Howard Mann is a strategic advisor, player-coach and business strategist for brave leaders. Prior to founding Brickyard Partners in 2001, Howard owned a premier international logistics company with over 140 Million in revenue, over 150 in staff across six U.S. offices and a global network of over 40 agents worldwide.
As that business came under pressure from the previous economic downturn and industry consolidation, Howard lead the company out from those treacherous times by returning to the basics that make every business great and completing 6 acquisitions that re-imagined the business so it was highly attractive to buyers. Finding that “secret sauce” did not come easily but has fueled his purpose to help other business leaders to never have to go through what he endured.
Through real world experience and those hard times in the “trenches” of business he has learned that it is not following the latest fad, copying competitors or adding complexity that makes a business truly great. His pragmatic approach and knowing what it truly feels like to sit in the CEO/Owner chair is what makes his work so different and effective.
Howard coaches a select group of entrepreneurs, CEO's and business owners. He engages deeply with a few businesses each year that are going through a period of great change, looking to be acquired the right way or raise strategic capital to fuel new growth. His highly focused workshops and keynotes help executive teams take aggressive action to unlock the true potential of their organizations and build remarkable businesses. In good times and bad. Online and off.