About Steven Jast

Steve founded ROI Research on Investment in February 2003. As President of ROI, Steve led the growth of the company from a two-person start-up to a Profit Magazine “Hot 50” company, ranking as Canada’s 26th fastest growing company in 2007. In 2008, he was recognized as a Finalist in the Ernst & Young International Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. He has become a thought leader on best practices related to investment prospecting, business retention and expansion, as well as advanced lead nurturing and engagement techniques.

Identifying Growth Companies in Changing Times

By |September 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The pandemic has upended our usual way of doing business, which means that the typical signals we follow to identify growth companies have also been altered. But keep in mind, the original decision factors didn’t suddenly become irrelevant – it’s just […]

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COVID-19 Business & Supply Chain Impact Analysis

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The impact of COVID-19 on supply chains and manufacturing around the world is substantial. Some manufacturers have ceased production completely, some have seen greatly reduced demand, and others have seen a huge increase in demand. The research team at ROI […]

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8 Key Insights on FDI from Global CEOs
an Analysis of the 2019 A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Business, Data Visualisation|

A.T. Kearney recently released their 2019 Annual FDI Confidence Index. This wide-ranging survey of company executives worldwide gives a good indication of how companies and their leaders feel about investing in markets around the world. One of the most striking outcomes of the study, as acknowledged by the authors, is […]

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an Analysis of the 2019 A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index

Resilience in Economic Development

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Business|

The concept of resilience has long been understood in a human context as an ability to bounce back; to withstand and adapt to changing conditions. 

In a scientific context, resilience refers to elasticity or the capacity to spring back into shape following the […]

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The Power of Storytelling for Investment Attraction

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Business|

Business and communication expert Seth Godin is not alone when he says, “Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories that you tell.” The idea that marketing through storytelling offers the best opportunity for a brand to stand out from the crowd […]