Laura Braverman of the Upstart Business Journal interviewed the founder Nick Seguin of Dynamit Technologies in Columbus, Ohio, after they made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies to find out what it means to be on such a list.
Here is an excerpt:
What are some of your proudest moments as a company founder? How does your movement up the Inc. 5000 list compare?
The proudest moments, by and far, have to do with individual and team growth and maturation: parallel teams (read: capacity without loss of capability or quality) and autonomy. The ranking is something we can point to and say that we’re succeeding in creating these moments. In this industry, your talent is your product and you scale with people. This higher ranking isn’t possible unless we are able to scale our people. So, by proxy, we’re absolutely proud.
Do you have a goal in mind for next year? If so, how will you motivate your team around that?
We’re certainly proud of a move in the right direction in the Inc. 5000 rankings. That question is the right one: what’s next? That’s always our mentality. Some of our values include drive and the pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the wins, but are quick to look forward. Our goals are to continue to do meaningful work, to create permanent value, and to build a team to deliver on those first two. Our team is motivated by client challenges, and intrinsically by getting better. Transparency and continuing to build the right team are big keys in that motivation.
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