No one is really self made.
No one ever gets to where they end up alone. Instead, whether we like it or not, we are a culmination of all of the people who have come before us.
Acknowledging your path to this point is more than a stunt to make you seem humble or even just an exercise in gratitude. While humility and gratitude are powerful, taking note of the assistance and support you’ve had on your entrepreneurial journey is a strategic move. When you create the habit of being grateful for your past partners you’ll also begin the habit of acknowledging the positive relationships that are in your life today, and even the ones that are to come.
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I’ve been a Midwesterner my whole life: 10 years in Detroit, 10 years in Toledo and since graduating from THE Ohio State University 34 years ago have lived in Indianapolis. Over the 34 years I’ve held a variety of leadership positions in finance, strategy, operations, sales and marketing in the auto, publishing, mobile phone and logistics industries. In 2016, my long-time business partner of 26 years, Shelli Austin, and I had the opportunity to purchase the business we started in 2003. InTek Freight & Logistics is a North American focused non-asset logistics company offering a variety of supply chain solutions and technology to shippers, with its primary focus being domestic intermodal shipping solutions.
C2 Accounting & Business Support is an accounting firm supporting growing small businesses. Their main objective is to assist their clients in achieving their business objectives, including scaling their business, streamlining their financial processes, and increasing profitability.
Fernando Leon was born and raised in San Jose, California. Fernando has worked at various firms in the past 38 years. He worked in various capacities at UPS, Xerox, Amdahl and several startups before landing at Single Point of Contact in June of 2001. During his tenue at Xerox, he was introduced to the networking side of the business and the rest is history when it comes to technology.
Chris Tincher was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. He has lived in Indianapolis area since 1998. He is married to his beautiful wife Amber for 29 years. They have 3 children, twin daughters Chloe and Jasmine who are 17, and a son Reece who is 14. Hospitality and Service has been a part of his DNA since his first job at a Holiday Inn when he was 15 years old.
Michael D. Rutz is Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of MakeMyMove, the nation's first marketplace where communities and move-ready talent connect.