Strong Suit 107: How he Built a Company that Acquired

What’s it like to start a business from scratch & build it to acquisition by
Until recently, John Roa was CEO & Founder of AKTA, a leading digital experience and engagement consultancy based in Chicago.
In 2010, he started AKTA, which led initiatives for top multinational brands to help innovate, design and engineer forward-thinking mobile products
After 6 years of growth, last year AKTA was successfully acquired by
In this 20-minute interview, John reveals the people part of that story ? how he shaped the culture, recruited rockstars, and executed his people playbook.

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“Jeff has recruited Rockstars and built winning cultures for 25 years. Finally, he shows us how!” —Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group Venture Capital