Provides strategic entrepreneurial advice and key business connections to help grow Auburn University based startup companies. I advise Auburn University startups in the following...more key areas: • Business strategy • Bootstrapping and seed funding strategy • Technology infrastructure • Team development • Coaching critical entrepreneurial development processes • Provide connections/resources to AU based startups
2008 - Present (about 10 years)
McGlon Properties, LLC (MP) is a business consulting and investment firm that focuses solely on what it takes for your unique business to be successful. With a rich entrepreneurial...more background covering five different industries, McGlon Properties brings diverse and successful experience to the table that is guaranteed to have a positive impact to your business. MP also operates a debt-free real estate division with commercial and residential assets throughout the state of Alabama.
Founder, Interim President
2016 - 2018 (about 1 year)
McGlon served as the interim President at Window Screen Pros - a custom window screen manufacturer with its own proprietary content management system built for custom applications...more in multiple window and door products, franchise development, and distribution. McGlon holds a minority ownership position in WSP, LLC and continues to be an advisor for the company.
Non-asset based transportation & consulting company focused on full-truckload interstate flatbed and specialty hauling. Started in Houston TX in 1998, corporate operations...more moved to Montgomery AL in 2000. McGlon's first successful exit in March of 2012.
Founder, President & CEO
2006 - 2009 (about 3 years)
JIT/JIS local dedicated transportation provider for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama. Awarded top safety awards from Alabama Trucking Association. Developed proprietary...more automotive dedicated shipping software that showed every move from over 45 drivers. Only dedicated HMMA carrier to never shut the automotive line down.
Advisor · Assist in various startup strategies, resources, and general guidance
Flashtract automatically generates and processes payment… · More applications for construction contractors. With expedited payments, owners and general contractors will see benefits of subcontractor discounts while subcontractors see greater cash flow.
Areas in which I have deep working knowledge, history, and proven success include: Business Products & Services - Information Technology platforms, e-Retailing, Manufacturing - Custom and Mass, Social Media, Marketing, SEO & SEM, Content Marketing & Strategy, and Concept to Execution Operations
2008-2011: Inc. 500/5000, Seven startups - all profitable - all debt-free - in five different industries (e-commerce, retail, transportation, manufacturing, and real estate). Multiple business, safety, and operational awards (ATA, MADL, Groendyke, Auburn University, Child Protect)
First and foremost, I look at the team of any company that I consider investing in. The characteristics of the team are critical including synergy, bandwidth, coverage, and experience. Second, I look at how creative the team has been in tapping into resources to make things happen.
What's the most useful business-related book you've ever read?
Good to Great
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now?
My life is incredible - truly blessed. Two exits and a successful entrepreneurial career has allowed me to do what I want every day!
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
Get a mentor you trust early on! Surround yourself with people that are smarter, more experienced, and just as driven as you are. Know that the five people you surround yourself with the most is what makes up who you are.
Which founders or startups do you most admire?
Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, Steve Jobs
What's your super power?
Building out the opportunity from start to profitability on the businesses own merits without borrowing a dime.
What words of wisdom do you live by?
Be innovative, assertive, take initiative, and do quality work every minute, day, month, and year you decide to get up and work. It makes the journey so much more rewarding.
What aspects of your work are you most passionate about?
Creative thinking or fundamentals of logic allows u to build off an idea: creating an opportunity, putting a fluid biz plan together, gather resources, and execute/manage. This process drives me to consistent, high-level passionate success.
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
Calculus II with Business Application because it almost broke me. This class opened my eyes on what your brain can really do!