The Story Of The Journey

Eric Werny – Founder of Red Cliff Consulting, LLC

Have you ever encountered a company’s leadership description with generic statements that don’t say much? Eric Werny, the current President of Red Cliff Consulting, believes that a company’s leadership description must be accurate, engaging, and not just a collection of empty sayings. Knowing the people leading a company, their vision, and how they plan to achieve it is essential. That is what makes a leadership description truly compelling and worth reading!

It all began in 1987 after he ended his career with Eastman Kodak, which, through the endless poor board of directors’ decisions and international market pressures, started to lose its footing in the photographic and imaging marketplace.

Eric Werny decided to venture out independently after leaving his career due to massive economic changes with Eastman Kodak Company.

Eric Werny has a Radio Frequency Communications and Electronics background and obtained a professional internal rating as an engineer at a well-known communications equipment manufacturer. Later, he decided to start his own company, which specialized in sales and service of communications equipment. This successful venture involved extensive traveling to service our large customer base.

The advent of cellphone communications in the year 2000 dramatically changed things. Customers were very interested in the convenience of using a portable device to handle their communications needs. They could talk to anyone at any time. The current equipment included a radio repeater system and medium-range devices.

The company had to change its approach and rely on experience to navigate a new direction. The emergence of the Internet as a tool for business communication made this shift inevitable. However, adapting to this new environment was challenging, requiring a steep learning curve. A new set of operational rules came into play.

Our customers found that their office work became significantly more efficient when they switched to using computers as their primary tool, supported by a reliable network environment. At the time, we assisted our clients in connecting their computers to the Internet and setting up advanced configurations.

As customer relationships built, our clients started asking us more complex business questions, which led us to develop our consulting services.

Eric Werny contacted Stanford University’s Silicon Valley Economic Development Council director, Gale Maxwell. We worked together to create the step-by-step building blocks for establishing a technology-based consulting firm. Of course, other seasoned professionals assisted in the creation, such as Jack Daniel of the Jack Daniel Company, Ranco Cucamonga, Tim Anderson, Attorney of Kirton | McConkie, and Jeff Mather, current SBDC director. Many more assisted, and we are grateful to all those who helped build the company.

Today, Eric Werny is the founder and senior consultant of Red Cliff Consulting, LLC(R), author, and speaker.

Becoming an entrepreneur involves a steep learning curve with many challenges to overcome. Despite setbacks and failures, successful entrepreneurs stick to the basics and modify their plans to suit the current business climate. Education, mentorship, and a particular mindset are crucial to becoming a successful entrepreneur. It’s essential to stay updated with the challenges faced by various industries by reading journals, books, and publications. Experience is also crucial in developing the skills necessary to navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.

After gaining extensive consulting experience, we have redirected our efforts toward supporting start-ups, service industries, and technology for businesses. Our primary objective is to inspire and empower entrepreneurs to take their businesses to new heights of success and profitability.

Our primary objective is to inspire and empower entrepreneurs to take their businesses to new heights of success and profitability.

Finding the right academic, physical, or emotional tools is key to achieving these objectives. However, most importantly, entrepreneurs must believe in themselves and their vision. We have witnessed many success stories; sometimes, just a bit of encouragement is all it takes.

What We Believe

“Our company’s fundamental principles are honesty, compassion, humor, courage, truth, virtue, and service. We understand that active listening is crucial during the discovery process. Due diligence and clear communication are essential for our client’s success. We invite you to take a moment to communicate with us and explore how we can help you build your business into what it was “meant to be.”

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Jeff Mather – Regional Director of the St. George, Utah SBDC

“As the director of the Small Business Development Center of Saint George, Utah, which is associated with the Small Business Administration (SBA) ), The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and Dixie Applied Technology College, it provides me great pleasure to provide this official letter of recommendation, for Eric Werny and Red Cliff Consulting, LLC.
Mr. Werny is the consummate business-consulting professional. In addition, he is an expert in putting everyone at ease the moment he or a member of his staff enters the room, be it one-on-one or in a large group. He is diligent in looking deeper within the client’s businesses, individuals in leadership, and associates to discover growth opportunities and cost-saving methods. Their success includes company growth, doubling, and tripling their bottom line from direct efforts.
Red Cliff Consulting combines experience and success in business with technology consulting. That brings very effective options and solutions to the client, creating the best approach to discovering unexpected opportunities that generate additional revenue.
With strong communications skills giving constant updates on a recurring basis allows the client to make the necessary changes in a timely manner.
We again recommend Eric Werny and Red Cliff Consulting to help you and your business enjoy overall success for the future with continued prosperity.”
Jeff Mathers – Director SBDC St. George, Utah, 2021

2017 – Business Recognition Award

Certificate of Completion NxLevel for Entrepreneures

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