Meet Michael Brody-Waite
Building a Revolution of Authentic Leaders
Michael's unique perspective, from a background in overcoming addiction, allows him to drive change from a simple and pragmatic perspective. He regularly defies the status quo and permeates passion through his leadership. His superpower is guiding leaders and their companies through uncomfortable and challenging growth. He firmly believes that growth starts from within and can ultimately manifest incredible personal and organizational success.
In 2009, Michael left a Fortune 50 company at the height of the recession to co-found and lead InQuicker, a healthcare SaaS company that allows patients to self-schedule appointments. His leadership grew the organization from 2 employees to 50 employees and 20,000% revenue growth in less than 6 years. This exceptional growth landed InQuicker a spot on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies. Additionally, InQuicker was named "Best Place to Work" by the Nashville Business Journal 4 times and recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Company of the Year. In 2015, InQuicker was sold to a publicly traded company.
Brody-Waite's accomplishments include being named Most Admired CEO, Top 40 Under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal, and recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year.
Check out Mike’s TEDx Talk with over 700,000 views:
Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do tells Mike’s story from drug addiction and homelessness to founding and leading a company on the Inc 500 list. The TEDx Talk highlights 3 principles that saved Mike and set him apart as a leader. The principles are small enough to fit in your pocket, yet big enough to change your life.
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HOW THIS CEO BUILDS COMMUNITY THROUGH UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
"I tried to view my employees as my community - I had my community of people in recovery and I tried to replicate that community at work."
- Forbes.com, June 2017
FROM BATTLING ADDICTION TO LEADING THE NASHVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER
"With the support of friends, Michael Brody-Waite dealt with addiction and launched a healthcare company before becoming CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
- The Tennessean, October 2016
MEET THE NEXT ROLE MODEL FOR NASHVILLE'S STARTUPS
"Brody-Waite's focus on building teams through strong culture goes beyond the traditional idea that happy, loyal employees make for happy, loyal customers."
- Nashville Business Journal, September 2016
The Boss: One decision changed Michael Brody-Waite’s life
“Michael Brody-Waite was faced with a choice: continue down his path of addiction, or undergo rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse at a center in California. Sixteen years later, Brody-Waite is the face of Nashville’s growing startup community as the CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.”
- Nashville Business Journal, April 2019
MEET THE TOP 10 COMPANIES LIGHTING UP MUSIC CITY
"The fastest growing private company in Nashville, InQuicker is also the second fastest growing company in Tennessee, and ranks No. 291 on the Inc. 5000."
- Inc.com, December 2014