Board Director | Business Coach | Interim CEO

My name is Larry Putterman. I’m a successful entrepreneur who specializes in helping other business owners improve their company’s growth and stability.

Does your company need Fresh Eyes?

Sometimes all it takes is someone with a fresh viewpoint, unencumbered by company politics or culture to help find the right solution. I will work with you to look at where you want to go and help you find the best way to get there.

My Most Recent Articles

7 Ways Outside Directors Benefit Private And Family Businesses

7 Ways Outside Directors Benefit Private And Family Businesses

Boards without outside directors do not make objective decisions. Boards need outside directors to see all sides of a problem and find the best solution.Outside directors bring incredible value with their “fresh eyes.”I believe boards that have not brought somebody...

Why Business Survival Demands Disruptive Innovation

Why Business Survival Demands Disruptive Innovation

“Disruptive innovation leads to the creative destruction of businesses that once seemed pre-eminent and secure.”  Steven Blank Disruptive innovation is creating new products or services that did not exist before.  The innovation creates a new market that disrupts an...

How To Find A Business Partner

How To Find A Business Partner

Entrepreneurs don’t realize they have a problem until it is too late.No one does everything well.  Some entrepreneurs have great business ideas, but they don't know the product or service and lack business skills.  Other entrepreneurs have great business skills but...

6 Keys to Resolving 9 Critical Business Problems

6 Keys to Resolving 9 Critical Business Problems

Companies fail when nine critical business problems go unanswered.  Today, I am sharing some of the most important lessons about recognizing and resolving problems.   First... The 9 Critical Business Problems:Not adequately capitalizedCybercrimeLoss of major...

I worked with Larry as he built and then sold Safedata. Larry’s successful leadership was grounded in disciplined objectivity and a broad skill set. Larry recognizes no two businesses are alike, but good corporate governance (action plans and accountability) is an essential ingredient to success.

Peter Dorsey

President, The Business Development Company

Larry is a strategic leader who manages for results. We worked together on a marketing campaign for his company where he drove innovating thinking and consist improvement in the campaign. He was able to quickly grasp the nuances of online marketing and work with the team to deliver results, while maintaining a strategic focus.

David Reske

Founder & President, Nowspeed, Inc.

Larry brought his analytical approach to every aspect of the business. After carefully observing the sales team in action [and] current marketing materials, he put in place a carefully crafted, highly effective marketing program that drove fully qualified leads to the sales team, essentially transforming the sales process. I highly recommend Larry and would be honored to work with him again in the future.

Joann White

Manager, Client and Broker Relationship Systems, FM Global

Larry has been an advisor to our Company for the past 6 months. During this time he has provided actionable advice on Business Strategy, Business Operations, and Marketing. The advice and suggestions provided led directly to improvements in our accounts receivable operations and were incorporated into our customer outreach strategy. Larry is approachable, has always made himself readily available, and brings years of business experience to every conversation.

Tim Chapin

Founder & CTO, CDC Software

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