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S4 Growth Partners2018-03-14T00:54:00+00:00

S4 Growth Partners leverages it’s unique insights and expertise to create strategic plans to maximize the growth of your business. Our integrated strategies drive performance, revenues, and a competitive edge.

Our Portfolio of Growth Services

  • Strategic growth plans and initiatives
  • Revenue ideation and growth enablement
  • Emerging market opportunity identification
  • Brand strategy development and deployment
  • Competitive landscape analysis and strategic marketing
  • Data harvesting and analysis
  • Business valuation, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Customer growth acquisition and retention strategies
  • Connecting the dots between C-Level directives

IN A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT, GROWTH MATTERS

Growth goals and strategies can be vastly different depending on what type or stage of business you’re in. From funding pitch to acquisition road map, S4 helps you develop the optimum strategy for growth.

S4’s utilizes a proven comprehensive framework to think systematically about growth options and to yield practical strategies that produce faster growth.

Companies should select a growth strategy that best fits their capabilities and culture and they must enhance both to adapt to new growth opportunities.

STARTUP

The right business model guides growth and keeps a startup alive. Without growth, any startup will fail. Culture and individual efforts contribute to continued success but a well-crafted plan from an experienced team can help even more. S4 will help you craft the best plan for growth.

POST STARTUP

Once stabilized after startup, most companies focus on sales cycles and annual returns. Growth initiatives can be neglected as the focus shifts to increasing profitability through operational efficiencies. S4 will help you develop a targeted plan and focus effort for continued growth.

STRATEGIC

Business owners and leaders focused on annual performance often lose sight of bigger goals. Real growth strategies must consider acquisition and merger – often the key to realizing an exit plan that was a vague dream at startup. S4 has the tools and initiatives for strategic growth.

S4 UNIFIED GROWTH STRATEGY™

S4 develops a Unified Growth Strategy™ for companies entrenched in competitive categories or mired in fighting for incremental growth.

We leverage a unique combination of expertise to create a new normal in strategic thinking – addressing business and finance concerns in combination with world-class brand and mobile engagement initiatives.

Our unique growth strategies will outperform others that are based on discreet financing, promotions, and advertising strategies. That’s because our plans are specifically formulated to work together for improved performance and results.

S4 UNIFIED GROWTH STRATEGY™ FOR ANY SITUATION

BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

We work across organizations gathering and analyzing all data necessary to design initiatives and strategies that transform enterprises, business units, or operating models.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

We will work with you and your team across process, people, and technology to translate future-state business goals into a structured, prioritized change program.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Our result-orientated Merger and Acquisition playbook is a standardized, repeatable approach for successfully planning and executing both pre- and post-M&A transactions.

STRATEGIC ADVISORY SERVICES

STRATEGIC ADVISORY SERVICES

We work with leadership teams to design and implement innovative financial, brand, and mobile engagement strategies – critical for today’s digital marketplace.

PROXIMITY MARKETING AND MOBILE ENGAGEMENT

S4 Growth Partners is a global authority on mobile engagement and proximity technologies. In this rapidly growing communications channel, with partners and clients on three continents, our services focus on defining the strategies, tactics, and deployment specifications to help our clients maximize effectiveness and mobile ROI.

S4 builds strategies for innovative experiences with location and mobile technology at scale.

  • Comprehensive mobile engagement strategies
  • Proximity technology and mobile engagement expertise
  • Mobile apps and software with awesome design and user experience
  • Location platform that orchestrate multiple micro location technologies at scale (beacons, geofences, smart tags, NFC)
  • Ability to work fast and iterate innovations quickly, without comprising quality
  • Pre-built ready-to-go solutions: Localz Last Mile and Click & Collect

  • Our technology team has deep experience working with legacy enterprise systems

S4 is excited to be part of and to support the continual evolution of this rapidly growing business and lead the way in transforming MOBILE ENGAGEMENT via real-time proximity data that brands can use to provide timely and contextually relevant communications to customers.

