All About the People


All About the People

XVenture are experts in the team, leadership and personal development space, working with great organisations around the globe to lift the ceiling on thinking. We profile the firm as we look to find out what services it offers and what makes it successful.

Xventure create and deliver an experientially based leadership team program at Australia’s number 1 MBA school and an innovative new program focused on EQ and Resilience development in high school students. The company’s work is also hugely successful in both the elite sport and corporate world, working with a variety of different sports teams.

A customer first based philosophy, Xventure and the team believe it is about people, it is all about people. Staff are truly passionate about their customers and the service that they provide, believing that true success and progress comes from taking a risk together. Every product and every service ever created has always had an idea which has been driven by people. XVenture are no different and they believe both internally, and externally, in bring people close together to achieve shared goals and dreams.

Experiences which are memorable are more likely to deliver returning clients, and when clients work with XVenture, the experience can help clients unearth individual purpose and its synergy with organisational purpose, which can also embed a major cultural change, and gain commitment to new strategic directions. The experience
brings greater efficiency and effectiveness, and can be used as a way of incentivising key staff. Whatever the case, there will be a long-lasting change for clients, but a positive one.

Key to any company’s success, the firm talk to the client from inception. Taking time to understand what the client wants, it is just a conversation, not a sales pitch. Sitting down with clients and really understanding what their requirements are is vital to the firm’s success, and as emphasised throughout the company culture, the company comes first. Face-to-face interviews and discussions are a good way to bring the best business, and when it is with the client, it is a two-way conversation.

The first XVenture Corporate Challenge TV show was created by the XVenture team, inspired by a belief that organisational success and prosperity is achieved by people having the right environment to work and learn together with belief, passion, creativity and fun. This global first was broadcast in 2011 nationally by One HD, Sky Business and throughout Asia via the ABC Asia Network.

A wide variety of Australia’s prominent companies participated in the nationally televised series of ‘XVenture Corporate Challenge, Cairns’, and demonstrated to Australia that people are the heart of their organisations, and that in order to be successful an organisation’s focus should be people, not product.

Essentially, the XVenture Challenge is a world class program, setting the standard for experiential learning. Built to test every dimension of business life; every decision, every skill, every sense and behaviour needed within a team environment, delivered both indoors and outdoors. Customers enjoy the experience and return to the business to receive the highest quality standard of service that they expect and received. Client who experience the program are alsoo changed forever and realise that every mistake is learning for the future, a key factor and vision of XVenture; an enjoyable experience in which people can learn.

Ultimately, XVenture is committed to delivering, and the best of experiential shared learning. The state of the art team and leadership solutions and content are all delivered with the utmost quality, plus, documented learning throughout and delivered back into the organization, teaching clients and staff. The experience is fundamentally, an engaging, highly innovative and completely immersive experience.

Company: Xventure

Contact: Daniel Kraus

Email: [email protected]

Address: 1/385/389 Pacific Highway, Crow’s Nest, 2065, Australia

Phone: 0061 414 191 005


Professional, Experienced and Objective


Professional, Experienced and Objective

Genius Business Consultancy is a team of professionals who believe in conducting the business dealings in a professional manner. We profile the firm and its CEO, Manoj Sharma as we look to explore the secrets behind its success, with him being featured in CEO of the Year Awards and CEO of the Year – United Arab Emirates

Located in Fujairah, UAE, Genius Business Consultancy is clients one stop solution for setting up business within the UAE. Honesty and Integrity are the driving factors inspiring the firm to achieve success and prosperity for those that the team serve, their staff and themselves.

The company aims to deliver the widest spectrum of solutions for business set ups in UAE, ranging from advising clients on their business plan, to setting up with all necessary business support service tolls, such as accounting, HR, payroll, and data maintenance, to name a few. The main aim of the firm is to let people concentrate on their business, in which staff take care of all the regulatory compliances and procedural issues.

Adding values to customers’ businesses, Genius Business Consultancy is a one-stopshop for A to Z assistance to its valued customers. Plus, providing the highest quality of efficient, cost effective and personalized service, the team assist clients at every stage of development, mainly in achieving their business targets by means of offering total business solution for setting up business.

