John Hey began his career with the former D.C. Hey Company. He later became president and owner of the company. After reorganizing and repositioning the forty-year old family business, the company was acquired by Alco Office Products (now a part of Ricoh).
Mr. Hey was responsible for growing the Minnesota based office equipment dealership from $5 million to over $170 million in sales with more than 1000 employees and ten branch options. This profitable growth was accomplished with a clear focus on client service and through aggressive sales and marketing strategies. In addition, Hey completed more than a dozen acquisitions and consolidations that helped create one of the largest office equipment dealerships in North America.
Mr. Hey currently devotes his time to Strategic Business Associates (SBA), a management-consulting firm he founded in 2001. Hey, along with his business partner Todd Johnson, helps companies and industry trade associations analyze, benchmark, and implement successful profit and growth strategies. SBA conducts conferences and provides educational programs focused on the financial model, management training, and organizational development. SBA also assists owners with business sales and acquisitions.
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