Married to Julie and the father of four children Cameron, Cole, Jade and Quinn, Verne is the founder of two world-renowned entrepreneurship organizations, the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO) and the Association of Collegiate entrepreneurs (ACE), Verne is presently founder and CEO of Gazelles, Inc., which serves as an outsourced corporate university and hosts a faculty of well-known business experts including Jim Collins, Geoff Smart, Jack Stack, Neil Rackham, Seth Godin, and Pat Lencioni and sponsors best practices trips to GE, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft, and Dell. The "Growth Guy" columnist for several publications and a contributing editor for Fortune Small Business magazine, Verne is the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits:
What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm, which has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Named one of the "Top 10 Minds in Business" by Fortune, he appeared on the cover of the Dec/Jan 2002 issue of the magazine.
A Remarkable and highly popular one day workshop With Verne Harnish, “Growth Guy” columnist for Fortune Small Business and Named one of the "Top 10 Minds in Business" by Fortune Small Business (FSB) And Author of “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits”.
Verne provides practical and "actionable" tools growth companies can use in creating focus, alignment, better communication and a killer strategy. The objective is tripling profitability and/or dramatically increasing the cash flow of a business, while blocking out competition.