This presentation will detail how building a values-based and open-book culture transformed the Kiolbassa Smoked Meats company and team.
About Michael Kiolbassa
Michael is a native San Antonian and began his career in the family sausage business in 1987 after a two-year period working in the commercial banking industry as a credit analyst. Since then, he has overseen the transformation of the family meat company from a small family business to one of the fastest-growing meat brands in the US with national distribution of their sausage, chorizo, and dry-cured bacon. He was named one of San Antonio’s “40 under 40” rising business stars, the 2004 Small Businessperson of the Year by the Small Business Administration, and a 2016 and 2020 finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. In 2020, his company, Kiolbassa Smoked Meats was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 25 “Small Giants” in business.