In my third of five episodes presenting pitches from last year’s Gorham Savings Bank, I present Patrick Coughlin of St. Germain Collins and their new Sentry EHS software.
Sentry EHS works well for any business that needs an experienced partner to help them comply with environmental, health and safety regulations. They specialize in helping energy providers (read: gas stations), solid waste/recycling firms, manufacturing facilities and higher education campuses with compliance.
I thought this was a somewhat unusual pitch in that it comes from a well established environmental engineering company, rather than a startup. (I’ve done business with them myself for inspections at a building I own). But they’ve stayed entrepreneurial, and I applaud St. Germain Collins for recognizing an opportunity taking their business in this new direction, which is clearly paying off.
So: even though they did not win, the pitch is strong, and I’m happy to report that the company is growing fast and has hired three new staff members since June 2015. Even more impressive (and removed from this edit to save you the painful audio) was the sound problems that Pat faced once he hit the stage – they didn’t bring his mic up when he started speaking, leading to an awkward moment. Not his fault, but he remained cool and calm and still delivered his pitch well. And as I state in my introductory comments, I believe just going through process of delivering a pitch is a great benefit.
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