Joshua Dick transformed a small family business, Urnex Brands, which sells cleaning products for commercial and household coffee equipment, into one of the worldwide leaders in the coffee industry. Josh was the CEO of Urnex for over 13 years before he sold the business and moved to Florence, Italy with his family. Earlier in his career, Josh worked on Wall Street for an investment bank and later, in marketing at Unilever. He is currently a partner in Wave Investments, a private equity firm that focuses on helping entrepreneurs grow their coffee-based companies. Josh is also the author of the book Grow Like a Lobster, which provides valuable lessons about the business world — centering around the idea that companies, like lobsters, must be ready to “molt” in order to grow. Josh graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science in 1993 and then obtained his M.B.A in Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1997.
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- If you want to listen to Josh’s entire Time4Coffee episode please tune in to T4C episode #468