients.”

Kisman brings to Acumen Partners his 30 years of leadership experience in the professional services and technology sector in companies that offer digital content, library and inventory media systems and classroom audio solutions. Kisman has held executive roles across the spectrum. Beginning in 2002 he served as Vice President of Sales for Follett Software Company, a leading educational solution provider, where he received numerous awards for excellence. Kisman also provided his expertise to Apex Learning and Rourke Educational Media, which are actively challenging students to learn while supporting differential student learning.

Kisman’s skills in rebuilding sales organizations and their sales process has been deepened by his most recent position as Vice President of Sales for FrontRow, a leading Integrated Campus Communication Solution provider. “Ed is a dynamic business leader who takes a hands-on approach and has a track record of executing and driving measurable results,” said Michael Campbell, Vice President, Client Development at Acumen Partners. “He is also a proven leader of highly successful teams. Ed brings bench strength as Acumen’s experts work as a team to meet our client’s business needs. We are excited to have him join us as he is excellent at providing executive coaching and will serve as a strong mentor for other consultants.”

In a statement about his new role, Kisman explains why he is looking forward to joining Acumen Partners, “They are excellent at using data to help companies recognize and acknowledge their potential of shared revenue goals and sales objectives with the promise of quicker and faster results…all while increasing capacity across the organization. Using Acumen’s real-time database and DataSlice technology we can help clients navigate successfully through identified points of high risk with a proven roadmap. I chose to become part of the Acumen Partners team because the combination of their 360° Baseline Assessment, strong partnerships, and a committed team of experts puts us in a strong position in the advising and consulting market as we help clients to more quickly realize their opportunities.”

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