Steve McKean does more with less in making Acceller a leading Internet shopping platform for digital services
Steve McKean works umpteen-hour days running Acceller, a comparison-shopping platform for digital services, as phase one of his ultimate goal: to earn money in order to give back to those less fortunate. He follows the lead of Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong, he says, working hard and never giving up.
His eight-year-old company, which Mr. McKean calls an Expedia.com-esque experience, survived the dot-com bust and now yields revenues of more than $10 million annually. Acceller was ranked 75th on Deloitte's 2007 Technology Fast 500 and 54th on the Inc. 500 fastest-growing private businesses in the country.
Following these successes, Mr. McKean aspires to be a "serial entrepreneur" — but that will come in its own time, he says. For now, it's important to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing industry at the helm of Acceller.
He was interviewed in his Acceller offices by staff writer Risa Polansky.
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