Board Director | Advisory Board Member
My name is Larry Putterman. I’m a successful entrepreneur who specializes in helping other business owners improve their company’s growth and stability.
Does your company need Fresh Eyes?
Sometimes all it takes is someone with a fresh viewpoint, unencumbered by company politics or culture to help find the right solution. I will work with you to look at where you want to go and help you find the best way to get there.
My Most Recent Articles
How a Board of Advisors Can Help Your Company
Many entrepreneurs shy away from asking for help, especially, first-time entrepreneurs. They feel in order to maintain control (a.k.a. full ownership) of their company; they must be in charge of every aspect of their business. However, this mentality is often what kills a start up. read more…
Rules for Success When Working With Dad
Working with your Dad in a family business can be the best decision you have ever made or the worst experience of your life. read more…
Creating an Advisory Board? Here are 9 Tips To Help You
Creating an advisory board is the best decision an entrepreneur can make, but many entrepreneurs fail to create an advisory board. read more…
How Outside Directors Can Benefit Private And Family Businesses
Boards without outside directors do not make objective decisions. Boards need outside directors to see all sides of a problem and find the best solution.
Outside directors bring incredible value with their “fresh eyes.” read more…
How Board Directors Can Help Companies Survive the Coronavirus
Today we are discussing the Coronavirus and how Board Directors can help companies survive the crisis. Jack Derby, in his weekly blog, says it best: "Most importantly... ....take care of yourself and your family! ....take care of your employees and partners! ....when...
5 Proven Steps to Gain a Corporate Board Seat
As a board candidate, you need to let the world know you are seeking a board seat. No matter how excellent your qualifications if you do not let everyone know you are available you will never be invited to join a board.
4 Big Mistakes Companies Make Concerning Board of Directors and Advisory Boards
A company without a board of directors or a board of advisors is like a ship without a rudder. There are no checks and balances, and a company does not get the benefits of other opinions. The first big mistake that companies make is not having a board of directors or board of advisors.
How Selling My Company Made Me A Better Board Director
I have had many experiences that have helped me become a better board director, business leader, and advisor. One of the most important was selling our business to a public company.
I worked with Larry as he built and then sold Safedata. Larry’s successful leadership was grounded in disciplined objectivity and a broad skill set. Larry recognizes no two businesses are alike, but good corporate governance (action plans and accountability) is an essential ingredient to success.
Larry is a strategic leader who manages for results. We worked together on a marketing campaign for his company where he drove innovating thinking and consist improvement in the campaign. He was able to quickly grasp the nuances of online marketing and work with the team to deliver results, while maintaining a strategic focus.
Larry brought his analytical approach to every aspect of the business. After carefully observing the sales team in action [and] current marketing materials, he put in place a carefully crafted, highly effective marketing program that drove fully qualified leads to the sales team, essentially transforming the sales process. I highly recommend Larry and would be honored to work with him again in the future.
Larry has been an advisor to our Company for the past 6 months. During this time he has provided actionable advice on Business Strategy, Business Operations, and Marketing. The advice and suggestions provided led directly to improvements in our accounts receivable operations and were incorporated into our customer outreach strategy. Larry is approachable, has always made himself readily available, and brings years of business experience to every conversation.
How Savvy A Leader Are You?
Do you wonder if your skills as a leader
can truly take your business to the next level?
Do you wonder if your skills as a leader can truly take your business to the next level?