Greg Gianforte

The founder of Bozeman-based RightNow Technologies knows a thing or two about creating a successful business.
Under Greg Gianforte’s leadership, RightNow served nearly 2-thousand companies around the world, including British Airways, Sprint and Cisco. RightNow earned over 225-million-dollars in annual revenue and employed over 11-hundred employees worldwide.
Last year Gianforte sold the company to Oracle for a cool 1.5-billion dollars.
The University of Montana School of Business Administration and the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs is honoring Gianforte with the 2012 Pioneer in Industry Award.
In this feature interview with Edward O’Brien, Gianforte discusses education, technology and the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs.

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