An unusual combination of full-time landscape professional and leading green-industry coach, Marty is uniquely positioned to deliver real-world, real-time guidance to Grow Group clients. His landscaping company has earned more than 50 local and national design awards and is a two-time winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Eclipse Integrity Award, while Marty has himself been named entrepreneur of the year by both Ernst & Young and the US Small Business Administration. The author of The 9 Super Simple Steps to Entrepreneurial Success, he has coached tens of hundreds of landscaping professionals and companies across the US and Canada and delivered more than 550 talks, motivating audiences of all sizes and shapes—from a small gathering of 20 to a stadium of 9,000—to achieve success. He is a columnist for Landscape Management and The Buckeye magazines, and is a member of the boards of the NALP Foundation, Park National Bank of Southwest Ohio, Wright State University, and the Dayton Development Coalition. A graduate of the University of Dayton School of Business, Marty is based in Dayton, Ohio.
Vince Torchia is vice president of The Grow Group, where he drives strategy, oversees day-to-day operations, and provides executive coaching to clients. A graduate of the University of Dayton’s School of Business, Vince travels the country, ensuring our programs consistently deliver results and demonstrating how business owners can leverage the strengths of both their right-hand men and women and the millennial workforce to succeed. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Gage Roberts is Aspire Software's enterprise sales manager. Gage oversees the company's sales consultants across seven different regions. He joined Aspire in 2017 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Gage enjoys working on household projects, riding off-road machines, and spending time with his family.