Align CEO Doug Walner on the Scaling Up Business Podcast
Last week, Align Technologies CEO Doug Walner joined business coach Bill Gallagher to discuss his past experience scaling and selling companies and current work helping others scale using Align. Doug brings his unique perspective and 20+ years experience in growing technology companies to a wide-ranging and highly informative episode with lessons for leaders in any industry.
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Doug Walner is the CEO of Align Technologies Corp, a growth management tool to help develop, track, and measure your progress. He has over 25 years of technology business management and his background includes human capital management, consumer production, aviation, and media. Doug brings his experience managing growth and preparing due diligence during exits to building Align goal tracking software.
Bill Gallagher is a business coach and master facilitator with over 30 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience. Bill has spent the last 15 years coaching and training others in leadership and performance and previously led 4 companies of his own and been a partner or executive in 2 others. Bill discovered the Rockefeller Habits and Scaling Up 20 years ago, has used them in his own companies. An experienced entrepreneur and executive, he has created and run companies and business units ranging from startup to over US$500 million.
The Scaling Up Business Podcast
Scaling Up Business is all about how a few companies make it…and why the rest don’t. Our podcast shows are drawn from the lessons of our coaching clients, coaching partners, and the leading authors that contribute to our Conferences and the Scaling Up best selling book by Verne Harnish, and the Team at Gazelles. We’ll share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. These approaches have been honed over three decades of advising tens of thousands of CEOs and executives and helping them navigate the increasing complexities that come with scaling up a venture. We want to turn what can feel like an anchor, into the wind at your back — helping you create a business where the team is engaged; the customers are doing your marketing; and everyone is making money. Each episode of the Scaling Up Business show focuses on one of the four major decision areas every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash. We’ll share the tools and methods that have been used by more than 40,000 firms around the globe to scale their companies successfully — many to $1 billion and beyond. Running a business is ultimately about freedom. The Scaling Up Business show tells leaders how to get their organizations moving in sync, to create something significant, and still enjoy the ride.