Founded SOD Inc. with the discovery that if you don't have a million dollars, authenticity, heart and doing the right thing are the secrets to success.
Amazon best-selling author, business leader and consultant working with designers, contractors and trade service providers. I help business owners develop, fine-tune and implement their companies' systems and empower them to increase annual revenues and profitability.
I've worked with Dan on a number of consulting projects specifically related to sales and operations management within the landscape industry. Dan has excellent horticulture knowledge combined with sales savvy and a common sense approach to operations management and systems that is a rare combination in a service industry professional. Even more important is his ability to apply this combination of intellect and experience in other industries. If you need help getting your business on track, I highly recommend you reach out to Dan......he even wrote a best-selling book on the topic!
Dan exhibits that characteristics that all leaders have - Intelligence, Integrity, Strong Listening Skills, and the desire to help others. I continue to be impressed with Dan's ability to get to the bottom of the issues that organizations face and come up with a firm action plan
As an entrepreneur there were many things I expected to learn along the way. Working with Dan through Salespeople on Demand has helped me to navigate and expedite the process tremendously. His vast knowledge doesn’t come out at first; but his abilities to gauge what you are thinking and earn your trust do. What started as guidance to develop new business has developed into a partnership. He has worked with my random thoughts and post it notes to develop the website, a sales process, a marketing approach and a brand drawing from his vast experience. His words, his approach reflect my dreams and thoughts in a professional way which has continuously led to genuine interest. He has helped me to think more, express myself more clearly, feel confident in a room of strangers who are probably judging my every move and accelerated my expectations of business development.
Intuition is really learned expertise in disguise - The basis of my relationship with Dan Pestretto is based on the fundamentals of just that.
While we both know each other as accomplished industry professionals, the basis of our friendship and business relationship has been built on intuition. Dan is a passionate and driven professional. His forward thinking mindset is to help bring ingenuity to everyday problems faced by the typical small business person. Dan’s business model does just that. Dan’s personality brings an ease to any tough situation by thinking the problem through. If you are seeking to collaborate with a consummate business development professional to help you grow your business; Dan Pestretto is just that person."
Dan is a hard-charging, dedicated professional; his skills in sales and his strong sense of lean management practices consistently have a positive impact on the top and bottom lines. He has a clear mastery of the art and science of Horticultural and has the talent, skills, and drive to be successful under the most challenging of conditions. I would recommend him for a leadership role without reservation
Although I do not report directly to Dan he has helped me immensely with my sales efforts guiding me when ever I needed help and has been a great resource as a sounding board. He has been a pleasure to work with and I whole heartedly without reservation endorse his work as a General Manager at Green Thumb.
Dan has excellent people skills which made a great salesperson. He good for landscape design, and he stays with the project to assure that vision is achieved.
I had the pleasure of working with Dan on several design projects. He was always extremely professional, organized and very friendly to work with. We were very pleased with the outcome of the projects that he hired us to create at mc2 and always enjoyed working with him.
In addition to the design work Dan also contributed editorial to our publication REALlife. He was very creative with his editorial on garden design, full of knowledge and tips for our readers.