Consulting Company Vital Management Launches $100 Million CI Business Challenge

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St Louis, Mo.  - The founders of VITAL Management are putting out an industry challenge: improve your bottom line with VITAL Management and they will contribute to HABITAT for HUMANITY.

According to VITAL Management co-founders Paul Starkey & Steve Firszt, that’s the potential annual profit “miss” being made by the Top 1000 dealers in the CI business. This assertion is based on their experience working with hundreds of integration companies over the past 10 years.

“Close to 100% of the engagement’s we’ve had reveal significant profit dollars being left behind,” claims Firszt. “Whether caused by improper counting practices, lack of profit planning, poor labor productivity, inefficient process – it’s always more than just one thing – corrective actions can bring new profit to these companies.”

And that’s their challenge: to help these Top 1000 companies get it right in 2016, and serve a good cause at the same time. All $250 set-up fees will go directly to Habitat for Humanity along with 10% of the fees collected for the Get It Right program.

VITAL is also asking manufacturers to co-sponsor the program because more profitable dealers would make CI a better industry for everyone. The goal of the Challenge is to generate $100K immediately (@CEDIA for HABITAT) and another $100K for HABITAT in 2016.

Starkey added, “We now have three options for helping companies achieve better profits: a benchmarking level, a financial management level and a financial/sales process level.” The respective monthly fees for each level are $250, $1,000 and $2,000. “Companies can choose which plan and how far they want to take the improvement process.”

Interested dealers must complete a simple registration to be included on the donor list.

The registration form can be found on the “Get It Right” page at along with information about the program features & costs. Participating dealers will choose a plan, execute a 12-month Get It Right Agreement and get started. 10% of all fees from the program will go to Habitat for Humanity.

The founders added, “Every company that follows the system should expect a strong multiple on their investment as a first-year return.”

VITAL MGMT is a privately help LLC owned and operated by Messrs.’ Starkey and Firszt. They have served over 20 large clients in the past two years, with over 300 total clients during Fast Forward’s 11 years existence. They are the Executive Directors of the Bravas Group a cooperative of business owners who share joint services, coaching and benchmark data.

Contact Paul Starkey at 760-295-8998 in San Diego


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