Big Ideas Welcome Podcast

Ed Rottmann

Ed Rottmann has a big idea: Entrepreneurs should be empowering their teams to accomplish their work without them.

“Your job is to empower your team to be the best it can be.” …

Ed Rottmann Rottmann is the founder and CEO of Chroma Energy Group. Prior to forming Chroma, Ed served as the COO for Stowers Machinery Corporation, East Tennessee’s only Caterpillar Distributor. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

He also serves as president of the board for The Tennessee Theatre and as a board member for the Tennessee Road Builders Association. Rottmann digs deep into his three core leadership philosophies as a team leader, and a founder of a rapidly growing energy technology company:

Step one: Focus on retention, then recruitment.
Step two: Get to know your people.
Step three: Build structure and empower your teams and team leaders.

This Big Ideas Welcome podcast is brought to you by Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, hosted and curated by Chris McAdoo, and produced and edited by Palm Tree Pod Co. Watch below!