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Everything Needed for Smooth Annual Growth of Any Small Business. In Any Industry.

No Company Ever Scaled Without the Experience of Senior Executives That Had Done It Before.

Look Closely and there is always experience and gray hair behind the scenes of any rapid growth company.

Our Approach: Experience + Wisdom + Intellectual Property and Structure = Success

AirTight Management has developed the world’s most comprehensive framework to help companies scale faster and more smoothly. It is the world’s first Leadership Operating System (LO/S) developed by a Serial Entrepeneur with complete training, coaching and consulting to implement.

We help companies identify and eliminate all barriers to growth in any area of the business.  AirTight combines thousands of proven best practices, principles and ideas from hundreds of business gurus and thought leaders of the past seventy-five years. All integrated into a teachable and practical framework with six main systems. 

Our hybrid service and product includes a combination of services and intellectual property that allows a company and its managers to achieve 25% to 100%+ compound annual growth rates without the usual stress, turnover and infighting.  Smooth growth, by design and a disciplined structure. This will grow market share, revenue and competitive position over time.

Jim Collins, in the classic book Good To Great revealed it took eight to ten years for any great company in his study to figure out all its internal systems. We drop in generic systems and customize as needed to cut years off this development and learning curve and can do this in one years. This will address all problems of growth that prevent literally 99.75% of companies from reaching $10M in annual sales.

It is well documented in Reengineering The Organization that Organizational Development and Change requires a combination of:

 1. Training – The foundation of best practices, models, tool and communications collected from over 75 years of management science

 2. Consulting – To design the organization and execute well at each stage of development, where a reorg is typically required annually.

 3. Coaching – Needed to hand-hold key individuals in change of habits to make these practices stick long-term and have them map them into their departments. 

 4. The Framework for Disciplined Management – Six Systems – A set of key systems needed by any company to support growth without constant firefighting. There are dozens of benefits for these systems as they are a comprehensive solution to all leadership and management issues. 

This hybrid product + service approach makes this process highly cost effective. Saving on multiple consultants and the risk of hiring the wrong experts with trial and error over many years. This is what most companies do, often for a decade.

We become your partner in growth.  In effect it is a total framework in a box that might normally require many consultants, coaches and staff to figure out and would take many years. And statistically speaking only 1 in 6,300 companies figure this out on their own. Bottom line: We can get you there much faster. And add millions to your company’s valuation. And will even guarantee this in some cases in our Platinum Program. 


I was flying from Boston to Long Beach California one day in 2009, after 14 years as a CEO and then seven years advising and consulting for businesses. As an Entrepreneur and CEO, I had grown two startups to $100M and $156M already and helped many dozens of companies grow by then.

But that day it literally hit me in an instant that every problem I ever solved for a client traced back to the absence of one of six systems. I bet my subconscious was working on this for months, if not years. Neuroplasticity, or what Malcolm Gladwell called “Unconscious Competence” is amazing. We form neural networks, biological supercomputers really, in our brain, which do specific things that take 5+ years (10,000 hours of practice to kick in). And for me it appears that moment was the culmination of over 25 years combined experience to generate this unique framework of systems.

After that it took me another year to studio produce the first 120 training videos, create the marketing, name and flesh out all the systems. And by 2010 I was installing the first three AirTight Management systems at clients and getting fast results. By 2012 I had produced over 160 training videos on all six systems. And now I was creating $10M to $30M bumps in client company’s valuations after starting to use these systems. I equate this to engineering (first 8 years of my career) a replicable growth framework that I learned to do as CEO for the 23 years as a CEO by that date.

Today we have refined and polished AirTight Mangement and it can be used in almost any company to accelerate growth more smoothly and quickly. And to create millions more equity value.

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Our Team - Experience with 100% Transparency - No Surprises

Robert Norton

Founder, CEO and Chief Consultant / Adviser Leads all Engagements.

