Recipe for Success with Guest Adam August, Batch Cookie Company
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe for Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful - personally and professionally.
Let's Get Cooking! This episode welcomes Adam August, Co-Founder of Batch, The Cookie Company. Adam leaders Batch in the day-to-day operations and executes the long-term vision of being a nationally recognized brand.
In 2015, after working in sales for the Miami Dolphins and running the operations for a startup fitness company, a chance encounter with Charles Schwab Jr. on a ski trip in Chile, led Adam to move to Appleton, Wisconsin to resurrect Scolding Locks. A 100-year-old bobby pin manufacturing company that was on the verge of closing its doors and putting 13 employees out of job. Having no experience in manufacturing, Adam had to figure it out, and figure it out fast.
In just 10 months, he managed to double the customer base, reduce the company debt in half, change the manufacturing process to reduce the amount of inventory, repair fractured relationships with key vendors, and save the jobs of 13 employees. One Wisconsin winter was enough for Adam, so he decided to move back home to the Bay Area and break into the startup world. He landed a job with one of the hottest cybersecurity startups, HackerOne. There, he quickly became the top producing sales development rep because of his creative and persistent approach.
Adam’s success caught the eye of GrowthX, a Venture Capital firm specializing in investing in seed stage startups. They recruited Adam to join one of their portfolio companies, Aptology, as the first sales rep. Unconventional is one way to describe Adam’s career path. However, it has taught him that he thrives in unfamiliar situations. His ability to adapt, overcome obstacles, and maintain a level of self-belief is what has led him to be successful at each stage of his career.
Visit Batch's website at https://www.batchcookieco.com/.
Recipe For Success is filmed live every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Huizenga Catering Kitchen at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is hosted by Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. The show appears live on video on Facebook and Instagram. The audio is posted two days later on JA’s YouTube Channel and various podcast sites.