How We Got Here
The LORTEA years
In October 2010, Rick Nordvold opened the doors of a one-person advisory firm called LORTEA after spending 18 years in industry corporate finance and CFO roles. Based in Minneapolis MN, LORTEA provided fractional and interim CFO services and finance & accounting advising to early-stage and middle-market companies. LORTEA expanded its team to meet growing demand.
The AVL years
In January 2012, LORTEA merged with Colorado-based Ascent Ventures, a firm providing outsourced accounting services to startups and early-stage companies. The combined entity was named AVL Growth Partners. AVL grew its teams in Colorado and in the Midwest.
The GO years
In January 2016, AVL’s Midwest division (formerly LORTEA) spun off and merged with GO Intellectual Capital, an advisory firm providing go-to-market strategy and sales and marketing optimization services. The combined entity was named GO and provided advisory services to companies across the US with a particular focus on middle-market companies backed by private equity sponsors.
The Launch of HR Outsourcing and Advisory
In October 2017, GO launched its human resources practice, providing comprehensive human resources outsourcing and advisory services.
Rebrand and Expand – the new Growth Operators
In 2020, the company changed its name to Growth Operators™ and its go-to-market division was spun off as a separate company. The newly rebranded company expanded to meet increasing demand for its prowess in transforming finance and human resources into strategic and operationally excellent enablers of growth for middle-market companies.
Never stop learning. Never stop creating growth.
As the saying goes, the best way to predict the future is to create it. Growth Operators will continue to stay hungry, work harder, work smarter, and keep evolving to help our clients reach their full potential for growth. We hope you’ll join us.