“I’ve discovered that there’s a lack of clarity and execution at the root of every problem. This realization has fueled my journey.”
I’m Micah Brandenburg and over the last 15 years I’ve grown 8 companies that have generated over $300,000,000 in revenue. I’ve served 378 clients and created 2.1B in value for them. I have a unique perspective of how business works that comes from serving as a COO, a CRO, and CFO in my entrepreneurial career.
I’ve also had my share of challenges that don’t make it onto my resume: Loving my company but hating my role; struggling in knowing how to lead and manage people; putting in long-hours that kept me from investing in my family; and not having the time to enjoy life outside of business.
As a classically trained cellist, we talk in music theory about the concept of Resolution, which is moving from dissonance to consonance — calm & stable. Here’s my story of resolution.
SUCCESS WITH UNREST
I had experienced a lot of success as a finance guy in Rhode Island, but the unrest I also experienced kept pushing me to look for something different. Something better.
Working for a global bank was a two-edged sword. I loved the engagement with clients, but I hated not owning the strategy. Never being able to play the hand at the proverbial table. My cards were not only dealt to me, but they were also played for me. That’s the world of big corporate, right?
THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD
In a turn of events, I moved to Greenville, SC to help a struggling tech start-up re-gain stability and launch a growth phase. This was the proving ground for me, my time to take all of what I saw that was done wrong in the enterprise and do it the right way as an entrepreneur.
Long story short, in 4 years, we grew the business valuation ten-fold.
This was the first real taste of what I’d been longing for. So, I exited the business with the purpose of helping more companies not only grow, but find the kind of purpose and meaning in their work that I believe we were created for.
Success Through Collaboration
“The moment I realized that I needed other people to help me on my journey is when the real progress began.”