Good things seem to happen to everyone involved when people are introduced via the pitch.Me platform. But the way Dan Ross sees it, charitable organizations are the biggest winners of all.
Ross is the president and CEO of TransPharm Preclinical Solutions, an infectious disease research facility. He lives right across the road from YMCA Storer Camps and is on its board of directors. Each year, that camp offers Camp Catch-A-Rainbow free of charge to teenagers who are being treated for cancer or who are in remission from cancer.
Ross has seen the positive impact the camp has on the community. He believes the benefits that charities receive make using pitch.Me a no-brainer.
“Across the board, you’re going to have a hard time finding somebody that doesn’t have a cause that they believe in,” he said. “So right out of the gate, that conversation is going to get the attention of the person you want to be introduced to. If somebody isn’t willing to take 15 minutes of their time to help a cause, they’re probably not worth talking to.”
Ross was one of the first people to use pitch.Me after its launch earlier this year. The first introduction he made via pitch.Me turned into a success story for everyone involved.
TransPharm Preclinical Solutions does business with companies all over the world, but it is located in Napoleon, which is in a quiet corner of Jackson County near the scenic Irish Hills of Michigan. Ross said he is inundated with cold calls and emails on a daily basis. People even stop in at their small facility and say that they were “in the area.” That’s a claim that Ross finds humorous.
“You have to go out of your way to be just in the area,” he said. “We’re in a town with a blinking traffic light.”
Ross uses pitch.Me to help sort through the cold calls he gets, to help find people who have a real desire to do business with him. He said he knew he wanted to use pitch.Me as soon as he heard about it. At the time, his business was in the market for a lab refrigerator.
“I told the sales guy to go on pitch.Me and create a profile,” Ross said. “I told him what it was all about. He set up the appointment via pitch.Me. We talked about what our needs were. In about a half-hour, I had purchased a refrigerator.”
The salesperson made a valuable sale. Ross found an important piece of equipment for his business. YMCA Storers Camp benefited financially. Win. Win. Win.
“It’s a great cause,” Ross said. “I can see firsthand where the money goes.”