In my professional career, I’ve founded or co-founded several companies in the waste management industry. I’ve been responsible for operations, sales, finance, strategy, culture, growth, public relations, marketing, and IT. Together, these businesses generated more than $500 million in combined revenue and sold for more than $180 million.
I’ve bootstrapped and worked with private equity. I’ve experienced and navigated through rocky partnerships, aggressive competition, fires, regulators, indictments, negative press, deaths, and just about every human relations issue.
In addition to my involvement in 2 successful exits, I’ve also been involved in acquiring [the easy part] and integrating [the hard part] more than 20 companies. I know what it takes to make them work [or not].
More than anything, I know what it feels like to be an entrepreneur and a leader. I other words, I know what it’s like to be you.
I’m familiar with the pressure and the demands. The wins and the losses. The opportunities and the challenges. The uncertainty and the frustration. I know what it feels like to be lost, stuck, afraid, and uncertain. To know that there is more, but not being sure that I have what it takes to get it.
I’ve been in what I call the Valley of Uncertainty. The place that Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and leaders of all kinds drop into when they’ve run out of the ideas, energy, willpower, support, and confidence to keep mover forward. It’s a place that many of us go to expire, turn back, wander, wonder, think about getting small, or just plain give up.
Finally, I also have a lot of exposure to companies I haven’t started or worked in. That’s helped me understand that no matter what the company, or the industry, most leaders face similar challenges. I’ve invested directly in more than 100 private companies [start-up, early stage, and mature stages] along with venture and private equity funds.
I understand what it takes to achieve the success you desire.
Using my 30+ years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience, I excel at identifying, inspiring, and activating the greatness that is already inside each client. My experience helps me to see, recognize, and reveal the things that the client may be missing.