“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Client: Vermont.com

URL: www.vermont.com

Challenge: Client had previously developed an "unofficial" portal Website for the State of Vermont and was looking to update the existing, outdated static HTML Website with a new version that would offer an improved user interface, new functionality, and the ability to dynamically serve fresh content to visitors.

Solution: Black Rock Consulting provided guidance in the form of a comprehensive IDS document to enable the redesign of the site's user interface and modifications to the information architecture to make the site more user-friendly than the previously existing version. It also offered project management services to supervise the outside contractors engaged to execute the redesign.

“During the time that we worked together, I was most impressed with your senses. You endeavored to help our fledgling business with common sense, experience and a sense of devotion and dedication that did not stop even after you decided to create a document that outlined our entire state portal/geo-domain site. This brilliant organized plan allowed us to approach the necessary redesign and development of a very complex site in an efficient, intelligent manner. I am still awed by your sense of vision and the knowledge that you possess to have created it over the weekend - from a desire to do what was needed. I remain extremely grateful and greatly appreciate what your efforts allowed us to accomplish.”

Mark Koffman
President / CEO
WebMont, Inc. d/b/a Vermont.com



If it's new and noteworthy, we'll make mention below:

01.08.10 While we are anticipating an overhaul of the Black Rock Consulting Website again later this year to bring it up to date, you can follow principal Jonathan S. Ross on various social networks including LinkedIn, Facebook, and now Brazen Careerist.

02.04.09 Black Rock Consulting has launched its official blog, “Tao of the Zentropist,” which will be updated regularly with useful information and commentary regarding the world of business, communications, technology and responsible, solutions-oriented consulting practices. We are also pleased to announce the regularly monthly publication of our accompanying newsletter, which can be found here.

01.30.09 Black Rock Consulting is working with Solutions Practice Management, which provides management consulting and business advisory services to dental professionals who are seeking to increase their profitability and efficiency. We will be helping the company to expand business in Southern California specifically, leveraging the experience gained from our own client engagements.

06.29.07 Jonathan S. Ross, founder of Black Rock Consulting, is pleased to announce that as of May 2007, he has been made a partner in Tomahawk Partners LLC, a strategic consultancy and think tank that is focused on developing global business opportunities. Tomahawk Partners consists of several highly experienced professionals that collectively share decades of experience in corporate and project finance, operations, communications, and the creation of senior managerial infrastructure across numerous industry verticals. Black Rock Consulting will continue to operate but this association with Tomahawk Partners will strengthen its service offerings and value proposition to past, present and future clients.

01.26.07 Black Rock Consulting enjoyed its most successful year to date in 2006 and we look forward to continuing this trend in 2007!

09.25.06 Black Rock Consulting launches a newly revised and updated Website, which frankly, was long overdue.

09.01.06 Jonathan S. Ross has recently been appointed to the Board of Advisors for Surgical Outcome Support, Inc., a Florida based company providing perioperative outcomes tracking, quality assurance, evidence-based medical paradigms, information, and professional education for spinal, orthopaedic and cardio-vascular procedures. Working in conjunction with strategic partner Growthink, Jonathan has served as Lead Strategist/Engagement Director since February 2006 to develop the company’s overall business strategy and supervise development of its innovative Website, which is slated to launch in January 2007.

05.01.06 Last month company founder Jonathan S. Ross agreed to serve on the Board of Advisors for Intertube Media Network, an entertainment marketing, production and distribution company. Intertube is headed by Lin Milano, the founder of Safesearching.com, the pioneering online community of celebrity Websites.

12.30.05 Black Rock Consulting concludes another successful year! The relationship with Growthink has continued to mature, with nearly 40 client engagements managed in profitable fashion. In addition, several new client relationships were established, with ongoing consultations continuing for some of them.

12.01.04 To date, Black Rock Consulting has successfully undertaken fifteen client engagements for Growthink representing a diverse range of industries including Entertainment, Technology, Health Care/Life Sciences, Financial Services, Business Services, Real Estate, and Consumer Products.

04.27.04 Black Rock Consulting establishes a relationship with Growthink, a NASD licensed investment bank and strategic consultancy, providing business plan writing services, market research and strategic analysis across multiple industry verticals.

01.19.04 Black Rock Consulting officially launches its first Website. Founder Jonathan S. Ross has been quietly consulting through word-of-mouth since September 2000.