Testimonials

Payam Taaghol

Executive Chairman at FinThrive

“Alan has a strategic mind and gains the respect of the ELT and the board rapidly to execute on delivering results rapidly. 

I had the pleasure of working with Alan at nThrive (rebranded to FinThrive) as our interim CMO. Alan is a highly experienced CMO that understands the Private Equity model, value creation, and the associated ROI models. 

Alan’s ability in assessing, benchmarking, augmenting organizational gaps, tackling the demand generation engine and prioritizing marketing spend is outstanding. He has a wealth of specialist resources at his disposal that can accelerate marketing transformation and he uses them wisely. As an experienced executive, Alan has a strategic mind and gains the respect of the ELT and the board rapidly to execute on delivering results rapidly.”

Kevin Ruane

CMO Precisely

 

“As a global software leader transforming rapidly under private equity ownership, Precisely must operate with great speed and agility to stay out in front of market trends. One of the ways we’ve done this within the Precisely Marketing organization is to engage Alan and Demand Revenue to apply focus and industry best practices to key initiatives”

“As a global software leader transforming rapidly under private equity ownership, Precisely must operate with great speed and agility to stay in front of market trends. One of the ways we’ve done this within the Precisely Marketing organization is to engage Alan and Demand Revenue to apply focus and industry best practices to key initiatives.” 

“Alan’s knowledge of go-to-market strategy, Marketing organizational design, and cross-functional alignment has made a meaningful impact on our business in a short amount of time. Alan’s partnership and guidance will help us maximize our results this year and set us up for sustained success in the future.”

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Kevin Kemmerer

CEO Brightly Software, a Siemens company

“Alan played a key role on our executive leadership team…to develop 3-year winning moves and annual business strategies, placing critical emphasis on growth strategies and creating a remarkable customer experience. “

“Alan Gonsenhauser served as our Interim CMO / Fractional CMO at Brightly Software, a Siemens Company, from August, 2022 through January 2023. During this time, Alan played a key role on our executive leadership team, and in driving stability and alignment within the 25+ person global marketing team.

Alan brought a wealth of expertise and leadership to the role, quickly stabilizing the marketing organization during a time of significant change and our Siemens integration. He reorganized the marketing leadership team and filled open roles, some from his network, providing the foundation for the team to move forward with confidence. He also led the teams that drove initial integration activities, including the rebranding and new corporate mission, vision, and employer brand launches, and launched integrated campaign framework, ideal customer profile, ROI price positioning, and martech evaluation projects.

Additionally, Alan worked closely with the demand team on improvement initiatives and empowered the team to make decisions which accelerated the demand engine and martech stack. Over his 6-month tenure, the team significantly accelerated MQL, SQL, and marketing-sourced ARR results.

He worked closely with the Executive Leadership Team to develop 3-year winning moves and annual business strategies, placing critical emphasis on growth strategies and creating a remarkable customer experience. He also led the marketing teams through the annual planning and budgeting process which were compressed from months to weeks moving to the 9/30 Siemens Fiscal Year-end.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend Alan Gonsenhauser for future Interim CMO, Fractional CMO, or CMO Executive Advisor and coaching roles. His passion for driving results and building strong relationships combined with his expertise and broad network, make him a valuable asset to any team. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.”

Rick Pleczko

CEO, Operating Executive Group, CapStreet Group; Vice Chairman, FinThrive Board

“As a seasoned CMO, he worked incredibly well with our leadership team and our private equity sponsors to deliver a very successful outcome.”

“Alan was our Interim CMO at FinThrive while we were undergoing a brand transformation and scaling up our demand generation engine.

As a seasoned CMO, he worked incredibly well with our leadership team and our private equity sponsors to deliver a very successful outcome. Given my experience, I’ve recommended Alan for additional interim CMO assignments.”

Cheryl Alden

CMO FinThrive

“He is a trusted counsel to help marketing leaders understand what good looks like, then offer practical tools to help you get there.”

“Alan has an incredible knowledge base in modern marketing strategies and how to drive growth through operational excellence.

His decades of experience in healthcare marketing and knowing how to navigate the unique challenges of this segment are extremely valuable. I have known Alan through his time with Sirius Decisions, Forrester and now through his own consultancy. He is a trusted counsel to help marketing leaders understand what good looks like, then offer practical tools to help you get there.”

Jeffrey Becker

Vice President, Portfolio Marketing FinThrive 

“Alan was instrumental in standing up a best practice CX/Voice of the Customer program for our organization. He worked with my customer marketing team, as well as our customer organization leaders to help us launch our NPS program.

