Zintro founder & CEO Stuart Lewtan delivers commencement address at Brandeis University


Zintro founder & CEO Stuart Lewtan delivers the commencement address at Brandeis University’s Rabb School graduation ceremonies. Inspiring insights about the future of higher education, virtual corporations, distance learning, Zintro and more…

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MBO Partners and Zintro to Expand Business Development Opportunities for Independent Professionals


MBO Partners, the leader in the $250 billion and growing independent consulting sector in America, announced today a strategic alliance with Zintro, a premier networking service for subject matter experts and the companies that seek them.

As part of its commitment to support and serve the needs of independent professionals, MBO Partners is building strategic partnerships that help to enable the growth of the independent consulting sector. Through its partnership with Zintro, MBO Partners can now bring together independent experts and companies searching for professionals with specific knowledge and unique skill sets. The alliance will also provide the MBO Partners community with enhanced access to the thousands of companies currently working with Zintro to identify the right resource for their specific need.

“Zintro and MBO Partners provide highly complementary services to a common market – the rapidly growing universe of expert independent consultants”,said Stuart Lewtan, Founder and CEO of Zintro. “With Zintro’s front-office lead-generation services model, associates of MBO Partners can now find new avenues to generate lucrative engagements.”

“We are pleased to offer yet another great service option to the network of talented independent consultants who look to us to provide a comprehensive toolkit to run a more productive business,” said Gene Zaino, CEO of MBO Partners. “Zintro has a proven method of matching a company’s unique challenge with the expert who can answer that challenge. Its rank of experts will now be even more robust with the strength of the MBO Partners community and its wealth of industry expertise.”

About MBO Partners

For more than 25 years, MBO Partners has led the $250 billion and growing independent consulting sector in America. Our services make it easy for independent consultants and their clients to do business. For independent consultants, MBO Partners manages their entire business infrastructure. Our platform includes a proprietary process to handle contract administration, business insurances, health and retirement benefits, expense management, tax withholding, and more. We couple this with the benefits of direct vendor access into enterprises and the “white glove” attention of a dedicated business manager for every consultant. For organizations that use contract talent, the MBO Enterprise Solutions team provides a complete independent contractor aggregation and engagement offering, including compliance and payment solutions for 1099s, sole proprietors and micro-businesses. To learn more, visit: http://www.mbopartners.com.

About Zintro

Zintro is a “Search and Connect Engine” that brings together professionals seeking answers to business or technical challenges with subject-matter experts for engagements ranging from brief “micro-consults” (delivered over the phone) to multi-month on-site projects. For the client, Zintro provides, in under 90 seconds, the ability to connect with hundreds of relevant experts, qualify them, and talk with a select group of them. From the subject matter expert’s point of view, Zintro provides lead generation and marketing tools to help convert leads into lucrative engagements. The Zintro platform has more than 15,000 clients and 40,000 subject matter experts across all industry sectors and geographic regions. To learn more, visit http://www.zintro.com.

For Experts (client-seekers): Are you interested in marketing your services to Zintro’s Clients? It takes just a couple of minutes and is free to sign up as a Zintro Expert. Relevant projects will automatically be emailed to you. Click here to sign up.

For Clients (expert-seekers): In under 90 seconds, you can contact hundreds of relevant business or technical experts within any industry sector. Click here to post an Inquiry (free & anonymous).

Or, do you want to learn more about how Zintro works? Click here to view Zintro’s knowledge-base

Zintro has experts in every industry sector, across every job function, in every geographic region. Recently, some of the following topics have seen a inquiry activity:

Stuart Lewtan – Interviewed on MYOB Radio


Listen and watch Stuart Lewtan (Zintro’s founder & CEO) interviewed on the MYOB Radio Show (a syndicated business talk show for entrepreneurs and other professionals).  In the interview, Stuart discusses his personal philosophy about how the Internet has become a ubiquitous tool for consumer use but has barely scratched the surface in the B2B world.  He also discusses the origins of Zintro and his bold vision for its future,  Lewtan Technologies (his first company), his involvement at Brandeis University (Trustee) and a whole lot more…


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Zintro CEO Tapped As Expert on the “Social Business Economy”


