ORS Partners’ CEO, Terry Williams, featured in Inc. Magazine article, “How Did You Know It Was Time to Hire a COO?”: http://www.inc.com/magazine/201703/sheila-marikar/how-did-you-know-when-to-hire-coo.html

Excerpt below:

“The decision should be based on a couple of factors: the amount of money raised and how the company is scaling. My recommendation, after a large raise, is that you need an operational expert to grow smarter and not waste money. With an organic company, you have your finger on the pulse of the day-to-day and there’s no push from outside investors to scale quickly. You’re not on the clock, so you may not need a COO. Another factor to think about is bandwidth: Are you spending more time on operational issues than on strategic issues? When bandwidth becomes an issue, that gets in the way of growth.”

Terry Williams, CEO and chairman of the board, ORS Partners (human resources)
2016 Inc. 5000 rank: No. 563
3-year growth: 699%
2015 revenue: $5.7m