AdvisoryCloud Running on Fumes

I've received multiple calls and comments regarding the scumbags at Advisory Cloud. Today's comment from an anonymous source references another round of layoffs. This one reportedly being 15 people from customer support. That is added to lay off a few months ago of another large group. The Comment: "If anyone out there is still thinking...

We Missed Trustify Loses Lawsuit with Centro Global Solutions

Bad news for Danny Boice and Jennifer Melon. While we were sleeping we missed another judgment against former dumpster fire now smoldering embers company, Trustify. On June 3, Winchester Virginia-based, Contact Management Software Provider, Centro Global Solutions, won a $25,000 judgment against the firm that ceased operations months ago. Add this judgment to Danny Boice and Jen Mellon's woes, a list that includes: Boyce owes his ex-wife over $50 thousand in court fees and back child support Trustify owes - Dini von Mueffling Communications LLC – Suing for $240 thousand Trustify lost a judgment to eight former employees, Matthew Scott, Elisabeth Nugent, Kevin Wiggins, Stacy Blackburn, Bey Wesley, Matthew Blanchard, Bernadette Vielhaber and Andrew Little – Suing for $35 thousand – (see the filing here and here’s an article) Trustify owes $250 thousand to their attornies, Buckley Sandler LLP, Trustify owes Kastle Systems Trustify lost a judgment to JBG Smith Properties for $260 thousand Trustify owes ADP Trustify owes Bill.com Trustify owes Hubspot Boice has not paid a court judgment of $7,250 against him from Northern Virginia cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Suzanne Kim Doud Galli for his nose job Trustify owes - Multiple contract Private Investigators – Estimated to be in excess of over $150...

The Arraignment of Andy Powers Communicliqe

It's a warm muggy August morning, 10:37 AM in Alexandria VA as I enter the US 4th District Court House, sans phone, or any electronics (which is why I had to do the extremely competent, near-professional, artistic collage and rendering of the back of Powers' head as he faced the judge), show my ID, go through the scanner and up the escalator. In the courthouse second floor lobby, I am surprised to see Eugene Gorokhov of Burnham & Gorokhov, Andy Powers' former attorney assigned as a public defender. Former because Gorokhov represented Andy up until two weeks ago when Powers dismissed him. Andy who couldn't afford an attorney and was therefore assigned a public defender all of a sudden found the money to afford private counsel. Two weeks ago, this scum-sucking pig told the court he was firing Gorokhov, who was hired as a public defender in favor of a newly hired although still not yet hired, unnamed private attorney thus delaying the arraignment two weeks. That's why we're all here today (see more here). If you are not familiar, with the Powers case. In 2006, Andy Powers started Communiclique (aka Clique API). In summer 2018, a Commonwealth of Virginia Court found...

Andy Powers Arraignment Hearing

As of now it appears that Andy Powers, the CEO of Communiclique will appear in the before Judge Alston for Arraignment at the Alexandria Federal Court House, Room 601. I hope you can make it for the arraignment in the case, United States v. Defendant(s) Andrew B. Powers, Case Number 2018R02532 and Court Docket Number 19-CR-00213. The arraignment is scheduled before Judge Rossie Alston on August 16, 2019, 11:00 AM at Alexandria Courtroom 601, Federal Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Sq, Alexandria VA for the case which involves defendant Andrew B. Powers. The main purpose of this hearing is for the defendant to enter a plea to the charges filed in this case. Powers is charged with the following: Wire fraud, February 17, 2016 – $1,000,0011 Wire fraud, August 8, 2016 – $115,200 Wire fraud, September 6, 2017 – $100,005 Wire fraud, September 1, 2017 – $440,000  Mail fraud, April 4, 2017 Inducing interstate travel to defraud, November 29, 2016 Unlawful Monetary Transaction, September 21, 2015 – $75,308 to purchase a 2015 GMC Yukon Unlawful Monetary Transaction, September 25, 2015 – $157,050 to purchase a 2015 BMW i8      ...

Shreyas Prashant Kulkarni, Recent Data Scientist Graduate

How about some positive vibes from old Mr. Cranky? I get tons of unsolicited emails and normally they make me cranky and some have become blogs posts but today, I want to post about one that for some reason touched me. Maybe because the writer, Shreyas Prashant Kulkarni, did a modicum of research and included what he found in his letter. Mr. Kilkarni sent me an email looking for employment. Unfortunately, I'm not hiring and I replied as such. I explained to him that although I wasn't hiring, my blog gets about 800 unique visitors a day, most of them technology execs and most of them in the DC area. I then offered to post his letter and resume and he thought that would be a good idea. Managers hiring Tech Talent...

I think I might have hurt Ram Reddy’s feelings

My Apology To Ram Reddy, Former Chairman of the Board of Communiclique Hi Ram, I just got the note from your Attorney. It sounds like I hurt your feelings and you think I've been telling untruths about you. I also was informed that it is your contention that you are a victim of the Communiclique fraud and if that is true I'm sorry that you were taken advantage of. I'm also sorry that you didn't know that you were repeating falsehoods (Because I'm feeling contrite and not Cranky you might have noticed that I just didn't call you a liar) when you told prospective investors of Clique's most excellent customer wins and boasted that revenue was in the tens of millions and that the company was growing and worth a billion dollars which might have motivated your friends and associates to invest and now those people join you as victims. Darn, I bet you wish you checked your facts. I know your trusted confidants who invested based on your word sure as shit wish you did. Well, buddy, your attorney seems to feel that I got the story wrong and if that's true, I'm really sorry. Probably not as sorry as you...

Ram Reddy Wants The World To Know He’s An Innocent Victim

If you are a follower of my blog and interested in the Communiclique story you might be familiar with Dr. Parvathareddy Balarami Reddy, commonly known as Ram Reddy. According to Ram's own words, his LinkedIn profile before it was recently altered and his Business Card (an image of which can be found below). Ram Reddy was Chairman of the Board of Communiclique starting in 2007. But today, he wants people to believe he had nothing to do with the company except to have been an innocent victimized investor, who like so many other investors was duped by Andy Powers...

Introspective Leadership – An AdvisoryCloud Tale

Great leaders are Introspective. They listen. They are open to feedback and they are not afraid to admit when they are wrong. One leadership expert could not have said it better when he said, Strategic introspection, which consists of purposely examining one's own motivations, personality traits, strengths, weaknesses, and emotional triggers, is a crucial element of leadership development, In fact, sense of self should be the first step in leadership development. It is common to hear leaders ask "Why does my staff or team member behave this way?" It is less common to hear leaders ask "How does my behavior manifest in this organization?" - Don the Leadership Expert You'd think a leadership "thought leader" as enlightened as Don would be open to feedback and "strategic introspection." Yet when he tweeted out, "I'm now available as an Adisor on AdvisoryCloud. You can request a meeting with me here if you're ever seeking advice."   You think he'd be thankful that Mr. Cranky, in his own delicate Mr. Cranky subtle way responded to his tweet with a, "How's that working out for you" and included this link which points out that AdvisoryCloud is a scam and that people who blindly sign up for the service without doing any...

Andy Powers Domain Name Game

Andy Powers has been busy lately. I have reports he's started a new business and is out raising money on a new scam company. Stay tuned for more information on that as it develops. Meanwhile, I wonder why Communiclique would be registering these new domain names? Oh please please please, Tinkerbell...