At Succeed Holdings, we believe that to be successful as an executive you need resources both professionally and personally that are specifically suited to your busy life.
At Succeed Holdings, we come up with hundreds of new business ideas, self-funding and launching a select few companies from our startup studios in Marin County (CA), Orange County (CA), and Boise (ID).
Many of the companies we have started have been the first to introduce new business models and filled gaps in the market that enable executives to succeed professionally and personally in entirely new ways.
Succeed Holdings first three companies focused on the professional side of being an executive. Aspatore Books published top business executives, ExecSense provided executive education in the form of webinars, and AdvisoryCloud enables executives to create their “storefront” as an advisor and make themselves available for advisory work.
Our newest companies, WonderDads and ParentFile, help busy professionals “succeed” as a Dad and by being more proactive as their own parents reach age 65+.
Aspatore Books (acquired by Thomson Reuters) was the first business book publisher to focus exclusively on active C-Level executives as authors, publishing over 4,000 top executives and becoming one of the five largest business book publishers in the world in a nine year period.
ExecSense (acquired by the Financial Times, a division of Pearson), brought eLearning to executives in a webinar format, and set the precedent for professionals paying for webinars as a highly targeted and time efficient e-learning tool.
Our Past & Future
Succeed Holdings has thrived on developing new business models, products, and services for executives. We look forward to continuing to innovate and launching new startups around the exciting wave of disruptive technologies and trends that are sure to be on the horizon in the near future and enable executives to succeed in new and innovative ways.
Succeed Holdings was founded in 1999 by Jonathan Aspatore, a serial entrepreneur based in Marin County, California.
We Build Companies…From Our Startup Studio in Marin County, California
We Conduct Monthly Off-Sites, Countless Brainstorming Sessions & Endless Business Model Iterations… All To Develop a Select Handful of Companies That Help Executives Succeed in New Ways
Succeed Holdings Founder & CEO
Jonathan is the Founder and CEO of Succeed Holdings, and for the last 19 years has been a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about starting and scaling new companies that help executives succeed both professionally and personally. Many of the companies have been the first to successfully combine technology with a human element to create business models especially suited to busy executives.
Jonathan’s primary role at Succeed Holdings is to conceive new company ideas, create an initial business model, then hand off the “game plan” to an entrepreneur that he mentors to test the viability of the business and scale it in the marketplace. Jonathan also then guides the entrepreneurs and management teams of existing Succeed Holdings companies throughout the life cycles of the businesses, while they run the day-to-day operations of the companies.
Jonathan advises and sits on the boards of several companies, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has authored seven books on entrepreneurship, and most recently authored a book on (attempting to achieve) work-life balance as a Dad (The WonderDads Way). He is an avid tennis player and an Assistant Tennis Coach for St. Mary’s College. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
John E. Green
Chief Financial Officer
John is the CFO of Succeed Holdings, and plays a key financial and operational role with all of the Succeed Holdings companies. He combine a compelling blend of accounting and finance management experience with highly developed performance and sales optimization capabilities. John is extremely adaptable with proven success in intense and demanding environments experiencing rapid change, business expansion, internal growth and acquisition and divestiture. Drive impressive cost savings in logistics, cycle-time, inventory, and resources. John has his MS from Northeastern University, his BS from Pepperdine University, and his MBA from University of Southern California.
Keri Ribardiere is the team lead for WonderDads, the #1 resource for Dads. Since joining Succeed Holdings in 2012, she has led numerous new beta companies, played pivotal roles with existing portfolio companies, and helped shape strategic as well as operational play books. Keri has previously worked with numerous business to consumer companies, including The Orange County Register and The Walt Disney Company. Keri attended Cal State Long Beach and has her Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
Kate Wilkinson is the Senior Recruiter for Succeed Holdings and WonderDads where she executes the recruiting strategy to hit the growth objectives for each organization. Since joining the company in 2016, she has played a vital role in growing and shaping the teams as we have grown. She has an uncanny ability to find the perfect talent match for each of our positions. Kate previously worked as a recruiting consultant, a full cycle recruiter as well as an Account Manager with Williams-Sonoma, Inc, Yahoo Inc. and Akamai Technologies. Kate earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing from Bryant University in Rhode Island.
Succeed Holdings is Hiring!
Interested in joining one of our companies, or being an entrepreneur-in-residence and heading up one of our new beta companies? Please use the contact form below and tell us about your background and what makes you a unique candidate.
Succeed Holdings, Inc.
Hangar 7, Hamilton Landing
Novato, CA 94949
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