“Alan was instrumental in standing up a best practice CX/Voice of the customer program for our organization. He worked with my customer marketing team, as well as our customer organization leaders to help us launch our NPS program.”

“He then led the implementation of our organization’s inner loop / outer loop program, allowing us to take immediate action on specific customer issues discovered during NPS surveying periods, while driving overall organizational improvement by analyzing common themes found in the NPS results and prioritizing mitigation plans. Our feedback loop architecture has since expanded well beyond NPS and the core tenants established by Alan have guided our expansion efforts to date, delivering strong CX improvements for our customers. I would recommend Alan for any organization looking to create cross-functional alignment focused on CX improvement.”

Tomasz Lisewski

Global CMO, Philips Healthcare

“Alan provided significant value as a trusted Marketing Advisor and partner to me with Philip’s global product-to-audience transformation of our marketing organizations.”

“Alan provided significant value as a trusted Marketing Advisor and partner to me with Philip’s global product-to-audience transformation of our marketing organizations.

He presented to our CEO in Amsterdam and built relationships on multiple levels, helping us with organization design, change management, focusing on growth segments and audiences, and key metrics to track our progress. Alan’s knowledge of our healthcare segments and continuity of care was very helpful. I depended on him as a valuable resource to me as CMO.”

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Justin Yap

COO Linus Health; Now CEO Aural Analytics

“He promoted the company by submitting its product to Time Magazine as one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021, for which we ultimately won recognition – and this was a major marketing milestone for the company.

“Alan is a proactive, forward-thinking marketing professional and a pleasure to work with. We engaged him at Linus Health as a fractional Chief Marketing Officer and in a short time he took the lead in giving structure to the marketing organization. He also promoted the company submitting its product to Time Magazine as one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021, for which we ultimately won recognition – and this was a major marketing milestone for the company. I would highly recommend Alan to any company looking for a fractional CMO or an adviser to a CMO.”

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Kyle Chumas

Vice President Marketing, Microdesk / Symetri USA

He helped me onboard as I took on a new role and guided my participation as a marketing lead in our organization’s long-term growth planning.”

I enjoyed working with Alan as a coach during the fall of 2022. He helped me onboard as I took on a new role and guided my participation as a marketing lead in our organization’s long-term growth planning. Alan has a wealth of knowledge and experience and truly knows what it takes to build a successful marketing program from strategy to execution. He understands best practices, leverages industry trends, and has delivered proven results.

I highly encourage anyone looking for a CMO coach or a consultant to enhance their marketing efforts to reach out to Alan.

Melanie Marcus

CMO Surescripts

“Alan has been a trusted source of best practice and coaching for me for almost ten years. In my marketing transformation journey, Alan has helped me establish investment priorities…”

“Alan has been a trusted source of best practice and coaching for me for almost ten years. In my marketing transformation journey, Alan has helped me establish investment priorities, assess organizational alignment, implement a campaign framework and systematize marketing strategy. His partnership has been invaluable.”

Martijn Tel

CFO SiriusDecisions; Now CFO GLG

“When it comes to advising healthcare clients, Alan Gonsenhauser commands the room.

“When it comes to advising healthcare clients, Alan Gonsenhauser commands the room. I worked with Alan for five years at SiriusDecisions where he was CMO Executive Advisor and Global Healthcare Segment Director, and I served as the CFO.

Alan consistently managed to grow his practice and retain and expand his client base. I attribute this to his deep industry and subject matter expertise and commitment to client outcomes. I highly recommend Alan for either a Chief Marketing Officer or CMO Executive Advisor role. “

Kristi Einhorn

Marketing Capabilities and Functional Excellence at Medtronic

Alan empowers leaders to deliver results aligned to organizational goals and aspirations.”

“Alan empowers leaders to deliver results aligned to organizational goals and aspirations. My partnership with Alan started several years ago to develop a roadmap for marketing and communications excellence within the healthcare and medical technology sector. As a strategic thought partner, Alan listens to understand, breaks down complex information in simple terms, and shares ready to use strategies and tactics empowering teams to advance to the next level.”

Jeff Petry

CMO Premier;   Now Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting,

“Alan was instrumental in helping to shape my marketing strategy as a “first time” CMO.

“Alan was instrumental in helping to shape my marketing strategy as a “first time” CMO. He brings both a pragmatic framework to marketing through his experience and vast network across many industry segments as well all as an innovative mindset to compete in a digital world. Alan’s professionalism and ability to translate obscure marketing language to the c-suite was a huge contributor to the success of our marketing organization. Pleasure to work with and hope to have the opportunity to do so again.”

