Gary A. Pudles is a “serial entrepreneur” who focuses on helping organizations execute better and become more profitable. He achieves this goal by teaching and supporting entrepreneurship at many levels, and by owning multiple service-oriented technology companies.
He is the Founder and CEO of AnswerNet, a North American-based call center provider that was built through acquisitions. He is also the co-founder of TextGen, SA Billing, Subout and has invested in many other organizations including ShareTheBus.com (a chartered bus-sharing system) and Ring.com. Ring.com, a video application that allows you to see the person at your front door, has also been funded by other like-minded entrepreneurs including Richard Branson.
Pudles is a winner of the SmartCEO Best-Run Companies award and the prestigious “Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year” for business service providers and has led AnswerNet to the 21st spot on the Inc. 500. He also teaches Entrepreneurship at the University Of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Of Business and is a regular participant in Startup Camp and the Intl’ Startup Festival.
Pudles’ philosophy is that every project must be with the intent of helping companies run their businesses more efficiently and profitably. However, it must be according to their unique style — not by forcing them into a predetermined template, but by replicating proven processes and adding that custom twist unique to their needs.