TaskUs emerges as clear leader in employee engagement and excellence in company culture

TaskUs, the world’s leading customer experience and business process outsourcing firm for rapidly growing companies, was recently recognized for its exceptional company culture. TaskUs received six industry awards in just the last month.

TaskUs debuted in the top half (#40) of the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the 100 Best Places to Work in 2019. The Employees’ Choice Awards program is based entirely on input from employees who provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and the company. This year, TaskUs had an impressive 4.3 (out of 5) score on the platform and 99 percent voiced their approval of CEO Bryce Maddock.

Read the full announcement: TaskUs Emerges as Clear Leader in Employee Engagement and Excellence in Company Culture (BusinessWire)

December 21st, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

TaskUs’ Jaspar Weir on the three ways to ensure coaching drives growth on your team

In today’s competitive business environment, there is a constant desire to improve professionally and personally. This has fueled the tremendous surge in the U.S. market for self-improvement, which includes audiobooks, apps and personal coaching. As reported by Harvard Business Review, more than $1 billion was spent on business and personal relationship coaches last year and the number of business coaches worldwide has increased by more than 60% since 2007. However, investing in a coach is a costly endeavor considering that top executive coaches can command fees of more than $100,000 a year.

“I am an advocate of coaching,” said TaskUs CEO Jaspar Weir. “My co-founder and I have had a business coach since the early years of TaskUs. We’ve experienced firsthand the significant impact he has had on our lives and our growing business. As a business leader, it is important to pay this insight forward by providing coaching support to our entire team from the bottom up, as well as the top down.”

Read the full article: Three Ways To Ensure Coaching Drives Growth On Your Team (Forbes)

December 11th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

CrowdOut Capital featured in Asset-Backed Alert

A company that writes loans to small and mid-size businesses is talking to investors about a potential securitization.

If it moves forward with the effort, Austin-based CrowdOut Capital would start by privately placing deals with single buyers in 2019. The offerings eventually could take the form of asset-backed securities or collateralized loan obligations.

CrowdOut, which formed in 2015, so far has been employing a marketplace-lending strategy in which it sells its accounts mostly to family offices and asset managers. But some investors recently have told the firm that they would prefer to take exposures to its accounts through securitizations, chief executive Alexander Schoenbaum said.

See full article: Business Lender Engaging Investors (Asset-Backed Alert)


Alexander Schoenbaum, CEO of CrowdOut Capital.

July 27th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

EOY finalist spotlighted in L.A. Times’ “How I Made It”

Rosie O’Neill, 38, is co-founder and co-chief executive of Sugarfina, the artisan candy company based in El Segundo that she runs with Josh Resnick, 51, the other founder and CEO. From a 2012 start with just $60,000 in savings, the duo has traveled the world looking for unusual and tasty sweets for adult connoisseurs. Sugarfina employs more than 500 people and racked up $40 million in 2017 sales. O’Neill and Resnick were 2018 finalists in EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the Los Angeles area.

On her third date with Resnick in 2010, the couple went to see “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” The film sparked a question, then an idea. “We were thinking, ‘Why are there no candy stores for adults?’” O’Neill said. “The entrepreneurial bug was calling me. Josh and I just finally got to a point where we said, ‘Let’s give this a shot, and if it doesn’t work we can always go back to what we were doing before.’”

Read the full article: She left toyland for candyland, finding a sweet spot with Sugarfina