The Pinnacle Quest Consulting Group assists individuals and companies in building effective business strategies, implementing powerful technology solutions, and establishing strategic competitive advantages. The company was founded in 2001 by partners Brent D. Gray and Verl N. Workman whose business ventures included Automation Quest, which was subsequently sold to Homes.com.  The team was later expanded to include Joe Gaeta, speaker and consultant; Michele Routh-Combs, general manager.  Combined, the team brings 50 years of professional business experience together to show companies how to maximize performance at every level of their organizations.The Pinnacle Quest team can assist your organization in a variety of areas including:

  • Professional Speaking:
    • Technology-related topics
    • Sales strategies and techniques
    • Motivational speeches
    • Keynote addresses
  • Sales Training and curriculum development
  • Creation & implementation of your company’s “Unique Selling Advantage” or “Unfair Competitive Advantage”
  • Team-building to maximize employee performance and loyalty
  • Company “culture” development
  • Company-sponsored motivational retreats
  • Product roll outs or demonstrations to large groups
  • Key customer sales presentation training
  • Booth production, layout and presentation at conventions & shows
  • Product research and recommendations

About the Pinnacle Quest Team:

Verl Workman – Co-founder, Speaker, Consultant
Over the last 15 years, Mr. Workman has been educating, motivating and training sales associates, entrepreneurs, real estate agents and brokers and other audiences worldwide. His exposure and knowledge covers all aspects of sales, marketing, self-promotion, real estate, management and technology tools. Verl has delivered more than 500 seminars over the past 6 years and has helped thousands of people reach their goals through his empowering presentations, tools, and personal coaching programs. His credentials include: 

  • Co-founder Pinnacle Quest Consulting
  • Co-founder Automation Quest (Successfully built and sold to Homes.com in 1999)
  • Past member of the executive committee for Homes.com
  • National sales manager/trainer
  • Successful real estate business owner
  • National speaker and motivator
  • Featured speaker at National Real Estate and Business Conventions
  • Developer of “The Critical Path” method of selling
  • Creator and developer of real estate curriculum for Top Producer, On-Line Agent, Kodak Digital Cameras, PREP Software, and more
  • Courses approved for continuing education in several states
  • Specialist in creating winning trade show booth cultures, themes and systems to maximize sales at any convention
  • Winner of many national sales awards
  • Successful retail store owner – 8 years

Joe Gaeta – Speaker and Consultant
With over 20 years of professional experience, Joe brings valuable insight into every project.  He was quick to adopt the new technologies that the Internet offered Realtors.  Joe has spent the last several years developing tools and techniques that allow Realtors the opportunity to take advantage of these technologies.  He has successfully applied these tools to growing businesses around the country.  His credentials include:

  • Executive Bamboo (virtual tour provider later sold to iPix)
  • National Sales Manager iPix
  • Independent Consultant of Internet marketing
  • National Marketing Director for Hobbs and Herder real estate marketing division

Michele Routh-Combs – General Manager
As one of the first female business leaders in the field of real estate technology Michele has helped shape product development and marketing for hundreds of companies.  She is passionate about effective implementation of real estate technology and brings more than 15 years experience to the group.  Her credentials include: 

  • Senior Technology Analyst at RE/MAX International headquarters
  • Advisor to technology executives & real estate brokers
  • Credited with numerous successful sales partnerships and alliances
  • Direct mail marketing manager for large charity
  • Analyzed more than 2200 real estate technology products
  • Data integration consultant to realtors, brokers and business leaders
  • Database conversion and implementation consultant to non-profits
  • Project director of publishing company specializing in real estate magazines & brochures
  • Ghost writer for Realtors and corporate executives
  • Licensed assistant to top producing agent & president of local board




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