Meet Brian Sulka
My favorite job was COO of our country’s largest frozen fruit importer. That job pushed me into new challenges including employees, profits, quality, metrics, efficiencies, innovation, customer service etc.
After we sold the company I discovered EOS®(Entrepreneurial Operating System). I wish I knew about the tools and techniques when I was COO. Since then I’ve been on a mission to share these techniques and tools with companies from 10-200 employees.
Q & A
Why Provisus Partners?
Georgia has the 2nd fastest rate of new business startups in the country. Why do you think small to mid-sized businesses need help? They seem to be doing pretty well.
Atlanta has a lot to offer small to mid-size entrepreneurs and investors. However, at what cost? These companies often have a specialization and are looking for commitments, sometimes a percentage of the company ownership. Some consultants have commitments to fill billable hours. A trusted partner would not ask for a percentage of the company or leave owners feeling nickel and dimed with hourly rates.
Who are Superheroes?
These are people on your team you can’t live without. They work tirelessly for the business and cover gaps left by others. You have known them for years and they always step up and volunteer when there is an opportunity. These team members are amazing at their job and are always available. However, they run the risk of burnout. The pressure can overwhelm them and they don’t realize it. Superheroes can be a sign that the team is not scaling. Work is assumed by one team member and others are not trained, or feel confident to pick up the responsibility.
I already know my top 5 operational problems and we are working on them.
Entrepreneurs are good at building people as they grow the organization. This approach of ‘let’s grow together’ makes sense for the employee and company. What happens when the trusted employee starts getting frustrated by lack of organizational structure, missing metrics, non-streamlined processes and missed automation opportunities? What is your list of ‘unsolvable operational problems’?
Why did I create Provisus Partners?
As an Atlanta native, I have seen the economic boom hit our city. I also have seen the decline of big business and rise of family-owned and smaller companies. Entrepreneurs are great at creating something from a vision. However, they can’t do it themselves and scaling an organization carries a learned skill. Companies are not born with a blueprint for scaling the company.