The people behind-the-scenes working to put business mojo at the forefront of conversation and practice for entrepreneurs.
Paul Spiegelman – CEO and Founder
Paul Spiegelman is Chief Culture Officer of Stericycle, a NASDAQ listed global services organization with 13,000 employees and is the Founder of BerylHealth and The Beryl Institute. Paul also co-founded the Inc. Small Giants Community, an organization that brings together leaders who are focused on values-based business principles.
As the former CEO of BerylHealth, Paul led a unique, people-centric culture for a company that won nine “best place to work” awards, including the #2 Best Medium Sized Company to Work for in America. Paul was honored with the Ernst & Young 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Paul is a sought-after speaker and author on leadership, employee engagement, entrepreneurship, corporate culture, and customer relationships. He makes frequent radio and TV appearances and writes columns on culture for Inc. Magazine and the Dallas Business Journal. He’s written several books on employee engagement and is the New York Times best-selling author of Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way you Lead.
Paul practiced law for two years prior to founding BerylHealth. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and a law degree from Southwestern University. To learn more about Paul, please visit www.paulspiegelman.com.
Bo Burlingham – Author, Small Giants, Editor-at-Large, Inc
Bo Burlingham is the author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big (Portfolio, 2006) and an editor-at-large of Inc. Magazine. Bo joined Inc. in January 1983 as a senior editor and became executive editor six months later, a position he held for the next seven years or so. In 1990 he resigned and became editor-at-large for a number of reasons, including his desire to go back to writing. He subsequently wrote two books with Jack Stack, the co-founder and CEO of Springfield Remanufacturing Corp. and the pioneer of open-book management. One of the books, The Great Game of Business(Doubleday/Currency, 1992), has sold more than 300,000 copies. (It explains what open-book management is and how it works in practice at the company that does it best.) The other, A Stake in the Outcome (Doubleday/Currency, 2002), has also done pretty well and gotten great reviews. (It’s a book you should read if you want to know what it really takes to run an employee-owned company.)
Before joining Inc., Bo freelanced for various publications, including Esquire, Harper’s, Boston Magazine, and Mother Jones. Bo was also managing editor of Ramparts magazine. In 1982, he joined Fidelity Investments, where he wrote for Peter Lynch, Ned Johnson, and other honchos until coming to Inc. From 1992 to 1997, he served on the board of The Body Shop Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the international cosmetics company. He was also a founder, with Tom Peters, of PAC World, a weird international networking group that gave him a chance to meet a lot of zany—and brilliant—people from around the globe.
Raul Candeloro – Executive Director
Raul Candeloro is founding director of Editora Quantum a company dedicated to helping customers sell more, serve better and increase their profitability. He founded the company in 1994 with the publication of the magazine VendaMais today the largest Sales Management magazine in Brazil, with over 24,000 subscribers. Editora Quantum has since diversified into a complete array of products that help customers train their sales teams: sales conferences, workshops, videos, audios, certification, consulting, etc. Raul Candeloro is also the author of 13 books, all related to Sales or Sales Management.
He lived 2 years in Boston (USA) where he graduated Master of Business and Entrepreneurship from Babson College. Completed the Ironman twice in Hawaii, ran more than 15 marathons, very competitive at tennis (not as good as Paul, though), loves his wife Marilia and his two kids, Daniel and Rafael.
Glenn Burr – First Officer of Mojo
After a career that spanned tours of duty in both public relations and communications consulting, Glenn joined the staff of the Inc. Small Giants Community in October of 2009. He oversees program development and execution, content development, member management, social media and strategic planning in his role as First Officer of Mojo.
When asked what he enjoyed most about his role at the Inc. Small Giants Community Glenn answered, “It’s the direct impact that goes with helping small business owners build great companies. Every employee of the companies we touch has people they interact with professionally and socially. If their job addresses their life fulfillment, they’re going to take that with them into their interactions with everyone they meet. It’s very fulfilling to know that what I do as a part of the Small Giants Community will find its way through many degrees of contact into making people’s lives better.”
Originally from Bellevue, Neb., Glenn currently resides in Dallas, Texas. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Ultimate Association.