Rick Shaver, co-owner of The Hive Strategic Marketing Inc.

In all my years in sales and marketing I have never worked with anyone who can methodically synthesize a value proposition in such a compelling way. He has “pied piper” qualities – his enthusiasm, passion, energy and sense of humour are infectious. When he’s involved in a pitch you always feel like you’re going to win it - the bar is raised when he’s involved in a project. Understanding how to stay ahead of the competitive curve is second nature to him – he is a true innovator. He understands the art and the science of selling! rshaver@thehiveinc.com