Here's my CEO hero
When I first met +Victoria Ransom
back in October 2009 and interviewed her, she had six employees. That interview is here: http://www.building43.com/videos/2009/10/27/wildfire-helps-companies-create-facebook-marketing-campaigns/
(I think you can see most of her team back then behind her at a single table).
I remember Tweeting back then that she was a CEO to watch.
Today? They rang a bell as they hired another employee, which brings them to more than 140.
As she showed me around her fast-growing office, I realized that she is doing a few things right:
1. She, and her team, are having tons of fun at work.
2. She has boundless passion for what she does.
3. She makes it look so easy.
What does her firm http://www.wildfireapp.com/
do? It helps businesses with their social media campaigns.
Which brings me to another point. She started her business when a lot of people were saying "social media is lame." She ignored all those naysayers and saw that businesses would need help in this new world.
Hey, +Vic Gundotra
you meeting with her and getting her feedback about Google+ brand pages before you launch? You should. Her firm has IMMENSE economic power to help brands and businesses decide whether to support Google+.
So, why is she my CEO hero? Because walking through her business I can see they are kicking butt. Hopefully I'll have up a video of her in the morning.
Business schools and government leaders should be studying what she's doing, because it's working and working big time.
Thanks Victoria for being a role model of mine.