It took Oberon just five years to go from the ground floor to selling to Stanley for $170 million, so it’s no wonder 100 people joined co-founders David Young and Jodi Johnson (that’s them in the middle flanked by KippsDesanto’s Kevin DeSanto and Pleasant Valley Business Solutions’ Paul Skurpski) at the Tower Club to hear how they did it. “I wish there was some secret, but Jodi and I each have more than 25 years experience in this market that paved the way for Oberon’s incredible growth,” David says.
The excerpt above was taken from Tech Business Now. I also attended this event and it truly was like a Harvard Business Case Study Review on how to be successful in government contracting. One of the primary takeaways was how to hire great people. Paraphrasing Jodi Johnson, "It was critical to ensure HR always had a seat at the table and they they were involved in all dimensions of the business so they knew how to hire for growth." It was one of the better networking and interesting executive events I had been to in some time. Oberon is a Dynamics NAV customer. Jodi also commented on how choosing the right financial systems was an important factor in building a strong foundation and allowed Oberon to scale their business without outgrowing their financial infrastructure.