Brian Turchin is CEO/Founder of Cape Horn Strategies, a consultancy devoted to helping technology CEOs create vibrant and flourishing businesses. Turchin has helped dozens of CEOs successfully proceed from one business life cycle stage to another: helping start-up become growing profitable businesses; helps more mature businesses scale into a much larger business dealing with topics like business strategy, sales, leadership, organization, funding and acquisitions; and helping CEOs sell their businesses. Complementing this work, Brian Turchin is an Executive Coach helping CEOs and other “C” level executives do what they do better.
He is a requested speaker both nationally and internationally speaking on a wide variety of topics, including the following: “Pitfalls Of First-Time Start-Up CEOs–And How To Overcome Them,” “Blasting Through Growth Chokepoints: How To Avoid The Deadly Growth Plateaus Brought On My Your Own Success,” and “Secrets of Sustained Success: What The Elite 3% Know About Creating Year Of Profitable Growth.”
He has moderated a wide variety of conference panels dealing with topics such as the following: “Effectively Raising And Efficiently Spending Private Equity,” “Growth Challenges: Thriving and Surviving in Good Times—And Bad,” “New Opportunities For The First Institutional Round,” “Tech M&A: Buyer, CEO And Banker Perspectives On Maximizing Value In The Post Bailout Economy,” and “Leveraging Trends in The Global Ecosystem.”
He authored a series of articles investigating how a few software companies manage to grow and be profitable for many, many years in a row. He interviewed CEOs like Dr. Jim Goodnight of SAS Institute, the largest private software company in the world and Mark Ain, founder and chairman of Kronos, the company that had the longest run of consecutive years of profitable growth, second only to Microsoft.
He runs two CEO peer advisory groups, the NYTECH CEO Roundtable, part of the New York Technology Council and the LISTnet CEO Council, part of LISTnet.
And he has been a judge in the Software and Information Industry Associations (SIIA) CODiE Awards for the past seven years, judging the best software product in a variety of categories such as “Best Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution,” “Best Software As A Service Solution, “Best Collaboration Solution,” and “Best Application Management Solution.”
He is on board of advisors for several startups and for the New York Technology Council.
Lastly, he co-founded the LISTnet Lean Startup Meetup. This meetup is for Long Island, NY area startup entrepreneurs who are interested in following and developing thier businesses around the principles of Lean Startup.