Looking further into the services offered by the firm, the company helps its clients win in the changing world of work, designing and executing workforce solutions that align talent strategy with business strategy. The right management skills help organizations build leadership capabilities, retain valued talent and increase the strength of their talent pool, whilst improving the effectiveness of the workforce.

Designed to assist anyone who wants to set up their company with minimal cost, and hasslefree services, Genius Business Consultancy is the UAE’s fastest growing Business Set Up Company. Specialized in attracting the best talents through the release of recruitment advertisements on behalf of all clients. Advertisements are released, and the client can choose whether or not the advertisement discloses their name, depending on preference.

A variety of services that the company deals with includes distance education, or distance learning is a field of education that focuses on the pedagogy, technology, and instructional system designs that aim to deliver education to students who are not physically on site, in a traditional classroom or campus.

Specializing in online Marketing, the firm have a dedicated team and affiliate partners in helping connect clients seeking to improve their online advertising with firms specializing in these solutions. The team’s e-Marketing consulting services will take care of clients’ overall Internet marketing strategy. The experts will work with clients in creating strategic Internet marketing plans and formulating Internet marketing strategies.

Included in its extensive range of services, the firm offers compliance, audit and assurance services to the Management Consultants and law firms in UAE. The firm’s local presence and knowledge of business and laws in UAE enables us to better understand their requirements, as well as offering assistance in creating robust legislation, which will protect management consultants and their clients, all from the ill effects of ineffective compliance procedures.

Boasting a wealth of experience and knowledge, the team comprises of professionals’ management graduates, and the team members are inspired to gain expertise in specific domain knowledge, whilst having skills of all service areas offered to clients. Genius Business Consultancy helps clients in acquiring macro views of specific projects, whilst catering to urgent client needs.

Ultimately, running the company is CEO Manoj Sharma, who’s experience and innovation enables Genius Business Consultancy to look forward to a bright future. With almost 16 years of experience in the sphere. He is Doctorate in Business Management, (MA, MTA, MBA, MPHIL & PHD) with fellow membership of American Academy of Financial Management USA, as well as being proficient in his fields of practice.

Mr. Sharma started his career in the year 2001 and served big business houses in India & MNC banks in Dubai, UAE. He has rich knowledge in the fields of Sales & Marketing Management, Risk & Compliance Management, Customer Service Management, Relationship Management, AML, CDD & KYC specialties. Its client focused services and assortment of areas of expertise, all contribute to the running of a successful company and an exciting future for Genius Business Consultancy.

Company: Genius Business Consultancy

Contact: Manoj Sharma

Email: [email protected]

Address: 1407, Creative Tower Building, Fujairah, PO Box 4422, United Arab Emirates. Phone: 971 50 7101173


Influencing the Future


Influencing the Future

SecureKey is a leading identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access to online services and applications. We profile the firm to learn more about it and discover more about how it approaches projects and deals with clients.

SecureKey’s next generation privacyenhancing services enable consumers to conveniently and privately assert identity information using trusted providers, such as banks, telecommunications companies, and governments, helping them connect to critical online services with a digital credential they already have and trust, while ensuring that information is only ever shared with explicit user consent. SecureKey is a champion of the ecosystem approach to identity, revolutionizing the way consumers and organizations approach identity and attribute sharing in the digital age.

Employees at the company all work towards achieving the same mission at the company. The vision is to build highly scalable trusted identity networks which enable organizations to quickly and easily deliver high-value online secure services to millions of consumers.

Despite living in a technology and digital-dominated generation, people are being forced to use outdated and broken identity systems, and this results in too many avenues that welcome the possibility of fraud. There are cutting-edge technologies like blockchain, which SecureKey utilizes to provide its best service to customers. It does this through collaboration with innovators such as IBM and other leaders like Canada’s major banks, resulting in the company allowing consumers to use trusted credential providers, such as financial institutions, telecom network operators and governments. Consumers are therefore able to securely and privately authenticate with, and assert their identities for accessing the services of participating organizations.

Organizations such as the Digital ID Authentication Council of Canada, the Command Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analytics (CCICADA), plus many of Canada’s leading financial institutions have all been engaged as both investors and partners in the development of this digital identity ecosystem. This unique collaboration ensures the effective delivery of innovation, as well as improved privacy, security and digital fraud protection for both consumers and service providers across Canada.

