Success with Steve Johnson

Success with Steve Johnson

By Dave Carvajal on October 31, 2016


0 to 56,000{f7a32599756963b989bde631f1a44401cc789db6f847c3735c9e8f651be632a4} revenue growth at Hootsuite in the first 5 years #Insights [Click to Tweet]

Success can go hand in hand with great company culture #Insights [Click to Tweet]

Hootsuite went from 27 to 900 employees in 5 years with 55{f7a32599756963b989bde631f1a44401cc789db6f847c3735c9e8f651be632a4} revenue outside the US #Insights [Click to Tweet]

Steve Johnson: Hi, my name is Steve Johnson and up until December of this year, I was the CRO of Hootsuite. I had a super ride with them for almost five years so it was an awesome time.

Steve Johnson: So essentially, there was no revenue when I started. I was employed 27. I had a team of six when we started and really, it was not pre-revenue. We just started monetizing and we grew 56,000 percent revenue over a period of five years.

Steve Johnson: And it’s so private so I can’t say what those numbers are but it went from 27 employees to just over 900 by the end of December. It’s around the world with 55{f7a32599756963b989bde631f1a44401cc789db6f847c3735c9e8f651be632a4} of the revenue from outside the US.

Steve Johnson: You can have success, really good success and not have it be a culture that’s just awful. We really achieved that.

Steve Johnson: Hootsuite was a great place to work, great balance, all of that. I think that’s probably from a professional perspective. It’s what I’m most proud of.