About The Focused CEO: Why Some Organizations Thrive And Others Spin Their Wheels:
APEX focuses on the DETAILS with Rhythm. Using this system will help you achieve your goals, organize your team, and simply get stuff done. Author Andy Vassallo has spent the last three decades working side-by-side with management teams to embed the principles of focusing on the details. Billion-dollar corporations, scaling stage companies and startups and have all experienced success by focusing on the principles of the focused CEO. Andy has developed Active Performance Execution (APEX) as a playbook for helping your organization achieve its objectives. It’s a results-driven, team-oriented method based on best- practices and accountability. The playbook process delivers transformational behavior that provides a gravitational force pulling the organization to operational excellence.
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Andy Vassallo is Managing Partner of the Aspen Summit Group, a consulting and advisory firm focused on assisting organizations in getting more done and achieving their goals.
Andy is creator of the APEX Methodology (Active Performance Execution) and author of The Focused CEO: Why some organizations thrive and some spin their wheels.
Andy is known for his big picture point-of-view. He’s able to see opportunities for improvement and risk points in a variety of industries to pinpoint problems and diagnose solutions. Along with the enterprise-wide view, his technology background makes him adept with details. Couple these traits with his direct, transparent, and imaginative style, and you’ll understand why he is a proven Get-Sh*t-Done advisor and consultant.
As a consultant, he brings over 30 years of executive leadership, management consulting, professional services, application development, outsourcing, and information technology experience in assisting his clients. His experience includes executive leadership at companies ranging from entrepreneur start-ups, venture back groups, and large multibillion-dollar Fortune 100 companies.
As an entrepreneur, his journey began in the Detroit suburbs when as a teenager he purchased a Commodore 64 computer and tried to convince a family friend who was an accountant to join forces and write a computer program to do their taxes. Unfortunately, that venture never took off, but lessons were learned.
During his career working in Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, and Michigan, Andy as worked as
After college and a few years of writing code and working as a software engineer in Boston and San Diego, Andy joined with three friends to start a company in the California Bay Area, just north of the Silicon Valley in the 1990s. Jumping ahead a few years, we find Andy in a key leadership position at Superior Consultant. Superior will go on to a j a successful IPO and NASDAQ top 5% performance. In the following years, Andy would work in executive and C-level positions at a Fortune 250, a Fortune 100 company, two private equity-backed firms, and two additional start-ups.
During his career working in Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, and Michigan, Andy worked with genuinely genius-level technology experts and innovational leaders. While working with them, he was able to absorb a portion of their vast knowledge.
Andy currently resides in Michigan, with his wife and two children. On most weekends, weather permitting, you can find him on the golf course. If you want to increase your company’s performance through strategic execution by focusing on the DETAILS with Rhythm, connect with Andy.