Gary Pudles, (@GaryPudles) is the founder, and CEO of Answernet, was named by Inc. Magazine Inc. 500, as one of the “fastest-growing businesses” in the US. In 2019, AnswerNet which handles tens of millions of calls and Internet contacts for thousands of clients, ranging from Fortune 100 firms to small private practices also has 25 call centers around the country.
For several years, Gary has taught an entrepreneurial class at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also involved in a Startup Camp and the International Startup Festival. Gary has the heart of a teacher, loves speaking about business so listen up to his entrepreneurial stories. Gary has time for several hobbies and interests outside of family and work. How does Gary start most working days, what does he look for in people that he hires and what excites him most about building companies?
Gary shares with us the leadership lessons he learned along the way. We explore how and why Gary started Answernet. What Gary’s parents did that influenced him in business and how this background shaped his positive outlook.
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