The #1 Cause Of Failure: Failure To Execute

The main reason companies don't succeed is because they fail to execute. This failure typically comes from a critical, missing capability in their plan or on their management team. As a result of this gap, companies can fail to hit critical milestones which challenges the fundamental hypothesis and questions the overall growth potential of the business. This failure raises doubt within the business leaders, employees and board members that the company can increase growth and break into new markets. As a result, the business fails to realize its true potential and goes back into its shell with its confidence shattered. 

We solve two primary problems for our clients:

  • Failure to achieve critical milestones due to incorrect assumptions, changing market conditions or gaps in the management team or bandwidth
  • Increasing enterprise valuation of an established, mature business by cultivating new engines of growth faster and cheaper than companies can do on their own

Growth Services & Interim Management:
More Horsepower For Your Business 

We find the gap in the plan, strategy, process or team. Then we fill the gap with an enhanced strategy, an interim leader, or a small skunk works team engaged in a short-term assignment that is laser-focused on achieving a specific result. Our solution could involve evaluating a new market opportunity, building a new line of business, improving execution of the current plan, implementing operational improvements or teaching your people how to be more innovative. 

Dave Linhardt

  • Successful 8x entrepreneur / 4x intrapreneur
  • Bootstrapped last five startups to profitability with no outside capital and created millions in value, a feat that had a one in 32 quadrillion probably of being successful (1/2000)^5. 
  • Created a $1.5 billion unicorn at AT&T Wireless
  • Successfully turned around two, multi-million dollar divisions at Experian and Yesmail
  • Created, the #1 rated lean startup training program in the world
  • BS Engineering from Purdue University & MBA from Harvard Business School

Paul Benevich

  • Successful 3x entrepreneur 
  • 20 years of business expansion, team building and partnership development
  • Disruptive Innovator and last 36 months helped launch 3 companies and 5 different solutions
  • Lean Startup expert and accomplished at all aspects of launching a product or service within a startup or high growth company
  • Experienced at testing and iterating a product or solution to quickly affordably bring it to market & accelerate growth

Operator-In-Residence Network

  • Network of 50+ seasoned entrepreneurs with deep experience building startups from concept to successful exit
  • Lean startup & design thinking experts
  • Leadership, executive coaching and mentoring experience
  • Operators with successful track records of delivering results
  • Available for short-term and interim assignments

Focus Areas:

  • Product Management

  • Innovation Process Coaching & Training

  • Innovation team coach, trainer and mentor

  • Technology Development & Management

  • Project leader outsourced innovation team
  • Big Data, Analytics, AI, Ad Tech, SaaS, Software, B2B, B2C, E-commerce, Email Marketing, Information Services, Consumer Products
  • Interim CEO/COO/CMO/CRO

  • Founder & Executive Coaching

  • Customer development

  • Sales & marketing

  • Business Development

  • Operational Improvement

  • Board & Investor Management

Who We Work With

We work with private-equity backed CEOs and management teams of established businesses who are unsatisfied with their current progress and could benefit from additional experienced horsepower and bandwidth to hit their goals.  

What Others Say

“I am always in awe at Dave Linhardt’s team, their intellect and creativity. Having them on the team immediately improves the odds of success.”
— Scott Stephen, President,

Engagements Starting At Just $19K Per Month

Our highly-focused and effective engagements start at just $19K per month. Contact us today and receive a free 30-minute assessment of your current business situation including a preliminary recommendation for how to take your business to the next level. 

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