Unmanage Your Agency: A Conversation with Agency Agile's Jack Skeels

In this episode of the Creative Agency Success Show, Jamie and Jody welcome Jack Skeels, CEO of Agency Agile and author of Unmanaged. Jack shares his deep expertise in agency management, offering nuggets on how to unmanage your agency and why layer cakes make a healthy organization. They discuss the complexities of marketing agency management within growing service-based agencies. Lastly, the conversation covers the problems of having too many managers, the shift from department to matrix management, and the importance of a flat organizational structure.

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Has your business scaled beyond $1 million in annual revenue? Do you employ a staff of 20 or more people? If so, you've likely experienced a whirlwind of highs and lows that come with growth. You're not alone in your journey. Since 2002, Summit CPA Group, now Summit Virtual CFO Services by Anders, has helped businesses and creative agencies across America and the globe by providing Virtual CFO Services, cash flow management, business tax planning, financial forecasting, and much more. We've also performed hundreds of 401(k) audits and provided CPA firms with accounting outsourcing services and Virtual CFO consulting. This podcast seeks to help service-based business owners dive deep into the financial side of their business to achieve growth and financial success. Tune in bi-weekly as our hosts—Jamie Nau, Director + Virtual CFO, and Jody Grunden, Partner at Anders CPAs + Advisors—interview special guests to share knowledge in the digital and creative agency industry, as well as Jody’s experience as a service-based business owner and entrepreneur.