At 26, John Mautner left a lucrative (yet boring) career in corporate America to build a roasted nut business – despite the best laid arguments of friends and family. After almost losing everything, he eventually went on to build a multi-million dollar business that became one of America’s 500 fastest growing companies. He parlayed that experience into a successfully business coaching and training company he launched in 2001 teaching thousands of fellow entrepreneurs how to pursue and build their dream businesses. Mautner focuses on small to midsized companies that are in trouble and underperforming and has excelled at small to midsized business “performance, profitability and productivity turnarounds,” and has divulged his trade secrets in his first book, The Profit Pattern.