#60 - The Road to $1 Billion w/ Rob Wilson - President, The Wilson Companies / Employco USA, Inc.
Rob Wilson (@employco) is president of Employco USA. Employco is a national HR outsourcing firm whose customized business solution have made them one of the top privately held HR outsourcing companies in the country. They work with companies to tailor outsourced solutions for payroll, HR, employee benefits and workers’ compensation insurance while reducing clients’ expenses by leveraging their substantial buying power. During the pandemic, Employco led more than 35 webinars on PPP loans and assisted more than 300 clients in applying for funds and loan forgiveness. In 2015, Employco USA was recognized in Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. This year, Employco proudly celebrated 25 years of outstanding service.
Rob is a high-energy leader and an ambitious entrepreneur. He’s frequently interviewed by news publications, and is a sought-after public speaker. He’s been quoted by Fox News, Wall Street Journal, NBC, Forbes, USA Today, Reuter’s, Newsday, CNBC, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, and WGN Television. Rob was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business on their 2021 list of Notable Leaders in HR. He’s also been honored as a finalist for both Ernst & Young (Entrepreneur of the Year competition), and Business Ledger Magazine (Today’s Young Executive competition).
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03:35 Getting to know Rob Wilson
09:00 Rob Wilson’s family
13:35 Starting his first company
15:30 Working with his dad
18:35 Business niches
21:00 Expanding the insurance and consulting business
24:50 The risk in taking risks
28:45 Going through recessions and setbacks
37:30 A look at how COVID affected businesses and their States’ response
48:40 A look back at the growth of Rob’s company
51:30 Becoming friends with customers
54:30 Holding people accountable to your core values
58:20 Rob’s vision
1:04:35 Rob’s executive coach
1:11:00 Rob’s family life
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