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Brave leaders win

I FIGHT ALONGSIDE CEOS, INVESTORS, AND BOARDS WHO ARE DETERMINED TO REIMAGINE AND REIGNITE THEIR BUSINESSES.

What could your business do if there were two of you?

Leaders stuck in times of struggle need a duplicate of themselves, for a distinct period of time, who can solve their toughest challenges and execute game changing initiatives without hurting the day to day needs of the business.

CEOs, investors, and boards who understand the power of this unique approach call me.

Grit, candor, tenacity, resilience, experience and humor (yes, humor) are my weapons of choice.

Hard times don't last. Brave leaders do.

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Below are the results of a few brave leaders who were willing to have the hard conversations and do the hard work to uncover the right issues that were holding their business back. (Spoiler Alert: It goes well)

Enroute is a cloud-based, software-as-a-service transportation management system company, delivering enterprise-grade, multi-carrier shipping solutions.

HOWARD HELPED OUR COMPANY PROPEL FORWARD & WE’LL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR HIS COACHING, EXPERIENCE & EFFORT.

Howard not only helped Enroute find our purpose, but he also worked with us to build a strategic plan to get us back on the right path at a time when we were too close to the company to decipher the best way forward.

His proof of concept was realized when he rolled up his sleeves and closed business deals and raised capital right alongside us.

Our time with Howard was the single best investment we’ve ever made in the five year history of this company.

MEAGAN ZEMAN,

HOWARD ACTED AS MY BUSINESS PARTNER WHEN I DIDN’T HAVE ONE.

He helped with big picture visions and long term strategies. I was struggling with an extremely difficult personnel issue, Howard was there and acted as a mediator and counselor.

It was one of the most stressful times in my life and I'm so glad Howard was there with a listening ear and helpful guidance. Heads of businesses need someone they can confide in and get sound advice from.

As they say, "It's lonely at the top" and that is all too true. Don't struggle and try to go through hard times on your own.

CARRIE ATKINSON,

Sock It to Me is a business that sells fun, funky socks & underwear. With over 300 different sock designs, there is something for every personality, from punk rock to peacock and everything in between.

Brass Media helps youngsters understand money by working with organizations who share a passion to help young adults get started right.

IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW THE TRUE ANSWER, YOU BETTER NOT ASK HOWARD THE QUESTION.

In fact, if you don’t really want to fix it, you better not even ask Howard for help. As a business owner/executive you don’t have the time to learn all of the lessons for yourself.

That’s the hard way. Learning lessons through another person’s experience allows you to move through challenges faster with positive outcomes.

Howard brings many of those lessons to the playing field, helps sort through issues quickly and confidently in order to execute a smarter business strategy. 12 months after working with Howard we completed our best year since 2009.

STEVE SIMS,
CEO, BRASS MEDIA - AN INC. 500 COMPANY

STRAIGHTFORWARD AND TO THE POINT TO GET YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS TO A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER PLACE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

I’ve worked with Howard for a couple years now.

What amazes me is his uncanny and unique ability to synthesize such clarity in strategic positioning and a clear way to execute it amid hundreds of ideas, employee issues, and so many other factors that distract or redirect me as CEO.

His vast experience and brilliant mind create a certainty of direction that puts everything in motion.

RYAN BUCHANAN,
CEO, eROI INC - AN INC. 500 COMPANY

eROI is an award winning full-service digital marketing agency specializing in email marketing, strategy, web design, development and social media.

Store It Inc. was founded in 2008 with a mission to build a superior storage facility that quickly became the most popular in the area.

Howard is my secret weapon.

I retained Howard to help run three different businesses I owned. Within 12 months, Howard doubled the revenue in all three companies while decreasing expenses.

His work culminated in the sale of 2 of those businesses for my asking price of $8.5m, paid up front and without an earn-out. A home run in my book!

Howard protected and represented me before, during and after the transaction with the highest degree of integrity and skill.

WAYDE ELLIOTT,
FOUNDER & CEO, STORE IT INC.
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