From A Desk And Chair In A Server Room To $116 Million In Revenue

By February 18, 2011

Shawn Riegsecker is the founder of Centro, a company that makes the buying and selling of online media easy. Last year, Shawn’s company pulled in $116 million in revenue.

But things weren’t always that good. Shawn started the company back during the recession in 2000. He was drowning in debt, behind on rent, and his office consisted of a desk, chair, blanket and pillow in a server room.

In this interview, Shawn shares how he started Centro during a recession and how he kept himself motivated during those trying early days.

This interview is a part of Beyond The Pedway, a site created by Tim Jahn as a resource for creative entrepreneurs to learn from the successes and failures of others.