Founder Story: EPS by Ryan C Weiss







Today, let's get to know EPS, a dynamic startup reshaping how companies align their teams and processes. Founded by Ryan C Weiss, a seasoned global executive and entrepreneur, EPS has introduced the EPS OPTICS™ system.

This innovative system is designed to focus teams, clarify issues, prioritize opportunities, enhance accountability, and develop scalable processes.

Ryan started his entrepreneurial journey at just 15 and has since honed his skills across continents, managing a vast technology portfolio worth $500M.

His experiences revealed a common challenge in organizations—misalignment between people and processes. With EPS, Ryan aims to tackle this issue head-on, ensuring that organizations can perform optimally, create value, and fulfill their purpose.

EPS stands firmly on its core values

  1. Proactive value creation

  2. Long-Term Relationship Development

  3. Leadership With Transparency & Integrity

  4. Learning From Failures to Adapt and Grow

Stay with us to explore more about EPS Journey.

Please Introduce Yourself and Tell Us About Your Startup?

Ryan C Weiss is a global executive & entrepreneur. He founded his first company at 15 years old, grew through the ranks of a large global company leading hundreds of people across Asia, Europe, and North America and managing a $500M global technology portfolio.

He founded EPS to solve the problem of misalignment between people and processes that is all too common in organizations of all sizes.

Overview of EPS

EPS, founded by Ryan C Weiss, is a transformative startup designed to address critical misalignments between people and processes within organizations of all sizes.

Leveraging the innovative EPS OPTICS™ system, the company helps companies focus their teams, clarify issues, prioritize opportunities, enhance accountability, and develop scalable processes.

This system is built on the foundational belief that clearly aligned processes are key to enabling people and companies to perform optimally, create value, and fulfill their purposes.

Ryan Weiss, who founded his first company at 15 and managed a $500M global technology portfolio, established EPS to combat the widespread issue of poor interdepartmental handoffs and inefficiencies in process integration.

The EPS OPTICS™ system offers a structured 5-step approach to aligning people and processes, fostering workstream integration and automation.

Since its inception, EPS has overcome challenges like client acquisition by demonstrating its value in streamlining operations, which was particularly evident during the disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Looking forward, EPS plans to integrate AI into its systems to further enhance its offerings, ensuring organizations can more efficiently execute their operations and adapt to new technologies.

EPS remains self-funded by Weiss, who has strategically used consulting revenues to bootstrap the company.

As EPS continues to evolve, it aims to expand its impact by enabling more organizations to achieve seamless process integration and enhanced operational efficiency.

What Problem(s) Does Your Startup Solve?

We help companies eliminate the chaos of bad handoffs between departments. Many organizations try to "document" processes, but fail to account for the nuance of how work flows between people & departments.

Creating processes for individual roles or activities fails as a result. The OPTICS(TM) System enables the alignment of people & processes in 5 steps, and creates a workstream integration / automation roadmap.

How Did Your Startup Gain Its Initial Momentum? Share Successful Strategies or Future Plans.

Initial momentum was generated during the COVID disruption in 2020. Prior, the company had been focused on consulting through a variety of methodologies.

I took a step back to evaluate the overall core process of how we were working with clients, and ultimately evolved it into a system based on decades of experience.

We quickly identified a series of 5 steps that enabled clients to quickly identify, prioritize, & solve problems as a result of poor handoffs between departments. Future plans include further integration of AI & streamlined workflows with our clients.

What Were the Biggest Hurdles in Gaining Traction, and How Did You Overcome Them?

Client acquisition. I knew we had discovered a problem that was plaguing clients. My personal challenge was decades of working on "solving problems" rather than marketing the "problem we solve".

This led to slower than desired acquisition of clients, but incredibly successful engagements with the companies who became clients.

From your perspective, what's missing in the current startup environment?

Starting a new company, launching a new concept, or developing a new product is incredibly HARD! Elon Musk once talked about the celebrations people have around weddings, babies, graduations, etc.

The opportunity for celebrations of successes in the entrepreneurial world are incredibly important. I was advised by a software CEO that launching a software platform is much like having a baby... When it is first born, it doesn't create value, but takes enormous energy as a parent/CEO to feed it, change it, etc.

As the baby grows into a toddler it breaks stuff, throws tantrums, and complains. It takes significant energy to support the program until it matures enough that it is able to create value on its own. This advice was incredibly insightful as I started my journey.

Can You Share Your Experience With Fundraising? What Was Your Approach?

I have bootstrapped the entire company from personal finances and cash flow generated from consulting to prove the concept and create value for success! I have not needed to raise funds, but am starting to consider options for accelerated growth in the future.

What Hurdles Did You Encounter While Fundraising, and How Did You Tackle Them?

Managing finances through the cash flow roller coaster is emotionally draining, but incredibly rewarding!

What’s Next for Your Startup? Any Exciting Developments on the Horizon?

The integration of AI into our production, in addition to utilizing the system to enable companies to perform AI assessment and adoption roadmaps has become an exciting integration into our system and is sure to become increasingly impactful in the near term.

AI may be both an opportunity and a concern. The opportunity is more exciting to me as we streamline workstreams for organizations.

The ability to automate, integrate, and execute more efficiently & effectively in the future is essential for competitive advantage.

If You Could Go back and Give Yourself One Piece of Advice at the Start of Your Journey, What Would It Be?

Enjoy the journey. At the beginning there was so much unknown that it caused significant stress at times. After nearly 20 years in the corporate world, investing personal funds into the venture at times felt risky.

Looking back, there have been times when the stress that I allowed into my life was more than I should have.

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