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From Founder to CEO: Lessons From Someone Who Has Made the Transition

Alex Frommeyer, Founder & CEO of Beam Dental, shares how he navigated the transition from successful founder to effective CEO and the important lessons he learned along the way.
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As a startup scales, there’s a difficult transition that entrepreneurs must make—from founder to CEO. Not making that adjustment can spell trouble for both the leader and the company as a whole.

Educating us on how to navigate that transition is Alex Frommeyer, Founder & CEO of Beam Dental. He explains how early struggles led him to realize he needed to become a better leader and shares the lessons he learned while making the transition from successful founder to effective CEO.

We discuss:

  • How Alex’s leadership struggles nearly led to the demise of his company
  • Why it’s essential to transition from founder to CEO
  • Two best practices for transitioning from founder to CEO
  • Why defining your vision and culture makes everything else easier

Mentioned during the podcast:

What Makes a Successful Founder Into An Effective CEO? 5 Lessons From Someone Who’s Been Through the Pitfalls

This discussion with Alex Frommeyer comes from our show Startup Success. Browse all Burkland podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts.

Find Alex on LinkedIn and visit Beam Dental.