Acumen’s founder and principals — Drew and Dan — we are and have been lifelong entreprenuers/business owners/CEOs (still are). Different companies, different industries, but we each felt keenly the challenges and advantages that come with the territory: the isolation, the influence, the desire to make an impact.
There were times when each of us thought, “Wait, why am I doing this? What’s the purpose here? Sure, the compensation for our labor doesn’t hurt and is rewarding. But there’s more, right?”
Other times, we were hit with a problem so big or so complex that we didn’t know where to turn or what steps to take. Where was the CEO and owner playbook? Who had the answers we didn’t have? “Not Knowing” can be an expensive, costly and game changing predicament. We both have deep scar tissue to show for it!
And so (we’re cutting the story short here), we started Acumen.