The Serial Entrepreneur and President and Founder of AbleDocs Sat Down for a Discussion About the Struggles and Successes He Encountered in the Process of Building His Company
OAKVILLE, ON / ACCESSWIRE / June 7, 2021 / It is with great pleasure that Adam Spencer, the president and founder of AbleDocs, announces that he is the subject of a new in-depth interview. The interview, which was conducted by an online periodical that concentrates on matters relating to entrepreneurship and business, touches on topics ranging from team management to his company’s future.
Early in the interview, upon being asked to give an example of an important management lesson he has learned, Adam responds by extolling the virtues of listening to his employees. ‘A team that is run by a dictator, and I would put my old self in that category, is a team run by an iron fist. That doesn’t work,’ he says, adding that effective managers ‘prioritize collaboration, listening, and getting feedback’ and must ‘realize that you are only as strong as your team and your team is only as strong as you.’
Responding to a question about a professional misstep he has taken, Adam Spencer recalls the beginning of his career and muses philosophically, ‘I would not put unconditional trust in people’, noting that it is wise to ‘(d)ocument everything’ and ‘(m)ake sure that you have that independent voice, whether it be a lawyer, an accountant, or a third-party’ weigh in on major decisions.
Regarding where he sees his company in 5 years, Spencer replies, ‘I think we’re continuing on this amazing journey of bringing the best and brightest in our field under the AbleDocs umbrella, continuing our global reach, and I’m hoping that we’re inching closer and closer to making ourselves obsolete.’ As a means of clarifying that surprising statement, Adam Spencer elaborates, ‘We want to be able to deliver software that doesn’t need us to fix things to be accessible from the word go. That’s really the commitment we’ve made to each other as a company.’
Those who wish to learn more about Adam Spencer are encouraged to visit his professional website.
About Adam Spencer:
Adam Spencer is a serial entrepreneur and the President and Founder of AbleDocs: a worldwide leader in PDF accessibility products and services that uses best-in-class technology to make document accessibility fast, easy, secure, and cost-effective. AbleDocs grew to the largest remediation team in the world before a strategic merger with a leading company in PDF accessibility software, axes4 GmbH, which solidified the company as the unchallenged global front runner in PDF accessibility products and services. The company currently has clients spanning 3 continents, 6 countries, and 49 languages.
Aside from running AbleDocs, Adam Spencer also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Standards Council of Canada for PDF and PDF accessibility, as well as being a Professor of Entrepreneurship in Accessibility at Mohawk College. He currently lives in Oakville, Ontario with his wife.
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