I’m excited to announce some big changes for our company. As of March 15th, 2018, Aaron Weiche has been promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer, and I have moved into a new role as Chairman of the Board.
Why The Move?
A lot of great things have happened for GetFiveStars over the past five years. We are a bootstrapped, profitable and growing SaaS company, succeeding in an industry full of multi million dollar VC-backed competitors. Our team has beaten the odds to accomplish this and set us up for the next level of growth. Aaron is the right person to lead the company through this growth process. We’ve got an amazing team that I’m very proud of.
We couldn’t have done this without our early customers and partners, who believed in us when we were just getting started. A big part of our growth is because of the feedback and encouragement you provided. You partnered with us to constantly improve our product, service and value.
Another big part of our growth was hiring Aaron almost three years ago. Before joining GetFiveStars, Aaron led multiple, digital marketing agencies through successful high growth phases in both revenue and staff. He has been a faculty partner with Local University since 2009, was a founding board member of MnSearch and has spoken internationally on digital marketing for the last 10 years.
In addition to heading up our marketing and sales efforts for GetFiveStars, he brought an intuitive sense for great design and user experience that helped us improve our product and processes in many ways.
As we grow this year in both staff and customers, Aaron has the operational experience and vision to help us structure our company and product for this next phase.
Please join me in welcoming Aaron to his new role!
GetFiveStars is a passion for me, and I will remain engaged in the company as it grows. I love creating solutions that help businesses listen to their customers and deliver outstanding experiences, and with Aaron assuming the CEO role, I will have more time develop strategic relationships to help us broaden our impact with our customers and in our industry.
Going forward you can expect to see an intense focus on our brand, our customers and our mission. Our goal is to be nothing short of the best in our market and our entire team is extremely excited for this next chapter.
Thank you for being part of this incredible journey!