Placing the customer first, the professional services team at SecureKey concentrates on partnering and collaborating to deliver innovative solutions. Establishing trust through open, transparent communication and using world-class delivery practices and practices, the firm ensures its clients projects are a success from the start, right the way through to completion of the project, and even after, the team continues to supply support, guaranteeing customer satisfaction and positive feedback.

Possessing significant expertise in assisting clients in performing integration on credentialing systems is a big contributor to the success of the firm. All its products are full on functional and require little integration work requirements. This allows the team to focus on training and supporting clients, and clients can leverage their own application domain knowledge, as well as rapidly deploy solutions in SecureKey’s cloud services.

Delving more into the secrets behind SecureKey’s achievements, the team uses a traditional project management approach when dealing with new clients and venturing into new projects. Staff’s engagement framework model provides leadership whilst also remaining flexible enough to coincide and interact with customer governance models. The firm’s in-house integration capabilities provide strong project planning and execution and tracking, all whilst working to tight deadlines and timelines, with a variety of different clients. Delivering collaborative and productive results is SecureKey’s intention.

Constantly approaching various projects, the firm’s delivery manager works with the company’s Operations and Infrastructure team, in order to complete a pre-production checklist and operational readiness guide. Nothing gets missed and attention to detail is important in this respect. Additionally, A SecureKey Delivery/Project Manager and Solutions Architect/Engineer work with their assigned counterparts within the client team to develop a joint project plan and charter.

Integral to delivering a successful project, SecureKey’s Delivery Manager manages primary communications between both teams and manages associated issues, actions and risks logs and escalations. This process results in service provisioning, customer care and technical and operational support.

Related infrastructure to support the quality service levels which the firm provides include a connection to the Exchange and Connect customer care and billing management systems. It also gives access to standard administrative support tools for setup and management, along with standard reporting packages. Alongside this, the process also gives access to Implementing Service Level Agreements between client and Tier 2 and Tier 3 support organizations, along with guiding the client through the technology integration, and, delivering a turnkey rollout.

Lastly, regarding the Professional Services team, it develops an Operational Readiness Plan (ORP) for each client deployment. The ORP ensures that readiness is achieved in a manner that is complete, properly documented, and verifiable. Deliverables and objective evidence requirements (written documented evidence that can be independently verified) is required from organizational functional areas for new or modified systems, structures, and components to establish and/or confirm a state of readiness for start-up or restart of a facility/activity.

Ultimately, there looks to be a bright future ahead for SecureKey. With its focus of placing the client first, and its extensive service offering, customers are guaranteed to return for business, and provide positive feedback, beneficial for the future of the firm as it may look to expand its services and offering across the globe.

Company: SecureKey

Address: 4104 Yonge Street, Suite 501 Building 4, York Mills Centre, Toronto, M2P 1N6, Canada

Phone: 001 647 725 2520 x212


Putting the Fine into Financial Advice


Putting the Fine into Financial Advice

The Finanser represents a collegiate network of companies that design and deliver digital finance for the 21st century. We profile the company before Chris Skinner talks us through some of the firm’s services and how it feels to have won the awards, CEO of the Year Awards & CEO of the Year – United Kingdom (Winner Chris Skinner).

The Finanser works with a range of companies, from banks who are dealing with digital transformation programs, to fintech start-ups carving out their niche. For all types of clients, the Finanser is seen as the go to firm for vision, change, design and delivery. The other firms in the group include 11FS, the Financial Services Club, Meniga, Moven and Innovate Finance.
Holding many responsibilities as CEO, Chris has to be open, possess character and be a problem solver. Chris is a charismatic visionary known globally for his ability to see the problem and articulate the solution. A massive following on social media highlights how influential Chris can be in the world of finance and technology.

Working as an advisor to The White House, The World Economic Forum, The World Bank and many other leading organisations around the world, Chris is seen as the person who can cut through the wood to see the trees.

Being as successful as Chris has been, there are many reasons which have helped to shape his success. The key to Chris’ success has been his ability to communicate. He does this through his speeches and writing, and is a bestselling author of over 15 books. Alongside his prolific works, he also writes a blog every day at The blog is the key attributed to The Finanser’s success.

