Connect 5000 is a Kansas City-based lead generation, prospecting training, and sales consulting company.

Since March 2010, we’ve helped countless software, technology, and consulting companies boost sales revenue with effective lead generation campaigns, sales prospecting strategies and inside sales management.

We shorten sales cycles and multiply revenue by generating introductory sales meetings with key decision-makers on your behalf. If hiring an outside firm sounds unappealing, we offer customized training workshops on how to prospect and engage effectively to get inside targeted companies. We also consult with companies who don’t have an effective outbound sales strategy in place.

If you’re interested in learning more about who we are and what we do, check out our weekly blog where we provide thought leadership, lead generation strategies, tips and a dose of humor to help increase your sales pipeline, shorten the sales cycle and multiply revenue.

What Our Clients Say

“My company hired Ray Ruecker to help my sales team prospect and get into companies more quickly and efficiently. He spent almost a day with us conducting a hands on workshop on how to be more effective in this sales process. I liked his fresh and creative approaches and took a lot of creative ideas from him. I highly recommend attending his workshop. You won’t be disappointed or bored.”

Ben BianchinoDirector of Business Development, EML

“Ray is a top notch inside sales leader. He knows how to manage his team to work diligently towards results. He is very creative with his calling approach and works hard to define the best process to get the prospects to engage with him. In fact, his approach was how NetBase found him and our busy SVP, Sales brought him into NetBase.”

Gretchen HoffmanVice President of Marketing, Altitude

“I have had the pleasure to work with Ray at Connect 5000. My sales team and I attended a two day workshop led by Ray that taught us how to better research and communicate with high value potential clients. Ray is highly effective as a communicator and instructor, and will add value to anyone/team interested in learning how to use technology and proven communication tools to reach new clients and increase sales.”

Charles A. Parsons IIVice President of Franchise Development, SpeedPro Imaging Corporate

“In today’s highly competitive environment, Ray Ruecker is an invaluable resource. Ray removes obstacles; he engages, connects and communicates a value proposition with laser like precision. His combination of charm, and grit are expressed through his eloquence. Key decision makers stand up and take notice when Ray calls. I would definitely recommend Ray to any organization that is grappling with how to optimize their resources to break into key accounts. He not only opens the door… he gets you a place at the table.”

Keith SciulliSenior Vice President, Scintel Technologies

“I’ve worked with Ray Ruecker and Connect 5000 the past 11 months. He and his team were instrumental in getting me in front of decision makers in our space. I would highly recommend using him and his company because he’s effective and gets results.”

Ron PresswoodVice President, IT Services at Genpact

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