Month: April 2018

  • Roughnecks and hunters have been replaced by herds of antelopes, Cape buffalo and wildebeest at a ranch just south of the Eagle Ford Shale town of Kenedy. That's where San Antonio-based Wildlife Partners LLC transformed an oil field worker housing site and hunting ranch off FM 743 into the company's second exotic game breeding facility. Wildlife Partners bought the 1,750-acre ranch in a $6.5 million deal in November 2016 and has since made more than $1 million in improvements to the property and transformed a former oil field man camp there into a lodge and visitors center. Click the slideshow to tour the Wildlife Partners facility in Kenedy. "Seeing a ranch go from being a venue for strictly hunting into a property used for wildlife conservation — one where some species could be returned to their native ranges — is very rewarding," Wildlife Partners co-founder and Chairman Brian Gilroy told the Business Journal. Wildlife Partners raises money from private investors to buy, breed, house and sell exotic animals. Investors own individual animals, which are housed and bred on company property. Offspring are sold with a pre-determined percentage of the profits going to the investor. The original Wildlife Partners ranch near the Hill Country town of Mountain Home houses 750 animals, while the new South Texas ranch is home to 1,500 and has room to hold many more, Gilroy said. "We have a $500,000 feed bill between the two ranches, but the new one has more grass and browse vegetation," Gilroy said. "The feed bill is lower here. There is much more natural foliage. The animals love it." Over the two past years, the company reported selling more than 5,000 animals, and it is projected to have have more than $10 million in sales this year. Gilroy said the company has...
  • The SaaS Sales Method creators launch sixth global office through the acquisition of Executive Answers MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE) Winning By Design has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Austin, Texas-based Executive Answers to support continued growth. As part of this acquisition Executive Answers founder and CEO Ryan Cahill will be joining Winning By Design as a Partner and lead the Austin, Texas office. “We are thrilled to welcome Ryan to our team and launch our Austin office. His passion for SaaS sales and revenue strategy will be a great asset to our clients.” said Jacco van Der Kooij, founder of Winning By Design. “I am honored to be joining the Winning By Design team who I believe to be the top firm in the SaaS sales world. Sales is becoming a science and requires a new methodology. That method for me is the SaaS Sales Method and the team is Winning by Design,” said Cahill. The SaaS Sales Method is a science-based approach to building out revenue teams that spans Sales Development Representatives, Account Executives, and Customer Success Managers. With it, Winning By Design is able to impact revenue and implement company-wide change in process, behavior, technology, and strategy. With this acquisition, Winning By Design continues its rapid growth in the area of SaaS sales strategy and organizational transformation. As most sectors of the economy begin adopting the systems-based go-to-market approach of SaaS sales, Winning By Design is positioning itself as the premier option for forward-looking sales organizations. “Winning By Design has over 150 SaaS sales clients and is rapidly growing, which has been the driver for this deal. We are also thrilled to make an investment in the Austin market,” said Dominique Levin, Managing Partner of Winning by Design. About Winning By Design Winning by Design is...