We are two entrepreneurs who

  • Co-founded a computer and network integration business which we successfully ran for 15 years
  • Achieved INC 500 status, two years in a row
  • Created a leading computer-based training business
  • Started and ran multiple businesses in our careers, each of us involved separately in start-ups and mature businesses in diverse industries including solar, LED, technology, software development, web sales
  • Went our separate ways for 10 years and still best friends
  • AND, are now BACK together offering our assistance to the NY Metro area small business community on how to grow a successful company.

We are passionate about sharing our success – and mistakes – to help business owners make the tough decisions to get to where they want to be.


We are motivated by how the entrepreneurial spirit works for small businesses and how we can help them harness that spirit to grow profitably.


We listen carefully. We identify gaps in our clients businesses and by using our experience, knowledge, and contacts, we help our clients capitalize on market and growth opportunities. We often say that business owners learn more from their mistakes than from their successes. We know that mistakes cost money. We’ve made those mistakes before, which enables us to anticipate them for our clients before they happen. We attempt to turn would-be costly mistakes into revenue producing successes.


We act as trusted advisors to our clients working alongside them on an as needed basis.

Co-Founders Michael Gansl and Matt Plociak, partners for 24 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”

Skip to content