Biography: Paul Lemberg Paul Lemberg started his first business with a partner and $3,000 of credit card debt. Henco Research provided systems and consulting to the dozens of the world’s top-100 international banks. After building the company to 92 people, they sold it to Hogan Systems for millions, using the cash to start a second software company, which was ultimately sold to a large German Bank. After working as a corporate strategist with a number of Fortune-sized technology companies, Paul decided he wanted to help entrepreneurs be more successful, and began his consulting, speaking and writing career.
Internationally recognized business advisor, author and speaker, Paul has personally consulted with over 140 unique companies on accelerating their revenues and profits, increasing available cash, freeing their personal time, systemizing and duplicating their businesses, as well as mergers, acquisitions, and helping them sell their companies. 50% year over year growth is typical, and 100% growth is not uncommon. His clients’ sustainable income growth often leads to strong valuations. Overall, Paul’s small business clients have realized in excess of $290 million combined gains from increases in income and proceeds from the sales of companies. He is an expert in marketing, sales, product development, leadership and executive effectiveness. Over the years he has brought that expertise to executives and leaders from Accenture, ABN/AMRO, Adobe, American Skandia Life, Bank of Montreal, Barclays, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Lexis/Nexis, Mass Mutual, OpenText , Prudential Real Estate, SAIC, as well as thousands of companies whose names you'll never know, but whose owners have used Paul's advice to earn millions and tens of millions. Because of this, Paul commands high fees; one client recently paid him $800,000 for his advice, another, a vendor of used printing equipment, recently used Paul’s ideas and systems to triple their revenues to $18mm in a space of 7 months.
In 2005, Paul founded and developed Axcelus into the world’s first professional business acceleration consultancy with business accelerators in five states. The firm helps business owners rapidly grow their revenues and profits, developing sustainable, scalable businesses that increase owners equity, and making them ready for growth or possible sale. He is also the Executive Director of a non-profit that raises funds and makes grants to microfinance organizations operating in developing countries.
Paul graduated from the University of Buffalo with a fine arts degree, studied at New York University for an MBA, and is completing his PhD at California Coast University. He is a member of American MENSA, which he says he joined simply because he could. His newest book from McGraw-Hill (2007) is Be Unreasonable, How To Achieve Extraordinary Business Success by Standing Conventional Wisdom On Its Head. His previous books include Faster Than the Speed of Change (Akiba Press, 2000) and Earn Twice As Much With Half the Stress (Morgan James, 2005). He is currently working on a new book called Profit Points, due out in 2009. He has written 89 articles, many of which have appeared in national magazines and can be found at www.paullemberg.com. More than 23,000 business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world read his executive e-letter, Extraordinary Results.