Best Places to Work - Motivators

Meet Ken Laffer

New York distributor provides the right atmosphere for employees to thrive.


Ken Laffer, CEO of Westbury, NY-based Motivators (asi/277780), believes in giving his people the leeway to make their own decisions. "I like to run the business from 10,000 feet," he says. "As long as we're cash-flow positive, I let the employees take the reins." That environment has led to big growth for this company – 50% a year for the past five years, except during the recession. "That year we grew by 25%," Laffer says.