My guest on this episode is Manny Saxena. Manny grew up in India and decided he wanted to become a CEO. To prepare for the role, he attended Kellogg’s MBA program and built leadership experience at Sears and Persado. Finally, he partnered with Broadtree Partners to acquire two commercial sweeping companies called Contract Sweeping Services and Statewide Construction Sweeping in Northern California.
Manny and I talk extensively about the sweeping business, how he’s learned the ropes in the sweeping industry from the previous owners, unique businesses he came across in his search, new systems and technology he’s implemented in both companies, lessons from his time at Sears, and much more.
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