012: Entrepreneur Mitch Russo

Mitch Russo started his public life as the lead guitarist of a rock band called Absolutely Free which set the course for his business life. In 1985, Mitch co-founded Timeslips Corp, which grew to become the largest time tracking Software Company in the world. In 1994, Timeslips Corp was sold to Sage, plc. While at Sage, Mitch went on to run all of Sage U.S. as Chief Operating Officer, a division with 300 people with a market cap in excess of $100M. Mitch was nominated for Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1989 and 1991 and won “Best Entrepreneur” in 1989, by The National Association of Legal Vendors.

Mitch later joined Chet Holmes & Tony Robbins to create Business Breakthroughs, Int’l, a company serving thousands of businesses a year with coaching, consulting and training services. Mitch was the President and CEO.

After the untimely death of Chet, Mitch left Business Breakthroughs to help others build their business as a consultant specializing in building certified consulting and coaching organizations, working with call centers with large volume lead flow, and helping coaching organizations scale which he does today. In 2015, Mitch published “The Invisible Organization” which is the CEO’s guide to building fully virtual organization.

Mitch can be reached at mitchrusso@gmail.com and you can follow him on his podcast at The First Thousand Clients http://mitchrusso.com/podcast-2/. A very informative listen.