About Us

Providing strategic advisory and investment banking services to emerging and middle market companies since 1999.

Welcome to Growthink, where we specialize in turning entrepreneurial visions into market successes. We offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to empower your business at every stage of its growth.

Growthink Consulting develops strategic, innovation, exit and business plans to help companies grow, raise capital and exit. And through our wholly-owned subsidiary Growthink Capital, a FINRA / SIPC registered broker-dealer investment bank, we directly raise equity and debt capital and advise upon business sale & merger transactions.

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Our Story

In 1999, Growthink co-founders Dave Lavinsky and Jay Turo graduated with their MBAs from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. They conceived Growthink from their deep and abiding passion and curiosity for business. As Turo says, “The work we do at Growthink is what Dave and I would just naturally do whenever we got together – talking about businesses we love and how to make them better.”

Growthink's Mission

Growthink’s mission is to help executives and entrepreneurs grow their businesses so they can create jobs, offer customers better products and services, realize personal satisfaction and wealth, and fund programs that make the world a better place.

Our Values


In all our work, we subscribe to the simple credo of saying what we will do and doing what we say.


We hold ourselves and our clients to extraordinarily high standards of performance, ethics, and accountability.


We encourage our clients and each other to focus and act on what is doable and good, and to approach challenges and difficulties with a pro-active, problem-solving mindset.

Client Promises

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We are present with and for You. We have the ultimate respect for those that embark on the great hero’s journey of business. With each and every client, we embrace our mission of helping executives and entrepreneurs – with all kinds of ambitions, objectives, goals, dreams, and visions – to succeed.

We subscribe to Robert Pirsig’s famous definition of quality as the result of care. We take care to do and create things right.

We take great pride in the work we do as a company and as individuals. We are extremely proud of the reviews we receive on the Growthink Reviews page. We are also proud of our 4.9 star rating on Reseller Ratings and 4.8 star rating on Google.

We embody and utilize the royal “WE”, not the pedestrian “I.” We recognize that we all stand on each other’s shoulders in doing great work, in accomplishing great things.

Brevity and timeliness are high virtues. We define and adhere to project roles, responsibilities, and timelines. We get on with it, and effectively utilize technology to collaborate, to connect, and to complete in transparent, real-time manners.

We find that fine balance between the fierce urgency of now to complete tasks and to do lists, and the longer, strategic view of building value over time.

Who We Are

Our Founders

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Jay Turo

Founder & CEO

Jay has over 25 years of experience in starting, building, advising and investing in high growth firms. Jay has an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and earned a Bachelor’s degree with Distinction and with Departmental Honors from Stanford University. 


Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky

Founder & President

Dave is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of business planning, capital raising, and new venture development, and author of the world’s #1 business plan template.  Over the past decade, Dave has guest lectured at top universities and has published hundreds of articles on entrepreneurship, business planning and capital-raising.  

Our Team

Growthink team members have deep entrepreneurial and professional backgrounds. Our collaborative environment ensures your firm benefits from the experience and insight of our team..

We are proud to have helped thousands of clients big and small achieve their goals.

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See how we’ve helped ambitious clients achieve extraordinary results.

Connect with Us

We invite you to connect with us and become part of the Growthink community. Follow us on social media to stay updated on the latest insights and industry trends. 

Let’s work together to transform your business vision into reality.