Amr El-Husseini, CEO
Q: What updates with Lodestone Advisory Group should fellow Chamber members know about?
A: The company has been on a very interesting path to growth since its establishment in 2013. The idea of Lodestone was born in response to a gap we experienced in international advisory services and the business model that was in place at leading management consulting and investments advisory firms, where they hardly take an active role in the execution of what they preach. Alongside both international and domestic partners, Lodestone is working tirelessly to make the latest disruptive innovations and advancements in technology, health care, education, transportation, entrepreneurship, financial services, engineering and more available to more people around the globe. We advise companies on ways to generate sustainable growth, maximize stakeholder value, create lasting impact and expand their global reach. Our partners are some of the most innovative and creative in the world, many of which are bringing smarter technologies and turning incredible ideas into tangible realities across all global markets. We at Lodestone believe that the inventions, ideas and inspirational leaders we work with truly make the world a better place.
Q: What's the best advice you ever received?
A: If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough. Don’t be afraid of failure, and never tolerate not trying. And when you go after your dreams, try to make decent profits, decently!
Q: What's your best piece of advice for other business owners?
A: The world has so many growth opportunities to offer beyond what you see around you. Internationalization is not only about opening an office or acquiring a company abroad, but about designing and building the systems and bridges that will help you raise the bar and win not only in global markets, but also locally. Don’t hesitate to explore other markets; you might find the results remarkable.
Q: How do you define success?
A: The world around us is changing every day, at an incredibly rapid pace. There are industries being disrupted continuously. Health care, education, transportation, financial services and even professional services are among those industries that we believe will be revolutionized within the next five to 10 years. The world is becoming more and more global, and borders are becoming less relevant as companies realize the value of internationalization. Success will come to those who see the change and take an active role in shaping the future.