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Barton J. Goldenberg

Barton J. Goldenberg, Founder & President of ISM, Inc.
Leading customer-centric strategist, author, speaker, and futurist

For 30 years Barton Goldenberg, ISM, Inc.’s founder and president, has challenged executive audiences on the topic of customer-centric business strategies. He designs and delivers insightful, entertaining, and informative presentations that incorporate live case studies taken from ISM’s best-in-class clients.

Barton has always occupied a leading role in providing a lifecycle approach to customer relationships, from founding a pioneering firm in 1985, when the concept of customer relationship management (CRM) was taking form, to being one of the first three inductees into the CRM Hall of Fame.


Customer-Centric Presentations

Barton frames his customer-centric business strategy presentations within the people/process/technology paradigm, and references a variety of tools and techniques in support of these strategies, including CRM/Social CRM, Big Data analytics and insight, knowledge communities, customer experience, and channel optimization. Barton’s results-oriented, bottom-line presentations have been praised by audiences worldwide, including clients such as AAA, Delta Faucet, Deutsche Bank, Exxon-Mobil, Ferguson, Giorgio Armani, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson Controls, Kraft Foods, Marriott, McGraw-Hill, Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Schlumberger, T. Rowe Price, Zumba Fitness, and more.


Meeting Customer Expectations in Real Time


For today’s always-on, always-connected consumer, collaboration is the key in the customer lifecycle. Whether business-to-business or business-to-consumer, customer expectations must be met in real time, which Barton addresses in his book, CRM in Real Time: Empowering Customer Relationships, published by Information Today. His earlier book, CRM Automation (Prentice Hall), is considered the primer for companies implementing customer-focused programs. ISM’s Software Lab publishes the benchmark Guide to Mobile & Social CRM Automation (now in its 20th edition). Barton is a columnist for CRM Magazine and is often quoted in business and trade publications.

Prior to founding ISM, Barton held senior management positions at the U.S. Department of State and Monsanto Europe S.A. He holds a B.S. (Economics) with honors from the Wharton School of Business and an M.S. (Economics) from the London School of Economics. Presently, Barton serves as the area governor for Rotary District 7620, after serving in 2013—2014 as president of the metroBethesda Rotary Club.