Other Background See:

Unlike most Consultants, Mr. Norton’s experience spans all key disciplines needed to start, grow and exit businesses in dozens of industries. He can inject experience and perspective across all disciplines that only experienced CEOs can.

Mr. Norton is certified in Board Governance by The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and a former Chair of the SBANE CEO Dialog program.

For complete background details see LinkedIn profile here

Mr. Norton has spoken on hundreds of podcasts and been a panel member at various Boston area universities including MIT, Boston University, Babson and Northeastern and others. Topics include scaling, raising capital, business model development and optimization, entrepreneurship, and Organizational Development (OD/OCM). 

He has been a member of The CEO Group, IdeaSphere, WPI Enterprise Forum, The Association for Corporate Growth, The MIT Enterprise Forum, 


We also have a stable of many highly experienced contractors and consultants that do project work for us and clients as needed.

Most risk using contractors and consultants is hiring the best people.  We have screened these people in many disciplines. We are truly a virtual, on-demand and global team so we can provide very cost-effective solutions without the overhead of a larger firm. We can draw on proven experts in:

  1. Marketing online and offline, branding, CMO, PPC, SEO, CRO, etc.
  2. Sales: B2B, B2C and B2B2C. Direct, inside sales and e-commerce
  3. Operations, Process improvement
  4. Accounting, taxes and finance systems
  5. Product development, Agile, Innovation, market entry strategy (GTM) 
  6. Software development, website, Apps, enterprise systems
Gordon McWIlliams

Gordon McWilliam

Business Consultant and Coach

Gordon has spent most of his career either as an entrepreneur or working for/with them. Learning from experience at Apple and Dell Computer as well as the school of hard knocks with several of his own businesses, he’s had many successes and a few “learning opportunities”.  Along the way Gordon acquired a great deal of knowledge about what works and what doesn’t, and it has become a passion to share that knowledge and experience with others.

While consulting with companies around the world, Gordon is always looking for ways to help clients work smartly and avoid the mistakes that so often cause businesses to grow slowly or in many cases fade away. He provides both consulting and coaching to organizations who are looking to take advantage of all opportunities to succeed.

Gordon’s background in sales, operations and day-to-day management has provided the wide breadth of experience to add substantial value to organizations of all categories and sizes.  A willingness to listen and understand a problem before thinking about a solution is key to working with others and is a significant strength. As a lifelong learner, Gordon has always been able to stay ahead of the curve by bringing fresh ideas and new ways to solve old problems.

Gordon resides in California with his wife and is also passionate about his family, music, and golf.

Mohammed Tajvir Chowdhury

Online Training & Product Manager

Mohammed Tajvir Chowdhury is responsible for Product Management, Website Administration, Business Data Analysis, Digital Marketing Strategy, and Design. He also has expertise in Project Management. He has completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from East Delta University, Bangladesh.

Furthermore, he is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology (IT), Business Operations Management, and customer focused service industry.

Besides this, he is an Instructor of Microsoft products at Udemy Inc.  He also has certification in Agile, Kanban, SCRUM, Business Data Analytics, Business Communication, and Leadership.

Tajvir has helped launch our 40 new training products at project powered by Shopify in 2021 for pre-revenue companies, startups and early-stage companies with six professional certifications. These certifications will accelerate one’s career and set one up for many more senior positions and career growth opportunities like CEO, Vice President, Founder, General Manager and other positions.

Zeeshan Naveed

Online Marketing Strategy and PPC Manager

Zeeshan Naveed  – A passionate and dynamic digital marketing professional with proven success in digital marketing management, online advertising, e-commerce management, search engine optimization, and online customer acquisition.

Creating measurable strategies that drive revenue growth, enhance brand awareness, and improve brand reputation across all online channels.

Lulu Lijing

Web Developer

Lulu Lijin– Website stack development WordPress, Kajabi, Shopify, HTML, Liquid, etc.

Lijing is a graduate of Missouri State University in Information Technology. She is responsible for web management, including content management, data analysis, website health, performance and security, product management, and technical support for the marketing team.

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