We had the good fortune of connecting with Jason Gilbert and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jason, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
One of my mentors uses the term relentless to describe me, I guess he’s right; learn from mistakes, grow, stumble, grow, never give up. I started working professionally when I was 14. Someone took a chance on me very early in my career. One of the secrets for me has always been to give people a chance to grow. By setting objectives and allowing people the freedom to accomplish them, employees are more fulfilled and enjoy a challenge. I’m always thrilled to see people grab the ball and flourish. My team has really stepped it up during challenging times and I owe my success to the amazing people I have the privilege to work with!
What should our readers know about your business?
I came out of a .com company which imploded in 2002. After working in many larger corporations, I wanted to bring a new twist on IT to businesses in the small to mid-size space of 10-1000 employees. At ClearFuze, we focus on delivering enterprise technology solutions with a stellar customer experience. As technology is ever evolving, we continually strive to help our clients with the most innovative solutions to help them compete in their respective verticals. With the current COVID challenges facing everyone, we have helped all our clients operate with remote teams, implement security solutions to protect corporate data, and help bring teams closer together with employee engagement tools. We operate very differently from most technology providers. We are most concerned with helping our clients find efficiencies and propel THEIR growth through the use of technology.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As a pilot, I fly out of the Santa Monica Airport. I would start by taking them for a burger at the Catalina airport. Then I’d give them another burger grilled by me in my backyard. I’ve been on a quest to replicate the Apple Pan. Dinner in Palm Desert at Mikado is a longtime favorite. Ramen at Tatsu. Dessert at Churros Calientes on Santa Monica Blvd.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Vistage Crew; it’s a group of fellow CEOs from different industries which has been instrumental to me. Simon Sinek’s book Start With Why is foundational book in my stable.