Steve Hardy

VP Marketing, PerkinElmer;  Now CMO at Prophix

“Alan is a tremendous resource for senior leaders undergoing growth and transformation.

“Alan is a tremendous resource for senior leaders undergoing growth and transformation. His advise on counsel on all things from organization design and structure to customer centricity and alignment of marketing strategy to corporate goals have proved invaluable in various leadership roles. He brings a wealth of experience and practical tips on how to quickly get impact, plus he’s just a great guy to work with.”

Norman Guadagno

CMO Carbonite;   Now CMO Mimecast

“Alan was a key partner in helping me plan for marketing organizational change, integration of a team due to M&A, and our overall GTM evolution.”

“Alan was a key partner in helping me plan for marketing organizational change, integration of a team due to M&A, and our overall GTM evolution. He is experienced and knowledgeable about the space, having both done the work and helped dozens of other leaders as an advisor. He is also extremely easy to work with and generous in his approach to helping others. As a CMO, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking we know it all (we don’t), and finding people like Alan to help remind us that there are many ways to solve problems is always a gift. He can range from the very strategic to the highly practical, and he keeps his commitments. You should know him, work with him, and learn from him if you get the opportunity.”

Kathy English

CMO Vocera,  a Stryker Company

“Alan is the best consultant and confident for a newly emerging CMO.

“I was a client of Alan’s while he led the healthcare practice at Sirius Decisions. I had forever been a fan of the Sirius demand generation framework while I worked for Cisco. However, as a new VP of Marketing at Vocera, I needed support from someone that knew the healthcare market and how to grow a marketing team to be innovative, relevant and results oriented. Alan was the perfect prescription. He helped me with org design, determining how to move from a VP of Marketing to a CMO, how to leverage the tools to assess brand strength when integrating a newly acquired company, and helped me to develop a strategy to evolve field marketing as the company expanded its international focus. Alan is the best consultant and confident for a newly emerging CMO.”

Jack Androvich

Forrester High Tech Vertical Lead;     Ex-VP, SiriusDecisions Consulting

“If you’re looking beyond just incrementally improving effectiveness, growth and profitability and want to think differently for new and better outcomes, make sure you call Alan first.”

“I’ve been honored to work alongside Alan for the past 6 years and I can say he’s a unique treasure for marketing and healthcare execs seeking pragmatic and successful transformations. As a former CMO and General Manager of both realms he easily moves between them threading strategy, practicality and seasoned advice to make a positive business impact with and for them. Who else but Alan would you take to a meeting with the CEO of an $18B healthcare company (Philips) desperately trying to reinvent itself? So, if you’re looking beyond just incrementally improving effectiveness, growth and profitability and want to think differently for new and better outcomes, make sure you call Alan first.”

Claire Julian

Senior Healthcare Strategic Accounts, Forrester and SiriusDecisions

“During Alan’s tenure with our Healthcare team, it quickly became the fastest growing vertical in the company for several years running.

“I’ve had the great fortune and distinct pleasure of working with Alan Gonsenhauser for the past 6+ years at SiriusDecisions >> Forrester Research. During Alan’s tenure with our Healthcare team, it quickly became the fastest growing vertical in the company for several years running. Alan’s brilliance, extensive background across executive functions and his ability to establish rapport with our clients and prospects always makes him a “must have” relationship, in which he serves as a valuable peer and excellent coach. Alan’s “can do” attitude, willingness to help, and expertise in relating with the C-suite audience is my secret weapon for winning new customers and making them happy clients.”

Jay Gaines

CMO Forrester and Marketing Executive Services;  Now CMO AgentSynch​

He led the development and ongoing management of our Healthcare vertical business, which became SiriusDecisions’ fastest-growing segment with our best client retention.

“Alan reported to me when I was leading SiriusDecisions’ Marketing Executive Services. After making the great decision to hire him, Alan quickly emerged as a top executive analyst working closely with chief marketing officers at our most valued accounts. He led the development and ongoing management of our Healthcare vertical business, which became SiriusDecisions’ fastest-growing segment with our best client retention. In addition to being a deeply knowledgeable and experienced advisor to our CMO clients, Alan is also is also an excellent relationship builder and business leader. The connections he made with clients drove exceptional engagement and retention, and his business acumen drove exceptional growth and expansion. While Alan’s primary focus was on the healthcare segment, he engaged with and delivered value to top clients across industries due to his strong B2B marketing knowledge, inspirational communication and presentation skills, and ability to network with and engage executives as a peer. It was a genuine pleasure working with Alan, and I can wholeheartedly recommend him for any marketing or business leadership role.”

