Edge Business Strategies, founded by Mike Hutson, was created out of his passion for helping business owners overcome the issues and challenges preventing their companies from reaching maximum potential. In a world teeming with advisors, it isn’t easy to find ones that have real hands-on leadership experience, with a full understanding of what it takes to manage day to day operations while simultaneously making change for the future.
As an experienced leader, Mr. Hutson’s diverse background includes manufacturing, distribution, logistics, technology and other commercial businesses. Extensive training and experience in “Lean” operations management, a heavy operations focus, combined with his financial expertise provides a truly unique perspective.
Utilizing a strategic team-oriented approach, the Edge Business Strategies difference includes our ability to create practical laser-focused business plans and initiatives, serving as a catalyst to drive results.
We are passionate about helping businesses grow successfully. This allows us to help our clients meet and exceed their long-term goals. Through our work, we have helped facilitate the growth of small private companies into strong upper middle market industry leaders by working directly with Chief Executive Officers and management teams. Our experience includes companies ranging from small startups to entities with nearly $1 billion in annual sales.
Edge Business Strategies was created out of one man’s passion to help small to middle market entrepreneurial business owners overcome barriers to growth. With our approach, we recognize that one size does not fit all in developing solutions. Challenges, opportunities, and culture all vary significantly from one company to the next. We don’t claim to have all the answers; but by integrating our extensive experience with the realities of your business, we can find the right answers that work for you.
Recommendations or initiatives that can’t be readily implemented profits no one and results in the loss of momentum for the business. The stronger we make a company the better off the employees will be. A stronger, growing business creates more jobs, and is better positioned for the future. With practical action plans grounded in reality, we work alongside your team creating measurable results
Many advisors have been consultants their entire career. They have not owned businesses and had to deal with business issues or the day to day operating challenges that a CEO or owner has to deal with. We have, and will work to train, coach, mentor and build internal capabilities of your team to advance your business.
After 35+ years of leadership experience including 20 years in the CFO Chair, we understand the operational aspects of various entrepreneurial businesses and have worked through many economic and life cycles. From early stage, to growth, through maturity we have experienced the highs and lows that businesses go through. By developing sound strategies, simplifying processes, removing the noise and barriers from the environment, we help owners optimize their business. We are committed to adding value and driving growth.
“I fully endorse Mike as a strategic executive who has the ability both to see the big picture and understand how the little details impact those results. He came in at a critical time for our organization and helped me assess our long-term capital plan, including forecasting the income statement, balance sheet and cash flows across multiple lines of business. He then counseled us on our banking relationships and line of credit and frankly opened up my mind to an entirely new way of considering our capital structure. I slept very well at night knowing Mike had his hands on our financial pulse.”
“Mike was instrumental in driving our market expansion strategy and execution, he led us through a successful acquisition which helped us grow strategically into a new market. Mike also added significant value in our strategic planning process and managed our annual planning process for the company. Mike’s deep experience with M&A, strategic planning, great execution in integrating companies and maturing the organization in financial reporting and management were invaluable in helping us drive strategic success and growth.”
“Mike Hutson, I believe, is one of the most effective executives I have worked with over my 30+ year business career. His ability to be both strategic and tactical is a strength that is difficult to find. Mike was instrumental in helping us to formulate a growth strategy for our business; enable the successful negotiation of a strategic acquisition and followed that with spearheading the integration of the two companies. Mike not only brings his professional talents, and he is talented, but his personal commitment to excellence by and large is his biggest asset. Mike has impeccable integrity, a strong work ethic and is principally-centered around his unwavering commitment to his faith. Mike was, and will continue to be, an asset to our company. We will continue to utilize Mike to consult with us as our business evolves.”