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What you as a leader work on minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, day-by-day matters — and either moves the needle and propels growth, or constricts it. For instance, consistently and strategically choosing one “big idea” per month will move a business forward faster than any one particular tactic. Working on one big idea across each pillar of your business – team, customers, capital and strategic execution (and personal mindset) – will lead to exponential growth over time. Pete Martin joins Maureen to share reasons why companies get stuck and stop growing, and what leaders can do to change that.
About Our Guest
Pete Martin is a serial entrepreneur with 6 start-ups including several successful exits, generating an average return to investors of 11 times invested capital.
Pete worked in sales, operations, and executive management for over 25 years, beginning in sales at IBM, executive management at SAP, and then building six of his own companies.
He has been personally involved in the sales of over $1 billion of software, services, and technology to global companies including Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Eli Lilly, and Continental General Tire, as well as small to medium-sized businesses.
Pete started, scaled, and sold four out of four previous companies including car leasing, systems integration consulting, business process outsourcing, and software distribution (two remain active, one of which is AskMyBoard). His last firm was sold to the global auditing giant, KPMG.
Pete has personally advised hundreds of C-level executives and business owners across 26 industries to grow their firms, enhance their business operations, and improve their financial performance.