George Cloutier is the founder and CEO of American Management Services, a management firm that specializes in financial turnarounds and profit development for small and midsize businesses. Since the firm's inception in 1986, Cloutier has worked with 6,000 companies across 400 industries. Cloutier is also chairman of Partner America, a partnership between his firm and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is made up of several hundred mayors. He is the author of the tough-love business advice book Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing, published in hardcover by HarperBusiness. The book is now a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.