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Whether you’re looking for advice on HR matters, buying or selling a company, or sales and marketing questions, we’ve located the best professional consultants.  

These folks are experts in their area of specialty and in the print, packaging, label, and agency business and can help counsel and guide you. 

Contact shannon@visualmediaalliance.org for more information regarding consultants.

enny Wiegley – WEL Counsel

Human Resources Law Attorney — Jenny Wiegley

When you need help with an employee matter or answers to your HR questions, VMA has partnered with Human Resources Attorney Jenny Wiegley who is there to give you friendly, knowledgeable assistance with a complimentary 20-minute initial consultation – all included with your membership. 


Marketing Consultant — Sonali Shah

Need some advice on email marketing, social media, generating leads, or other marketing insights?   

VMA’s very own Sonali Shah brings nearly two decades of marketing, communications, and branding expertise to help you boost your brand and engage audiencesRely on her wide experience and b2b expertise to help you craft successful marketing strategies.

Paul V. Reilly – New Direction Parners”

Mergers & Acquisitions Consultant — Paul Reilly

With more than a decades experience in mergers and acquisitions, Reilly has a unique understanding of the graphic arts industry. As the former CEO of one of North America’s leading graphics communications firms, he knows what it takes to manage the complexities of business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, and more.  

If you’re exploring the idea of selling your business or buying another one, reach out to Paul! 

Jim Russell

Mergers & Acquisitions Consultant — Jim Russel

New Direction Partners have closed hundreds of M&A deals in the printing, packaging and display graphics industries.  New Direction Partners will represent selling shareholders, help with acquisition or valuation services, capital formation and financing, as well as strategic planning. 

Bill Farquharson – Aspire For

Sales Trainer and Coach — Bill Farquharson

For more than 35 years, Bill Farquharson has been providing sales training and coaching through his online portal, the Sales Vault.  

VMA members can access the vault’s workshops, on-demand sales courses, and live peer-to-peer discussion at a discounted rate — and the first month is free! 

Leslie Groene – Groene Consulting

Strategic Selling Coach — Leslie Groene

Leslie Groene is one of the coaching superstars in the world of corporate sales as well as a business development trainer, executive consultant and author. Her background is in the paper and printing industries as a sales rep and sales manager.  

She helps her clients focus on revenue generation and profit growth. She authored the business strategy book, “Picture Yourself & the Life You Want” and is a nationally-renowned motivational speaker.  

Michaeel Lewis – APPI Energy

Sustainability and Energy Conservation Coach — Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is Senior Client Advisor at APPI Energy, an energy management solutions firm.  APPI helps businesses reduce their energy demand and costs and increase sustainability. They provide tailored solutions to help you set and meet your energy goals while reducing overall energy costs.  

APPI Energy can analyze your energy usage, evaluate your energy bill, deliver a green-apples-to-green-apples comparison of supplier prices and contracts, and negotiate a supply solution tailored to your budgetary needs and sustainability goals. 

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