Often referred to as the “Growth Guy” as a columnist for several publications, Verne Harnish is an internationally renowned author, educator, and entrepreneur with an expertise in scaling businesses to reach higher levels of success. Currently residing in Barcelona, Spain; Verne began his journey back in the ’80’s at Wichita State University, where he founded a small group called ACE (Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs), which later grew into an international organization with members such as Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, and Mark Cuban, to name a few. Being passionate about uniting and empowering young entrepreneurs, Verne recruited 22 other entrepreneurs and founded Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO) in 1987, now known as Entrepreneurs’ Organization, which is the largest entrepreneurs’ organization in the world today with more than 11,000 members globally. A true pioneer of entrepreneurial education, Verne launched and currently chairs the “Birthing of Giants” at MIT, Co-founded Gazelles Growth Institute and serves as CEO of Gazelles, Inc. - a strategic planning and "executive education" company, and additionally he has authored several books including Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, and Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don’t. When it comes to growing your business and learning the keys to more effective marketing, processes, and people - Verne Harnish is the industry expert on what differentiates companies who are failing vs. companies scaling.