I’ve been in your shoes.

Not just in the C-suite, although I’ve done that too. Throughout the past 3 decades, I worked as an executive to create strategic plans that sustainably grew organizations anywhere from 2x to 7x.

But scaling your organization isn’t the only thing you want.

I’ve also been in the spot of trying to grow a business, working at all hours of the night, and struggling to make time for what matters most.

In building 40 Strategy, I wanted to create a life that allowed for more family time, and fewer 60-hour workweeks.

And I want to help you create the same for yourself. 

As the CEO, you steer the ship.

As a CEO, the buck stops with you!

But what that often turns into is:

Overwork and burnout:
You take on everything yourself, and there are never enough hours in the day.

Analysis paralysis:
Faced with not only all the work, but also all the strategic decisions, you’re constantly afraid to make the wrong choice — so you don’t make any choice.

Stalled growth:
When you can’t get yourself out of the weeds of daily execution, no one is guiding the ship, and your company stops reaching its goals.

Isolation:
It’s lonely at the top, and you don’t have a circle of support to bounce ideas off of, ask questions, or just vent about the endless challenges you face as a CEO.

It can be easy to work just a couple more hours. To spend just one more weekend at the office. To skip just one more vacation with the family because your organization needs you.

Like I said, I’ve been there.

Whatever you want more of in life — beyond just your organization’s profitability — I promise it’s possible.

At 40 Strategy, I’ve taken everything I’ve learned about world-class strategic plans, and I am using the same principles to help small to mid-sized business owners get out of the weeds, scale their organization, and get back to what’s most important to them.

Although I’ve worked with some of the largest organizations in the world…

The majority of my experience has been in helping organizations like yours: Businesses from startup to $100M.

I’ve been an executive at:

  • A manufacturing company that grew 3x in 5 years

  • An automation company that expanded from 70 to 450 employees in 3 years

  • A software company whose client base grew from 50 to 350 in 3 years

For a company to truly scale, it needs to change its deeply ingrained habits. The strategies I’ve designed over the past 3+ decades — and now, the strategies we craft here at 40 Strategy — pave the way for that transformation.

To scale to $40M and beyond, you need to level up your:

  • People: From a single owner/manager, all the way to a full leadership team.

  • Process: For a while, small companies can get away with few (if any) efficient, effective process. But they can’t scale without them.

  • Systems: Make the move from manual and/or basic systems to enterprise applications that enable your team’s best work.

That three-pronged approach has served as my foundation for growing organizations over the past 3 decades.

And it’s the foundation for what we do here at 40 Strategy to:

  • Transform you from stressed out CEO working 60-70 hours/week to strategic leader who has a handle on your workday AND makes time for what’s most important to you

  • Scale organizations that are set up for long-term success, not just short-term hyper-growth

  • Build effective strategic plans — AND provide the accountability for you to actually get them done

If you have already had great success in your career…

But it’s time to add a better long-term strategy to that combo.

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As a business owner who’s already had great success in your career…

You just need the strategy — and support — to scale with intention.

That’s what I’m here to offer, along with the whole team at 40 Strategy. 

We can’t wait to work with you.

40 Strategy…
What’s in a name?

Most organizations only spend about 2% of their time on strategy. That’s about 40 hours per year — thus the name 40 Strategy.

And those traditional methods typically lead to dismal results. But we’ve learned… there’s a better way.

At 40 Strategy, the Captain Strategy principles can lead your team to not only design a world-class strategic plan, but also finish in the top 10% compared to your competition.

40 Strategy 2030 Vision…

Our 10-year vision is to positively impact…

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We also give the first 10% of our revenues to charity.

Our goal is to exceed $1 million in donations.

And we are on track to reach and exceed our vision…let’s go!

Our donation partners

We provide donations to multiple charities.
Two of our key partners are listed here:

Homeboy Industries

The largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. For over 30 years, Homeboy has stood as a beacon of hope in Los Angeles to provide training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.

See our interview with Homeboy Industries, Jose Arellano and Allison Lass

Opportunity International

Designs, delivers, and scales innovative financial solutions that help families living in extreme poverty build sustainable livelihoods and access quality education for their children. They equip families with the tools and training they need to build their businesses, improve their harvest, provide for their families, send their children to school, and break the cycle of poverty.

See our interview with Randy Kurtz.