IMS Consulting & Expert Services President Bill Wein Speaks at CIE Entrepreneurial Insight Panel

PENSACOLA, Fla. - IMS Consulting & Expert Services President Bill Wein recently participated in the Entrepreneurial Insight panel at the Gulf Coast Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE). The event was held on March 18 at the PSC Downtown Center.

Wein was joined by Dan Gardner, president of Compass Solar, and Mike Hicks, president and CEO of Hixardt Technologies, Inc. Moderated by Larry Strain, executive director of the UWF Small Business Development Center, the panel featured a discussion on entrepreneurial topics such as financial management principles, business operations, marketing and lessons learned. The panel members also participated in a Q&A session with the various entrepreneurs in attendance.

“I was flattered and grateful for the opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with these up and coming entrepreneurs,” said Wein. “At IMS, we appreciate any chance we have to give back to the community, and imparting some hard-earned wisdom to other local entrepreneurs is a great way to help the local business community thrive.”

The Gulf Coast CIE is a partnership between the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Pensacola State College that offers support and education to technology-based entrepreneurs in an effort to encourage and sustain long-term economic growth in the Pensacola area.

IMS Consulting & Expert Services is one of Pensacola’s premiere local businesses, having ranked in the top 50 percent of the Inc. 5000 for the third year in a row in 2009.

About IMS Consulting & Expert Services

IMS Consulting & Expert Services delivers consultative trial and expert services for the most influential global firms. For nearly thirty years, the company has been dedicated to helping clients tell clear and persuasive stories that educate jurors and decision-makers. Through more than 20,000 cases and well over 1,000 trials, attorneys have trusted IMS to equip them with the perspective and tools they need to help their clients succeed. With offices in New York, Dallas, Oakland, and Pensacola, the company provides persuasion strategy, expert witness, jury consulting, trial graphics, and trial presentation services. IMS has been recognized as an industry leader by several notable publications, receiving nine consecutive rankings on the Inc. 5000 list, standing in ten categories of The National Law Journal’s “Best Of 2021” awards, and positioning in the National Law Review’s prestigious “Go-To Thought Leader” awards for three consecutive years. More at

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