Agony & Ecstasy: Growing Customer-Funded Companies from $2M to $10M LIMITED
former CEO & Founder, ShipCompliant
My company, ShipCompliant, was a bootstrapped SAAS startup, started in college, and grown to a $12MM run rate. ShipCompliant became the beverage alcohol industry standard for tax and compliance software, serving over 4,000 companies throughout the US. My passion is creating purpose-driven, core-values led organizations. ShipCompliant was acquired in 2015, I left the company in early 2016.
As co-owner of SurveyGizmo, SnapEngage, StickerGiant, PosterBrain, and Avid4 Adventure I’m passionate about building great, customer-funded, built-for-life companies. The kind that employees love, customers shout from rooftops about, and owners want to grow old with.
Founder & CEO, CampMinder
In 2001, I founded CampMinder by wearing a lot of hats -- software architect and engineer, salesperson, account manager, and tech support. Today, I am fortunate to lead a vibrant, purpose-driven, values-oriented company of 45 full-time staff, as we continue to innovate and transform the summer camp industry. The thing that people tend to find most interesting about my story is that all of this has happened without any outside funding. Anything is... Read More →
Co-Founder & CEO of SurveyGizmo. Software Developer, Research Geek, Open Book Fan, RPG & Board Game Geek, and Public Speaker. @cvanek