Since the age of ten, Steve (Istvan) Preda dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur, inspired by his great-grandfather, who had built a legendary bakery business in Budapest, Hungary. After working for top consulting firms and banks in London and Budapest, in 2002 Steve embarked on realizing his dream by starting MB Partners, a consulting firm, helping private companies arrange ownership transitions.
Having overcome many painful mistakes, by 2007 MB Partners achieved market leadership in Hungary, but around its tenth year the firm hit the ceiling. That was when Steve read Gino Wickman’s Traction, which changed his life and his company, forever.
A year later a Private Equity group bought the firm, allowing Steve’s family of six to move to the United States. Today, Steve’s mission is to help entrepreneurial leadership teams succeed, as a Certified EOS Implementer. Since 2016, he has helped over 35 leadership teams clarify, simplify and achieve their visions and start living the EOS Life®. His new book: Buyable — Your Guide to Building a Self-Managing, Fast Growing, and High Profit Business is coming out in Q2 2021. For more, visit stevepreda.com and buyabilityassessment.com