Silicon Harbor Based Company Expands by Adding New Office Led by Former Switch Image Concepts Key Executives
CHARLESTON, SC (OCTOBER 20, 2015) – Think Ideally, the Silicon Harbor based specialty company that addresses the needs of entrepreneurs by providing access and clear guidance for success, today announced the opening of their second office in Greenville, South Carolina to better accommodate the growing demands of their growing business. In addition, Jared Hartzell has been named Chief Development Officer with Ryan Heafy joining as Chief Engagement Officer. Hartzell and Heafy, both from Switch Image Concepts, will bring their company resources to the Think Ideally team.
Launched in January 2015 by co-founders Cara Florence and Nicole Young, Think Ideally provides a one-stop shop approach to services and a complete ecosystem of support that includes: student and entrepreneur learning programs (Entrepreneur Fast Track), investment opportunities and immersive incubation. In July, the company expanded its offerings to include corporate services and programs with intrapreneur learning programs and internal innovation competitions (Innovator Games) starting with the Innovation Hackathon at Michelin. Since then, these corporate programs have expanded to numerous colleges and corporate enterprises nationwide.
“In our first 10 months, we have grown to five portfolio companies, numerous startup and corporate clients and have projected revenues of seven figures by the end of 2015, doubling our first year’s business goals,” said Florence, co-founder. “Nicole and I are very proud of the company we have been able to build thus far, but with this incredible and rapid growth, we saw a need for another office in order to better serve our clients. With that, we are thrilled to have Ryan and Jared on board to lead the charge in Greenville.”
With Florence and Young continuing to deliver rich leadership within the Think Ideally team, the boards they serve and its’ subsidiary companies , Hartzell and Heafy will lead and direct Think Ideally’s initiatives in development, government relations and strategic partnerships while also leading the growth of the company’s national network of corporate and academic initiatives.
“Jared and I have been fans of the work Cara and Nicole have been doing for quite some time, and with our combined expertise, it seemed like a natural fit to fold our company into the Think Ideally family,” said Heafy. “We are excited to see where this new venture takes us, and how we can collectively continue to help individuals and organizations foster their talent, facilitate innovation and grow successful businesses.”