7Summits is the leader in community-driven digital transformation solutions.
Paul Stillmank, CEO of 7Sum-
mits, sat down with Consulting
to discuss the firm.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Stillmank: 7Summits has seen
significant growth in both team
size and revenue as our reputation
for quality delivery of innovative
solutions has spread throughout the
Salesforce ecosystem. Skyrocketing
from Silver to Platinum Salesforce
Consulting Partner status in a little
over one year is a rare achievement
of which we are very proud. We
share our Salesforce partner status
because recognition by Salesforce
points to upward trajectory in both
topline performance and overall
company health, as illustrated by
financial performance, headcount
growth, breadth of platform expertise and client satisfaction.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Stillmank: With 2019 representing
the 10-year anniversary for 7Sum-
mits, we expect to finish out our
first decade by reaching unprec-
edented heights. For starters, we
earned Salesforce Platinum Part-
ner status this year, a prestigious
achievement that reaffirms our ap-
proach to helping our clients nav-
igate their digital transformations.
The company has experienced re-
cord-breaking growth this year in
bookings, revenue and headcount,
and has received numerous acco-
lades and distinctions to recognize
those achievements. Our three-year
revenue growth reached over 86
percent in 2019, and our number
of employees has grown in excess
of 45 percent this year. In addition
to this growth, 7Summits has also
been able to develop itself as a pre-
mier workplace this year.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2020?
Stillmank: Following the re-cord-breaking growth 7Summits
has experienced in 2019, the company is poised to continue on that
incredible pace throughout 2020.
7Summits has a three-pronged
strategy to take advantage of opportunities and maintain its growth
momentum into next year and beyond. The first facet is our ongoing
partnership with Salesforce. The
two companies’ shared focus on
driving digital transformation at
scale, combined with 7Summits’
digital experience expertise will allow 7Summits to continue thriving.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2020?
Stillmank: To successfully reach
its growth goals, 7Summits will
need to overcome three challenges
heading into 2020. First, 7Sum-
mits must continue to strengthen
its partnership with Salesforce and
further expand its reputation as an
innovator in creating digital expe-
riences. Second, the company must
continue to find and hire strong
salespeople to continue building its
scalable and predictable sales mod-
el. The last and possibly the big-
gest challenge facing 7Summits is
adding delivery headcount to drive
steady growth in revenue and prof-
its. Finding and enabling talented
consultants will be critical to meet
the growing number of clients.
Consulting: What does being named
a Fastest Growing Firm mean to your
firm, employees and clients?
Stillmank: Being named a Fastest
Growing Firm by Consulting further
solidifies and supports our belief
that 7Summits is well-positioned to
continue on our rapid upward trajectory, which is noteworthy to our current employees, future employees
and clients. It is a testament to the
strength of our people and the sus-tainability of our solutions.
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