Acumen Partners Articles

Recruiting in the World of Start-ups

Recruiting in the World of Start-ups

Who would benefit most from the services of a recruiter? It is actually the Start-Up! One essential hire – whether in sales, operations or general management could cut in half the time required to move from start-up to growth.

Gloria ElliottRecruiting in the World of Start-ups
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Acumen and Unravelling ESSA – a Timeline

Acumen and Unravelling ESSA – a Timeline

Acumen Partners, as part of our due diligence for ourself and our client companies, keeps up-to-date on political and economic trends that effect education and the companies that provide programs for educators.  Our staff has the ability and the capacity to analyze changes and provide warnings when new programs or regulations are on the horizon.  Acumen Partners followed the unheralded adoption of ESSA as it quickly made its way through the legislative system and finally reached President Obama’s desk in December of 2015.

Gloria ElliottAcumen and Unravelling ESSA – a Timeline
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Becoming a Data-Driven Organization

Becoming a Data-Driven Organization

Human beings collect data points from the day they are born. As they grow and experience more things, they put those data points into a context. Every human considers those data points and the corresponding context to guide their next steps. This is of tremendous value when you’re considering decisions like banging your head against the wall. (Example: “Do I have enough data points to know that I will get a headache? I do! Let’s NOT do that,” thinks my learned 5-year old. “HUH?” says my curious 4-year old, followed by a very surprised, “Ow!” He needs more data points.) 

Ellen RuaneBecoming a Data-Driven Organization
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Aligning Your Revenue Goals with Sales Objectives

We, at Acumen Partners, have had the opportunity to work with many talented people across all walks of life and industry. Our team has been associated with many great organizations. Recently, we have had conversations with senior leaders from across various business landscapes and have discussed the challenges executives and their sales teams face in achieving their primary revenue goals. This challenge, as we all know, is nothing new! Revenue Challenges come at different times within an organization and often wear different cloaks.

Ed KismanAligning Your Revenue Goals with Sales Objectives
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Acumen Partners Announces Appointment of Industry Veteran, Ed Kisman as New Principal Advisor

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

Kisman will play leading role in Acumen Partners growth strategy with a data-driven approach to sales

(Manhattan, KS) January 19, 2017 — Acumen Partners, the leader in data-driven advising for small to mid-sized organizations, announced today that Ed Kisman joined the firm as Principal Advisor. He joins a growing team of respected experts and will be a complement to Acumen Partner’s expanded focus on helping companies take a data-driven approach to sales and providing their revenue team with powerful tools for growth.

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