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Does Your Mindset Include HUGE Goals, Drive Rapid Growth, and Sustain a Culture of Innovation?

Growth Strategy: Innovation
Industry: Business Services

Be honest with yourself: Does your mindset include HUGE goals, drive rapid growth, and sustain a culture of innovation?

People who lead companies that appear on the lists of the fastest growing businesses in the country or in their industries just think differently than other folks. In this interview with CEO Deb Weidenhamer of Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc., you will wonder if your company even has a big hairy audacious goal when you hear what their BHAG is. There are several reasons behind AUCTION Systems rapid very profitable growth, none of which are venture capitalists, roll ups, or initial public offering (IPO). Weidenhamer shares techniques they use to attract and retain talented team members, including a unique way to save time during the interview process. Hear the subtleties behind sustaining a culture of innovation and ignoring naysayers.


Deb Weidenhamer, CAI is the founder and president of Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. a full service auction and appraisal firm working throughout the southwestern United States. Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers conducts both Internet auctions and traditional "live" auctions. First opening for business in 1995, Auction Systems has grown to enjoy great success as one of the nation's foremost trusted auction and appraisal firms.

Deb Weidenhamer leads the team of professional auctioneers, appraisers and support personnel that has made Auction Systems quite the success. Deb has sold airplanes for $12.2 million dollars, riding saddles for $175,000 and lightbulbs for 50ยข. Her vast range of experience from selling fine art to real property has proved a success for many organizations. Deb is also an appraiser with specialties in Merger/Acquisition valuation of small to medium sized companies, heavy equipment appraisals and is considered one of the country's leading firearms appraisers. Her memberships include the National Auctioneers Association, a past president of the Arizona Auctioneers Association and a Certified Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. Deb is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute.

Auction Systems is an Inc. 500 company, an ICIC 100 company and Deb Weidenhamer was named business person of the year by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Auction Systems is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, the Auctioneers Association of Arizona, the Certified Appraisers Guild of America, the American Society of Appraisers, the Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. Auction Systems has been named the number one fastest growing woman-owned business in the country for ten consecutive years.

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