About Growth Factors

Growth Factors

Growth Factors are natural proteins in our body that promote the growth, organization and maintenance of cells and tissues. Growth Factors in business are the data, methodologies and processes that organize people and efforts to build and maintain momentum toward reaching the company’s greatest potential.

Mission, Vision, Values

Our People

Prem Chand

Founder, Investor

Growth Factors is a new kind of private investment firm designed to help stable companies break through barriers and reach their highest potential. The firm was built on the real-world experience of a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Prem Chand.  

From humble beginnings on a family farm in the small agricultural town of Biggs, California, Prem built Milestone Technologies, into one of the Valley’s premier IT services firms. Under Prem’s, leadership, Milestone grew to employ more than 2,000 people in 18 countries, serving more than 200 clients. Prem stepped down as CEO in 2017 and started Growth Factors in February 2018.

Now, Prem and his team are dedicated to helping other entrepreneurs achieve their goals for success.  Growth Factors team members apply hands-on experience and leverage market-proven methodologies that align culture, marketing, and branding, sales, data-driven operations, IT infrastructure, and financial resources to transform good companies into great ones.

Tara Spencer

Vice President Portfolio Integration

Taras brings 15+ years of integrating global systems including facilities, HR, administration and IT.  At Growth Factors, Tara plans and executes the strategic integration of our portfolio companies’ processes and systems. Her unique ability to create scalable systems gives our portfolio companies a solid foundation for breaking through barriers and achieving growth.

Larry Liberty, PhD

People Operations

Larry is an accomplished organization leader and executive coach with experience building high-performance teams in a variety of environments ranging from small companies, Fortune 500 corporations, government organizations and private executive coaching. Larry has a variety of degrees including a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and leadership, a B.S. degree in psychology, and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. Larry is the author of “The Maturity Factor” and is a highly sought-after speaker and visiting professor.

Kelli Tejada

Go-To-Market Strategies

Kelli is a results-oriented marketing leader with proven success in go-to-market strategy, brand building, content marketing, and PR, digital marketing, metrics-based lead generation, and sales support strategies, and competitive integrated communications. With over 25 years experience working with companies of all sizes, Kelli and her team apply a proven mix of tactics to establish brands and grow demand.  Starting with the core needs and motivations of the customer, Kelli is skilled at identifying and distilling company and product messages into compelling campaigns that increase brand loyalty and sales while differentiating from the competition.

George O’Meara

Sales Leader

George is an accomplished sales executive with extensive leadership experience in Solution Sales, Business Development, IT consulting/professional services, and leadership development. He’s a collaborative professional with extensive professional network, known for motivating individuals, delivering results, building client/partner relationships, and delivering high-quality and innovative business solutions. With a track record of achieving $39B career to date in overall sales, George knows how to help companies reach their goals and substantially grow. 

News and Press

Prem Chand to Address Breaking Through Barriers to Create Exponential Business Growth at Cal State Chico, Center for Entrepreneurship

Growth Factors, a unique investing and business strategy firm that helps companies escape “The Grind”, in partnership with the Chico State Center for Entrepreneurship, announce an informative session featuring Prem Chand, serial entrepreneur and successful business leader on October 17th. Attendees enjoy a lively, informative discussion about the factors that must be present for entrepreneurs to break through barriers, thrive and achieve their greatest potential.

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Q&A: Milestone Technologies Founder Prem Chand

FREMONT — Prem Chand, founder and CEO of Fremont-based Milestone Technologies, got interested in logistics as a youth operating tractors and working the Chico farmland owned by his parents, who were immigrants from India. In 1997, Chand founded Milestone, which offers...

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