It’s not that Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner tries to buck convention. She just thinks her way is probably best.
In the 1980s, when other technology companies were choosing sleek, modern buildings as offices, Faulkner picked an old Victorian home.
When other young startups grew with venture capital and Faulkner was advised to seek some too, she declined. At a time when other entrepreneurs sought business degrees to help run their companies, Faulkner passed.