Marshall Ruffin - President and CEO "a trusted advisor who has been instrumental in helping us construct our business strategy" I have enjoyed and benefited from Dave's counsel to my company. He listens carefully to our situation, challenges, and objectives, raises insightful questions, leads constructive discussion, and provides experienced recommendations as well as expert review of work along the way. Dave is a trusted advisor who has been instrumental in helping us clarify and construct our business strategy, model, target markets, competitive positioning, messaging, and value propositions along with an investor pitch deck. I have no hesitation recommending Dave's services to other entrepreneurs to help them start and finance their business ideas.
Dan O'Sullivan - CEO and Founder "His product and services expertise is clearly evident." David is great to work with. He is cordial, professional, listens well to understand your needs, and collaborates openly with you to develop solutions for moving forward. His product and services expertise is clearly evident in the way he approaches your business situation and the high quality assistance, guidance, and advice that he provides. I recommend Fast Forward Consulting for product and service problem solving and planning.
Dick Hyatt - CEO and President "did a great job to develop a mission critical process that enables us to scale" Dave did a great job as a consultant for Decisiv to define, develop, and document a mission critical process that enables us to more efficiently scale and grow the business. He applied strong communication, prioritization, and project management skills to quickly learn about our business, provide a preliminary process proposal, and lead teams from all levels of several functional areas across disparate locations to collaboratively and constructively critique, revise, evolve, and refine that process into a valuable reusable asset for everyone involved. Dave also applied his extensive experience with strategic partners to identify the need for and select a third party who bolstered and accelerated our capability to apply key steps of the process moving forward. I highly recommend Fast Forward Consulting, LLC for your process, project, and business management needs.
Harris Romanoff - Co-Founder and CEO "a very high capacity for strategic thinking" Dave played a key role in the research and definition of a new digital scanning service for The Neat Company. He demonstrated sharp product management skills, particularly in the areas of user needs, competitive analysis, partnerships, business modeling, and product positioning. Dave was great to work with and demonstrated a very high capacity for strategic thinking as well as attention to detail. I would definitely hire Dave again and strongly recommend him for consulting as well as full-time product management employment.
Vince Ferraro - Global Chief Marketing Officer "growing the businesses - literally from startup to its hyper growth stage" I remember Dave as a well-rounded, strategic business/marketing manager and leader while he worked in HP. Dave had numerous contributions when he was in the company. Probably the biggest was the leadership role he had in establishing HP's color inkjet single and multifunction products and then growing the businesses - literally from startup to its hyper growth stage. As a manager, Dave cared about his people, was open and honest, and well organized.
Lori Seal - CEO "collaborative and engaging" I have had the pleasure to work with Dave Horn for a number of years. During that time, Dave has proven to be a dedicated and hardworking team player. He has consistently shown himself to be collaborative and engaging while also maintaining an enthusiastic command of the details that drive the business. Dave is an experienced leader who cares about the organization and the colleagues he serves.
Sandra Horvath - National Director "exceptional ability to simplify complex situations and communicate" Dave is an incredibly bright, dedicated and effective executive with an exceptional ability to simplify complex situations and communicate a vision. It is a pleasure to work with Dave and I highly recommend him.
Lindsay Hurst - Owner/Consultant "highest level of product and service expertise" I have known and worked with Dave for over twenty years. That includes working together at Best Software, Sage, and The Neat Company. Dave has the highest level of product and service expertise of anyone I know. I would hire him in a heartbeat were I looking for a top-notch product and service consultant or executive.