Lightning Direct is a breath of fresh air in the world of direct mail marketing. I have had the pleasure of working with them for over a year now and could not be more satisfied with the quality work and remarkable level of customer service. Truly a mail house with a personal touch.”

Lara Hoke
Membership Associate
Oakland Museum Of California

Lightning Direct is the perfect partner to provide mail services. Always on time, cost effective and provided excellent customer service when we threw him curves. You won't find a better mailing services provider.” October 4, 2009

Joseph Tsang
VP Creative Services
Sharper Image

I have worked as a strategic partner with Russ in his capacity as both CEO of Lightning Direct and CFO for Clickmail Marketing. Russ strikes me as a very unusual marketer in the sense that he embraced email marketing when most mailing services companies were dismissing it. Accordingly Russ offers deep expertise in 2 complementary services which when used together can create synergy that can boost response. In addition to his expertise Russ is a very likeable person who truly embraces the concept of service to others. I consider him a marketing expert as well as a business friend! ” October 9, 2009

Frank Jamieson
Applied DM Research

I first worked with Russ when I was just starting out in direct marketing, some 16 years ago, and I've relied on him, recommended him and been friends with him ever since. He is one of the most talented, committed and professional people I've ever worked with. His industry knowledge and his analytical skills are second only to his dedication to his clients. With every project we've worked on together, I've felt like I was Russ' only client and that my success was his top priority. I cannot recommend him highly enough!” October 6, 2009

Rich McCarthy
Director of Consumer Marketing
Future US

I am on the board of directors of a non-profit organization that engaged Russ and Lightning Direct for assistance with two small print jobs. In both instances we had waited longer than we should have to attempt to get the job done. Also in both instances, technical issues arose with our formatting (through no fault of the printer) that had to be addressed prior to full production. In both cases Russ was attentive, mindful of details, personable and easy to work with, and orchestrated the completion of the on a very short turn-around. This was particularly impressive given that, at least on the occasion of the second job, the company was extremely busy. I would highly recommend Russ for all your printing and distribution needs. It is a rare privilege to work with business personnel who make your life easier, due to expertise, work ethic and demeanor. Russ is one such person.” October 2, 2009

Lindsey Adams
Attorney / Director

The team at Lightning is amazing. They've done countless jobs for me in record time. And they've done it cheerfully, accurately and professionally. It's such a pleasure having support I can count on 100%. I rely on them to work smart – if something isn't clear they pick up the phone and call me immediately. I depend on them to be proactive – they send considerate reminders and when it comes to follow through, nobody can beat them. They are an exceptionally capable organization.”

Deb Green
Deb Green Design

I learned about Lightning Direct the hard way – another vendor could not meet my client's high expectations. Lightning took over the project and produced a high quality job on time and on budget. This initial project led to further orders from this client and others. Since then I've worked with Russ and Trish many times. Their responsiveness, accuracy, and genuine concern for their work make them a joy to work with. I gladly recommend Lightning Direct to anyone who needs variable data printing, mailing, or related services.”

Paul Carignan
Project Manager
House of Printing
Mountain View, CA