Best Version Media

Second Year Winner

David Durand

future50-profile-topper

Best Version Media


19355 Janacek Court, Brookfield  •  www.bestversionmedia.com
Year Founded: 2007
Product or Service Offered: Media, niche magazines, professional services
Owners & Founders: Dave Durand, chief executive officer; Pete Ericksen, chief operations officer; Paul Lubinski, chief production officer
Projected 2016 Revenue: Not disclosed
Target Clientele: Small, medium and large businesses looking to target an affluent and influential audience.


David Durand
David Durand

What has fueled your company’s growth?

“Scaling model, a strong culture, a high-quality product, and a commitment to innovation.”

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?

“Government taxes and regulations are always the largest obstacle to any strong business. The rest is all fair market and economic fun.”

Do you plan to make any changes to your company?

“Yes we are. We’re planning to continue to open new markets worldwide, develop new products and services, and continue to add technology and resources to the business.”

Who are the business people you admire and why?

“Richard Branson, because he is fair and Jose Delgado, because he built a business on virtue.”

What is the outlook for your industry?

“The future of niche magazines is not universally aligned. Therefore, the ‘industry’ is fragmented. Those who adapt will grow handsomely; the rest will die a slow death.”

What is your company’s most important growth strategy?

“Strong internal culture based on the virtue of the individuals we work with. All things good are an extension of that, including innovation and efficiency.”

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