About

Simplified Servanthood – Our core purpose is to spend each working moment helping growth-oriented leaders focus on the few things that truly matter to them and their businesses.

Bill has spent 3 decades helping to start up and growing business in different roles and industries. He has spent 9+ years as a business advisor/coach.  He is also an 8-time Printstartup VP, Sales, and 2-time CMO. In those 30 years, Bill has worked for or advised over 30 companies including 20+ SAAS startups (10 operationally with 6 successful outcomes) many starting at ground level with few customers growing up to thousands in a few years.  He has been involved in 2 IPOs and 7 acquisitions. As a GM, he led a successful division turnaround for a $100MM+ IT services company where he also was Corporate CMO helping to set up the company to be acquired by Best Buy.

Over the past several years, he has become a Certified Gazelles coach and Predictive Index Practitioner.  He travels the country each year speaking to hundreds of CEOs as a Vistavistage logoge Resource Speaker. He also keeps his hands in the startup world (including SAAS) as a Mass Challenge Mentor and volunteer for NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship).

Global experience includes opening/managing satellite offices in Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Bill combines his extensive business experience and Gazelles training with proven practices and approaches from thought leaders such as Jim Collins, Michael Porter, Bob Bloom, Simon Sinek, Verne Harnish, Patrick Lencioni, Greg Crabtree and others.  He simplifies the process of running a successful business with tools and techniques that anyone can learn and use as a springboard to profitable and healthy growth.

ambassador-logoBill is also a proud PI Ambassador. The Predictive Index (PI) offers scientifically validated, workforce assessment software and management workshops that allow businesses to attract and select the best fits, manage people better, and create highly engaged and driven teams. Bill is happy to extend clients and prospects a complementary PI Executive Briefing.


“Global Educators is a CEO-by-committee, three-owner mid-market business that is very unique in terms of our organizational structure. We brought Bill Flynn in as we were at a point in our growth
where we believed we needed more systems and accountability in our business to take us to the next level. 

For businesses that are ready to think deeply about the kind of business they are and want to become, Bill Flynn would be an excellent choice”. -Nick, Jeff, Rich – Global Educators CEO Committee

Deep industry knowledge

  • IT Services
  • e-commerce
  • Food Service
  • Digital/Mobile Advertising
  • Cyber Security
  • Construction/Home Building
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Green Technology

Strong skills

  • Operating Management
  • Sales & Marketing Management
  • Strategy & Market Development/Execution
  • Early stage startups
  • Hiring Methodology (esp. in sales)
  • Knowledge Transfer

Bill enjoys helping others to create and grow great companies and cultures.  He looks forward to helping you and yours.

“Bill has great energy and is a very thoughtful guy. He has a ton of startup experience and has successfully helped a number of startup and young companies.”  Dan, CEO, CodeBroker

His practice based just outside of Boston primarily serves New England but is open to traveling for the right opportunity.

Bill - GC

Bill Flynn – bill@catalystgrowthadvisors.com, 978-314-9888

https://www.linkedin.com/in/billflynnpublic