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 is cost prohibitive, 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, Coupa Pay

“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 HoffmanSenior Director, Global Marketing and Demand Generation, Limelight Networks

“When I was the Chief Marketing Officer at Xangati, I used Connect 5000 and Ray Ruecker’s team to do lead generation for several months and was pleased. After Virtual Instruments acquired us, I moved to Talari in the same role. I reached out to Connect 5000 and have been partnering with his team again since November 2017 for business development and lead generation efforts and highly recommend his services.”

Atchison FrazerWorldwide Head of Marketing, 3X Client at Xangati, Talari and Versa Networks

“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 SciulliVice President of Sales, SpringML

“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