Recognition for EIP
"Transforming an idea into something tangible — a product, or a company — is daunting. Somehow, thousands of Americans manage to do just that every year — through sheer tenacity, street smarts, or plain old luck. The capacity to do this not just once, but again and again, that's a different matter altogether. Now we're talking about a different breed of cat. Like Dave Bayless. I've known Dave for some time now, as a friend, a colleague, and as a contributor to Inc. Magazine back when I was Editor-in-Chief. Bayless is in another league altogether. He has a keen ability to read the marketplace. Sniff out opportunities the rest of us just don't see. And he's got this rare combination of sheer intelligence, experience, instincts, and character — don't ever overlook character — that's essential in today's marketplace. Have no doubt: this Evergreen IP is an idea whose time has come. I'm sure there will be imitators. But — and here comes what the what great sales people call the close — if I had an idea that I thought was market-worthy, this is the team I'd choose to partner with. And there's not even a close second choice."
Former Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Clark University
Getting Things Done
"Having run several large consumer goods operations, I have worked with some very innovative and resourceful people. From my perspective, Vandy is at the top of that list. He has great ideas, he collaborates well, and he gets things done. I can't recommend Vandy highly enough as a partner."
M. A. Yates
Former Regional VP-Procter & Gamble
Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Asia/Pacific
Filling Important Gaps
"Evergreen IP fills an important gap between inventors with nascent innovative products and large firms looking to source innovation externally. Leading firms like P&G are increasingly looking to in-license new products. I believe Evergreen IP will add enormous value to inventors in grooming their inventions into 'market-ready' products, as well as to large firms who want to drive organic growth through innovation."
McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology, Director, Center for Research in Technology & Innovation, Chairman, Technology Industry Management Program, Kellogg School of Management
"I have known Vandy for over 30 years. He is one energetic, innovative and straight-up guy. His newest undertaking showcases his great insight into the entire product innovation process, from idea to successful commercialization."
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 3M Company
Seeing Trends Early
"My work with our clients has demonstrated the absolute need for this kind of product capitalist firm as larger companies struggle to balance the tension between growth and risk management. The EIP Principals have an amazing ability to see trends and business/product opportunities before others do, and I fully expect that inventors who become clients will be delighted with the results of Evergreen IP's efforts."
Partner, McKinsey & Company
Filling a Marketplace Need
"From my experience, Evergreen IP fills a genuine need in the marketplace. I have known Vandy for over 25 years and believe that he is an outstanding consumer marketer. He thinks and communicates extremely clearly, and works well with a wide variety of people. Vandy and his partners will help a lot of inventors."
Judge on American Inventor & Founder of Eureka! Ranch
A Great Choice for Inventors
"I have known and worked with John for almost ten years. He is extraordinary at creating products and building businesses. Any inventor lucky enough to become a client of Evergreen IP will find John and his team represent the very best of integrity, passion, competitive spirit and 'joie de vivre.'"
CIO, Charles Schwab