A Wildfire Fighter Needed a Job That Didn’t Require Jumping Out of Helicopters. He Came Up With This Multimillion-Dollar Business

By Dan Whateley | Inc. | October 29, 2019

Mark Masters learned how to perform in high-pressure scenarios as an 18-year-old fighting wildfires in Idaho. Now he runs Chloeta [shuh-lay-tuh], an emergency management staffing company he founded in 2009 to help businesses and the U.S. government deal with natural and human-caused disasters like Superstorm Sandy and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Here, he tells Inc. how he went from jumping out of helicopters to leading a business that landed at No. 606 on Inc.’s annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. –As told to Dan Whateley

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