What People Are Saying About R&G

David Peckinpaugh, President, Maritz Global Events:
"I have worked with Amy and Stephanie for many years and they are truly unique in our industry. They will help you uncover new and incremental opportunities for your destination and be invaluable members of your sales organization. I hired Stephanie and then Amy back in the early 2000's at what was then Conferon to start our business development efforts. They did a fantastic job for us and drove more than $10M in sales revenues during their time. When I was running the San Diego CVB, I recruited them away and hired them both to run our lead gen programs there. When I left the CVB, I encourage them to go out on their own. I hired them for work at both HelmsBriscoe and then during my first year at Maritz. Since that time I have referred them to the St. Louis CVA where they worked for John Bettag for several years and then more recently to the Atlantic City CVB, and the Greater Birmingham CVB.”

Barry G Hoehn/MBA, CME, CHSP, Director of Convention Sales & Marketing Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau:
“Recently, we began the process of purging our accounts that had not been worked in many years, they kept getting transferred to other sales managers, continually up-traced and never worked. In the first three (3) months that R&G Business Development Solutions, Inc. took on this project they have brought to Birmingham 47,606 total room nights for $4,760,000 potential revenue; have found 29 referral leads with sales appointments representing a potential 22,844 attendees for Birmingham, and they average over $1.5 million/month in prospect revenue. Their team are like ‘dogs after a bone’ they don’t give up on an account until Steph says so! When we began our 2016 Budget Process and had R&G Business Development Solutions in the plan, I had a lot of upper management asking why we don’t hire a college intern to do this work. A college intern would not have the capability to be as thorough as R&G is. Thank you Dave Peckinpaugh for recommending R&G.”

Demea Metcalf, Director of Sales, Destination Irvine:
“R&G Business Development Solutions certainly live up to their name. Stephanie and Amy are experts at prospecting and seeing them in action over the last six months has been a pleasure. They are organized and persistent, which in turn, ensures positive results. Destination Irvine has benefited greatly from the moment they were activated and will probably reap the benefits of expanding our Client outreach efforts for years to come.”

John Bettag, Executive Vice President of Sales, St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission:
“R&G's team was invaluable to our sales organization. For four years their ability to identify new business opportunities for St. Louis helped to keep the sales team focused, while populating the sales funnel. Whether it is corporate, association, or government business they gave our organization that edge to consistently succeed.”

Michael Burns, Senior Vice President of Convention Sales & Services, Destination Cleveland:
"We worked with R&G for two years to help pre-qualify old data base contacts and generate new opportunities for Cleveland. Their work is thorough, timely and always accurate. I would highly recommend them if your goal is more business… they are truly an extension of our sales team in every way”

Brad Weaber, Chief Operations Officer, Connections Housing:
“R&G epitomizes the best in the business as it relates to the professional research and outreach of new business opportunities for our company. Not only have their tireless efforts resulted in highly qualified lead opportunities but they have virally put our company’s name on the map as far as brand recognition in the meeting and event industry. Their can-do attitudes and ability to turn on a dime with a variety of projects have made them an invaluable partner. We are well served by R&G!”

Dave Lutz, Managing Director, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting:
“Stephanie rocks! Great attitude, self-driven, superior out-put, high quality lead generation and a real team player. Pretty much everything you would ever want out of a high quality business development professional!”

Terrance Donnelly, Vice President of Sales, Experient Inc.:
“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Amy while she was a Business Development Manager at Experient. She had the uncanny ability to not only 'bird dog' lucrative sales opportunities but also gracefully uncover all the necessary information."