Brian Saunders is the founder & CEO at BigTimeSoftware, a cloud-based software for professional services firms that provides software and services to help accountants, architects, engineers, IT-services firms, and management consultants budget, track and bill their most important asset. Big Time Software has been ranked one of Inc 5000 fastest growing companies in America for two consecutive years.

Brian has spent more than 20 years as an executive, thought leader, and consultant within the technology sector, growing successful SaaS-based companies serving industries ranging from communications to human capital management. 

Prior to BigTime Software, Brian founded one of Chicago’s leading software consulting firms in the 1990’s, DaVinci Software, which was later ranked one of Crain’s “Top Software Firms” in 2000. 

During this interview we cover:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:22 – Brian’s  Background, Past Positions & Running BigTimeSoftware
  • 10:38 – Narrow Down the Tool to Accounting Architecture & Engineering
  • 15:17 – Challenges in Terms of Growth
  • 20:53 –  Brilliant Teams are Built & not Bought or Borrowed
  • 26:11 – WorkPatterns: One on Ones, Team Collaboration, Feedback, Recognition & Goals – all in one place
  • 26:11 – Developing a Strong & Productive Team
  • 29:27 –  Strategic Direction while Effectively Leading & Inspiring Performance
  • 34:41 – A Unique Perspective About Building SaaS for New Entrepreneurs
  • 38:04 – Advice Brian Would Tell His 25 Years Old Self
  • 41:35 – Biggest Challenges Brian’s is Facing Right Now?
  • 44:35 – Instrumental Resources for Brian Success
  • 48:28 – What does Success Mean to Brian Today
  • 51:18 – Get in Touch With Brian Saunders



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