Thursday, September 20, 2012

Inc. editors ink Stroll as a fastest-growing company in America

I was honored to find out that Inc. Magazine named Stroll to its 2012 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America. The recognition is a testament to the talent and passion of my team members, who have embraced the Stroll mantra and continue to take it to a new level.

Our growth has been fueled by their drive to continually improve our company by identifying and making incremental changes that have allowed us to compound our growth rate over the past 12 years. I'm certain we wouldn't be a $40 million company without the extraordinary contributions of each one of the professionals who walk through our doors each day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The corporate culture paradigm of a hypergrowth company

In order to grow -- and grow quickly -- a hypergrowth company needs to develop a culture that celebrates innovation, encourages risk taking, and understands the value of breaking new ground over cultivating previously tilled soil.

At Stroll, we work to engage each employee in our cultural mission and empower them to take action and make decisions that encompass our core believes to improve the company's performance and bottom-line results.

From this base, we've also developed five other crucial qualities that drive our ability to continuously unearth wide-ranging opportunities and outperform our targets. We wanted to share them to help you turbocharge your business. Here are the cultural underpinnings that are crucial to creating a hypergrowth company:

1. Entrepreneurial. Every team member at Stroll has a passion for the business, which is fueled by the entrepreneurial nature of our CEO, Dan Roitman. He injects excitement into the company and drives us all to excel. He's engaged, approachable, and unrelenting, constantly questioning our assumptions and planting seeds of change that result in continual improvement to our operation. Dan consistently walks the floor of our business to discuss the day's assignments, tasks, and goals. He doesn't so much as look over our shoulders, rather he serves to constantly ignite our entrepreneurial spirit by challenging us to think differently, make change, break assumptions, and optimize our performance while maintaining a laser focus on Stroll's growth objectives.