Joel Strom

Joel Strom brings nearly 40 years of business management and consulting experience to his clients. His experiences range from mid-sized entrepreneurial companies to Fortune 500 corporations as an engineer, manager, executive, business owner, and consultant. After beginning his career with large corporations, his entrepreneurial drive moved him to purchase a small manufacturing company. Joel expanded his entrepreneurial passion and changed that company from a tired job shop to an exciting manufacturing company that grew at a 40% annual rate.

With the sale of that manufacturing company, he founded Joel Strom Associates to help the owners of other growing businesses successfully harness and expand on their entrepreneurial passion to reach their growth objectives and build real value. Through the growth management processes Joel has developed, his clients have:

  • Remained focused on their objectives
  • Achieved profitable growth
  • Seen unprecedented increases in the value of their companies
  • Accomplished smooth ownership successions

Experience as the owner of his own growing businesses and as a consultant to other growing businesses has enabled Joel to truly understand the unique problems and challenges facing closely held businesses and their owners. Through his consulting work, he has gained expertise in assessing a company's operational and organizational situation in:

  • Strategic and growth planning
  • Succession planning
  • Human resource issues
  • Family business issues
  • Business acquisitions and sales

Joel sold his Ohio-based consulting practice to a regional accounting firm in 2000 and, after completing his contract with the firm in 2004, continues doing what he loves to do; working directly with the owners of growing businesses. Although continuing to provide one-on-one advisory services in Growth Management, Joel has also aligned with the Renaissance Executive Forums group in Phoenix, Arizona, to provide his clients with another resource to help them grow successfully.

For many years, Joel has provided keynote presentations, workshops, and seminars on business growth to various civic and industry groups across the country. His articles about key management and organizational issues facing growing and transitioning companies appear regularly in local and national publications. Joel's book Expand Your Entrepreneurial Passion into Growth and Wealth has received excellent reviews and is a favorite of many business owners.

The Institute of Management Consultants has designated Joel a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), an achievement realized by less than 1% of all consultants worldwide. He sits on the boards of several closely held companies, is active in civic and industry associations, and has assisted universities and special interest business groups in the development of business education programs. Joel has held adjunct faculty positions and has been a guest lecturer on Strategic Management at several universities.


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