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  What Our Clients Say  


“When I need help on marketing strategy, I turn to Lou. When I need a partner I can trust to broaden or deepen a client engagement, I turn to Lou. He embodies superb business instincts, innate, easy to connect with charm, and creative intellect in one person.” - Julie Anixter, Executive Director, American Institute of Graphic Artists


“I cannot recommend Lou enough! He brings a perfect trifecta. First, he’s very strategic yet very grounded. Second, he’s amazing at working across organizational levels from the CEO to the last employee on the line. And finally, he leads you towards the solution and challenges you to make tough choices.”

- Smeeta Khetarpaul, Director/Group Marketing Manager, Nestlé Waters


"Louis’ approach is thoughtful and diligent. He went to great lengths to understand our culture and business model and brought us fresh insights on ourselves and the issues: the thinking was exemplary."

- Erich Joachimsthaler, Founder & CEO, Vivaldi Partners Group


“Our strategic offsite was provocative and productive. Everyone left with renewed focus and energy. Lou’s astute guidance and disciplined approach were instrumental in reaching a very fruitful outcome – and he’s a genuine pleasure to work with.”

- Tom Washing, Founding Partner, Sequel Venture Partners


“Lou did a great job in helping create our Operational Master Plan. He was intimately involved in getting us to where we needed to go and our OMP’s had significant impact on how we run the company.” Mark Braman, President & CEO, PanTheryx


“Lou helped shape our vision and culture at a time when there was concern and uncertainty across the organization. His process, leadership, and relationship-building skills ensured  the leadership team had the foundation needed to move on to a path of change.” Nikhil Bahadur, VP, Strategic Planning, Nestlé Waters


“Lou was wonderful bringing our leadership and the Board through his Operational Master Planning process. He's great at getting people to open up and focus. Our OMP reconciled lingering issues and helped us identify and address the opportunities ahead.” David Szczepankowski, Director, Farmer Foodshare


"Five Mile understands corporations and the challenges they face in marketing and innovation. Lou quickly grasped our disruptive big-data business model and made significant recommendations to dramatically strengthen it. His strategic smarts are impressive." - Amir Golan, EVP Business Development, Signals Analytics

"Lou's a skilled marketing strategist and communicator all in one. He’s smart and had lots of ideas that helped us position our startup.”

- Wayne Simmons, Co-Founder, Optiv LLC


"Five Mile River Marketing’s made many contributions, from internal branding, employee, and marketing communications to corporate alignment, planning, and strategy. Lou always provides a fresh perspective in formulating direction, gathering consensus, and implementing the plan.”  - Heidi Paul, EVP, Corporate Affairs, Nestlé


"Lou's a quick study and savvy strategic thinker. He intuitively understood our business model and how to strengthen it. He gets startups and transformational change…” - Carll Tucker, Founder & Chair, Daily Voice


"Lou's versatile talents were quite helpful. The marketing strategy he developed and the new business engine he drove from a standing start were instrumental in Buyology's initial success." - Martin Lindstrom, Brand Futurist, CEO Buyology, Inc.,

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