On Monday, February 27, 2012, Stuart Lewtan (Zintro’s founder & CEO) will be one of a handful of “top social experts”speaking at an event titled Profiting in the Social Business Economy. Sponsored by the Boston College Technology Council, and chaired by John Gallant (Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise & CEO, Network World), this roundtable panel will address the impact of social media in the Business to Business (B2B) marketplace.  As a leading platform for connecting companies with industry experts and consultants, Zintro is an influential leader in the B2B social media space. At the BC event, Stuart Lewtan will join a select panel of Boston-area social media experts for what’s been billed as an “information-rich session” to give the audience of business executives a clear understanding of new opportunities emerging on multi-billion member platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and how leading companies are profiting in the social business economy. 
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Zintro Named a Finalist in “The Year’s Best Data Products” by InfoCommerce Group


“Models of Excellence” award winners are showing how data creates value for both customers and information company owners.

“The data publishing industry continues to innovate, with smarter products that do more for the user by curating, arranging and delivering information in ways that the search engines can’t,” said Russell Perkins, Founder and Managing Director of InfoCommerce Group. “The impetus behind the Models of Excellence was to answer the one question our firm is constantly asked — Who’s doing it right?”

The winners were selected from a group of finalists that included BestVendor, First Stop Health, LegiStorm, Magazine Radar, Wanted Technologies,Yipit, Zintro and Zumbox.

InfoCommerce Group Inc. (ICG) was formed in 1995 to address the radical transformation of the information industry by providing guidance, research and advice to producers of commercial database content. ICG has expanded to add practices in health content and master data management. Over the last sixteen years, ICG has established itself as the thought leader in exploring, charting, analyzing and defining the most important issues reshaping the database business. Its proprietary Business Information Framework provides an in-depth understanding of how data products are produced and sold.

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EcoSeed and Zintro, Inc. Teams Up to Allow Easy Access to Renewable Energy Experts


Waltham, MA, July 28, 2011 — EcoSeed and Zintro, Inc. are pleased to announce a collaboration between the organizations. EcoSeed and Zintro have teamed up to integrate easy access to relevant renewable energy experts from within EcoSeed’s content. Each Ecoseed article includes a Zintro widget. When a reader clicks on that widget, it opens up a simple inquiry form with a list of sample experts relevant to the article. Within 90 seconds, the completed inquiry is forwarded to the most relevant experts in order to attain answers to business or technical questions or request help on a project. On average, the reader will quickly receive 5 – 10 expert replies over the Zintro platform without compromising email or other personal information. Zintro’s platform handles all of the back-end functionality including reader/expert matching, back & forth communication, qualification, compliance, and confidentiality. As part of the collaboration, EcoSeed subscribers will get preferred placement in Zintro’s matching results that can improve their chances of being selected for projects.

Saar Herman, CEO of Global Content & Research (owner of EcoSeed) said “Zintro’s platform makes it easy for us to deliver enhanced value to all of our subscribers by providing them with an even more compelling reading experience and, if they are a vendor to the industry, high value leads.”

Stuart Lewtan, CEO of Zintro said “Ecoseed is a cutting edge portal and Global Content & Research is a visionary company. By marrying Ecoseed’s best-of-breed content with Zintro’s expert-serving capabilities, the result is remarkable – media that truly blurs the lines between content & human expertise.”

EcoSeed is a leading source for global green news, finance, and other resources in delivering green and renewable energy to mainstream business. EcoSeed’s mission is to provide global, complete, innovative, and up to date news, information, resources, and opportunities, catalyst to incorporate environmental awareness and responsibility into lifestyle, and in business practices. They are the world’s first and only global green website focused on bridging sustainability and the future it holds for the businesses community.

Zintro connects professionals seeking answers to business or technical problems with subject-matter experts for consultations ranging from quick phone consults to multi-month on-site engagements. To date more than 6,000 clients have sent thousands of inquiries to over 30,000 active & engaged experts. Experts are from numerous industries, countries, and professions including independent consultants, physicians, engineers, scientists, managers, and business owners, among others. Clients include consultants, entrepreneurs, operating managers, analysts, lawyers, investors, journalists, engineers, and business development executives, among others.

