Michael Mothner started working on Wpromote, a search engine optimization (SEO) company, in 2001, but he didn’t really fully take it on till 2004 after an infamous interview for a position at Goldman Sachs in New York.
When the MD of Goldman asked Michael about Wpromote, Mr Mothner replied he had had some success with the company in which he had started. To this the interviewer said, “So why, with this success, do you want to join Goldman?”
At this point Michael stood up and said, “You know what? You're right. I don't think this job is right for me.'"
This was the beginning of a journey that would lead Michael to being owner of a company that is on target to registered $12million in sales this year.
His decision to walk out on that interview obviously paid dividends. He could have easily settled for a comfortable desk job at the highly prestigious Goldman Sachs, but that would have been boring now, wouldn’t it?
Wpromote has grown rapidly since 2004 when sales were $500,000. In 2007 sales had increased to $6.2 million and they are hoping to rake in double that figure by the end of 2010.
Even after the economy went south, Mothner continued forward like a steam train, vowing to run the company as he would if he will own it forever.