Chad Stout

Based in Minnesota

also serving California
and open to travel nationally

Favourite Quote

“Your system is perfectly designed to give you the results that you’re getting. If you want better results you need a better system.”
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As a seasoned professional with 25+ years of experience in leadership roles across many industries, I bring a wealth of expertise as your Pinnacle Business Guide. My journey has encompassed both employee and ownership positions, equipping me with insight into the intricacies of building and scaling successful businesses.

In my early career, I sat in managerial and franchise owner seats with renowned brands like Noodles and Company, Qdoba Mexican Eats, and Budget Blinds. This instilled in me the importance of clarity in vision, strategy, operational efficiency, and strong playbooks in facilitating scalable growth.

During the next two decades of my career, I owned a facility services company, heading its transformation from a single-office venture to a nationwide operation, generating over $55 million in revenue annually. This journey was not without its challenges. I overcame obstacles, and “hitting the wall” was how I discovered the transformative power of a robust business operating system (BOS). Implementing a BOS revitalized my company and reignited my passion for our mission. Ultimately, this groundwork guided the organization through seamless integrations and strategic acquisitions.

I bring to the table my firsthand experience with the challenges faced by business owners and leadership teams, as well as my passion for collaborating to realize shared vision and drive tangible results. Whether it’s building something new or enhancing existing structures, I find fulfillment in contributing to your success stories, no matter the scale.

On a personal note, I was born and raised in the Midwest, but I am passionate about going to the coast for beaches and surfing whenever I can. I am blessed to share this life with my wife of more than 20 years, Michele, and our two incredible sons.