Management consulting for tech startups
I help tech startups increase performance, hire the right people and reduce turnover.
Most management consultancies don’t get startups. Their firms were built to serve large corporations—it’s embedded in their culture and their DNA. Their ideal client is: (a) a big corporation, with (b) deep pockets.
I like to spend my days with entrepreneurs. People with the courage to go out on their own. People who dream big. People who can and will shake things up.
Supporting entrepreneurs is a reward in and of itself. That’s why I designed my consulting business from day one to serve tech startups. I help startups and their founders to excel.
Does one of these statements apply to you?
“We struggle to address performance issues.”
“We make some bad hiring decisions here. All our bad hires looked like good hires in their interviews. We can’t figure out how to avoid bad hires.”
“Some of our best people leave. It’s not clear why they leave.”
“Some of our teams thrive; others struggle.”
I help tech startups address these specific problems.
People I have worked with
“Gale has been instrumental in building our program for developing IT managers at the University of Illinois. His insights and expertise in management challenges and approaches are grounded in both the science and practice of management, and have resulted in a much stronger program.”
Aaron Walz, Director, Business Intelligence Competency Center, Purdue University
“More and more of us are finding ourselves in the position of coaching, mentoring—that is, helping others become the best they can be. Unfortunately many of us don’t know how to do it. It turns out that coaching & mentoring are skills you can learn – and Gale is a guy who can teach you. … Gale helped me understand the different roles between coaching, mentoring, and counseling and give me feedback on how I can be a better coach.”
Kevin Dewalt, American entrepreneur and investor in Beijing, and Founder of SoHelpful
You are likely to be successful working with my consultancy if
- You want a good return on your investment. If you want to “go cheap” and use the lowest cost consultancy without considering your return on investment, you will not be successful working with me. I only serve companies with a clear business outcome identified and are ready to invest in that.
- You are are open to innovative approaches. Run-of-the-mill consultants are in plentiful supply. If you favor a fresh and innovative approach, tailored to fit startups, you will do well by partnering with my firm.
- You favor evidence-based management over just “going with your gut”. If you prefer to always just “go with your gut”, you may not want to work with me. But if you want your managerial decisions (e.g., hiring, developing people, and promoting people) to draw on your intuition supplemented with hard facts and data, and the best available science, you’ll likely be successful by partnering with my firm.
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