FOUNDERS CAN’T SCALE
By the time a startup is just four years old, a full 60% of founders are no longer the CEO. What gives? Gail Goodman, a first-time CEO who built Constant Contact to more than $250 million in revenue, holds a mirror up to this challenge. Her insights will inform not just those in a CEO gig but anyone who aims to push the envelope in their personal or professional lives.
As a first-time CEO, Gail Goodman has led Constant Contact since its early days with just one product and a handful of employees. Under her leadership, the company has grown to more than 1,100 employees in seven office locations, gone through a successful IPO, and now offers a full suite of online marketing products for its more than half a million small business customers. Author of Engagement Marketing: How Small Business Succeeds in a Socially Connected World, Gail is a frequent speaker at national events, and sits on the Board of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and SCORE.