Chris has always worked with technology in finance after completing a university degree in Management Sciences, followed by a post-graduate masters in insurance. For most of his career, he worked for large US technology firms from IBM to NCR, before working independently since 2002, where he has created several successful businesses from Shaping Tomorrow to the Financial Services Club to The Finanser.

Ensuring that everyone within the company is working towards achieving the same mission and reaching the same goals,

Chris talks us through the culture within the company and how he guarantees that staff understand the values and aims of The Finanser.

“Here at The Finanser, we work in a flat organisation where everyone can talk to everyone. There is no hierarchy and no barriers, with everyone in the firm connected via Slack and other social media to ensure we feel like it is fun rather than work.”

Keeping staff happy is important to success. Chris states that he treats staff as he would wish to be treated and do not unnecessarily harsh as it can damage team morale. All of this helped to make him be selected as CEO of the Year in the CEO of the Year Awards, which leads him to explain how he feels about winning the award.

“Regarding how staff should be treated by CEOs, there is a belief that management should do unto others as you would do to yourself, and do not be evil. To win this award, I am quite surprised, shocked, flattered and honoured. Thanks.”

Concerning any advice that he would give to others looking to make success in a way similar to his own, Chris believes that practice makes perfect and success usually comes to those who deserve it.

“Success is usually deserved. I live by the sports philosophy of the harder I practice, the luckier I get. Success does not find you, you have to find it and the people who are the most successful are those who work hardest to find it. As such, my advice is to use these thoughts as a guide and work as hard as possible to achieve your goal.”

Looking ahead, Chris predicts what the future holds for The Finanser, as well as explaining what plans and projects the firm is currently undertaking, before discussing his new book and the blog he leaves on The Finanser’s website.

“Currently, there is a range of activities we are engaged in from creating venture capital funds to partnering with some of the largest companies to guide their future vision and strategy. I think these are the areas that will expand the strongest and fastest over the next decade.

“Moving forward, I have a new book called Digital Human coming up in March 2018. It is the sequel to the two previous books Digital Bank and ValueWeb. You will get an idea of what I am involved with there and, or, by reading our blog at”

Company: The Finanser

Contact: Patricia Noble

Email: [email protected]

Address: Admiral’s Cottage, Church Lane, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE, UK

Phone: 07905862270


Ambitious Marketing Consultancy


Ambitious Marketing Consultancy

Conical is a well-established marketing consultancy. It has a particular specialisation in professional services marketing. Stephen Bedford provided us with an overview of the company, as well as discussing his own role and his award as CEO of the Year 2017.

Conical is an ambitious marketing consultancy offering services including retained marketing support, especially for digital marketing, strategic marketing planning and design for digital, print and branding. Stephen explains what he believes has led to the company’s astounding success.

“Helping to make us a successful company, the team possess a strong strategic vision of the market opportunities available to business. There is a realisation that expertise comes from sector understanding as well as discipline knowledge, and we ensure all staff are appropriately trained and equipped to serve the customer. Conical and the management team also has an ability to delegate and to spot potential recruits with talent, before training them and developing them to be the wonderful successes they are today.”

Guaranteeing that all staff are working towards achieving the same mission and reaching the same goals, Stephen informs us that people are allowed to develop at their own pace, but are of the understanding that they must deliver for the company, and to clients. Teamwork is essential in creating a successful business, something employees take on board and value at the company.

“Regarding out team ethos, we are a very inclusive nonhierarchical business. People have their own space to grow but also are clear that they have a personal responsibility to deliver. Culture is not articulated as such but new employees are closely mentored during the early stages of their career with us. We value knowledge, client service and a team ethos.”

Leading a successful business is about managing and motivating staff to deliver the best possible service to customers and clients. Stephen describes what key principles he encourages staff to follow and explains how each employee is different and how the company has a unique approach to how it mentors and develops its staff.

“All individuals are managed in a way that best suits their ability and the stage they are at
in their career. For more senior personnel the approach is one of peer review and discussion, whilst for more junior staff it is more of a mentoring and developmental approach.”

