ABOUT US

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Our Story


KickStart Alliance was launched in 2002 with a vision of inspiring companies to become more customer-focused. Our value proposition is a simple idea: Partner with executive leaders to assess your operations, recommend improvements, guide the organization to adopt powerful and proven best practices, teach you how to do it, and then get out of your way.

We literally “kickstart” your organization to achieve a higher level of operational excellence.

We tested this idea with CEOs and VCs, and they loved it. They told us, “I need to solve a problem, not build a larger staff. If you can help me improve our effectiveness by helping us be more in tune with our customers, then that makes you different.”

And so, KickStart Alliance was born.

Meet the Team


Mike Gospe

Mike Gospe

Co-founder and Principal

Mike is an author, integrated marketing strategist, and professional facilitator who runs KickStart’s Advisory Board services. Read more

Donna Weber

Donna Weber

Principal

Donna specializes in the post-sales customer success journey. With over 20 years’ experience, she builds programs that enable, on-board, and educate customers, helping hi-tech firms create customers for life. Read more 
Karyn Holl

Karyn Holl

Principal

Karyn is a sales and marketing operations expert. Her specialties include building sales teams’ strategies and structures, streamlining sales and marketing operations, and pulling insights out of data to drive action. Read more 

Janet Gregory

Janet Gregory

Co-founder and Advisor

Janet is a veteran sales executive and author who coaches & inspires executives to be their best. Read more

Mary Gospe

Mary Gospe

Co-founder and Advisor

Mary is a demand generation strategist and coach. Read more