a little About Us...
TractionSpace cultivates a vibrant work community within easily-accessible locations, intentionally designed to help our members grow their business and enjoy their work experience. We provide a safe, well-managed environment that caters to the unique needs of our members and enables high productivity, creativity, business networking and the ability to learn and grow professionally. Our community will provide the unique point of traction that helps members move past barriers and into business and personal growth.
Our founders come from large companies with robust professional development programs and were disappointed by the isolation small companies face when trying to launch their own ventures. Propelled by a desire to invest in the next generation of innovators, we want to bring the personal development, continuous learning and networking-focused environments typical in large companies to smaller businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers that don’t have access to or can’t afford to create this competitive advantage on their own. We believe that our members should be able to consume rich content and events that help their businesses grow and gain market traction as part of their monthly membership plan. Learn more about our offerings.
Our proprietary content will cover four main topics: basic business concepts, business networking, personal wellness, and social impact. The format we deliver this content are:
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our leadership team
Rick has over 30 years of financial and operational experience with technology and aerospace projects. He is a seasoned finance executive with a track record of driving strategy, profitable growth, execution, and efficiency for individual projects and business portfolios. His leadership roles have spanned product development, production, support, and internal services. As senior financial leader for divisions with over $2B in annual revenue, Rick has been responsible for all financial functions as well as managing physical infrastructure and capital. Rick holds an MBA from Seattle University.
Don is a transformational sales, marketing and business leader with extensive experience in high tech. He is known for his ability to help businesses adjust to changing markets and increased competition leading them to attain hard-to-reach goals and re-establishing competitive advantage. He has led successes at some of the high-tech industry’s biggest names including Microsoft, Sage Software and Tektronix. In his most recent role at Microsoft, he led a $1B business that grew nearly 8x during his tenure.
In 2016, Don began his work to give back to the global community through social entrepreneurship. He has developed high impact, scalable programs to improve the delivery of public health and increase digital literacy in underserved communities. Don holds a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Finance, and currently lives in the Seattle, Washington area.
Steve is an experienced financial leader having served as CFO for three public companies, most recently with Qorvo, a Fortune 500 company. Prior to his CFO experience he held a variety of tech industry positions in business leadership with profit and loss responsibility and in manufacturing where he acquired expertise in Lean and JIT disciplines. He’s currently an active angel investor and serves on the board of Rigado. Steve holds an MBA from the University of Washington.