Behind the Scenes of Rise25 Inner Circle
“Firing, Hiring, Growing a Business”- Rick Cesari, Dan Kuschell, Kevin Waldron
Bio of SHERPAS Include:
Rise 25 features designated ‘Sherpas’ – highly successful entrepreneurs who have been to the mountain top and have come back to help others get there. Sherpas will be present at the events or on private webinars to provide specific feedback and advice to Rise 25 members — advice which they often would charge thousands of dollars to private clients.
Kevin Waldron: from $0 to $24 million/year and 240+ employees
About Kevin Waldron
Kevin Waldron immigrated to the U.S. from Scotland in the mid-1980s. Without a college degree, the only work he could find was with a disaster restoration company — literally cleaning up other people’s messes — where his boss was a raging alcoholic. After watching his boss make money while drinking all day, Waldron decided “if he can do it, I can do it better.”
Starting with a shoestring budget and just an 800 square foot warehouse space, and with no real business experience, Waldron grew his company into a regional powerhouse with 5 offices and over 200 employees and $24M a year in sales. He credited his business coach of 17 years, Patricia McDade, with helping him to grow the company.
After he finally sold the company in 2010, Waldron became a business coach himself. Today, Waldron does leadership coaching, helping business owners with sales between $2 million and $10 million scale upwards to $20 million and beyond. One of his recent coaching programs costs entrepreneurs $50,000 per person to participate in.
Dan Kuschell Entrepreneur, CEO of Genius Network
Dan Kuschell is the CEO for Joe Polish’s Genius Network. He’s the founder of Growth to Freedom™, ProsperityBasedLiving.com, & creator of Millionaire’s Mindset.
One of his many companies he built to over 175 employees and $15 million+ a year in sales.
Dan Kuschell has owned multiple companies and has over 22 years of experience helping businesses grow exponentially.
Rick Cesari The $2 Billion Dollar Man
Rick Cesari is a pioneer in direct response marketing and television advertising. After Cesari and his brother Steve took out a home-equity loan on their mother’s home to fund the creation of their new business, Cesari Direct has gone on to help sell more than 2 billion dollars worth of products. Cesari has directly been involved in the launch of over 30 brands including the Sonicare toothbrush, OxiClean, the George Foreman Grill, GoPro camera & many more. Today, Cesari Direct is is a consumer marketing agency, specializing in short and long form direct response television, media buying and online marketing. Cesari’s company was responsible for taking GoPro camera from less than $1 Million in sales to over $500 Million in sales in under 5 years.
Rick is the author of Buy Now: Creative Marketing that Gets Customers to Respond to You and Your Product.