PROXIMITY SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

Proximity technology and proximity solutions are gaining traction across various verticals. Proximity marketing solutions for location-based advertising, allows you to reach consumers in the moment that matters:

Right Message, Right Audience, Right Time, and now, the Right Place.

Proximity technology can be used in concert with beacons, GPS/geofencing, smart tags, NFC, audio, and digital signage. Uses of proximity technology for marketing include distribution of media at concerts, information, gaming and social applications, retail check-ins, payment gateways, and local advertising.

BEACONS AND SENSORS

Beacons, are small, low-cost hardware sensors that use battery-friendly, low-energy Bluetooth connections to transmit messages or prompts directly to smartphones, watches, and wearables. Beacons transforms our mobile devices into proximity-sensors.

Our smartphones know what they’re close to because they can detect the nearby beacon. They can detect that they’re at the front door of a restaurant, or close to a shop at the mall. Beacons will have the same impact on the world that broadband did almost 20 years ago. Beacons are not a hardware play. They are actually a way to distribute software to create the first API layer for the physical world.

FATHOM™ HUBS

FathomTM is a system of network hardware and cloud-services that enables:

  • An ability to deploy a remotely manageable, intelligent, location-aware beacon network
  • An ability to manage existing beacon deployments
  • Data collection on visits to a venue (duration, repeat visits, correlation to other venues, and in some cases demographic profiles)
  • Asset tracking – people and things
  • Presence detection that can be responded to (e.g. dynamic content on a digital sign)

USE CASES

S4 helps connects people and services across various verticals:

  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism

PROXIMITY DATA MATTERS

Location intelligence drives measurable results!

Data-driven proximity marketing means relevance at all levels. As data identifies segments and niches within a business’s customer base, beacons can trigger personalized context and activations to an entire demographics across a given geography.

Reach consumers with a timely opportunity to save or discover something new — a product or service that’s aligned with their wants and needs — and they’ll welcome proximity-based outreach.

Put proximity data analytics to work in amplifying that effort, and CMOs can improve outcomes, boost conversions and earn customer loyalty, one location-based offer at a time.

DEVICES

IDFA App Data

Device Type

LOCATION

Specific Location Data

Person or Thing

PATH

Starting Point

Entry

Path

Destination

Exit Point

DURATION

Arrival Time

Duration at Locations

Departure Time

COMMUNICATIONS

Push Messaging

2-Way Messaging

Images

Video

DATA

Entered Data

Linked Data

M2M Data Exchange

CLIENTS

OUR TEAM

S4 Growth Partners works as an agile agent and strategic partner to define, establish and lead new categories of enterprise digital services utilizing proximity-based engagement technologies.

Jaime R. Sanchez
Jaime R. SanchezFounding Partner
Entrepreneur: Strategic thinker, change agent, futurist. Loves to ignite and unlock the doorway to growth through innovation and technology. Jaime is a thought leader in proximity technology and mobile engagement solutions. He has played a vital role as a hands-on, strategic CFO/COO partner, managing both public and private clientele, delivering significant multi-million dollar, short- and long-term business impacts. He has worked with top-level executive management to develop revenue driven opportunities, influencing and uncovering untapped opportunities to increase enterprise value and revenues.
Kyle Milko
Kyle MilkoFounding Partner
Kyle is an accomplished Sales and Marketing Executive with 20+ years of direct sales experience. Expertise includes sales and national account team management, senior executive relationship development, large account planning and growth, complex, data-driven marketing services, strategic business development, customer data management, and marketing analytics.

Kyle has delivered over $40 million in revenue in a variety of roles with industry expertise in financial services, transportation, software and publishing sectors.

Jim Forward
Jim ForwardPartner
Jim founded his first of four tech business at 27, almost 30 years ago. He built Forward Design, Inc into a multi-year Top100 firm, and the area’s authority on brand and identity system strategy. Forward has developed brands for Kodak, Kodak Alaris, Paychex, Bausch & Lomb, URMC and the new UR Medicine brand. Jim has built nimble startups that leverage technology & trends to establish a unique position & value proposition in the marketplace.