When I graduated from college, I had two goals:
The first was to start and own my own business.
The second was to make IT innovation more efficient.
And that’s exactly what I did.
I started my IT business with $100,000. And I was able to scale to nearly $40 million before exiting successfully.
How did I do it?
Like all good things, it started with a vision.
For five years, I incubated my idea inside a sister company until it was ready to launch. The incubation phase was crucial. During that time, I happened upon a system that would transform my business for years to come.
When I heard about Rockefeller Habits (now Scaling Up) from Verne Harnish himself, I knew right then and there – this was exactly what I needed to help me run my business. I put the principles to work immediately.
And the results were remarkable.
From $100,000 I scaled to $3 million and 8 employees. When we eventually plateaued at $10 million, I returned to Scaling Up. And it worked again.
Using this system, I gained over 80 employees and nearly $40 million in revenue.
That’s when I realized I could do more than run a business. I knew how to scale. I knew how to create growth.
Creating jobs and hiring gave me energy. Forming an outstanding team of people that I could work with gave me a feeling of accomplishment.
But what really gets me excited is helping others do the same thing.
30+ Businesses Have Seen Big Results
Double-digit growth every year
Increased business maturity by 5 years—in just 1 year
All employees in the right roles
Wade challenged us to expand and complete our own thinking. When we were stuck, he contributed a healthy amount of his own experience. His willingness to share his successes and failures allowed my team to trust his valuable insights.
-Jason Popma, Caster Depot
Creating and managing startups
101 Best and Brightest Companies
IT Governance and Leadership
Local chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization
KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year
6 years on the fastest growing list
Entrepreneur of the Year finalist
Chapter board member
Awarded Partner of the Year