2013 Year in Review

The final day of 2013 has arrived and it is time again for me to reflect on how 2013 went.

Coalition Technologies:

  • Wins:
    • The company has nearly doubled in size this year over last year
    • We have the best team we have ever put together now
    • We had multiple big wins for our clients
  • Losses:
    • Employee turnover was way too high, Justin is production manager now to assist with improving this problem. I am personally improving my management style and trying to learn how to better inspire and motivate people.
    • Our margins have been much narrower than in the past due to our growth, poor scope management and poor account management.


I have improved at rock climbing (able to lead up to  half of 5.10cs without rest or falls) and have leaned down to 200 pounds. Ideally I would like to lean down to 195 and lower my bodyfat to 7-8%. I also would like to improve my diet to having 2 60 oz blender drinks each day consisting mostly of vegetables. In 2013, I averaged 1 blender drink four days a week.

Romantic Relationship:

Redacted due to request.

Family and friends

I do not spend nearly as much time as I should with my family and friends. I do not see this improving in 2014 as the business continues to suck up more and more of my time. I will have to try to find ways to creatively fit in more time with both.

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Joel Gross

Joel Gross is the CEO of Coalition Technologies.