Verne Harnish is and educator and an entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO) and the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE); founder and CEO of Gazelles, Inc. He is author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm, and he is a contributing editor for Fortune Small Business magazine (FSB). Harnish is well-known as the «Growth Guru», and has been named one of the «Top 10 Minds in Small Business» by FSB. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Wichita State University.