Awesome client testimonial for Growthinkers Jonathan Gomez and Darlene Fukuji

These are the kind of great client notes that make a business happy!  Great, great job Jonathan and Darlene!

I recently had the distinct pleasure of working with Jonathan Gomez, Darlene Fukuji and Growthink to develop a business plan for a start-up which is an on-line travel platform. They were absolutely phenomenal! 

Jonathan and Darlene expertly conducted her due diligence in a manner that challenged us to think in a manner that transformed our concept into a business model that made sense in the challenging investors' space and made sense as a viable business model to the stakeholders. She guided us with expertise and thought leadership that continually inspired me to challenge my team to focus and create strategic initiatives needed to validate the business plan for a start-up! 

Jonathan and Darlene created a financial model that was a perfect living, breathing and flexible tool that combined the market assumptions with statistical data to form a document that is a combination of predictive analytics and believable financial data. This tool will be used to forecast, predict, track and budget for the new business as it is a "living" and flexible model that includes all of the standard business financials. 

Jonathan and Darlene are intelligent, insightful and creative thinkers who collaborated with me, in a team setting, that was as professional and productive as I've seen in the last twenty-five years of executive management. 

Thank you Jonathan and  Darlene, I appreciate your help and talent, and I will always endorse and support you. You are both quite special and gifted. Thank you very much for helping us. 

- Michael Przybyla, Mighty Media Group

Growthink Excited and Proud to be Named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 List!

Growthink is excited and proud to be named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 List (the 4th time we have made this prestigious list!).  Per the words of Inc. Magazine President Eric Schurenberg:

"For 34 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club. As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Growthink now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. In addition to Growthink, the 2015 list adds such powerhouses as Fitbit, Smashburger, Bowlmor AMF,Planet Fitness,, Radio Flyer, Box, and Mindbody. You are in good companywhich is exactly where you belong.

Congratulations to you and your team. You should be proud of all Growthink has achieved to date. I wish you many more years of success."

A MAJOR thank you and kudos to all of my hard-working colleagues.  You inspire me daily with your amazing hard work, resiliency, and enthusiasm and passion for our business and our clients.  Awesome stuff!!


Jeff Jones 10 Year Growthink Anniversary

This week is Jeff's 10 Year Growthink Anniversary!  Jeff - thank you for all of the amazing hard work, rock star attitude, enthusiasm, and resilience always, and for your friendship and support over the years.  It has been quite a ride, and I am confident that the best for is very much yet to come!  


Awesome Client Testimonial for Growthinkers Sam Park, Jonathan Gomez, and Ethan Bennett!

Great job guys!!

"Hi Jonathan and the growthink team, As we close in on the completion of our Business Plan and Pitch Deck etc,

and await the final delivery tomorrow, I want to seize this opportunity to thank you for a really great job, well done.

The meetings we've had have been very positive, proactive, productive and progressive and the recommendations from you have been invaluable. When our success story is told, your contribution would reflect as a significant part of our story.

While it was expedient, it was not convenient to have to shell out money at this stage as a start up, but it is indicative of our commitment to due diligence and process and the fact that we are all determined and willing to pay whatever price is required to succeed.

On behalf of Team OKAYHOUSE/ariya, those you met and the ones you didn't meet, I say thank you very much and God bless."

Former Microsoft CEO and Current LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer visits with Growthinker Luke Brown

Very fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Steve Ballmer  speak and to do Q&A with him today. Among the takeaways , 

the most poignant and relevant were: 

* There's plenty of capital available for good business ideas. 
* Telling Satya Nadella, upon Nadella being named CEO of 
Microsoft: "Be bold - but be right!" 
* Ballmer's self-described leadership style is fluid based on 
time and situation. 
* "Get rid of your dead wood employees. High performers 
hate them." 
* Ballmer describes his personality as "hard core", meaning 
he thinks he's relentless, persistent, and tenacious. He told 
a story of happily winning a $20 golf bet from the Dean of 
Marshall School of Business, Jim Ellis. 
* Ballmer said it took Microsoft 15 years to master selling to 
enterprise customers. 
* He described many Microsoft employees coming to him with 
great ideas, yet those same employees were unable to execute 
on their own ideas. In that situation, even a company as large 
as Microsoft still suffers from some of the same pains as many 
* He considers recruiting and company culture vital. He and Bill 
Gates placed high importance on that, even when they had just 
30 employees.