What Colleagues Say about Jim Panagas
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CEO & CO-FOUNDER
"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."
"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."
SR. DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT
"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."
PARTNER / MKTG. STRATEGIST
"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."
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
"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."
DIRECTOR, U.S. OFFICE
"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."
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."
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."
UK-BASED PR CONSULTANT &
"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."
NEW BUSINESS & MKTG. MGR.
"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."
VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT
"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."
"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?"
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
"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."
PROGRAM VICE PRESIDENT
"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."
GLOBAL INDIRECT TAXES
“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.”
SENIOR TAX DIRECTOR
“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.”
“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.”
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."
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW
"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."
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.”
"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."