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Darrin Fleming

Darrin Fleming
Darrin Fleming is Managing Director at ROI Selling. Darrin has worked with a variety of companies in technology and complex solutions including Honeywell, Celanese, Merck, PPG, Battelle, and Cooper Industries to quantify the value of their solutions and build compelling business cases. His years of starting and managing consulting and professional services businesses at companies like Rockwell Automation allow him to bring a wide range of experiences and insights to his clients. Darrin has developed proven approaches for analyzing the market, understanding customer needs, developing strategies, developing appropriate Go-To-Market plans for the offerings, and enabling an effective execution of the strategy. He travels around the world helping and training companies to improve their marketing performance. Darrin also has to his credit a book published through McGraw-Hill. Darrin attended the MBA program at the University of Oregon where he focused on Marketing and Organizational Development. He also has a BSEE in Control Systems Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is based in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife Nikki and their two sons.
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Recent Posts

Drive Growth Using Customer Value to Shape Your Product Roadmap

I was very intrigued when our client declared they would also be using their value selling tool to evaluate and prioritize their product development roadmap. Although we specifically designed the tool for marketing and sales, the more I thought about it, the more this strategy made sense.

Success Story: Value Calculator Boosts B2B Sales with Solid Business Case

Successful organizations use value selling tools to show the financial impact of their product or service. At Vitori Health, a value calculator estimates potential employer savings and helps build a solid business case that emphasizes the economic advantages of their modern employee health plan.

How to Improve Your B2B Success with a Strong ROI Business Case

The stakes are high in today’s hyper-competitive sales environment. Having a compelling offering remains fundamental, as does the need for a well-structured business case that quantifies ROI. Here’s what your sales team should know about business cases before they submit their next proposal.

The Power of Logos in Value Selling: How to Win Over the CFO

I am a big believer that value selling is a key element of successful B2B sales. It is based on the belief that customers are more interested in the business value of your offering than its features or attributes. And it requires a persuasive economic argument for the value of your product or service.

The Important Distinctions Between Value Pricing and Value Selling

I recently reflected on what might cause sellers to reassess their value pricing and value selling strategies in a changing economy. While both are rooted in value, value pricing and value selling use different tools with different purposes and reference sets. Let’s take a moment to review the basics.

Learn How Value Selling Tools Can Improve Trade Show ROI

Unlike digital marketing, live industry events allow sales teams to engage one-on-one with multiple prospects over a focused period of time. Value selling tools are a compelling way to attract enough qualified visitors to your booth to justify your investment. Try these tips at your next show.

Maximizing Value Selling for Long-Term Success: 4 Key Factors to Consider

Sales adoption is a crucial challenge to rolling out a successful value-based selling program. Beyond providing ROI tools, companies must also help the sales team embrace a new way of selling. You can understand and overcome these challenges using best practices gleaned from our 20 years of experience.

How to Sell Successfully in a Shrinking and Volatile Economy

Economic indicators are sending mixed signals about the health of today’s economy. Inflation is on the rise and whether we’re in (or will be in) a recession is up for debate. Through it all, B2B sales don’t have to slow down if you understand how an uncertain economy influences buyer behavior.

Do Your Value Selling Tools Speak Your Customer’s Language?

I recently met with the marketing manager at a new ROI Selling client. While reviewing a draft of their new value selling tool, the manager commented, “Customers don’t think about it that way and they would never say that. That’s our internal language about our product.” Oops. How did that happen?

Why Do We Make Irrational Economic Decisions in Life and in Business?

In B2B buying decisions and consumer purchases, humans do not always make optimal or even rational economic decisions, as predicted by Rational Choice Theory. If this is true, why do we continue to preach value-based selling? The fascinating and evolving study of Behavioral Economics may hold the answers.

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