Personal View: ‘Why Cleveland?’ Entrepreneur found moving here made sense

The year 2012 turned out to be pivotal in my life. Without much intention, 2012 became a time of recalibration of my life at a point when things were really good. My career had been thriving for years in the New York City area, my industry (insights) was reinventing around technology and my family welcomed our fourth child. Yet, I felt this persistent drive to change gears.

During one of the subsequent discussions with my wife, I shared an idea: I wanted to quit my position running North America for a leading industry tech firm and start my own company. I wanted to do it the right way and really invest in our people. I wanted to make solving problems the whole focus. But we had to figure a way to fund this startup ourselves.

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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Terence McCarron.

Originally published January 19, 2020.

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