157 — Brian Scudamore

Podcast Summary:

A few years ago the wood swing set in our back yard had deteriorated enough for me to start worrying it may not be safe for my family. I knew it would take me forever to disassemble it. And, then there was the issue of what to do with all the pieces. So, I called 1-800-Got-Junk. It was gone in an hour. Wow!

After interviewing the company’s Founder & CEO, Brian Scudamore, in this episode, I now know why my experience with 1-800-Got-Junk was so exceptional. Brian is exceptional. His energy, enthusiasm, attitude, are contagious and his entrepreneurial leadership is extraordinary.

In this candid interview Brian covers:

  • Why he fired almost all of his team leaders…all at the same time
  • How he found his COO…and how you can too
  • The evolution of COO hiring
  • Why he only focuses on what he does well
  • How to leverage a mentor
  • Why it was so important for him to let go in order to scale
  • Why it’s important to trust in yourself as the Founder & CEO
  • Why he believes in “leaders eat last”

Click to Tweet @BrianScudamore, #founder & #CEO of @1800GOTJUNK, built a $250 million company on junk removal, painting, moving, and cleaning https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=2532

Name: Brian Scudamore, Founder & CEO

Company: O2E Brands

Headquartered In: Vancouver, Canada

Powerful Promise of Value: O2E Brands, the parent company of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me and Shack Shine, is focused on making ordinary home services exceptional…thus their name O2E —> “Ordinary to Exceptional.”


Contacts: www.o2ebrands.com,

Email: [email protected]

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