What Colleagues Say about Jim Panagas

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"Strategic business acumen that's hard to find"

"Strategic business acumen that's hard to find"

VINCE MAYFIELD
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
BIT-WIZARDS
KENTICO PARTNER

"Jim is top notch in his thinking. Not only did he coordinate relations with industry analysts, but he also created unique  stories that helped differentiate Kentico in the marketplace. The PR he produced was professional, well done, insightful, and compelling.

His ability to elicit the support and cooperation of others, quality of work, and strategic business acumen are hard to find. I highly recommend him."

"THE DEFINITION OF PROFESSIONAL... always knows the right thing to do"

"THE DEFINITION OF PROFESSIONAL... always knows the right thing to do"

BRIAN MCKEIVER
CO-OWNER
BIZSTREAM
KENTICO PARTNER

"I've had the pleasure of working collaboratively in the partner channel with Jim for almost 3 years now. He is the definition of professional – always been up and ready for whatever the job is at hand. He impressed me with his communication and preparedness for any PR, Marketing, or Event related task. I also appreciate his vision, knowing what the right thing to do next was."

"a personable, intelligent, and proactive force"

"a personable, intelligent, and proactive force"

BRUCE WILLIAMS
SR. DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT
THUNDER::TECH
KENTICO PARTNER

"As a partner with Kentico and during Jim's tenure, we saw the huge impact he had on the rising tide of awareness and visibility. We benefited greatly from his many strategic efforts. He is a personable, intelligent and proactive force. I can't speak enough of Jim and his friendly smile and welcoming attitude to all. A great asset to any team."

"An amazing resource helping us tell stories that matter"

"An amazing resource helping us tell stories that matter"

ROB BEAN
PARTNER / MKTG.  STRATEGIST
REFACTORED

"I've had the pleasure of working with Jim for several years in support of Kentico Partner and Product marketing efforts. He’s proven to be a dedicated and creative marketer with a strong ability to get stories pitched and placed. He also has an exceptional grasp of the CMS industry. As a PR professional Jim has always been organized, easy to work with, very adept at leveraging technology, includes a strong voice of customer in his article pitches, and has been an amazing resource helping us tell stories that matter. His presence will be greatly missed."

"Saw firsthand his experience and professionalism"

"Saw firsthand his experience and professionalism"

MARK RAYMOND
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
4HILTON, INC.

"Having worked with Jim Panagas for over two years I saw firsthand his experience and professionalism. In his role as Director of PR & Analyst Relations, Jim was instrumental in securing Kentico Software’s placement within the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCM. Beyond this, Jim was able to expand Kentico’s analyst relationships, helping to grow brand awareness and goodwill. What was most impressive was his ability to produce all of the aforementioned results with limited resources. It was an honor working with Jim – he was a mentor and an invaluable member of the US team."

"A dedicated marketer and communicator"

"A dedicated marketer and communicator"

RENATA DUTTON
DIRECTOR, U.S. OFFICE
KENTICO SOFTWARE

"I had the pleasure to work with Jim at Kentico Software. He is a dedicated marketer and communicator with a wide range of skills. His contributions include working collaboratively as part of a global team (managing PR assets in UK, CZ, and Australia, as well as working with regional sales directors); using video interviews to amplify Kentico's PR messaging; building of strong working relationships with Kentico partners, domestically and abroad, and connecting the company with a record number of analysts. He would be a great asset to any company."

"Continually impressed at his professionalism"

"Continually impressed at his professionalism"

"Coordinated global resources with expert management"

"Coordinated global resources with expert management"

"great strategically...and tactically"

"great strategically...and tactically"

BRYAN SOLTIS
TECHNICAL EVANGELIST, KENTICO SOFTWARE

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jim for the past 3 years and am continually impressed at his professionalism and abilities. He was integral in achieving a Gartner Magic Quadrant inclusion for our company, masterfully navigating the analyst relationship waters to achieve success. He also arranged and conducted numerous webinars and videos. Jim would be a valuable asset to any origination."

PAUL MANSER
VP, ASIA PACIFIC REGION
MULBERRY MKTG COMMS

"Jim Panagas is an accomplished global communications professional. I had the pleasure of working with him over a number of years when he acted as the PR and Analyst Relations Director for an international technology business. He drove communi-cations strategy across multiple markets and coordinated all global resources with expert management. The fact that the campaign I worked on achieved results far beyond the client’s profile and budgets is a credit to him."

JIM BUCHANAN
UK-BASED PR CONSULTANT &
CONTENT WRITER

"I worked with Jim as part of a global team across Europe, US, and APAC. He’s great strategically – coordinating the various comms elements, and also tactically – writing/editing content and speaking authoritatively at webinars and events. I look forward to working with him in the future."

"A rare talent to have on any marketing or pr team"

"A rare talent to have on any marketing or pr team"

"establishes relationships with industry influencers"

"establishes relationships with industry influencers"

"brings people together and makes things happen"

"brings people together and makes things happen"

LAURA MYERS
NEW BUSINESS & MKTG.  MGR.
CMS CONNECTED

"Jim has some of the most unique and valuable experience I have come across throughout my time in this industry. I have seen him both in front of the camera as a thought leader and behind the camera curating interviews to ensure the resulting video was on point and on strategy for its designated social/PR purposes. Always a great advocate for his organisation and keyed in on trends, Jim is a rare talent to have on any marketing or PR team."

