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Team Business: Scaling for Success

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

In this episode of the Team Business podcast, co-hosts Mike Fusco and Ray Ramirez interview Andrew Bartlow, growth company advisor, a chief people officer, an author, and investor. He joins us from the mecca of company startups in California’s Bay Area. Andrew speaks about his vast experience, in addition to his focus on helping high-growth startups scale for success.

Episode Highlights:

  • Andrew shares his career background. (6:22)

  • Andrew shares the services he brings to the clients. (7:40)

  • What made Andrew pursue his career as a Chief People Officer? (8:42)

  • Andrew mentions how he came up with the name, Series B Consulting. (10:14)

  • What made Andrew decide to write a book? (11:15)

  • Andrew mentions the publisher of his book. (12:51)

  • Andrew shares the issues when prioritizing high-growth organizations. (13:46)

  • Andrew gives a couple of tips on how to promote a high-growth business. (15:05)

  • How does Andrew leverage data to get the company from point A to point B? (17:36)

  • Andrew shares the strategy he changed for the company due to the pandemic. (19:20)

Key Quotes:

  • “The HR piece was always really awkward, and so that’s where I’ve put a lot of my attention, and where this exact development program came from. I’m trying to help up-level the function trying to help people understand what the real opportunity is in the work.” – Andrew Bartlow

  • “You’re not so big that you already have somebody with my experience onboard full time. You’re not ready for that, yet. But, you probably want somebody more than running payroll, and delivering benefits to think about how you operate your organization.” – Andrew Bartlow

  • “You can certainly appreciate and think fondly of the past, but you’ve got to be willing to evolve along with your business. Otherwise, you’re apt to get in your own way.” – Andrew Bartlow

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