I’m a 4th generation Los Angeles based entrepreneur. I began my entrepreneurial journey in 2003 when I founded a business consulting and technology services firm. The company achieved rapid growth, receiving accolades as an Inc. Magazine Fastest Growing Company, and Los Angeles Business Journal Best Place to Work.
While I didn’t set out to build a company to sell it, I realized our market had become highly acquisitive, and building and selling the company could be a great opportunity for me, my family, and my employees. With that realization, I set out on a journey to grow the company by 350% in three years, and position for an exit.
Eighteen months later our growth was flat. We hit a ceiling, and hadn’t gained the traction I had anticipated.
I adjusted the strategy, and joined forces with a like minded company, with the intent of growing together — a faster more certain path to an exit in a hot market. After running a process to find the right buyer, I sold the firm, and converted most the equity into the new entity. Together, our firms grew 300% in three years, ultimately selling to a publicly traded IT services firm.
During those three years I learned the best way to run a business, and fell in love with the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). It was the missing piece that prevented me from gaining traction in my own company. So when I decided to return to my entrepreneurial roots, I decided to focus on my passions – Entrepreneurship and EOS.
Today, I work with entrepreneurial leadership teams to help them get what they want from their businesses by implementing the best way I know how to run a company.
When I am not collaborating with leadership teams, I’m spending time with my wife and two children and training to complete my first Ironman Triathlon in 2019.
Listen to Josh share his story with John Warrilow, the author of “Built to Sell”, on Built to Sell Radio.
Josh Holtzman delivers dynamic and engaging keynotes and workshops that inspire business leaders to see their businesses in a new way while providing simple tools to help them get more from their business. Josh has engaged audiences from several entrepreneurial peer groups such as Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Vistage, the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), and the UCLA Anderson CEO Forum.
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"Josh delivered one of the most outstanding and value-packed Vistage speaker presentations in my almost-19-year Vistage chairing career! His easy-to-execute content will assist my members in aligning their entities to be more self-managed, accountable and performance-oriented."
"Josh has been a terrific resource to the entire YPO community. Not only does he provide an articulate, engaging, and insightful perspective to groups, he's making a tremendous difference within individual companies - guiding and coaching them to execute better and arrive at their vision."
"Josh has been an engaging and valuable presenter to my Vistage groups. His thought-provoking application of EOS has helped my members see their business differently, execute better, and get more of what they want. Josh was so impactful that several members have since become vocal advocates of EOS."
"Josh connected with my Vistage group of twelve high-performing CEOs at both business and emotional levels. Through his entrepreneurial experience and expertise with EOS, he provided real-world, simple tools and concepts they can use to take their businesses to the next level. Several were so impressed they reached out to Josh to explore engaging him in their businesses – an infrequent response from a group with such high expectations."
In 2018 I established the “Give a Chute” foundation. The foundation hosts periodic events for business leaders to expand their Horizons through unique experiences, expand their Network through new relationships and make an Impact by giving back to the community.
In 2019 we are partnering with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation with the goal of raising $20,000 to support Pediatric Cancer.
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