New Master: Stephen Grossman

Join us in welcoming our new master, Stephen Grossman!

Tell us about yourself
I have run operations in 40+ countries and managed well over 1,000 employees, leading dozens of acquisitions and spin-offs across Europe and the US. I have scaled companies from a starter team of 5 to over 150 in less than 24 months, including engineering a reverse acquisition that saw the company scale even further.

In addition to a focus on scaling, international expansion, and turnaround/rescue, I have spent the other half of my career providing response and/or specialty risk consulting for a range of companies worldwide. This includes intelligence, investigations, and high stakes negotiations involving cyber threats & ransom, fraud, shareholder disputes, sabotage, insider threats, corporate espionage, threats to life, fin crime, etc. I have been entrusted to protect the interests of several major global banks, leading fintechs, insurance companies, one of the co- founders of Microsoft, various financial institutions, multinational law firms, NGOs, and governments, including back channel negotiations during a global conflict.

I spent 2.5 years training an EU counter-terrorism team’s hostage negotiation unit, I served as advisor and response lead on behalf of the US’ largest private company during and following a sabotage and complex insider threat campaign, and I have protected the interests of several Hollywood A-list celebrities and/or film/TV and music producers.

Why did you want to join Masters of Scale?
Entrepreneurs launch great ideas and build their companies on vision, passion, grit, and often on difficult and challenging learnings. Scaling those companies requires experience and objectivity—something not always available to founders. Helping people reach their maximum potential, being there when they need you most is wonderfully rewarding. Masters of Scale is a phenomenal team of such experienced, objective, and caring executives and consultants, readying founders to reach their full potential.

Why are you passionate about entrepreneurship?
Having spent a career following my own dreams and visions as an entrepreneur focused on empowering entrepreneurs, it’s hard not to be passionate. If I weren’t, I would have dropped what I’m doing a long time ago.

What was the most defining moment in your career, and what did you learn from it?
Never one thing, never one moment. It is about seizing upon and learning from every single moment throughout one’s life and one’s career.

What is your expertise and what are you known for?
– Response Consulting — dispute resolution, insider threat, fraud, cyber threats, sabotage, corporate espionage, bad leavers, intractable litigation, etc.
– Executive Performance Coaching
– Fractional or Interim Executive Leadership
– Rescue & Turnaround
– International Expansion

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