For over a decade, SpearMC has
been helping businesses and organizations unlock their true potential. “Along the way, we’ve been
privileged to work with both medium-sized businesses and some
of the largest organizations in
the country,” says Marcus Bode,
Founder and Managing Director of
SpearMC Consulting. “Our deep
knowledge of ERP systems and
integration, IT strategy, and operational improvements helps us
consistently deliver excellent service and real ROI for our clients.”
SpearMC is an Oracle Gold Partner
and IBM Advanced Partner; it focuses on solving complex business
challenges with expert software
solutions. The firm provides ERP
Assessments, Integration, Project
Management, Training and Technology solutions specifically for
PeopleSoft, Oracle BI and Maximo
EAM. WAn impressive 165 percent growth rate helped land the
firm at No. 1 8 position on
Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms list. To
learn more about the firm and its
Consulting sat down with Bode to discuss
SpearMC Consulting’s growth over
the last three years.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
exceptional growth rate?
Bode: We were overly conservative
with not hiring more experienced
A-players early on in the company’s
history. We did not realize the impor-
tance of bringing on talent and prop-
erly delegating responsibility and re-
ward. This alone has been the single
most important driver to SpearMC’s
success from 2011 to date. Also, trust
yourself. Ignore what others make
think about you or what you are do-
ing. Politely hear what naysayers
have to say about your ideas…then
never listen to them again. Out hus-
tle the competition. Always assume
your competition is smarter than you
and that they have more resources,
but never assume that your competi-
tion can out-work you.
Consulting: How is 2015
shaping up for your firm?
Bode: 2015 will be another re-cord-setting year for SpearMC.
We are rapidly expanding our Oracle, IBM and NetSuite applications practice with strong growth
in ERP, Business Intelligence and
EAM. We continue to excel in penetrating the Utilities, Healthcare,
Higher Ed and Financial Services
verticals with in-house developed
solutions representing each sector.
This year also brought our sixth regional office on-line. We opened
Phoenix in August of 2015.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2016? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Bode: I see plenty of opportunities
in: Enterprise Asset Management
(EAM); FinTech and Alternative
Lending; Healthcare and Research;
and, West Coast Region from L.A.
Consulting: What do you see
as the biggest challenges for
your firm in 2016?
Bode: Keeping employees happy
and satisfied; recruiting A-listers
to the SpearMC Team, and improving productivity while lowering
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
Bode: Ask me a year from now.