If your business was for sale today, would you buy it?

Growth is about changes, ideas, improvements and working smarter.  It's about how we, our people and organizations thrive

How can you know?

"We didn't see it coming..."

We were caught by surprise when a competitor did this...

We don't have alignment on what is important to work on...

Our growth "strategy" is to work on things our customers ask for.

Our strategy is something we produce not a system for growing.

Real innovations take a long time

Our execution speed is slower than those we compete with...

Our "gate" process is ok for risk but it slows us down too much...  

We compromise brilliance for "safety", the best of our ideas die along the way...

We have strategies, goals, metrics but can't achieve profitable growth needs

Alignment?  Systems for execution? Who has time for that?

I might was well do it myself...

We can't seem to change our socks without a committee meeting

Change is happening so fast, I am not even sure I know what an innovation is anymore...

Of course I have a growth strategy, its just that nobody understands it.

What I do and why call me?

Accelerate Change

I am typically brought in when executives or owners/boards want to accelerate change by executing new strategies, business models, M&A or divestitures, management practices....

But you have full-time jobs already

so you don't have time to do this and your full time job, you have worked hard to get where you are and you don't want to jeopardize what you have worked hard to build...

People choose me because

a) I tailor my work to fit their unique situation and goals, b) I focus on things they can sustain, c) I execute, d) I stick around to adjust when the results start coming in

Elephant Drops

"Eat like a hummingbird... poop like an elephant" (Guy Kawasaki, Rules for Revolutionaries)

Jesse Bechtold


Thirty-five + years experience, including "C-Level" in large organizations, for-profit and not-for-profit.  Built business models in Africa, Asia, Europe, Central and South America


Certified Public Accountant

Chartered Global Management Accountant

Innovation Engineering Black Belt

Have designed and led systems implementations, interventions and projects, delivered keynotes and workshops, educated teams in many industries and 100+ organizations

What Drives Me

Over my career I have had some wonderful mentors to whom I credit my success.  At this point in my career, I want to pay that forward, to do for others what my mentors did for me.


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Member of the international Innovation Engineering Network

There is no question you must change.  The only question is will the change be done by you or to you.

By the Numbers, LLC

Lee's Summit, Missouri

(816) 665-6171

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