Augusto Vidaurreta and Tom Richardson have founded and run numerous successful ventures since they both left Andersen Consulting 14 years ago. Vidaurreta is an entrepreneur, consultant and author, having co-authored a new book, Business is a Contact Sport, which details the management strategy behind all of his business dealings.
Vidaurreta came to the United States from Cuba at the age of 13 in 1968. His foray into the business world came at the age of 17 when he began a decade-long career with The Miami Herald Publishing Company, serving the business side in several capacities.
With four years under his belt at Andersen Consulting, Augusto Vidaurreta left in 1988 and co-founded The Systems Consulting Group (SCG), a full-service information systems consulting firm. Although SCG never solicited external funding, it grew rapidly and it was twice named by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing 500 private companies. Under the leadership of Vidaurreta and partner Richardson, SCG attained employee retention levels much higher than that of the industry and listed...
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