Athene helps companies build teams, hire the right people and
evaluate existing staff. Established only four years ago,
they've experienced rapid growth. But with expansion,
"I needed to get in
touch with my partners, to schedule meetings, to share info. Time
is our most precious resource, and we were burning way too much on
simple logistics," said founding partner Barry Hull.
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"Without it, I don't
know how I'd get through my day," said Hull.
Today, Athene has grown
its customer base to 150 accounts nationwide.
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