“Dynamic Computer Corporation has worked with Boxcar Advisory and Paul for 2 years. It is hard to overstate the tremendous positive impact of working with Paul, he has been the ideal implementer for us. Paul has a direct clear style and passionate commitment to our success. With his guidance and support, we have clarity on our goals and our path to achieving them. Paul has helped us build upon a 40-year successful business by helping us align our resources and create lines of accountability. We are more transparent within our leadership team and with our employees and our vision and core values speak to who we are and how we do business. Paul has challenged us to think “bigger”, “better” and “faster”. His favorite saying is “if you are comfortable you are not going fast enough”. We are all fans of Paul that he helps us gain clarity and focus so we are all rowing in the same direction.”
Farida Ali, CEO of Dynamic Computer and Kathy Burgess, COO
“We had difficulty executing on our priorities in a timely manner. Paul is an operations focused entrepreneur. His experience helped our team understand how to “get things done”. Sometime it makes sense to bring in experience that knows how to ignite the potential in your organization. Paul did that for us.”
Chris Hopkins, CEO of Grid4 Communications
“We started our work with Paul to enhance our team rhythm and create more accountability for our strategic goals. With his direct coaching style, Paul has been highly instrumental in keeping us focused on our key objectives. He sharpened our execution and facilitated open and honest communication among our senior leadership team. With Paul’s guidance, our team is now more aligned than ever.”
Brian Demkowicz, Managing Partner at Huron Capital
“When I first met with Paul, he described himself as a “full contact” business coach/facilitator after having worked with him for 4 years now, I’ve come to realize that was an understatement. Paul brings an unparalleled passion and intensity to our leadership strategy sessions that inspires each individual, and our collective team, to step up their game and get after it. He’s incredible, not only at helping our team challenge each other, but at challenging us directly when needed. It’s obvious that he takes ownership in our goals, strategies and overall success. It’s refreshing to work with someone who truly understands the difficulty of building a business, having done so himself. I highly recommend Paul to any business/team that wants to cut through the BS and start moving the needle.”
Pete Davis, CEO of Impact Management Service
“Working with Paul as a consultant has been a great experience for myself and IMPACT. Paul has been a tremendous resource to help us implement a business strategy to streamline our organization and put us in the best possible position for growth. In two years of working together, he has demonstrated his ability to add real value to our organization by challenging us to improve and view our business through a different lens. Paul has a very sharp mind and when working with him you really get a partner who cares about your success.”
Joe Pomaranski, Vice President at Impact Management Service
“Paul brings a unique mix of methodology expertise and real world experience in running a business that has added tremendous value to our business.”
Aaron Stone, President and CEO of InterVision
“We tried self-implementing. A little less than a year into it, we had the opportunity to meet Paul and learn about the differences between self-implementation and having Paul’s support. After working with Paul for a year and a half now, it is very clear that the cost of his support was one of the best investments we have ever made. With his background, personality and passion, he has brought a laser-focused yet human approach to helping us develop the foundations necessary to thrive – trust being key among them. Paul has become a teacher, coach, mentor and friend to many over this short period of time. Results could not have come at a better time as we work through the legacy issues of a 47-year-old business in a rapidly changing industry. We are grateful beyond words to find someone of Paul’s caliber in Northern MI.”
Gary Fedus, CEO of Mitchell Graphics
“ I am pushing 69 years of age and I’m the CEO and majority owner of a 100-year-old family business. I first met Paul Tetreault while I was anguishing over the decision to sell our family business or re-structure it and develop professional managers to continue to build the business for the fourth generation of ownership. While there are other family members still working in the business, there is no heir apparent operating manager to continue family management. Clearly, it was decision time – sell or build a new organizational structure to carry on the business.
My choice was to develop new leadership to manage the continued growth and success of the business while keeping open the option of a sale should future conditions warrant. I needed help to vision and manage the most significant transformation our business has encountered. I needed a loyal partner to share the questions, challenges, and decision making to build our key team members and onboard new leadership. That partner has been Paul. Paul has worked with me and our company over the past two years. We began our engagement with Paul as an implementer and also served as an advisory board member. During our working time together, Paul has been an invaluable and trusted business resource. His strong background as a business owner and manager have provided him with rich experience and grounded perspective. He has brought new insights, processes and planning tools to our team and helped instill a much-needed sense of “ownership” and accountability among our leadership team.
Our company has been imbued with three generations of somewhat paternal management so change has been difficult for me as well as our team. Paul is able to bring the “real world” inside our protected walls to help facilitate critical change in thinking and performing. Most appreciated of all, Paul gives his heart to the cause. He deeply shares my pains and goals and needs to make an impact. If you work with Paul, expect to spend some time with weekend and evening conference calls because he is a committed business partner who keeps your interests top of mind.”
Rick Fulton, CEO of National Time & Signal Corporation
“Paul Tetreault/Box Car Advisory has been working with our team for several months. In that short time, we are already seeing significant growth and efficiencies created with Paul’s help.
Paul is making a SIGNIFICANT impact on our team and business by holding us accountable and inspiring us to ‘stretch’ to new levels.
We care for valued clients across the country. Relationships and integrity are very important to us. Paul is committed to the highest standards. He sincerely cares about our company, team and our clients.
We are so GRATEFUL for Paul sharing his wisdom and expertise with us. We would HIGHLY recommend him to any company looking for a leadership coach!”
Jennifer Wynn Stoll, President & CEO of Utility Reduction Analysts
“Paul has not only brought practical tools to better manage and drive our business, his business experience and insights have ensured we are focused on elements that really impact our business. He brings real experience growing and building businesses which keeps the team grounded in reality rather than theory.”
Raj Kothari, CEO of Cascade Partners
“We engaged Paul at Boxcar Advisors almost immediately after I became CEO in late 2019. At the time, the company needed guidance in critical areas that make an organization more than just people collecting checks with the same header. We lacked clarity and consistency in our vision, mission, and core values.
As a startup that spans every US time zone and dramatically different opinions on nearly every facet, we are after a goal that is both extraordinarily ambitious and worthwhile. Experienced and successful professionals, as well as academics, comprise our team. All of this inevitably makes facilitating strategic planning challenging.
Paul succeeded where others would have struggled. He is the perfect combination of practitioner, coach, and facilitator… and, at times, mentor.”
Matthew Porter, CEO of Invisibly
“It has been six years since we started working with Paul in 2014 and my company long ago left the entrepreneurial workshop model and we continue to grow our business as a functioning organization. Our revenue has grown from $4M to over $30M and we have clear accountabilities and a vision that all team members work at each day. It has always been clear to me that Paul had owned a significant business himself with his own at-risk capital and the insights he opens up make clear he has personal experience with many of the issues we are challenged with. Our business continues to grow organically and through acquisitions with Paul’s counsel being a critical component of our decision making. As a business owner losing sleep, I am grateful to have an advisor that I can trust working with my team, but also in individual discussions on those issues that only a fellow business owner can appreciate. No longer do I work for the business, the business works for me and my quality of life has never been better for my family and I. We expect to continue this work with Paul for many more years.”
Derek Marranca, CEO of Job Site Services, Inc.