Jason Driggers

Senior Director, Key Accounts, Forrester;

 

“Alan’s impressive marketing leadership skills are matched by the genuine kindness he extends to his clients and colleagues.

“Alan’s impressive marketing leadership skills are matched by the genuine kindness he extends to his clients and colleagues. I’ve had the pleasure to work with him over the last year and witness firsthand his skill in engaging marketing leaders on important strategic topics, including organization design, change management, and digital transformation. These positive and impactful interactions helped educate our clients on the concepts and frameworks they should use, and important lessons to learn from, to enhance their strategies and execute more effectively. One mutual client (ThermoFisher) recently provided feedback that illustrates Alan’s approach to working with clients. The client shared they’ve had many different experiences with analyst meetings from different meetings and using different models. Alan was the first one in this sort of setting to not just answer questions in a general sense but actually take the time to understand their business, their business needs, and then help them frame the right questions and how to address them.”

Ryan King

VP Demand Generation at Brightly Software, a Siemens Company

“Alan empowered the team to make decisions and provided the runway for the team to achieve demand targets that were previously considered unattainable.

“Alan was our interim CMO at Brightly as we were launching a new brand and going through the process of being acquired by Siemens. Alan stepped into an ever-changing situation and provided stability of leadership and support when the team needed it. I was particularly impressed by the relationships that Alan took the time to build and the depth of knowledge he acquired to make sure he was providing educated perspectives that would benefit the growth of the business. He provided thought provoking ideas, feedback, coaching, and perspectives that challenged our operations and ways of thinking. Alan also empowered the team to make decisions and provided the runway for the team to achieve demand targets that were previously considered unattainable.

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Andrea Vollman

SVP Marketing Strategy & Product Marketing at Brightly Software, a Siemens Company

“During a time of immense change – both at Brightly and within our Marketing team – Alan stepped in to lead as our interim CMO. From the onset, it was clear he cared about our team, the business and our customers.

He listened, asked questions, challenged and probed. Not only did Alan provide a consistent and stable presence on the team, but he also drove impact across several facets of our business. Specifically, he evolved our team’s org structure (even recommending some strong candidates to join our team), helped us to better define our ICPs, advocated for deeper focus on customer advocacy and drove important brand strategy decisions. I am grateful for his contributions and support.

Bernd Leger

CMO
CornerstoneOnDemand
 

“Alan’s expertise helped us accelerate our thought process across the strategic aspects”

If you are a marketing leader and are looking for help with your marketing strategy, organizational design operations, and execution across all marketing domains, I highly recommend Alan. Using his vast experience as a CMO and industry analyst, we specifically leveraged Alan’s expertise to help us across multiple projects to help identify our ideal customer profile and create a framework for integrated campaigns. Alan’s expertise helped us accelerate our thought process across the strategic aspects and also the operationalization of how we would implement changes in our segmentation and campaign execution.

Virginia Brailey

Vice President, Marketing and Strategy
ADP

“Alan was an invaluable advisor to me in my CMO role”

Alan was an invaluable advisor to me in my CMO role, providing support and guidance in my ongoing quest to stay externally focused. And I often referenced the C-Suite dashboards we collaborated on in my CMO and CEO roles. The types of dashboards and marketing tools Alan provided were always useful (not overly complex) and helped to convey a clear marketing value story.

Alisa Barber

Chief Marketing Officer, Paysafe

He is a fantastic marketing leader with extensive background as a CMO and brings a unique blend of strategic acumen and hands-on expertise. 

I have the privilege of being mentored by Alan. He is a fantastic marketing leader with extensive background as a CMO and brings a unique blend of strategic acumen and hands-on expertise. Alan’s methodical approach emphasizes crafting the right foundation before executing impactful plans. His mentorship, honed through guiding many senior marketing executives, distinguishes him as a leader committed not only to strategic excellence but also to the growth and success of those he mentors. If you are seeking a seasoned professional who can translate vision into action, accelerate organizational success, and provide invaluable mentorship, Alan is the ideal choice for anyone in need of a CMO coach. Alan’s assistance in transitioning from an interim to a full-time CMO role was invaluable.

Chris Huff

Chief Growth Officer at Tungsten Automation
 

“True professional. All resulting in a very successful brand launch at our annual sales kick off event.”

True professional. We recently executed a company rebrand and engaged Alan as an Advisor. Alan brought a strong Private Equity background that identified several ‘unknowns’ which allowed me to allocate resources efficiently. This was especially helpful as my team executed cross-functional governance and designed success metrics to drive success. Alan remained consistent and steadfast in his advice which kept us focused on the most important priorities. All resulting in a very successful brand launch at our annual sales kick off event.

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