Ilima Partners’ highly satisfied clients include both large, publicly traded corporations as well as small start-ups.



Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Hitachi“Sky Runser is a master of cross-company project management of major initiatives, on a global basis. Under his leadership, everyone’s butterflies flew in formation on one of our most important company initiatives ever.”

Marlene Williamson, Vice President Corporate Marketing – Hitachi Global Storage Technologies



symantec logo“Having Skyles Runser and Ilima Partners project manage and coordinate major launches and events has been a best practice for our organization.”

Jennie Grimes, Senior Director, Emerging Product & Solutions Marketing, Symantec Corporation


New Relic

New Relic“Ilima Partners was instrumental in ensuring the success of our company and product launch at Rails Conference 2008 in Portland. Sky Runser was a master of logistics and cool under pressure, especially since things don’t always go according to plan! With Sky’s guidance, the show came off without a hitch. Ilima’s biggest strength in my opinion is their attention to detail. They are a perfect organization to have on your side when you are running full speed to finish a complicated set of tactics for a critical deadline.”

Bill Lapcevic, VP Business Development, New Relic

BD Biosciences

BD Biosciences“Sky Runser and Judy Logan worked across numerous organizations in our company to launch a campaign that’s resonated with our customers as well as our sales reps.”

Susan Catalano, Senior Director, Marcom, EBusiness, Field Marketing, BD Biosciences



Pixorial“Pixorial is in a phase of great growth, user adoption and market traction. Sky Runser and Hilary Glann were instrumental in laying the foundation and groundwork for that success.”

Gina Miccio, VP Marketing & Operations, Pixorial, Inc.



BEA Systems“Sky Runser’s ability to work with quota-carrying Sales forces and get them the tools they need has materially impacted our Services Organization.”

Linda Wilhelm-Baginski, Director, Services Marketing, BEA Systems


“I have had the pleasure of working with Skyles on a number of key product marketing initiatives while at BEA. Skyles is a very trustworthy partner, who delivers a high-quality product on time, every time. He understands the requirements the first time, is a very effective communicator (understands how to ask the right question(s)), and produces work material that meets and exceeds expectations. Great Results, Personable, High Integrity. This is why Skyles and Ilima Partners is the only strategic marketing consultant I trust with BEA’s most important product, Tuxedo.”

Lorenzo Cremona – Director, Product Marketing Tuxedo Product Family, BEA Systems



Adobe“Ilima Partners has done a broad range of marketing work for our portfolio companies with great results.”

John Leckrone, Director of Venture Development, Adobe Systems, Inc.


California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)

A non-profit coalition, C3RP is committed to the exchange of knowledge and information between Cal Poly and private businesses. “Hilary Glann brought a seasoned business perspective to our initiative to revise our web site messages. Our new messaging and positioning resonates with businesses who are looking to harness the expertise of a nationally ranked university such as Cal Poly for research partnerships, contract research, or residency in the future Cal Poly technology park.”

Michael E. Manchak, California Central Coast Research Partnership (C3RP)
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)


Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE)

Palo Alto Partners in Education “Our new website went live in time for the peak period of our annual, and record-setting, fundraising push. Sky Runser’s background leading Web projects was a vital part in making that happen.”

Muneerah Merchant, Executive Director, Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE)



hp logo“Sky Runser and Ilima Partners impacted the business metrics that matter: Customer Support and Customer Satisfaction. They helped us take a leadership position in communicating information and projecting readiness on a key industry initiative to customers. In the end, HP was prepared much earlier than its competition, minimizing support calls and increasing customer satisfaction.”

Roy Edelschein, WW Support Programs Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company



ms logo“Hilary Glann and Ilima Partners were instrumental in making the rollout of Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 a success for HP, Microsoft and our millions of shared customers. She coordinated the needs of multiple business units across and between the two companies; solved problems, hit deadlines and made a complex, important launch go smoothly.”

Sara Nagy, Sr. Account Marketing Manager, Microsoft OEM Sales & Marketing



Hyperion“Sky Runser took us out of a difficult period for our web presence and positioned us on the web for continued market leadership and growth. The web became more reflective and supportive or our corporate goals, and more customer-focused, than ever before.”

Nazhin Zarghamee, Former Chief Marketing Officer, Hyperion


“Hilary’s experience leading marketing organizations and growing technology businesses enabled us to clarify our Product Marketing team’s mission, success metrics, and performance criteria. With Hilary’s help we’ve laid the foundation for building a high performance team.”

Rich Clayton, VP Product Marketing, Hyperion


Comp Three Inc.

“We’re doing great and still appreciate and find relevant all the help you gave Comp Three.”compthree logo

John Hohn, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Comp Three Inc.

Millions of people use to look at the world's top-rated books, read excerpts and price-compare. “Ilima Partners’ strategic insight and web domain expertise had an immediate impact on, making it an even better experience for our millions of visitors and more productive for our sponsors.”

Davina Morgan-Witts, Founder and CEO,


QDesign/Audio Feast Software

“Sky Runser’s ability to crystallize our vision and value in the market were vital to our funding and launch momentum.”

Thomas Carhart, Founder/CEO at QDesign/Audio Feast Software