We have diverse careers, which have served us very well in understanding many different business situations. We have been founders, co-founders, and consultants in 12 start-ups and have worked with numerous mature businesses.

We have done everything from starting businesses from scratch, building teams to grow the company, generating sales, managing marketing and sales teams, taking responsibility for financial/budgeting/cash flow issues, leading a 75-person multi-million dollar technology firm for 15 years with year to year solid growth, raising financing, and having bought and sold companies.

We’ve enjoyed great success and we have made more than our share of mistakes along the way. Our goal for Voice of Reason Consulting is to turn business owners into CEO’s, bring businesses to the next level, share both our success and mistakes to help business owners make the tough decisions to get to where they want to be – running profitable, successful and great companies to work for.

Inc. 500 Two Years in a Row

Achieved INC 500 status two years running as co-founders of NETLAN, a leading New York based systems technology company.
We are proud to partner with NYC Business Solutions.




Co-Founders Michael Gansl and Matt Plociak, former partners for 15 years, have a combined 60 years of business experience in all areas of problem-solving including marketing, sales, operations, and cash flow management.


“Working with Michael Gansl is a “profitable pleasure.” An investment in Gansl adds revenue to the bottom line!”

“Under Mike’s guidance, we began fielding leads more conscientiously, and as a result we’ve seen a significant closing ratio improvement.”

“Having worked with Michael for quite some time, I can unequivocally say that he is one of the best business strategists I have ever encountered in my 26 years of practicing business consulting.”

“Matt provided guidance on projects while allowing autonomy to encourage individual  ideas. He understood the importance of team dynamics and knew how to get the best out of his coworkers in collaborative efforts.”

“Matt has been instrumental in helping us find our center, get accountable and pay attention to the details.”

“Working with Voice of Reason Consulting was an incredibly empowering process. The results have been immediate.”

“Michael’s and Matt’s vision and experience are a match for any company looking to positively impact revenues and the bottom line.”

“Our business has completely transformed since engaging Voice of Reason Consulting over a year ago.”

“Voice of Reason Consulting has helped us through a variety of difficult circumstances with wisdom, patience and innovative ideas to move us forward.”

“No project is handled without specific, detailed attention to the whole, as well as to each and every individual part”