Interise Names New Chief Executive Officer

Boston, MA, March 07, 2019.

Interise today announced that its board of directors has appointed Darrell Byers as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Byers will assume day-to-day leadership of Interise and succeeds John Belchers, Interim Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Jean Horstman held the position of CEO of Interise.
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Byers comes to Interise from Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco where he was Chief Advancement Officer. Previously, Byers held leadership roles at Easterseals Bay Area and Earthjustice. He started his career in Boston working for such institutions as public media stations WGBH and WBUR, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and UMass Boston. He was the recipient of the Eleanor Collier Award from educational organization CASE District 1 for his contribution to his profession.

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Small Business Spotlight: Green Energy Mechanical

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Jonathan Neves, a native to Lowell, worked for over ten years in the HVAC industry as a service technician. In 2008, he launched his own company, Green Energy Mechanical, based in Randolph, MA. Today, Green Energy Mechanical is a family-owned HVAC company specializing in energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems. Learn how Neves took his company to the next level of small business growth. 

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2018 Impact Report: Interise companies show strong revenue growth, retaining profitability

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Nationally, small businesses exhibited strong average revenue growth of +6% last year (Sageworks). However, Interise’s 2018 Impact Report demonstrates that revenue growth for Interise companies was over 9 times greater - with the revenue of Interise companies increasing by an average of + 50%. And among those businesses that grew in revenue, minority-owned businesses outperformed with average revenue growth of + 150%.

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The vast majority of Interise businesses are growing, and they retain profitability while doing so. 80% of Interise companies report that their businesses were profitable last year, regardless of revenue growth, indicating the use of sustainable practices to scale their business.

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Instructor Spotlight: Lin O'Neill

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We often speak about the caliber of our Instructor Network, and Lin O’Neill, our Dallas Instructor for the past 10 years, is no exception. A business consultant, thought leader, and coach, Lin was recently recognized among the 2019 Dallas 500  by D CEO Magazine. The Dallas 500 features the region’s most powerful leaders in 60 categories. D CEO editors compile the list based on extensive contacts in local business circles, hundreds of interviews, and months of research. Lin O’Neill was one of only six business consultants recognized among the 500 leaders.

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2018 Impact Report: Interise Businesses Work for Job Creation

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Interise’s 2018 Impact Report shows that businesses powered by the StreetWise ‘MBA’™ created jobs at 11 times the rate of the private sector as a whole. Also indicated in the report, most Interise businesses were job creators, and among them, each company created and filled an average of 7 new positions. These aren’t just “jobs,” they’re good jobs that provide employees and their families with benefits like paid time off, health insurance, and professional development. Additionally, these jobs pay well. The average salary for new jobs created by Interise businesses was $61,288 — more than $10,000 above the national average.

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