OwnersEdge Inc.

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The OwnersEdge team

OwnersEdge Inc.

3325 Gateway Road, Brookfield  •  www.ownersedgeinc.com  
Year Founded: 1985
Product or Service Offered: OwnersEdge Inc. is a 100 percent ESOP- owned holding company that strives to invest and build sustainable businesses throughout the Midwest.  The five affiliated companies within the OE portfolio include CC&N, a company that provides cabling, fiber and wireless infrastructure, DAS and security systems, integrated voice, data and video collaboration; NEXT Electric, an electrical contractor specializing in design, installation and ongoing support for all types of commercial, industrial and institutional projects; BAYCOM Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical voice, mobile data and video solutions to public safety and commercial clients; TourGuide Solutions, a provider of wireless tour guide and conferencing equipment to manufacturing companies, museums and attractions; and BAYCOM Cellular Inc., which offers the very latest in cell phones, smartphones and tablets from Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Apple and LG Electronics.
Chairman & CEO: Lisa Reardon
Projected 2016 Revenue: $58 million
Target Clientele: Owners looking to sell their businesses to an ESOP company. Our best fit are businesses that will engage employee ownership culture and sellers who are looking to leave the legacy of their business intact by giving back to employees who have helped the business to be successful.
Business Organization Memberships: MMAC, WCBA, YPO, The Executive Committee (TEC), Executive Agenda, MRA, Milwaukee Metropolitan Society for Human Resources, WCTC – Intern Advisory Council Association for Corporate Growth, Wellness Council of Wisconsin

The OwnersEdge team
The OwnersEdge team

What has fueled your company’s growth?

“We have grown organically and through acquisitions. This April we closed a deal on three new businesses – BAYCOM, TourGuide Solutions and BAYCOM Cellular.”

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

“The biggest obstacle we have is talent acquisition. We have a number of job openings throughout all our businesses and we expect that trend to continue.”

Do you plan to make any changes to your company?

“Our biggest change is our corporate-wide rollout of the Gazelles, Scaling Up methodology. We have cascaded a meeting cadence to all five businesses and we feel certain the focus on strategic planning will help us to continue to scale and grow.”

Who are the business people you admire and why?

“I am inspired by author Patrick Lencioni.  He continues to provide sound leadership insight through his best-selling books.”

What is the outlook for your industry?

“The five businesses are diversified into five different industries.  All industries are showing growth for the remainder of 2016 and well into 2017.”

What is your company’s most important growth strategy?

“We are actively looking to add three more diversified acquisitions to the ESOP holding company over the next several years.”

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