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Episode #155

Tony Zito, CEO, Rakuten Marketing

Inspiring Growth-Minded
Business Leaders

Middle Market Thought Leader is about inspiring business leaders to take a leadership leap by opening a new chapter of growth for their middle-market companies. We know that by learning from the failures, Ah-ha! moments, and successes of other middle-market business leaders,
you can take inspired action.

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Phil Rooke: Growth Equals Simplicity and Employee Empowerment

Phil Rooke is the CEO of Spreadshirt, a multinational German-based middle market company that designs self-expression t-shirts and captures more than $100 million in annual income. Rooke joined the company in 2009, and became CEO in 2011. Since 2009, the company has tripled its size.  Rooke recently told our middle market listening audience that simplicity […]

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181: Inside Twiddy & Company | Our Featured Workplace Champion

"In order to continue to attract the very best in terms of aggressive, talented people, we have to be seen as a place that promises not only excellence but also growth." –Clark Twiddy, CEO, Twiddy &  Company Guest: Clark Twiddy Company: Twiddy & Company Headquarters: Outer Banks, North Carolina Contact: www.twiddy.com  @TwiddyOBX Battling Tribal Movements: When the…
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180: How Employee Empowerment Is Fueling the Rise of a Self-Expression Juggernaut | Phil Rooke, CEO, Spreadshirt

In the beginning, it was about T-shirts and a design-your-own website. Today, Spreadshirt, based in Berlin, Germany, is a $100 million business commonly classified as a self-expression global e-commerce company. Join us when Spreadshirt CEO Philip Rooke explores the offerings that allowed Spreadshirt to triple its size and the employee empowerment discipline that he's adopted to…
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179: Extending the Stride of a Unique Offering | Michael Hough, Founder, Advance Medical

Join us when Michael Hough, EVP and founder of Advance Medical, explains how a singular approach to serving the employees of its client companies has allowed the firm to climb into the ranks of the middle market. Advance Medical, of Westwood, MA, today boasts of having "the first and only" HR service that gives its customers’ employees direct 1:1 access to physician case…
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178: Sticking to It: One Firm’s Stubborn Path to Growth | Larry Heard, CEO, Transwestern

Having served as Transwestern's CEO since 2003, Larry Heard has led the commercial real estate firm to open multiple chapters of new growth as well as traverse the trough of an economic downturn. Join us when Larry looks back and explains how the firm's guiding principles have at times steadied his leadership arm as the…
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177: Inside JANCOA | Our Featured Workplace Champion

 
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The AfterPod | Gregg Parise, CEO, Callabor8

  Guest: Gregg Parise, CEO  Company: Callabor8 Ownership: Privately held Contact: www.collabor8app.com  @vroozi (Twitter)
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176: When It’s Time to Scale Your Management Ranks | Matthew Bertulli, CEO, Demac Media

Join us when Matt Bertulli, CEO, Demac Media, explains how the quickly evolving online retail environment has opened the door to a broadening menu of Demac Media services, allowing his upstart firm to leap into the ranks of middle-market companies. Learn how Bertulli made broadening Demac's management ranks a top priority after acknowledging that growth…
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175: How Two Leaders Advance as One | Paul Kenyon, Co-CEO, Avecto

Join us when Paul Kenyon, co-CEO of Avecto, explains how the cybersecurity firm's impressive growth path was blazed using a co-leadership mix that few companies can likely match. Learn what talent initiatives Paul views as priorities when it comes to driving future growth.   Quick hits: 60-Second Insights Guest: Paul Kenyon, co-CEO Company: Avecto Headquarters: Manchester,…
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174: Using Customer ROI to Drive Growth | Roger Varin, CEO, Stäubli N.A.

Join us when Roger Varin, CEO of Stäubli North America, draws back the curtain on the operations of Stäubli's North American operations and explains the unique competitive advantage that Stäubli now wields inside not one, but three distinct B2B markets. Quick Hits: 60-Second Insights Guest: Roger Varin CEO Company: Stäubli N.A. Headquarters:  Duncan, SC  Contact: www.staubli.us  …
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