Manager Mechanics, LLC
Where: Ashland, Massachusetts
Founder: Eric P. Bloom
Founder’s Past Life/Business: Eric P. Bloom is the president of Manager Mechanics LLC, which provides classroom-based training, online Web-based learning and one-on-one executive/manger mentoring. His company can be found on the Web at www.ManagerMechanics.com
Prior to his role at Manager Mechanics, Eric has been the senior technology officer at various companies, controlled multi-million dollar budgets, managed off shore resources, and led teams spread across multiple locations. He has been a senior executive at Monster Worldwide, Independence Investments, and Fidelity Investments.
He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Bentley College and Boston University and is the author of several computer and management books. Eric holds bachelor degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and has an MBA from Babson College. He lives in Massachusetts.
How The Idea Began: The idea to start Manager Mechanics was initially based on the material contained with our book.
Initial Preparation to Germinate Idea: Our initial preparation included speaking with Human Resource professionals, trainers, senior managers and new managers to assure that we would be providing materials and instruction in the way that would be most valuable to our client companies and to the individuals receiving our training.
Favorite Thing about the Business: Our favorite thing about the business is helping future leaders and new managers be more successful at work.
Worst Thing About the Business: I can’t say that there is a worst thing. The best way I can answer this question is to say that I very goal oriented and with each company goal that is attained, two more goals seem to be created.
Biggest Challenge: Starting a new company in a slow economy is a real business challenge. Our hope is that through hard work, great people and high quality products that we can grow slowly during these tough economic times and be well positioned when the business environment improves.