How PE-Backed CEO Rolled Up 9 Companies (Recruit Rockstars 403)

Shawn Boom, CEO of Vanco, is crystal clear about the companies’s “Why” – Serve those who enrich communities
Based near Minneapolis, Vanco delivers online payment processing solutions & software that enables churches, schools, and nonprofit to operate more efficiently. In short, they can accept electronic payments from students, parents, patrons, and churchgoers.
More than 40,000 churches, nonprofits, and schools now trust Vanco to simplify administrative processes, organize events, and securely complete transactions every day.
Vanco’s 300 people came together from the 9 companies that Shawn has rolled up. (As you’d expect, when he’s not working, he’s running ultra-marathons.)
Vanco is backed by legendary Private Equity firm Great Hill Partners, with $8B under management and over 80 portfolio companies.
In this 20-minute conversation, Shawn reveals how to find your company’s “Why” & how to hire only people who live it. Everyday.

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