Being a successful CEO himself, Stephen is well placed to offer advice on how others may achieve the levels of success that he has. Setting achievable goals and setting an exact path on how to reach this target is something that Stephen strongly believes in.

“For anyone else looking to become a successful CEO, do not start out on a business venture without a clear vision of what the opportunity is, where the venture will sit within the existing market place and why people will want to use its services or products.”

In his concluding comments, Stephen predicts what the future holds for Conical and himself. He talks about some upcoming projects and explains how the company will develop further. Stephen notes that he has been asked to consult and adapt his services for many other clients, which will be of benefit not just to him, but also the company.

“Much of what we are looking at in the near future is gradual evolution but it will require a fine-tuning of the services we offer. Marketing is diversifying and clients need to know what tools to deploy to achieve specific strategic objectives. Many struggle with this so our marketing consultancy offer within professional services will expand.

“Functionally, I see us providing more specific retained/outsource support for clients in relation to digital marketing including web, e-mail, digital advertising, social media and content marketing. Much of our design support is now integrated across web, digital and print. We will further establish our integrated capability with web projects increasingly leading the way.

Personally, clients are asking me to adopt more of a hands on Non-Exec style role for them. This is something I enjoy and anticipate doing more of this going forward.”

Company Name: Conical

Contact: Stephen Bedford

Telephone: +44 1727 844000


Attract. Convert. Close. Delight.


Attract. Convert. Close. Delight.

Prism Global Marketing Solutions (Prism) is an inbound marketing agency and HubSpot Platinum Partner. We spoke to Elyse Flynn Meyer, President & Founder, as we explore the secrets behind the company’s success, as well as discussing being named in 2017 Creative Awards and 2017’s Marketing Consultants of the Year – USA.

Prism focuses on the entire inbound marketing, sales and customer experience journey to help their clients optimize all aspects of their marketing and sales funnel. The company primarily works with mid-level to enterprise healthcare and technology companies around the globe. Elyse tells us what she believes differentiates Prism from other similar firms, and what the team does to make itself the best possible option for its clients.

“Prism Global Marketing Solutions is a boutique, familyowned HubSpot Platinum Agency Partner focusing entirely on inbound marketing, sales and the customer experience. With an expertise and dedicated focus on inbound marketing, we deliver exceptional results and improved efficiencies to our clients ensuring success of their individual campaigns and integrated marketing and sales funnel.”

Following up from making clients’ campaigns a success, Elyse discusses the ongoing strategy of the firm, telling us about the company itself and what key principles that staff members adhere to in order to stay ahead of the curve. The customer is put first, as Elyse alludes to, with Prism’s success being measured on the success of the client, increased efficiencies, and constant focus on ROI and revenue goals.

“Customer experience and customer success are our two main guiding principles. We truly believe that when the customer succeeds, everyone succeeds. Also, we have built our agency around the customer experience to ensure our clients always have a personalized experience with our team, transparency into projects and analytics, and an ongoing open dialogue to celebrate successes and discuss potential areas for opportunity.”

Elyse spoke with us about one particular success story that stands out in the firm’s history, and the results of the campaign reflect the hard work and dedication put in by the staff at Prism. Critical in today’s environment is the ability of sales teams to sell efficiently at a higher velocity, due to the fast moving and continuously interconnected business environment. Elyse discusses how integrating marketing and sales has truly helped her clients succeed.

“Often, marketing and sales are not aligned, and when that happens, it causes a disconnect in the marketing efforts and how that ties back to revenue. To help our clients with this, we also focus on the concept of sales enablement, which is the technology, processes, and content that empower sales teams to sell efficiently at a higher rate. For many of our clients, we focus on both the marketing and sales side of the funnel because both are equally important and very much interconnected. One of our clients wanted to take sales enablement a step further, so we implemented a sales software platform that aligned with their marketing platform to give sales the ability to easily share marketing content, enroll prospects in marketing campaigns, and tie directly back to marketing automation and potential revenue.

In three months, the results were as follows: a 31.5% conversion from opportunity to customer, plus a 48% average email open rate and 15% average email click through rate for these prospects as they get highly targeted and personalized content and 75 new customers acquired. For a B2B audience, these are very high numbers and helped to track marketing progress and align that to sales efforts. Moreover, there were reduced costs and increased speed by utilizing software and strategic partners to optimize the process.” Working within the fast-paced industry, Elyse comments on what techniques Prism employs to stay ahead of emerging developments, before going on to predict what key development she foresees within the wider market. Elyse signs off by explaining how Prism will adapt around these developments.

