Vin Gupta, who is not above dropping Bill Clinton’s name, says he gets a little name-dropping in return and that it is worth several times over the millions of dollars InfoUSA pays the former president.
Clinton is a hired consultant for the Omaha company, which sells lists of sales leads, market research, e-mail marketing services and, now, polling through its acquisition of Opinion Research Corp.
Without going into specifics, Gupta said, Clinton gives advice on how to extend the company’s services into new markets. His expertise is used in the side of InfoUSA that sells services to political parties and candidates and nonprofit organizations, Gupta said.
Beyond consulting with the company and speaking to gatherings of employees and clients, the former president also opens doors, Gupta said.
“He helps us meet some of the right people,” he said.
“He has talked about us to a lot of gatherings . . . In many speeches he has mentioned InfoUSA by name.”
And how much have the Chief Clintonistas “collected”? Are you sitting down?
How much revenue can be attributed to the Clinton connection?
“I would say over the last seven years, easily over $40 million.”
And they whine and complain about the RICH exploiting the POOR?