THE GRO.TEAM STORY​

IMPACT YOU WOULD LOVE​

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The sort of impact a GRO.TEAM person can have is very well described by George Berkowski in his best selling book “How To Build A Billion Dollar App” (pages 358-359) when he says…

“The change was truly amazing. Much of the shared frustration was removed…we started to feel that we were firing on all cylinders…it was truly a great time at the company.”

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"...

Albert Einstein

A GRO.TEAM FOUNDING TEAM MEMBER RECALLS

FOUNDING TEAM MEMBER RORIE DEVINE RECALLS

The more people we are helping to be successful the more successful we are becoming...
The GRO.TEAM story started at Betfair…the online betting exchange that went on to IPO for more than $2 billion… GRO.TEAM Founder Rorie Devine recalls…

I had been headhunted into a leadership role and it became clear that some members of the team I had inherited were part of the problem – not the solution.

I thought “wouldn’t it be great if there was somewhere I could go to bring in genuine experts to take accountability for X leaving me to focus on Y” and so on.

Unfortunately nothing like that existed.

The “management consultancy” model was (and still is) broken. It works by overcharging clients premium rates for smart but inexperienced and inexpensive people. Some management consultancy contracts are so long and complicated that by the time a client realises that they’re not getting the value for money or effectiveness they need it is difficult/impossible to end the relationship.

The news that Hertz is suing Accenture for $32m for a failed web site implementation (a product and design that apparently didn’t do half of what was specified and wasn’t finished) is one of the few failed projects that come to light publicly…most of the time companies quietly move on…wiser but poorer…
I resolved to form a company to meet the need for genuine expertise where people need it, when people need it and only for as long as they need it and TeamCXO.com was born.

Unfortunately few people knew what CXO meant (it’s a generic term for CTO, CEO, CFO etc) so we changed the name to interim.team and off we went…

We were growing very rapidly (revenue went up more than 5,000% in 3 years) and people loved our relentless customer success focus but clients kept asking us “we need some permanent people as well…do you do that?” and “can you help us grow as well?”
Eventually we decided to give clients what they wanted and relaunched GRO.TEAM as a Business Growth Agency to work with people to grow themselves via Coaching and Mentoring, grow their teams with Interim or Permanent talent and grow their businesses via Growth Marketing and Growth Hacking.

The real a-ha moment though was realising that as a self-selecting network of more than 200 high impact, high credential people if we’re serious about adding more value than we extract (and making people, teams and more companies more successful) then we should include free coaching and mentoring as part of all of our interim and permanent engagements.

We are definitely finding that access to free coaching and mentoring genuinely seems to make a difference to outcomes…no matter how good you are you can always get better and it seems that the more successful people are the more they benefit from coaching and mentoring…anyway… It’s early days but it has been great to see the reaction of the people we’re working with…we’re having a lot of fun and a lot of business growth is being delivered…
Our current phase is all about global expansion as we take our ruthless focus on client cost effective business growth around the world. We have worked with clients in 11 countries so far with Brazil as the latest addition to the list…contact us for a piece of the action…

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chris airey
chris airey
2020-11-15
Verified
gro.team and Rory are very focussed and sharp in terms of that art of matching solution to need. Commercial, positive, pacy - a great experience.
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Martin Wright
Martin Wright
2020-10-29
Verified
As a candidate for a C-Level role, I can highly recommend Gro.Team, who manage to be both highly professional and friendly and engaging. With a level of technical expertise that many candidates can only dream about, unlike some recruiters Rorie not only knows his stuff inside-out but also understands what you're looking for, and is genuinely motivated to find a match that suits both business and candidate equally.
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Artur Grabowski
Artur Grabowski
2020-09-22
Verified
Can't recommend gro.team enough. Very professional and modern approach to the problem of business and team building in very difficult times. Rorie's perfect combination of experience and skills allowed us to unlock the full potential.
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Stuart Nelmes
Stuart Nelmes
2020-09-07
Verified
Having worked with the team across various projects and assignments, it's always reassuring to know that the results are alway going to be delivered. Loana is great to work with, ensuring that the the projects are always given the right candidates to ensure success.
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Nic Hutchins
Nic Hutchins
2020-09-04
Verified
Every now and again, if you’re lucky, you will come across a business that delights you. This is what you’ll find with Rorie and the team. Excellent in their chosen fields, easy to engage with and genuinely excited about getting you the result you desire.
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Daniel Carter
Daniel Carter
2020-09-02
Verified
We used GRO.TEAM to iron out internal issues with CTOs, they also helped us to revise our way of working and helped us with a very successful growth hacking campaign. They took us through a full consultation assessing what was and wasn't working internally - they also helped with internal mentoring for some of our staff. Overall - exceptionally good service and a fantastic business to work with.
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derry oneill
derry oneill
2020-09-02
Verified
Focussed, sharp, incisive bunch of people - breath of fresh air . Be prepared to be challenged - supportively.
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Simon Teppett
Simon Teppett
2020-09-02
Verified
Everything about gro.team is extremely well run - and Rorie is abosutely top flight. He knows his onions !!
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Stuart Prestedge
Stuart Prestedge
2020-09-02
Verified
Rorie & Loana @ GRO.TEAM are extremely friendly, professional and effective. They take pride in ensuring that candidates are ideal for the roles which is a win-win for both sides. Highly recommended!
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N Cohen
N Cohen
2020-09-02
Verified
Love the interaction with Rorie, Loana, and the team. Committed, professional, yet fun and engaging! the perfect blend for a successful 21st-cent tech business. Looking forward to working with you again soon 🙂
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