Wharton Leads Council Members Gather to Celebrate Success at Optimal Networks

Heinan Landa, President, Optimal Networks, Shares Success
with Leads Council Members Who Have Helped Him
Growing Business Started from Idea While Heinan was Wharton MBA Student

On September, 24, 2009, Wharton Leads Council member, and president and founder of Optimal Networks, Heinan Landa, wore a loud Hawaiian shirt.

He had a reason; it was Optimal Networks’ annual open house—and it was luau-themed. From 3-7 p.m., clients, colleagues, and friends gathered at Optimal’s Gaithersburg offices for a celebration of friendship, innovation, and gratitude.

Of the total attendees, approximately 10 were Wharton Leads Council members—integral parts of Optimal’s continuing success. Attendees gathered information about Optimal’s innovative cloud computing solution and its new website design service; as they participated in cloud computing roundtable discussions, and more.

Heinan has obtained critical leads, referrals and more through leading and actively participating in the Leads Council, now in its 6th year under his direction. He says, made " I have made contacts there that have helped turn Optimal's culture into a high-performing service-based one.... and others that have helped me obtain critical growth financing." So, in essence, the "Leads" Council has "led" Heinan and his team to highly beneficial results.

Heinan received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University before earning his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. It was at Wharton, as part of a class, that he developed the idea and business plan for Optimal Networks.

Since 1991, Optimal Networks has been providing comprehensive computer and network support services to small and mid-sized businesses, associations, and law firms—all with special attention to top tier service delivery.

For more information about his company: www.optimalnetworks.com.

To learn more about the Leads Council, which meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, just go to Events on the WhartonDC.com website.

If you attend, participate, share referrals and leads, gain some yourself, benefit from the camaraderie, and learn, and you, too, may have occasion to celebrate.