Leader: Steve Randazzo, President
Company Name: Pro Motion, Inc.
Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Nature of Business: Marketing communications agency
Revenue: $8.02 million
Growth Rate (2004): 20 percent
Number of Employees: 76 employees (18 full time)
Average Tenure: 5 years
Pro Motion, Inc. is a 10-year-old marketing communications agency specializing
in strategic event, field, and mobile marketing. To achieve his goal of
going from a good organization to a great organization, President Steven
Randazzo focused first and foremost on employees. Randazzo has fostered
a fun, improvement-focused entrepreneurial environment by emphasizing communication
among his 76 employees. For example, at 2:02 PM every day, the entire staff
in St. Louis meets to talk about progress and obstacles. Randazzo also holds
monthly company meetings and a quarterly informal lunch with non-direct-reports
to solicit feedback. Randazzo's care shows: employees at Pro Motion believe
what sets this company apart is treatment of both employees and customers.
The company practices open-book management and trains employees on how to
read key financials. The result has been a loyal workforce and robust growth
(20 percent in 2004).
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