152 — Joel Holland

Podcast Summary:

We break the normal routine with this episode of the podcast. As many of you know, we usually interview Founders who are currently the CEO of the company they started. Our interview with Joel Holland is a bit different.

Joel Holland is the founder and now Executive Chairman of VideoBlocks, the first subscription-based provider of stock video and audio, with over 100,000 customers in the television and video production industry, from NBC to MTV to pro-sumers and hobbyists looking to enhance their video projects and productions.

In 2013, VideoBlocks was ranked the 32nd fastest growing technology company in the US/Canada, and the 2nd fastest growing technology company in the DC region by Deloitte for the Fast500, for achieving 7,000% revenue growth over the past 5 years.

Joel and his team have navigated incredible growth and the way they go about making their company a win-win for all is truly inspirational.

In this revealing interview, Joel covers some topics that we have not covered very often…like:

  1. Why he decided to wait on raising money.
  2. Why he chose to step down as CEO.
  3. What you can do to make a decision like this a successful one.
  4. Why he chose to promote his CMO to CEO.
  5. Why he highly recommends joining a CEO peer group.

Joel really is amazing. For his work with VideoBlocks, Joel has been named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25” by BusinessWeek Magazine, “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the United States Small Business Administration, “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Greater Washington DC Region by Ernst & Young and in 2013, Joel was recognized on the Inc. “30 Under 30” list.

Plus, Joel was a lot of fun to interview. Enjoy the conversation and let me know what you think.

Click to Tweet @joelkentholland #founder of @VideoBlocks, why he chose to step down as CEO of his $25 million company https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=2462

 

Name: Joel Holland, Founder and Executive Chairman

Company: VideoBlocks

Headquartered In: Reston, Virginia

Powerful Promise of Value:

VideoBlocks is the first unlimited download subscription-based provider of stock video and audio, with over 100,000 customers in the television and video production industry, from NBC to MTV to hobbyists looking to enhance their video projects and productions.

VideoBlocks subscribers are able to download an unlimited number of clips from a vast and growing library of stock video, production music, motion backgrounds, sound effects, special effects, After Effects templates and more.

Contacts: www.videoblocks.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelholland (LinkedIn)

Sponsored by: DesignCrowd

Do you need quality design work, fast? When you are growing your startup, you and your team will eventually need designs for logos, business cards, t-shirts, banners, social posts, etc. I personally recommend DesignCrowd the next time you need some design work. We used this amazing crowdsourcing platform to help us design our logo for “Trail Team 10.” Not only was it easy, but it was a great experience collaborating with creative designers around the world. We received over 100 quality designs to choose from. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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