How AI is Already the Winner of Tech in 2019
It was in early 2012 when I realized we needed to do more than staffing. While our business had begun a rapid expansion geographically and in revenues I knew we had to do more, to be more. I felt one of the best ways to accomplish this was to identify emerging technologies that we could [...]
Growth Through a Solid M & A Strategy for Long Term Success
While growth through acquisition is nothing new to the strategy of growing business, the long term success of any M & A is the real challenge. In my experience identifying a good match to grow your business may seem obvious at first but often the ability to know the true DNA of a business being [...]
Never Stop Learning: My Executive MBA Journey
I could not have fathomed the depth of learning I would receive as a result of my decision to begin the Kellogg EMBA program in 2015. While the in-class educational opportunity was more than expected the ‘out-of-the-box’ life education I received from our professors and especially my peers in the program is an experience that [...]
Is it Time for Your Supplier to Become a Partner in Disruption?
It began as a simple discussion at an executive business function. I met the CEO of a fast growing national B2B service firm, we chatted about our companies, and that led to V-Soft being considered a supplier for their software development needs. What neither of us knew at that moment, is that together we’re going [...]
The Big Lie of the Technology Talent Gap?
With the words ‘talent gap’ becoming a buzz phrase, many journalists are taking the contrarian angle and offering that the technology talent gap isn’t real. These journalists suggest the talent gap in any given company is a result of a gap in their willingness to invest in talented people or attract STEM (science, technology, engineering, [...]
Is the Talent Gap Choking American Enterprise?
The President of a successful company steps into the board room. Without taking an eye to her audience she furiously begins white-boarding this revolutionary idea that came to her the night before. As she places the marker down she thinks to herself, “this may be THE idea.” Turning around to an empty room she proclaims [...]
Is Customer Intimacy Prompting a Magic Quadrant Update?
Not too long ago, operational excellence was all it took to lead an industry. The likes of Wal-Mart, GE, and GM were built on the principles of operational excellence. This old school approach is being replaced by the value disciplines of product leadership and customer intimacy. This updated route to success is changing the magic, leading companies [...]
Our Recent Merger Brings More “IT” to the Enterprise
I’m excited to elaborate on V-Soft’s recent merger with Safe Bridge Solutions out of Madison, Wisconsin. Our first discussions to merge the companies were back in 2012, and the partnership over the last 3 years culminated in our merger as of January 1st, 2016. I could not be more thrilled about the value this merger brings, [...]
Being Thankful at the Louisville Mayor’s Breakfast
I had the distinct pleasure of attending the 25th annual YMCA Mayor’s Thanksgiving Breakfast this past Tuesday and it really helped me reflect on this year’s past blessings. It was great to catch up with my fellow board members and staff of YMCA that work so hard to service the community. I wanted to share [...]