This article originally appeared on Carl Erickson's blog, Great Not Big.
When I succeeded my father as the Chief Executive of Financial Business Systems (FBS) in 1997, our team worked together to create a vision: to build FBS as a company of owners where responsibility, keeping promises, and the freedom and opportunity of “the American dream of ownership” were shared throughout the entire organization.
When Corey Rosen first learned about employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) while working on Capitol Hill in the 1970s, he was immediately drawn to the idea.
If there's one thing that Betsy Pepine knows to be true, it's that the best lessons are the ones we learn the hard way. But you wouldn't know it from looking at Pepine Realty today — Betsy's award-winning real estate firm has grown to three locations all while maintaining a people-first culture.