Major Mom on ‘Shark Tank’: Interview With CEO

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Major Mom entered the Shark Tank in Season 7 with their business that helps clients get organized.

The Major Mom team, known as the “Liberators,” consists of professional organizers that will revitalize your home, office and even car!

As they enter the Tank on February 5, we interviewed owner Angela Cody-Rouget, a US Air Force veteran, about the company she founded. Currently serving residents of Colorado and Arizona, her ambitious vision is to create 500 jobs by franchising and opening 50 new locations over the next five years. Here’s what else she told us about…

How the Company Started

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​I got out of the military to be a better mom, then our real estate business tanked​. One day my husband said, “ou should do what Peter Walsh does.” At first, I thought it to be a dumb idea. Then, because I did love to organize, I began to do some research and found out about NAPO [National Association of Professional Organizers]. I joined NAPO’s national and local chapter, took classes and started the business in December of 2006. In 2009, I took on a business partner, and Major Mom has been growing ever since!

Her Team, the Liberators

Major Mom started hiring in 2009. All new Liberators attend the Major Mom Academy​, which combines online training components with hands-on practical training jobs. We have an Ops Manual for standards and procedures, and hold monthly training meetings and team conference calls.

Her ‘Shark Tank’ Appearance

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​I heard Shark Tank was looking for strong veteran-owned businesses so I applied. [In the Tank], I was beyond nervous, but my military bearing kicked into full gear and I commanded the butterflies in my stomach to fly in formation. The producers also had to put big sweat stopper pads under my arms so I wouldn’t have big pit spots during the filming!

Military Experience Helping Her Run the Business

I was born to organize and my years in the military taught me how to create systems and order for the masses. Discipline, logistics, and determination all make me a great entrepreneur, leader and employer​.

Balancing Motherhood With Work

​I have my priorities in order: God, family and then career and business. I am a faithful tither and put God first; the rest seems to fall into place. I am not perfect in this department, but it is easier to make the right decisions of working smarter, not harder when I have my priorities aligned.​