IMTC and Zintro Partner to Connect Money Transfer Experts with Consulting Opportunities


Waltham, MA, June 30, 2011 –(PR.com)– IMTC (http://www.imtconferences.com) and Zintro, Inc. (http://www.zintro.com) are pleased to announce a collaboration between the organizations.IMTC and Zintro have teamed up to create IMTC’s Money Transfer Expert Network where IMTC subscribers, conference and seminar participants will be able to send inquiries (in under 90 seconds), from its website, to hundreds of money-transfer experts in order to get answers to business or technical questions, get first-hand advice, tips, options, introductions, etc. Zintro’s platform will be used to match the inquiry with the most relevant experts and to handle all back-end functionality including expert qualification, spam removal, payment processing, 1099 generation, dispute resolution, and compliance. In addition to generating leads for the Money Transfer Expert Network participants, the partnership will also entitle network members to communicate with each other across the platform.

Hugo Cuevas-Mohr, Director at IMTC said “Zintro’s platform makes it easy for us to deliver enhanced value to our subscribers by providing them with leads while taking care of all of the back-office requirements.”

Stuart Lewtan, CEO of Zintro said “We are proud to partner with IMTC. They are highly regarded in the money transfer space and are committed to maximizing value to their subscribers.”

IMTC organizes the popular Annual Money Transfer Conferences in Miami (October) and in Los Angeles (April) as well as other Money Transfer and Money Remittance Conferences in Latin America & the Caribbean, such as IMTC MEXICO & IMTC BRASIL. IMTC also organizes seminars and workshops on money-transfer related subjects for private organizations, government agencies and associations and as part of their conferences.

Zintro connects professionals seeking answers to business or technical problems with subject-matter experts for consultations ranging from quick phone consults to multi-month on-site engagements. To date more than 6,000 clients have sent thousands of inquiries to over 30,000 active & engaged experts. Experts are from numerous industries, countries, and professions including independent consultants, physicians, engineers, scientists, managers, and business owners, among others. Clients include consultants, entrepreneurs, operating managers, analysts, lawyers, investors, journalists, engineers, and business development executives, among others.

The Battle Against Slow Payers


By WILLIAM M. BULKELEY

Excerpt from the Wall Street Journal…

(WSJ)…Some sites that link up contractors with clients, like oDesk, Elance Inc. and Zintro Inc., also help ensure bills get paid promptly. Zintro, for instance, collects payments from customers in advance and puts them in escrow until the work is completed. The site, based in Waltham, Mass., charges the client 30% of the job cost as a fee, which the company says is comparable to the charge companies pay for an executive search firm. What’s more, if a freelancer and company develop an ongoing relationship, they typically start to deal directly with each other.

Stuart Lewtan, president of Zintro, adds that the site has a binding arbitration process for resolving disputes, but he says they are rare.

Greg Buczynski, an accountant in Chicago, lists his forensic-accounting skills on Zintro. He says when a New York hedge fund approved four hours of work he did for them, he was delighted to find that Zintro had put the money in his PayPal account before he even sent off an invoice…

See complete article in the Wall Street Journal

Zintro Rolls out Premium Services for Experts, Consultants, and Clients


Zintro, the premier network for connecting companies with subject matter experts for Phone Consults, Consulting Projects, and Jobs, offers two new services for frequent users.

Waltham, MA, October 25, 2010 –(PR.com)– Zintro, Inc. is pleased to announce two new offerings. Stuart Lewtan, founder & CEO of Zintro said, “With over 15,000 subject matter experts and 2,000 clients, Zintro has already established itself as an important player in the space. Zintro’s Premium Services provide frequent users with an even greater feature set and a higher level of service than Zintro’s Basic Services.”

Premium Client Service. Zintro connects clients (companies and/or professionals seeking experts) with subject-matter experts for consulting engagements ranging from one half hour phone consults to multi-month on-site engagements. Zintro makes it easy for clients by sourcing the best consultants & experts in the world, organizing them by topic, and allowing clients to send a single inquiry to multiple experts simultaneously. Zintro preserves the client’s anonymity, saves them time, and guarantees quality. With Zintro’s new Premium Client Service, clients can tap deeper into the Zintro expert pool and readily exchange contact information with experts. Premium clients also pay a lower transaction fee than Basic users and the fee is not subject to a minimum. This means that if an expert is willing to waive his/her fee for an initial call (which happens about half the time), the consult is free. Premium clients also are marked with a prominent icon so that experts recognize they are serious & qualified which significantly increases the yield & quality of expert replies. Compare Basic (free) & Premium Client Services.

