Mark Tamminga, Partner, Gowling WLG
“The firm put together a comprehensive innovation plan and we wanted an expert to help launch it at an all-professionals meeting. Jordan was just that person, and was instrumental in his capacity as the keynote speaker at that meeting. His presentation continues to serve as a touchstone to refer back to as we implement the plan.
“Jordan was engaging and riffed off of ideas from the audience, making it obvious that this was not a canned presentation. It was clear that he understood the operational issues we faced and how they might block solutions—and talked about not working around those obstacles but resolving them.
“While firm leadership grapples with these issues all the time, the lawyers in attendance were reassured that the things confronting the firm and its future were being discussed; it gave everyone permission to have an ongoing public discussion about the issues.”
Carla Swansburg, Director of Professional Development, Pricing & Knowledge Services, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
“Jordan presented two programs for the firm: one focused on lawyers, and one focused on the senior professional staff. It was evident that Jordan’s business is knowing about and tracking change in the legal market.
“By meeting us in advance of the presentations, Jordan got to know the firm and was able to put his comments into perspective as to where the firm was well-positioned and what we needed to know in terms of market developments. His comments were helpful and insightful, and he was successful in raising the awareness of all of the participants in terms of the importance of knowing where we should focus our efforts.”
Cal Watson, Partner, Sowell, Gray Stepp & Lafitte, Past President, South Carolina Bar
“When I served as president of the South Carolina Bar, Jordan helped in constructing and then speaking at a conference focused on the future of the legal profession. It was important for bar members to have a bigger picture of what has happened and what to expect in the future.
“Participants walked away with broader views and knowledge of the trends that will impact the profession and the changes to anticipate. The information gleaned from the program was then used in helping shape the Bar’s strategic plan.”
John Byrne, Glencoe Media Group Inc. and 2014 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference Co-Chair
“Jordan presented at the CMO Summit that took place at the 2014 LMA Annual Conference, which I co-chaired. The summit’s goal was to help law firm CMOs peer into the future and determine how to prepare for change. He was very skilled at helping CMOs think beyond merely keeping the trains running on time and envision strategies for success, both on a personal and professional level.
“Jordan definitely has the pulse of the legal industry – and he ensured that participants left the session knowing much more about how law firms are handling constant change, what’s next for them and how they could stay on top of it.”
Susan Forbes, QC, Director of Insurance, Law Society of British Columbia; Past President, National Association of Bar Related Insurance Companies; Chair, NABRICO 2016 Annual Conference
“Thank you for your keynote presentation to our conference! Your talk was very well-received by the attendees — you demonstrated great expertise in the subject matter, you clearly communicated your information, you used humour as appropriate, and you fielded questions with ease. We especially appreciated all the time and thought you put into tailoring your comments to our specific audience. We really enjoyed working with you, and appreciated your openness to suggestion, your timeliness, and your upbeat, can-do nature — just such a pleasure.”
General Counsel of Professional Services Division, global information company
“Your session was a hit— very relevant subject matter, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! I also appreciate all the preparation you did to make the session worthwhile. Thanks for the material, for the lively presentation, and the follow-up information – we truly appreciate it.”
Kristin Sudholz, Chief Value Officer (Project Management, Process Improvement, Knowledge Management, Pricing), Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
“I had the pleasure of working with Jordan when we hired him for our firm’s partner meeting. Not only was he very informative and clearly had his finger on the pulse, his PowerPoint was creative and witty. He did a terrific job, met deadlines, and was just terrific to work with all around. I hope we get the chance to work together in the future.”
Steven Pink, In-House Legal Counsel, National Dental Examining Board of Canada; formerly Managing Director, Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP
“I had the opportunity to work with Jordan in preparation for our law firm’s yearly retreat. Jordan was very knowledgeable about the legal industry and gave us insights on the direction the legal industry was going. During our sessions, he effectively engaged our lawyers and brought out many good ideas that we can use as a firm. I would highly recommend Jordan to any firm that is considering strategic planning.”
Frederick J. Esposito, Jr., CLM, Executive Director at Rivkin Radler LLP, formerly Director of Administration/Chief Financial Officer at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein
“Jordan facilitated our shareholder retreat and discussed the legal profession of today and tomorrow. He provided a great deal of useful information in a short period of time, focusing on the firm’s need to be ready for those changes and provided a ‘toolbox’ of ideas and practical suggestions which could be applied to our many diverse practice areas. He clearly engaged and motivated our group.
“Jordan is a pleasure to work with; he is methodical and possesses excellent active listening skills, as demonstrated in his ability to target his presentations on the specific needs of our group. Jordan is an excellent facilitator. He is very personable and certainly brings value to the table. I would highly recommend Jordan for your next management or strategic retreat.”