Darrin Grove, TrueFit’s Founder and CEO, is a native Pittsburgher with a passion for innovation, technology, and values-based leadership. Since its bootstrap beginnings in his basement in 1997, TrueFit continues to grow into a significant contributor to local and national efforts to drive innovation.
Leveraging leadership and technology experience honed as the former head of IT for a recognized leader in manufacturing technologies, and recognizing the legacy of innovation in the Pittsburgh region, Darrin and his team made a commitment to establish and maintain headquarters in the region, even as TrueFit added clients nationally, and internationally.
Darrin founded TrueFit on the core values of being principled, collaborative, empowering, and serving the common good. In his capacity as CEO, Darrin champions these core values and applies them to each and every client and team member engagement.
Innovation and entrepreneurial spirit guide Darrin, and his leadership instill a “start-up” mentality throughout the organization. His insatiable thirst for new, disruptive technologies has positioned TrueFit as a leader in bringing new ideas to market, and an invaluable partner to companies which seek to operate more entrepreneurially.
For TrueFit’s clientele, Darrin leads the proprietary Idea Launch™ process, ensuring that innovation begins with collaboration. Darrin works closely with TrueFit clients to involve a broad cross-section of stakeholders, company leadership, end users, and subject matter experts to bring game-changing new technology products to market.
Under Darrin’s leadership, TrueFit has carved out a noteworthy role as a collaborative partner to organizations and entities dedicated to building new ideas, products, and start-ups in Pittsburgh and around the country.
Darrin sits on the Deal Flow Committee of BlueTree Allied Angels, the region’s leading group of accredited investors who invest in early-stage companies, and is also an investor. Darrin serves as an advisor to start-up companies at AlphaLab, Pittsburgh’s start-up accelerator which helps promote growth of innovative start-ups. Darrin also serves on several non-profit boards, which promote leadership, education, and urban renewal, including the advisory board for Entrepreneurship and Computer Science at Grove City College. He is also a regular panelist and judge at events related to innovation.
Most of all, Darrin enjoys his wife Chris and three sons, Andy, Tyler, and Ryan. He and his sons enjoy training for triathlons, cycling, and skiing. He also enjoys tinkering with new technology and reading good books on business and worldview.