WiLife COO Grant Beckmann on Startups and Growth
WiLife COO, Grant Beckmann, talks about managing growth in start-up companies. During the past 18 years, Beckmann has worked with some of Utah’s fastest-growing startups, including Folio (now FAST), Tenfold, NextPage, and WiLife. He discusses what he has learned about hiring, communicating with employees, and other best practices for high growth companies.
Beckmann joined WiLife in 2005. Prior to WiLife, he was the general manager and executive vice president of NextPage, Inc. where he led the creation of market leading content and knowledge management products for the insurance, publishing, health care, and outsourced customer service markets. Beckmann also served as VP of application services for TenFold Corporation which he helped grow from 20 to 800 and go public in 1999.
Before TenFold, Beckmann was a chief architect at Folio Corporation, an early leader in search engine development. Folio was sold to Mead Data Central and later became part of the LexisNexis division of Reed Elsevier. Beckmann began his career at Boeing Advanced Systems Division where he worked on avionics and materials development for stealth aircraft. Grant holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering & Technology from Brigham Young University.
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