Episode 70

June 27, 2024

Elevating Client Partnerships: Building Trust and Driving Revenue w/ Jacob Parks

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Welcome to another episode of the Professional Services Pursuit! This week Brent sits down with Jacob Parks, the president of Profitable Ideas Exchange (PIE) and co-author of the renowned book Never Say Sell: How the World’s Best Consulting and Professional Services Firms Expand Client Relationships. They discuss the importance of trust-building, effective cross-selling strategies, and how firms can leverage AI and other technologies to stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of consulting and professional services.

Other topics covered in this conversation include:

  • Practical tips and strategies to build trust and expanding client relationships
  • How to effectively cross-sell services
  • The importance of being at the center of solving your clients problems
  • What the biggest consulting firms do differently
  • The role of AI in Professional Services - how technology is transforming business development
  • How AI is impacting consulting businesses and their ability to land, expand, be stickier, and sell value to their clients

Find out more about Profitable Ideas Exchange by checking out their website and be sure to pick up a copy of Jacob’s book, at your local book retailer or here.

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Banoo Behboodi

Vice President, Success Engineering

Banoo Behboodi is a 20+ year software and services leader with extensive experience executing change initiatives with oversight of Customer Success, Professional Services and Delivery and Consulting functions. Banoo’s earlier experiences with AT&T Mobility, Coca-Cola Company and Ernst & Young leading key transformational and compliance projects, provided the foundation needed to be an effective leader and a change agent with a customer first mindset. Banoo is passionate about driving continuous improvement through sharing best practices and empowering resources through technology and analytics to optimize performance and job satisfaction while driving business outcomes.


Brent Trimble

Vice President, Value Engineering

Brent brings more than 15+ year’s of leadership experience in Management Consulting, Strategic Delivery, Marketing services and product development firms to his technology role at Kantata. As the VP of Value Engineering and the Managing Director of Marketing Service & Agency Vertical, he specializes in identifying process improvement potential, business optimization and key health metrics for alignment and orientation.

With deep business understanding through an operator lens - Brent works with Kantata partner firms to refine intrinsic and extrinsic value drivers - giving firm principals the focus required for adoption, mobilization, value realization and ultimately - success.

Prior to joining Kantata, Brent was a client of the platform and held positions at Interpublic Group, Accenture, WPP, and independent marketing consulting firms.