Episode 129 | Continental Office

Summary:

Ira is the CEO at Continental Office. Established in 1939, Continental Office is dedicated to improving the quality of life at the workplace. They work with companies to design a workspace from the ground up to fit with company culture and objectives. Ira has been with Continental for 13 years now, and before that he was a partner at IBM as well as PwC Consulting, and he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in industrial engineering.

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Ira Sharfin
(00:00:32) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:01:02) The SunDown Group
(00:01:25) SHARE
(00:01:46) The Conquering Columbus Podcast Startup Package
(00:02:15) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:09) Introduction to Ira Sharfin
(00:04:30) Ira’s childhood and upbringing
(00:09:55) Landing a job in Chicago with PwC
(00:11:50) Ira’s experience in consulting
(00:14:55) Landing the partner role at PwC
(00:18:00) Integrating PwC with IBM
(00:21:10) The return to Columbus
(00:25:30) Buying Continental Office
(00:31:00) The growth and development of Continental Office, post-acquisition
(00:37:15) Continental Office present-day
(00:41:45) Ira’s goals for himself and the company for the next 5-10 years
(00:46:00) Hopewell Works
(00:53:45) Live Uncomfortably
(00:57:30) Closing remarks
(00:58:00) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:58:21) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:58:50) The SunDown Group
(00:59:13) SHARE
(00:59:36) The Conquering Columbus Podcast Startup Package
(01:00:00) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Ira Sharfin
Continental Office
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
SHARE
The SunDown Group
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