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About Jack Sweeney

Jack Sweeney is editor in chief of Middle-Market Executive. He is the former editor in chief of Business Finance Magazine and recent editorial director for The CFO Alliance. Jack was the founding editor of Consulting magazine today owned by Bloomberg L.P. He served as editor of Integration Management and Washington Technology, both published by The Washington Post Cos. He can be reached at jack.sweeney@middlemarketexecutive.com.

187: Putting Generations To Work | John Waldron, CEO, Waldron Private Wealth

John Waldron built a business by helping other business owners navigate the complexities of their growing wealth.  Join us when John describes the opportunity he first identified and the unique customer approach that has propelled Waldron Private Wealth into the ranks of middle market firms. “At the beginning, I had three founding principles. One was I…
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Talent Top-of-Mind: Lance Ruttenberg, CEO, American Textile Company

Lance Ruttenberg, CEO, American Textile Company Industry: Textiles Headquarters: Duquesne, PA Family-Owned “Finding talent has been one area where we’ve enjoyed success. The University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and other educational institutions have provided this area with a great pool of young talent to bring in and develop. Hopefully, when a newly graduated person comes […]

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186: Three Business Builders & the Power of T.A.M.

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185: Three Tales of Growth Inside the Healthcare Realm

  "Today we're in about 30 percent of the hospitals in the United States. We've got about 1,600 hospitals (as customers) and over 120 health systems. All the big health systems in the country are using our product. … It was sort of a breakthrough technology. We were really alone in the market for two-plus years,…
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184: Seven CEOs Share Their Business Growth Priorities

"We want to dominate every single market segment that we choose to participate in. And we've been successful doing that. We want to develop really new exciting innovative products which we're working on. We will now launch a few new things and we want to make strategic acquisitions along the way where it makes the most…
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183: The Maverick of Residential Cleaning | Ron Holt, CEO, Two Maids & A Mop

Join us when Ron Holt, founder and CEO of Two Maids & A Mop, explains how an employee pay-for-performance plan proved to be the workforce octane that he needed to incentivize and motivate his people and distinguish the company's offerings. Learn how the decision to franchise triggered a critical pivot and swung open the door to expansion into…
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182: Thicker Than Water | A Look Inside Family-Owned Businesses

"We are between $200 million and $500 million in revenue—squarely in the middle-market space. We have five operations around the United States, a custom operation in El Salvador, a product development and sourcing office and quality control office in Shanghai, China. Our product development leadership is in Morrisville, North Carolina. American Textile started in 1925.…
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The Afterpod | Matthew Bertulli, CEO, Demac Media

MMTL: Along the way, you've made a lot of hires, so we're going to ask you, "How do you make a great hire?" Matt: We follow this principle that we picked up in a book called Traction, by a guy named Gino Wickman. It's an operating system for businesses called the EOS. We follow their…
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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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