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.

ACA Regulation May Have More Bark Than Bite, Raef Lawson, VP Research & Policy, IMA

As businesses overcome implementation hurdles related to the Affordable Care Act, the legislation remains one of the most hotly debated issues in business. Raef Lawson, VP of Research & Policy for the Institute of Management Accountants, shares the findings of a recent IMA member survey that suggests the law may not be as disruptive to…
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How Putting Wheels in Motion Unlocked a Brand’s Potential, Mike Weinberger, CEO, Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies

Maui Wowi Hawaiian likes to boast that it is the world’s largest concessionaire. Today the one-time upstart has more than 450 operating units in seven countries and an online store. Join us when CEO Mike Weinberger shares his middle-market mind-set and explains how the firm was able to enter markets long dominated by large soda and beer…
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ASK ETHAN: The CFO as Storyteller

When it comes to finance leadership, what role does storytelling play in effective communication? Join us as Ethan Carlson, CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, once more tackles our questions to supply you with answers and a new mind-set designed to help advance your leadership. ¤
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When Nothing Matters: A Tale of a Vaporizing Middle-Market Business, Aaron LoCascio, CEO, VapeWorld

Since starting Vapeworld in college, Aaron LoCascio has grown the firm into the largest vaporizer company in North America, with $100M in annual revenue. Join us when CEO LoCascio reveals his middle-market mind-set and explains how the vaporizing opportunity should drive growth for many years to come. ¤
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Summer Reading: CFO Book Recommendations

“What book would you recommend to aspiring finance leaders?” This is a question we frequently pose to our CFO guests, and we felt that it was about time that we collected a number of the more illuminating responses for your reference shelf. ¤
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A Franchisor’s Rising Tide, Idan Shpizear, CEO, 911Restoration

Few growth markets escape the notice of franchisors, and so it is inside the water damage and property restoration sector, where 911Restoration is launching a rapid expansion plan. Join us when Idan Shpizear, CEO, 911Restoration, shares his middle-market mind-set as well as his franchise vision. ¤
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A “Middleweight” Firm Thrives in the Land of OEM Giants, Rick Skaggs, President, TSP Inc.

Since they founded TSP in 2002, Rick Skaggs and Frank Gonzalez have steadily grown and now employ more than 550 employees, with a service area spanning more than 30 states, plus Canada.  TSP President Rick Skaggs reveals his middle-market mind-set and shares expectations for TSP to double in size before 2019. ¤
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Welcome to the Age of Customer-Centric Finance, John Bonney, CFO, FinancialForce.com

What role should finance play when it comes to measuring and improving the customer experience? Join us when John Bonney, CFO, FinancialForce.com, reveals his CFO mind-set and explains why finance organizations must continue to enhance their customer-centric focus. ¤
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Illuminating a Global LED Opportunity, Mike Lorenz, President, Ephesus Lighting

The biggest growth opportunities don't always reside close to home for middle-market firms. In fact, more middle-market firms are expanding overseas than ever before. Join us when Mike Lorenz explains how this year's Superbowl supplied Ephesus Lighting with a stadium-sized marketing opportunity to propel business abroad.
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Why Middle-Market Agility Always Trumps Size, Leslie Stretch, CEO, CallidusCloud

Since being named CEO of  CallidusCloud, a publicly-held high tech firm, Leslie Stretch has transformed the software firm's business by establishing a recurring revenue model that he believes is now primed to propel the sales automation firm beyond $1 billion in annual sales.  Join us when Leslie  explains why companies no longer must forfeit their middle-market…
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