Client Feedback

“Thank you for getting us live with JD Edwards in China. Reality Check opened our eyes to several problems that would have derailed our project. Because we corrected these prior to go-live, we can now focus on leveraging the technology to drive business value.”
— Vice President, Global Plumbing Manufacturer

“Reality Check helped lead us toward a successful SAP software implementation after we experienced two prior failures.”
— CEO, Global Manufacturer

“The team you assembled here is starting to mesh together. They are gaining enormous respect throughout our organization. Your direction and leadership in training our staff to take ownership of this project was critical to its success.”
— CEO, Global Optics & Electronics Company

“Your team's commitment, creativity, and enthusiasm not only impressed my entire management team, but also inspired our marketing and technical teams. The law enforcement personnel you worked with enjoyed the experience and your interactions enhanced our relationships with them.”
— Senior Vice President, Global Publisher & Information Provider

“The lecture you gave to our team was intensely informative, innovative, and stunning… you were superb.”
— Donald N. Frey, Northwestern University, a.k.a. Father of the Ford Mustang

Jon Bellman
Escaping Delete


About Reality Check

IT Project Assessments and Turnarounds

In 1997 I left a great job with a Wall Street firm to address a problem that continues to mushroom.  It disturbed me when great people, important goals and proven technologies failed to coalesce.  I didn’t laugh at the insider maxims that 70% of IT projects fail or are 3X over budget or time.   I knew there was a better way.

Today the technology landscape is more exciting than ever, yet behind every wondrous marvel is a nefarious risk.  Big Data, Smartphones, and near-universal access have dramatically multiplied the number of decisions we must make.  Simplicity, clarity and agility must reign in order for an IT project to produce the results that seemed so achievable on the day before the kickoff.

Reality Check evaluates IT projects at any stage and helps get wayward projects back on track. 


About Jon Bellman

Professional Experience

Wall Street

Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
Kidder, Peabody & Co 


Coopers & Lybrand
Ernst & Young
Price Waterhouse


Northwestern University

MBA Kellogg School of Management
MEM McCormick School of Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

BS Wharton School
BAS School of Engineering and Applied Science