The careers of our Forty Under 40 honorees have been roller coasters—spanning the sharp drop of the Great Recession, the painfully slow recovery and the quick economic acceleration of the past two years. These resilient leaders took the hard lessons learned from the downturn and used them to build stronger, more efficient businesses. They kept their sights set on ambitious goals—and reached them. Please join us in a round of applause for this year’s admirable Forty Under 40 honorees.
Josh Baxter – 37
Executive Vice President, Global Services; LANDESK Software
Accomplishments: Josh Baxter has overseen LANDESK’s expansion into Australia, China, France and Southern Europe, along with building operations in Poland and China. Every year since 2011, he has achieved over 100 percent of his $100 million annual sales target. In 2013 Baxter founded the Thoma Bravo Customer Success & Services Summit.
Overcoming Challenges: “As we entered our relationship with Thoma Bravo, I was given the opportunity to streamline and operationalize big portions of the LANDESK business. By helping my team understand the vision, how we would leverage those profits for future growth, and showing them a path to success, we have been able to become the ‘blueprint’ for Thoma Bravo Global Services organizations. Each of my staff has become the go-to person for sharing best practices throughout the Thoma Bravo portfolio in their respective areas of expertise.”
First Job: “I milked cows when I was 14-15 years old. Few things will encourage a young man to get an education like milking cows at 4 am in January.”
“Early in my career my thirst for achievement was fed by leaders and mentors who were always willing to offer me new challenges. Today, I’m blessed to be that leader who gets to mentor and develop others.”
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