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A consultant, coach, author, and speaker, Andy Birol is a nationally recognized leader in the field of business growth. By focusing on the role of the owner as the "fuel" that drives a firm, he has helped more than 325 businesses clarify or discover their Best and Highest Use® to achieve sustained and profitable growth. He coaches and consults owners in three major areas: Accelerating the growth of their companies. Extending growth during ownership and management succession. Refocusing on growth through intervention services.
In December 2005, Mr. Birol's own company, Birol Growth Consulting, won its fourth straight Weatherhead 100 Award as Northeast Ohio's fastest growing single-employee business and 34th fastest growing company of any size. He was also recognized by Inside Business Magazine, which awarded him The Team NEO Success Award for 2005 and 2007. He is the author of several books, including Focus. Accomplish. Grow ... the Business Owner's Guide to Growth, and three titles in the Birol Growth Consulting Owner's Series: Accelerate Your Growth, Growing Your Business During Succession or Transition, and Returning Your Business to Growth. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including Crain's Cleveland Business, Cool Cleveland, and TEC Online. His latest book, The Five Catalysts of Seven-Figure Growth from CareerPress, is available on Amazon.com and all major book retail stores.
Andy Birol has spoken and consulted on five continents and regularly appears as America's outspoken business growth strategist in print and broadcast media. National and international audiences benefit from his analysis as a small business expert on CNN's Dollar Signs, and he has spoken to hundreds of organizations including EO (Formerly YPO), Microsoft, and Australia's National Recruitment and Consultants Association. His insights are regularly featured in regional and national magazines and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, and Inc. Magazine.
Mr. Birol holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School, where he graduated with concentrations in Marketing and Finance from its Four Quarter Program. He has lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey and Nairobi, Kenya, where he served as a USAID local business consultant. He earned his BSBA summa cum laude from Boston University's School of Management, where he was named a Kemper Foundation Scholar and received the university's highest honor, The Scarlet Key.
Andy Birol worked with Union Camp, Bank of Boston, and NEBS, Inc. before relocating to Cleveland. He held executive sales and marketing management positions with Voice-Tel Enterprises and Harris InfoSource prior to founding Birol Growth Consulting in 1997. He lives in Solon, Ohio with his wife and daughter.
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