The practical tools,
methodologies, and advice
to help companies reach
peak performances.


Over the last twenty-five years, Brent R. Tilson has built an accomplished career as an entrepreneur. He has served in a number of different roles including business owner, building owner, benefits company leader, real estate business executive, and a variety of others. Throughout his career, he has invested his energies in economic development at the local, state, and national levels, and serves on numerous boards and committees.

However, what has cemented Brent’s legacy in the business community is his relentless pursuit of helping entrepreneurs start and grow high-performance companies. For over two decades, Brent has provided organizations and their leaders with business services, tools, and strategies to prosper. Drawing from his diverse professional experience, he created the Quad 4 business model to help leaders pursue financial and operational success. In 2018, Brent was invited to publish a new book with ForbesBooks called Go Slow to Grow Fast to share his experience, vision, and expertise.

Today, Brent is a frequent and sought-after speaker on a variety of business and management topics. He engages regularly with leaders who are in pursuit of a high-performing business, or who are in search of ways to continually better their business. Brent’s content is backed by his experience helping hundreds of businesses navigate the complicated organizational issues they face throughout their life cycle. As a public speaker, his goal is to leave audiences with actionable tools, methodologies, and advice that will allow them to take their company to its peak performance level at any stage of growth.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Performance management
  • Business Start-ups
  • Business Strategy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership

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Prominent, previous, and upcoming appearances

The Alliance Meeting (an IU group) - September 13, 2018
Indiana Banker’s Association Mega Conference
NAPEO Annual Conference. Topic: New Entrance to HR Outsourcing Speech
Indianapolis, IN Chamber of Commerce, Attract & Retaining Employees
Frequent speaker + author for NAPEO conferences, seminars, and magazine
Greenwood, IN Chamber of Commerce, Best Business Practices for Entrepreneurs
Marian University, WIBC. Topic: ACA
Community Management Industry Meeting. Topic: PEOs
Senior Core of Retired Executives S.C.O.R.E.
NFIB National Federation of International Businesses. Topic: ACA
Indiana Chamber Executive Association. Topic: Strategic Planning
Inc 500, Palm Springs, CA. Topic: Human Resource Outsourcing
Indiana University MBA program. Topic: PEOs and Outsourcing
Conference CEO Facilitator, Prism HR
IWDC National Conference, Healthcare Reform, Tucson, Arizona
Healthcare Reform, Chicago, IL
Healthcare Reform and Your Business, Phoenix, AZ
Columbus, IN Chamber of Commerce, The Entrepreneur Network
Regular panelist on Inside Indiana Business television show
Gazelles ScaleUp Summit – May 21-24, 201 in New Orleans, LA
2018 Indiana Chamber Board of Directors Meeting – May 31-June 1, 2018 in French Lick, IN
PrismHR Live – June 10-12, 2018 in San Antonio, TX
FEA Event – July 5-8, 2018 in San Diego, CA
Advantage/Forbes Authority Insiders Forum – August 13-14, 2018 in Chicago, IN
NAPEO Annual Meeting – September 2-8, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ
Indiana Bankers Association Speaking Event – September 10-11, 2018 in French Lick, IN
NFIB Leadership Council Meeting – October 9, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN
Gazelles ScaleUp Summit – October 16-17, 2018 in Denver, CO
Indiana Chamber 29th Annual Awards Dinner – November 13, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN
5th Annual Pure Water Partners Business Development Seminar – January 14-15, 2019 in Orlando, FL
Greenhouse’s Entrepreneur in Residence Meet Up – March 21, 4-5 p.m. at Oaken Barrel in Greenwood, IN
2019 Community Service Award – March 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – Greenwood VFW
Spring 2019 Indianapolis Dean’s Council – April 17, 2019 – 5:30-8:30 pm in Indianapolis, IN
ForbesBooks Interview with Adam Witty – April 18, 2019 – Live Conference Call
Authority Insiders Forum – May 6-7, 2019 in Denver, CO
Gazelles ScaleUp Summit – May 21-22, 2019 in Atlanta, GA
Breakfast sponsor for the Indiana Chamber Spring Board meeting - May 30-31, 2019, at the French Lick Resort
Leading the Executive Forum at PrismHR Live – June 18, 2019, at the Westin Boston Waterfront
Authority Insiders Forum – September 15-17, 2019 in Chicago, IL
Gazelles ScaleUp Summit – October 15-17 in Anaheim, CA
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Brent’s understanding of today’s complex business world is both broad and deep. This means I can count on gaining valuable information and perspective, which can be applied to my local economy or specific industry issue. And because Brent’s speaking style is conversational, it’s easy to engage with him for a meaningful learning experience.

Professor Philip T. Powell
Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Daniel C. Smith Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

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