Location: Greenwood Village, CO
In the fall of 2001, Jeremiah (Miah) Dancy, began his career with BLUEFIN, LLC, as the Project Director of a major facility asset management program for Washington, DC’s municipal government. He quickly rose through the ranks of the company, promoted to Regional Manager in 2016, Chief Revenue Officer in 2017 and COO by 2018.
Under his leadership, the company, a tech-enabled turn-key facility asset management solutions firm, has quadrupled in size and significantly expanded its service offerings.
“Under Miah’s leadership, BLUEFIN has developed a reputation for innovation with a passion for solving customer problems in the most effective manner possible,” said his staff.
In addition to the success of the firm, Dancy said he is most proud of leading a company that is considered to be an innovative service provider to customers, but also a great place to work for the employees. “I am proud of implementing a company culture to be humble, hungry and smart, that has led to excellent employee retention and recruiting,” said Dancy.
Leading through change can be one of the most challenging events to lead through, said Dancy, but he encourages his employees to never give up. “People are skeptical of change because of the unknown consequences associated with change,” said Dancy. “I have found that constant and consistent communication, combined with transparency have been instrumental in successful leadership through change.”
Dancy said he measures his success as a leader by grading his actions over the health of what he is leading. “It could be leading a business, a sports team or my family,” said Dancy. “I ask myself if the members of my team are happy in the positions they have been placed and whether or not they have the opportunity to grow and learn.”
When he sees his team accomplishing their goals and reaching success, then he feels like he has accomplished his most important goals. "Everything else will fall in line if the members of your team are happy and successful,” said Dancy.
According to Dancy, problem solving, relationship building, strategic initiatives and trust are much more effectively built through real communication. “My advice to our next generation of leaders would be to open up the lines of communication with your team through a conversation or an in-person meeting rather than relying on e-mail or text messaging for communication,” he said.
For his commitment to leading by example and empowering his staff, Dancy has been named a Titan of industry.
Miah sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a 52 ft Catamaran in 2017 with 3 friends. The trip took 20 days and they sailed 3,500 miles!