Wechsler Consulting And Engineering
Since starting his business in 2003, Tom Wechsler has gone from a solo proprietor to first president—and now CEO—of one of Atlanta’s leading consulting and engineering services firm. Never one to remain “standing in place,” Wechsler has his eye trained on aggressive company growth.
Kirsty earned her the position of Managing Director in 2008 – three months before the financial crisis hit! The ambitious 5-year plan that Kirsty was about to launch had to be put to one side so they could focus on surviving the recession. And survive they have, enjoying organic growth in 2009 and 2010, with a current turnover of £1.2m.
Preferred Aviation Underwriters
Founded in 2005 in a niche industry–providing tailored property and casualty insurance to clients in aviation–it took four years for the company to establish credibility. But as her business grew, Kimberly found herself facing a rampant employee turnover rate despite the recession and the well-paid jobs the company offered.
Krishnabeads Industries LLP
Educated at Manchester University in England, Prashant joined the family business in 2012 to manage operations for the scarves division. In his present position, he’s responsible for growing the company’s business portfolio through new product lines, business locations and units.
For Rachael Atkinson, co-owner of MB Automotive Fleet Specialists in Queensland, Australia, the first five years—while challenging—proved successful. They discovered a sizable demand for fleet specialists and were up for the challenge of meeting that demand. But after the “opening phase,” Rachael and her business partner, Matt Bolger, found they didn’t know exactly how to plan ahead for the next five years.
Early in his career, Michael D. Palacio was determined to become an architect. Along the way, he discovered a related talent that led to the creation of a multi-million-dollar construction cost-estimating firm. Now, with more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry, he’s president of Palacio Collaborative, an Atlanta-based cost and value management firm he founded in 2006.