About IOLITE Global
Our origins: Discovering the hidden gem.
IOLITE Global is more than just a name, it is our blueprint for how we interact with each and every client. We deliver the highest quality business advisory and growth services available. Our clients expect the best from us, and we expect even more from ourselves.
We often get asked where the name iolite (eye-o-light) comes from. It all started with my grandfather. My grandfather had a rock shop, which was a small business where he sold jewelry, desk sets and other items made from stones. He would take geodes, like agates, that looked unremarkable from the outside, slice them open and reveal the inner beauty. I marveled at the artistic way in which he brought the depths of these hidden gems to light. After he polished the stones, they gleamed brilliantly.
This parallels the work we do at IOLITE Global. We are named for the beautiful gemstone, iolite. The multi-faceted stone is credited with navigating Norwegian explorers across the seas to new lands. By shifting the angle of the light on the stone, the sailors could find their direction.
We provide guidance to help you navigate the way to growth. We bring in different perspectives that light the way to a new direction. And, like my grandfather, we share the view that something that may look like a rough cut can be polished and made to gleam. — Erika Hovland, Founder
“ We build extraordinary businesses.”
With IOLITE Global, you gain the expertise to narrow things down to the essential, important and valuable. Every business is unique, so we do this in a way that is customized just for you. Our solutions are distinctive and sophisticated – and made stunningly simple.
Erika Hovland, Founder and Managing Director
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We are passionate about growth, continuous development and all things marketing.
Sustainable results happen when the effort is a result of close collaboration and clear communication. We view collaboration as a way to integrate several perspectives into optimal solutions.
With a solid strategy, downstream activities become easier to implement, and investment decisions become simpler because they are measured against objectives. Like a builder who works with architectural drawings, we work with our clients to make sure we have well-built plans before we start digging.
Ohhh… we do love it when the creative juices are flowing. You’ll likely see scanned idea sketches, break out scissors and tape with us, or use software to collaborate in building creative solutions. That’s when the fun begins.
We derive insight from asking questions and following our curiosity in ways that help us understand and build your business. We work across multiple industries because we cultivate and apply insights from different channels of business- like an athlete who cross-trains. Learning energizes us and our curiosity causes us to link ideas and form new solutions.