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What Clients are Saying About Topgrading


“MarineMax is a huge fan of Brad Smart’s Topgrading system. We began the process in 2002 and we’re totally convinced Topgrading has significantly improved our bottom line.”

— William H. McGill, Chairman & CEO, MarineMax Inc.

“At, we have very rigorous hiring. We use a technique called Topgrading, which reveals patterns in behavior. In the history of Mint, I’ve only fired two people and one left voluntarily.”

– Aaron Patzer, founder of

“Brad’s second opinion interviews and Topgrading methodology have helped us pick the right executives, which is key to making money in private equity.”

—Earl Powell, Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus, Trivest Partners, L.P.


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