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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.

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. 

Kelly Mallozzi

Sales Coach — Kelly Mallozzi

With 30 years of print sales obsession, Kelly brings passion and commitment to every sales challenge. She’s experienced in coaching, mentoring, developing, and motivating salespeople and sales teams. Contact Kelly to help you quickly assess, strategize, and implement programs to grow sales.

She offers free sales enablement assessments for VMA members.

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. 

VMA Special: Free energy audit for members

Steve Brooks

Occupational Saftey and OSHA Expert – Steven Brooks

SafetyNet Inc. has over 25 years of experience in occupational safety and health.  They have helped hundreds of companies improve their safety program and are experts in OSHA compliance.  They can provide safety audits, training, and consulting services to help develop and implement a safety management system.  40% off the audit services for VMA members.

VMA is the partner you need to build, innovate, grow, and protect your business.

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