"As an owner of a 96 year old industrial distribution business, it can be a challenge to look objectively at the business and define the right strategies to fuel growth. Balancing heritage and culture with the realities of industry consolidation, competitive pressure, technology advances and economic uncertainty can be daunting. While we’ve been sequentially growing revenue over the last few years, we weren’t seeing the corresponding growth in cash flow and overall profits. We chose FLVC to help us create a strategic plan that will preserved our heritage and evolve our culture while laying out a roadmap to generate profitable growth utilizing the resources we have at hand. 

The experience challenged our executive team to think critically and evaluate all aspects of our business model. We have now clearly defined objective measures of “success” thanks to the process. We can’t afford another “C level” exec with this type of experience, so we've engaged FLVC on a flexible basis to help us in executing the plan piece by piece. It’s been great to see how an objective and seasoned Catalyst can work with our existing leadership team to efficiently move the plan along. I’d highly recommend FLVC to any business owner looking to take their business to another level."



"Shel has been consulting Lawton Connect since 2015 on a monthly basis. His passion, knowledge, and expertise on how to help business sustain profitable growth, and help with the execution of a vision through and name change and rebrand of our 115 year old company is hard to place a value on. Furthermore, he help us establish weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly habits to increase profits, improve culture and ultimately setting us on a path to future success for many years to come. 

Shel is has a great business mind and most importantly he is a great human being! I would strongly encourage any company or business owner looking to grow, improve culture, or increase profits engage his services. We saw a significant ROI on his services in the firrst few months and they continue to compound on a weekly basis..." 



"We engaged FLVC in Sept 2014 to help our 10 year old growing real estate and investment firm develop the strategic plan for the next phase of our growth. It was a comprehensive and insightful process balancing both the cultural aspects of “who / what” we are with the critical “business metrics" to objectively define success. We’ve never been through such an introspective process in looking at our purpose, values, customer segments, value propositions, channels, customer experience, organizational structure, revenue/cost model and key relationships. We’ve used other “consultants” in the past but have never experienced such comprehensive, focused and innovative insights resulting in such a clear and concise plan. As a business owner, I’d highly recommend FLVC to any business owner looking to be more deliberate in defining and executing their growth strategy."



"It was clear that he brought invaluable experience and a proven track record in his recommendations. Shel's experience, professionalism, knowledge, and leadership have been invaluable. I would highly recommend FL Venture Catalysts and Shel to anyone that is seeking to strategically grow their business with the best possible exit strategy. Only have one regret, wish we would have found FL Venture Catalysts and Shel 10 years ago... Shel has been one of the best decisions we've made in our 18 years of business. Can't thank him enough."