“Looking to the future, we always continue learning and growing. I believe that continually learning is the key to success to stay on top of trends in your industry to ensure that as technologies start to align, you are at the forefront of those trends. For Prism Global Marketing Solutions, we focus on obtaining marketing certifications from a variety of reputable organizations to help get a full understanding of changes and trends in the industry. In addition to that, each year, every member of our team participates in a more holistic executive education program. I feel this is critical to understand how marketing and sales is part of the overall business, and how that is continually growing and evolving.

Ultimately, marketing, sales, and the customer experience are going to continue to become more interconnected. As marketing automation and personalization continues to drive how businesses and departments function, these three groups are becoming integrated, which is a welcome change to the overall customer experience. With it, comes a more defined marketing automation strategy and content marketing strategy to ensure prospect and customer communications are well thought out and implemented, ensuring a consistent experience for your customers.

In order to focus on these changes, our firm is starting to build the three journeys for marketing, sales and customer experience from the beginning of our engagements with clients. It is much more beneficial to build these journeys at the beginning of utilizing marketing automation, or bringing on a new partner, than trying to integrate it later in your marketing efforts. To do this, we are also focusing on the best software tools that will integrate all facets of our clients’ businesses to ensure analytics and customer information are easily accessible by all departments.”


Company: Prism Global Marketing Solutions

Name: Elyse Flynn Meyer

Email: [email protected]

Address: Phoenix, Arizona 85383 USA

Telephone: (011) 480-720-8552

Web Address:

The Marketing, PR & Design Awards 2017 Press Release


Corporate Vision Unveils the 2017 Marketing, PR & Communications Awards Winners

United Kingdom, 2017– Corporate Vision Magazine has announced the winners of the 2017 Marketing, PR & Communications Awards.  

Marketing, advertising and PR exist in most business and across all sectors. Public relations (PR) is the way organisations, companies and individuals communicate with the public and the media. They are dynamic and sociable teams within a fast moving and creative industry that can become highly stressful and pressurised.

To recognise this, we are excited to introduce the third year of the Marketing, PR & Communications Awards 2017 at Corporate Vision. These awards are not concerned with the size of the business, rather with the drive and dedication to their work and their clients.

Heather Ryan, Awards Co-ordinator, commented on the success of the winners: “Every one of my deserving winners has demonstrated dedication, diligence and overall excellence in their work. I would like to congratulate them and wish them the best of luck going forward.”

To learn more about these illustrious winners, and to find out the secrets behind their success, please visit



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Welcome to the October edition of Corporate Vision Magazine, bringing you the latest news and innovative features from across the globe.

In recent news, Silicon Valley technology company, Stellar Labs, Inc. has recently raised $26.3 million in Series A equity financing from Global Jet Capital, Columbia Equity Partners (“CEP”), and Expa. Together with previous equity rounds and funding from Rockwell Collins, Stellar is investing over $50 million in its next-generation technology platform for business aviation.

Elsewhere in this issue, we learn more about new age product innovation company, StoreBound who develop a branded housewares, including small appliances and kitchen products which are distributed through top-tier retailers. Taking time to reveal more about the success of the company, is the company’s, Evan Dash who goes into detail about the success StoreBound has had over the years.

Staying on the theme of success, we find out more Genius Business Consultancy, a team of professionals who believe in conducting the business dealings in a professional manner. Recently the firm’s CEO, Manoj Sharma was featured in the CEO of the Year Awards and CEO of the Year – United Arab Emirates. When profiling the firm, we explore the secrets behind both the firm’s success and Manoj’s.

Lastly, we discover how Epsilon, a global telecommunications service provider and leader in Cloud-centric networking, provide on-demand connectivity and interconnect solutions to the world’s Communications and Cloud ecosystems. Sherry Ong from the company, goes more in-depth about the innovative service provider.

Here at Corporate Vision, we truly hope you enjoy reading this thrilling edition and look forward to hearing from you soon.