At a very young age, Perry Mandera developed an interest in the transport industry. When he entered the military, he was tasked to drive a truck, and it gave him new knowledge on how to operate the vehicle and his experiences in driving grew further. After he left the military, Perry Mandera will be using his skills in driving the truck to create several businesses, but unfortunately, the first businesses that he established had to close down because they were not profitable enough. He was on the verge of giving up when suddenly, an idea to create a company that would rely on logistics and freight transport came up.
He established the Custom Companies, Inc. in 1986, and he worked hard to become known in the industry. The edge that Perry Mandera has over other logistics company is that he is integrating technology to deliver the products entrusted to his company accurately. He is also making sure that the products are delivered on time because his relationship with his clients could grow cold if the products are delivered late. Custom Companies, Inc. managed to grow tremendously under the leadership of Perry Mandera, and according to reports, the revenue that they managed to make last year reached $200 million. They are now considered as one of the fastest growing companies in the logistics industry, and experts believe that the company will grow further if Perry Mandera will continue investing in other ventures and expanding his client network.
It is also noteworthy to remember that Perry Mandera does not discriminate those who are seeking for his service. His clients come from different backgrounds, and he stated that he should not be choosing who to serve because all of them are driving the company’s revenues. As a result, Custom Companies, Inc. has a wide range of clients from small startup business owners to the top 100 companies in America who are consistently on the Forbes list. Perry Mandera expressed his gratitude towards the people who have entrusted their businesses to his company. He wanted to ensure everyone who is using the services provided by Custom Companies, Inc. that he will continue to innovate and develop the company’s services.
Graham Edwards is the CEO of Telereal Trillium which deals with the property markets in the United Kingdom. Before Telereal Trillium was started, Graham Edwards was the chief executive of Telereal. Edwards reached out to the chief executive of Trillium, who was Ian Ellis at the time. Graham Edwards was aware that Trillium was coming onto the market. Both companies would end up joining and negotiated a 30-year contract. In 2009 the formation of Telereal Trillium would take place. Since Edwards negotiated the acquisition of Trillium from Land Securities Group Plc, he was named the CEO of Telereal Trillium (http://weeklyopinion.com/2018/03/london-real-estate-graham-edwards/).
With the formation of Telereal Trillium, it was clear that the company had ample assets on hand to reach their goals. Graham Edwards once said, “When we talk about how much money is there to invest, it’s how long is a piece of string, but the equity pool we could have access to is in excess of £1 billion.”
Telereal Trillium Ltd is a commercial property management and investment company. The headquarters is located in central London. Telereal Trillium had a £3.2 billion contract to manage buildings. Some of these buildings would include, job centres for the Department for Work and Pensions. It also managed property used by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
Graham Edwards continued success has also brought him to be the CEO and co-owner of Castle Water. Castle Water is the leading independent water retailer in the United Kingdom. Besides Edwards successful career, he enjoys tennis, skiing and is also an expert in investments. This balanced approach to the businesses and his personal life, he undertakes has been a recurring theme throughout his career. As a graduate of the King’s College London and the University of Cambridge, he was able to hold high-profile positions with organizations over the years. With that experience, he was able to lead Telereal and then form Telereal Trillium. Graham Edwards will continue to thrive in the UK.
In the world of business managers, CEOs often do far more than just management. In smaller, more entrepreneurial companies CEOs maybe the top of the company, but they do far more than just business management. They are required to have a deep understanding of each and every department within a business, as well as what each and every team is working on. In many cases not even this is enough; well you may have several departments and product lines all working individually and generating value for the company, you can still manage the company better by seeing how these opportunities synergize with one another (https://www.wingsjournal.com/world-traveler-glen-wakeman).
There’s no better example of this than CEO of LaunchPad Glen Wakeman. From his long history and venture-capital to his own entrepreneurial efforts, Glen Wakeman is more than just a CEO or top-level manager. Instead, he serves as the company’s heart and mind, not only making decisions that not only impact the company’s operation in the present but also in where they choose to focus their efforts next.
The system that LaunchPad uses is simple. It may initially seem as though the company is just a consulting firm that has their own software for building business plans, they are also deeply involved in venture capital and new start-up investment. These two individual operations are done separately, but the work done has benefits outside of its individual department.
This combined effort and synergy has been the secret to Glen Wakeman’s ongoing success with Launchpad. By combining business management and Consulting experience with a strong background in venture capital he has been able to secure work in the best of both worlds. Attracting startups who need help starting their business additionally serves as a means to generate quality leads for future investment (Crunchbase).
Not only can LaunchPad assess the value of the business, they can also begin work with the individuals who own the business. This combination of objective valuation combined with the subjective world of people skills and interaction allow the company to assess the possibilities just once before moving forward.
Altogether, Glen Wakeman balances his multiple roles as CEO by understanding how each piece of work can benefit the other business operations. Each task may be different, but their end results can be pointed toward the same goals.