Episode 54

November 15, 2023

Innovations in Vertical SaaS: The Professional Services Cloud w/ Michael Speranza

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On this episode of The Professional Services Pursuit Banoo is joined by Kantata’s CEO, Michael Speranza. They discuss the dramatic shifts that have taken place in the professional services industry over the past 12 months and the pressure that's placed on businesses. They also dive into how vertical SaaS solutions are reshaping the future of PS and helping organizations to overcome the arduous task of achieving more with less.

Other key topics include:

  • The trends and rate of change the industry has experienced in the last 12 months
  • Technologies role in adapting to major changes
  • The fundamental difference between the PS Cloud and legacy PSA tools
  • How PS Cloud technology goes beyond project success and financials
  • The cost of avoiding change
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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.