How to ramp up your career with Michael Contento
Michael Contento, the CEO of My Blue Umbrella, a company with over $10 million in revenue joins Enterprise Radio. Today, Contento delivers simplicity in the form of tech management and consulting services to some of Canada’s highest-performing companies.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guests Michael Contento discuss the following:
- Please explain what you mean that there is no such thing as a “Dead-End” job.
- What would you advise someone who wants to change their career?
- You speak a lot about the need for people to find their “why” — can you elaborate on what that means?
- Do you have a checklist before one takes the Leap and leaves their 9-to-5 job?
- Why is your biggest ambition firing yourself?
Michael Contento is the entrepreneur whom other entrepreneurs consult for advice, in part because he achieved his success the old-fashioned way. The youngest boy in an Italian family of six children, Contento did not have the benefit of an MBA, or any post-secondary degrees. Instead, he worked his way up as an hourly worker making minimum wage to his current role as the CEO of My Blue Umbrella, a 30+-employee IT-services company with $10 million in revenue and a 15% compound annual growth rate.
Today, Contento delivers simplicity in the form of tech management and consulting services to some of Canada’s highest-performing companies. His leadership of the Maple Leaf chapter of the Trust X Alliance, Ingram Micro’s elite association of IT firms, won the group its first-ever chapter of the year award in 2014. Also the CEO of a chain of pharmacies located across the Greater Toronto Area, Contento owns and manages a large portfolio of real estate. His registered charity, Do Amazing Things, empowers the disadvantaged to fulfill their career ambitions. He was a EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.
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