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The episode on CEO Podcasts features Judge Graham, a hard-hitting serial entrepreneur who specializes in helping small to mid-size businesses enhance their growth value. Judge has a successful track record of growing companies with minimal or no revenue and selling them for multi and hundreds-of-millions of dollars.
The episode highlights Judge's website, JudgeGraham.com, which he established to lead the charge in assisting businesses in achieving substantial growth value, either by creating strong legacies or facilitating prosperous liquidity events. Judge has held key positions in renowned companies. For instance, he served as the Chief Marketing and New Business Officer at Ansira, the second-largest independently owned CRM and digital marketing agency in the USA. He played a pivotal role in the sale of Ansira to Advent International in 2016.
Prior to his time at Ansira, Judge was the Co-Owner and President of Sq1, which he sold to Ansira in 2015. He also had a previous role as the Co-Owner and President of Rassai Interactive. Throughout his career, Judge has assisted numerous small and Fortune 500 companies in achieving growth and success by identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to improve revenue and dominate markets through the integration of cutting-edge positioning, culture, technology, and sales.
The episode discusses CEO hacks, including a tool mentioned in Judge's book for managing finances, as well as a CEO nugget emphasizing the importance of continuing to pursue one's dreams and goals. Key themes of the interview include focusing on high levels of responsibility as a CEO and the significance of chasing one's path.
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Judge Graham Teaser 00:00
I tell a lot of people all the time I've got a really good EQ versus an IQ, but I'm not the smartest guy, but I make decisions fast. So, as I look at doing something, my level of execution and decision-making, I'll make 15 decisions before the normal person may make one or two.
And even if I make half of them wrong, I'm still going to be so much further ahead because how I'm operating with urgency and speed.
Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview?
If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of.
This is the I AM CEO podcast.
Gresham Harkless 00:51
Hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we've hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners, just like you. What I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.
This month, we are focusing on CEO Hacks and CEO Nuggets. This is by far one of my favorite questions I asked on the show. In other words, I asked, what are the apps, books, and habits that makes you more effective and efficient. Those were the CEO hacks. Then I asked for a word of wisdom or a piece of advice or something that you might tell your younger business self, if you were to hop into a time machine. Those were the CEO nuggets. That's what we'll focus on this month and some of the top ones that can instantly impact your business.
I love all the questions, but with every episode, I thought I would walk away with something I could look at and implement right there to save the precious resources, time and money. Or I would also learn about the advice, tips and tidbits or tools of the trade on how to level up our organization. You'll hear some of these this month, so sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.
Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Judge Graham of judgeGraham.com.
Judge, it's awesome to have you on the show.
Judge Graham 02:26
Thanks for having me, man. Super excited to be here.
Gresham Harkless 02:28
Yeah, I'm super excited to have you. What I want to do is read a little bit more about Judge so you can hear about all the awesome things that he's doing. And he's definitely rocking and rolling it.
Judge is a hard-hitting action oriented serial entrepreneur with a successful track record of growing companies with little or no revenue and selling them for multi and hundreds of millions of dollars. Judge started JudgeGraham.com to lead the charge and helping small to midsize businesses catapult in growth value to create strong legacies or prosperous liquidity events.
Judge served as a Chief Marketing and New Business officer of Ansira, the second-largest independently owned CRM and digital marketing agency in the United States. Judge was part of the Core Deal team and instrumental in selling Ansira to Advent International in 2016. Prior to joining Ansira, Judge was the former co-owner and president of Sq1, which he sold to Ansira in 2015. He was also the former co-owner and president of Rassai International.
Judge has helped hundreds of small and Fortune 500 companies to focus on growth in the ability to identify and capitalize on opportunities to improve revenue and corner markets through the integration of cutting-edge position, culture, technology, and sales.
Judge, are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?
Judge Graham 03:49
I am. Yeah. What an intro. Thank you so much.