KAROL JARKOVSKY
VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT
KENTICO SOFTWARE

"Jim is great at establishing personal and long-term relationships with industry influencers, editors, writers, and producers, which helps to get us necessary media exposure. I would highly recommend Jim to any organization that is looking for a leader to help garner maximum publicity for their brand."

CHRIS BLAKE
SENIOR DIRECTOR
MSR COMMUNICATIONS

"Jim Panagas just has a way of bringing people together and making things happen. His work in revamping Kentico's analyst relations program was particularly impressive, resulting in not one but two first-time appearances in Gartner Magic Quadrant reports. He is just one of those individuals who can light people up. How else do you get five influential editors and analysts to fly out to a conference with just a couple of weeks notice? I absolutely loved working with Jim, and who doesn't?"

"changed the narrative for the company"

"changed the narrative for the company"

"Proactive, responsive, and very knowledgeable"

"Proactive, responsive, and very knowledgeable"

"Injects a high level of energy  into marketing initiatives"

"Injects a high level of energy  into marketing initiatives"

ROB PINKAS
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
KPC-GROUP

"Jim Panagas modernized PR & Analyst Relations for Kentico Software. Within his first 15 months on the job, he changed the narrative for the company, briefed a record number of analysts, led and motivated assets around the globe, and helped Kentico make it into several high visibility analyst reports – including the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCM – for the very first time. He is one of those professionals who truly makes a difference."

MELISSA WEBSTER
PROGRAM VICE PRESIDENT
IDC

"I worked with Jim while he was at Kentico Software and can vouch for his analyst relation skills. He's proactive, responsive, very knowledgeable about his company's products, positioning, and strategy. He's a pleasure to work with."

 

 

 

CAMILO MARTINEZ
GLOBAL INDIRECT TAXES
THOMSON REUTERS

“Having had the opportunity to work with Jim Panagas for quite a few years, I witnessed first-hand the high level of energy he injects into marketing initiatives, and how he drives them to flawless execution. He is a thinker who cares deeply about internal and external clients, and goes to great lengths to accomplish business objectives. His pleasant demeanor and gregarious personality make him a pleasure to work with. I recommend him unreservedly.”

"Transformed marketing organization into a highly successful team"

"Transformed marketing organization into a highly successful team"

"would recommend him in a heartbeat"

"would recommend him in a heartbeat"

"Consistently produces high quality work"

"Consistently produces high quality work"

JON ABOLINS
SENIOR TAX DIRECTOR
AVALARA

“Jim Panagas transformed the marketing organization into a world-class, highly successful team. His efforts very quickly raised our profile and media attention. Jim's ability to translate technical issues into concise, understandable and effective communications was a major component of Taxware’s growth and success...I strongly recommend him to lead the marketing function of any organization.”

JAYME FISHMAN
PRESIDENT
RYAN SOFTWARE

“I found Jim Panagas after screening literally hundreds of applicants–I needed someone who could transform our Marketing function, everything from the website, to webinars, print advertising, trade shows, etc. All of the effort was worth it – Jim did an outstanding Job and I would recommend him in a heartbeat.”

GWIL JONES
CHIEF SALES OFFICER, NEWS DIVISION AT NEWSBANK

"Jim consistently produces high quality work and finds creative ways to drive lead generation for the sales organization. He created a high quality seminar program that went from city to city across the U.S. Attendance was solid, which produced leads that turned into sales. 'High quality' is mentioned a few times here because when I think of Jim, I think high quality."

"accomplished things I could only imagine"

"accomplished things I could only imagine"

"A consummate professional and the embodiment of collegiality"

"A consummate professional and the embodiment of collegiality"

"A hugely energetic, highly focused marketing executive"

"A hugely energetic, highly focused marketing executive"

RICHARD AINSWORTH
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW
 BOSTON UNIVERSITY

"During the six years Jim Panagas and I worked together on webinars and thought leadership marketing, he accomplished things I could only imagine...We were fortunate to find him. I never have an idea, a paper, or a presentation that I do not pass through his filter first – not because it's required, but because it always improves the outcome."

DON CRANE
COPYWRITER. CREATIVE DIRECTOR. CONTENT ARCHITECT. BRAINSTORMING FACILITATOR. CREATIVE THINKING TRAINER. ACTOR.

“I worked with Jim Panagas at both Taxware and ADP and found him to be a hugely energetic, highly focused marketing executive who has a knack for increasing product visibility and demand. He takes his role seriously, understands the big picture, and consistently shows the drive to execute marketing plans.  I consider him a great asset to any well-run organization.”

DAVE GIOIA
AUTHOR &
NOVELIST

"I've known Jim Panagas for many years and have worked with him as a freelance writer, director, and producer on marketing communications projects...He is a consummate professional and the embodiment of collegiality. All large and important projects have their moments of crisis. Jim has the ability to remain calm, clearheaded, and encouraging through difficult times and ultimately bring out his team's best work."