Member Testimonials

Wondering what others have gained by joining Profound?

Looking for new ways to grow yourself or your business?

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If you answered yes to any of those questions, take a listen and hear what some of our incredible members have to say!

Ryan Benz

President, Redev CNY, Oh My Darling, Parthenon Books

"I took a chance and I was blown away by the people, the experiences. Recognizing there’s such a great sense of we are all in this together, there’s no egos, and let’s grow together."

Vicki Brackens

President, Brackens Financial Solutions Network

"This will lead to better outcomes for my business, my staffing, the clients that we work with. I now know why they called it Profound, I just felt it, because this is really about a total transformation."

Vicki Brackens Testimonial
Dennis Nave

Managing Partner, Nave Law Firm

"You know, for me, it's just, again, about being with the community of people. That to me is what this is all about. And if you know the right people in your community, hey, I know this person. I got somebody here. Or maybe I can call to help me bounce ideas off certain people to me. And that's the strongest piece of this.”

Dino Dimkopoulos

President Syntela, Inc. 

“From the people that I’ve met here at Profound, there’s some really dynamic business people here and everybody has such a great outlook on life and on Upstate New York.” 

Dino Dimkopoulos testimonial
Cindy Payne

President/Owner NICS

“There’s takeaways from every experience you have in life, and the takeaways that I’ve gotten from Profound so far have not only made my new business succeed, but also all of my relationships in life much better.” 

Suresh Goel

CEO, Progressive Implantology

“If you've ever been in a mastermind group before, it's hard to describe how much you have an opportunity to learn. But that's one thing I would say is approach it as an opportunity to learn and share your experiences, but take advantage of the time here. Everyone here has an open door policy. They want to have your phone calls.”

Kate Nutting

Principal & Managing Member, VIP Architectural Associates

“It's amazing here because it's such a layered approach. You meet a few people and you think you've kind of got the group and you're not even close to it! I look around and there's another 20 tables and I'm like, Oh my gosh, I got to go actively reach out to everybody. And I think my favorite part about this experience of ours, people bring their whole selves.”

Nick Barnello

Owner, Northeastern Contractors

“My experience so far, meeting people at Profound, has been amazing. I've gotten great relationships with people. I've actually done business with a bunch of people from here. You know, the friendships are way outside of this, and it's it's awesome. It's exactly what I signed up for.”

Jaime Venditti

Managing Partner & President J Strategies Inc.

“I followed the social media and I still saw the value in what you were doing. I thought this seemed like an organization that I could come in at a midway point and still be integrated and feel like I was a part of the group, which I’m so happy to say I was right.”  

Joe Dougherty

Sales Manager, Genesee Regional Bank

"I met Pete McGraw at Profound. We got talking and we’re talking about our business ideas, and I talked about one of mine and he had. We just got going back and forth and so now we’re already starting a company together and it’s hard to believe it won’t be successful.”

Hasan Stephens

Founder & CEO, Good Life Youth Foundation

“So any time you come to Profound, you have all these creative minds that are in business, successful, and when you put that together, it sparks so many new ideas for yourself and you find yourself also being able to give some of the ideas that you have back and it just ping pongs back and forth and it just becomes like intoxicating to be able to have that interaction.”

Bill Schoff

Managing Director UBS Financial Services Inc.

“I am a founding member of Profound and Profound has already exceeded any expectations I had, and we’re only a few months into it, honestly. I’ve met some of the most interesting people in Upstate New York! You know, in my line of business, I have to do that in New York City, or Chicago, or Miami, or Los Angeles. They’re all right down the road here and I think that I will have forged some great relationships by the time we’re done.”

Bill Schoff testimonial

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