Premium Expert Service. Zintro provides subject matter experts (whether independent consultants, contractors, experts “moonlighting” to make some extra money, or small, medium, or large consultancies) with free lead-generation. With the Premium Service, experts are able to even more effectively market their services to Zintro clients. Premium expert profiles rank higher on Zintro’s matching engine and Premium experts can freely share contact information, post URLs, and soon will be able to post videos and other reference materials. Premium experts are promptly reviewed by Zintro’s Evaluation Committee for potential promotion (if expert’s credentials warrant it) to Bronze, Silver, or Gold status. Moreover, it is less expensive for Zintro’s clients to contact premium experts (free if expert is willing to waive his/her fee for the initial call). This significantly increases the expert’s chance of being selected for a project. Compare Basic (free) & Premium Expert Services.

Both of Zintro’s Premium Services start at $79.95 per month and drop to $29.95 per month if the client or expert signs up for a year. Lewtan added, “This price point is intended to be disruptive — a ‘no-brainer’. Generating one solid lead on Zintro can pay for the cost of a subscription hundreds of times over.” Zintro also continues to offer its Basic service free of charge for both clients and experts. “Free service for both sides of this market is core to Zintro’s marketing strategy and business philosophy,” adds Lewtan.

Zintro.com has over 15,000 experts and over 2,000 clients. Experts are from numerous industries, countries, and professions including physicians, engineers, scientists, mid- and senior-level managers, independent consultants, and business owners, among others. Clients include investment firms, private equity firms, venture firms, law firms, market researchers, recruiters, consultants, entrepreneurs, journalists, engineers, and business development executives, among others.

Former Monster.com Exec Joins Zintro.com Board


Douglas Klinger, former President of Monster.com and former President of CIGNA Health Services, joins Zintro’s board of directors.

Waltham, MA, June 21, 2010 –(PR.com)– Zintro is pleased to announce that Douglas Klinger, President of Bee Mountain LLC., former President of Monster.com and former President of CIGNA Health Services has agreed to join the company’s board. Zintro’s CEO, Stuart Lewtan, said “Zintro is very fortunate to have an executive of Doug’s caliber on its board. Doug has an impressive resume and deep expertise in the online recruitment and healthcare businesses – both which are highly relevant to Zintro’s business.”

Doug Klinger said “I am very excited to be part of the Zintro team. Stuart Lewtan is a seasoned entrepreneur with a proven track-record, the company is backed by a world-class investor, and Zintro’s market has enormous potential.”

Zintro connects clients (companies and/or professionals seeking experts) with subject-matter experts for consulting engagements ranging from one half hour phone consults to multi-month on-site engagements. Zintro makes it easy for expert-seekers by sourcing the best consultants & experts in the world, organizing them by topic, and allowing clients to send a single inquiry to multiple experts simultaneously. Zintro preserves the users’ anonymity (if that is important to them), saves them time, and guarantees quality. Zintro also enables clients & experts to qualify each other by sending “zNotes” to each other to ask clarifying questions and elaborate on credentials.

From the experts’ perspective, whether independent consultants, contractors, experts “moonlighting” to make some extra money, or small, medium, or large consultancies, Zintro provides free lead generation.

When a client & expert decide to talk, Zintro charges a modest one-time “Zintro Fee” (usually paid by the client but optionally paid by the expert). Zintro will soon offer premium services to clients & experts to help them more effectively leverage the Zintro platform. However, Zintro will Always offer an absolutely Free service-level for both experts and clients.

Zintro.com has over 10,000 experts on the expert network and over 1,000 clients. Experts are from numerous industries, countries, and professions including independent consultants, physicians, engineers, scientists, managers, and business owners, among others. Clients include investors, consultants, operating managers, analysts, lawyers, journalists, engineers, and business development executives, among others.

Please visit http://www.Zintro.com to browse its expert directory and/or to sign up.