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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.

159: One Integrated Culture | Nancy Contillo, Chief People Officer, Carousel Industries

Fast growing IT services firm Carousel Industries completed its acquisition of IT rival Atrion last fall aiming to become a $1-billion company. However, for Carousel's Chief People Officer Nancy Contillo the dealmaking was only the merger's kickoff and the creation of a single integrated workforce would take place over the months ahead. Join us when Nancy…
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158: The Elements of a Performance Culture: Collaborate, Innovate, Drive

It's no secret that the IT infrastructure and applications business is experiencing hypergrowth these days. And few technology business leaders are more focused on making the appropriate investments to scale their businesses than those who compete inside the managed services realm. Join us when AHEAD CEO Dan Adamany explains how "cultural fit" is now top-of-mind…
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157: Follow the Talent | Mike Christian, CEO, Risk Strategies Company

  Having grown to 38 offices and more than 900 employees, Risk Strategies Company has entered the ranks of leading national insurance brokers with a strut that signals an appetite for M&A. Join us when the firm's founder and CEO, Mike Christian, explains how acquiring companies in key markets, with key business practice areas, has…
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156: Setting Down American Roots | Glenn Nott, President, simPRO Software, N.A.

What are your priorities for growing this middle-market business over the next 12 months? Glenn: "Our priorities are to look at those areas of the business that we may need to tweak and adjust them as we start to really open up the doors and explore the local market here in Colorado. And then, as…
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155: Building a Digital Leader | Tony Zito, CEO, Rakuten Marketing

In 1995, Tony Zito started his first business, Precision DataLink, which was acquired in 2001. He then went on to found MediaForge, which was acquired by Rakuten Marketing in 2012. Today, he oversees Rakuten Marketing in the Americas, Europe, and Australia, spearheading acquisitions and integrating offerings into an expanded platform of performance marketing offerings. When it…
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154: Flying Beneath the Data Buzz | Chris Astle, CEO, QSR International

In the flash and splash world of data technologies, few companies have their technology more deeply entrenched inside the academic institutions that pollinate and energize the world's research communities than QSR International. Join us when QSR CEO Chris Astle explains why a three-decade-old midsize firm is enjoying some new luster among the data tech world's up-and-comers.…
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153: Cybersecurity: How Sweet It Is | Tom Kemp, CEO, Centrify

Join us when Tom Kemp, CEO, Centrify, exposes the burgeoning cybersecurity opportunity that has propelled his firm beyond $100 million in annual sales and into a realm of organic growth that few industries can match. Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing Centrify? Tom Kemp: "Our priorities are to clearly…
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152: An Appetite for Infrastructure | Jeff Spalding, COO, Peak 10, Inc.

Join us when Jeff reveals the expansion path down which Peak 10 advanced to springboard itself from a super regional upstart to national player inside the IT infrastructure realm.  Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing Peak 10? "Well, number one is what we just talked about, people.…
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151: Making Hiring Your Business Growth Priority | Jim VanSteenhouse, CEO, InterLinc Mortgage

It is often the small bits of information that our guests share that help us to render a more complete picture of their growing business. In the case of Jim VanSteenhouse, one of those small bits was the estimate that he writes close to 3,000 thank-you and congratulatory notes a month. Join us as Jim reveals the leadership and…
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150: How a Middle-Market Mind-Set Liberated a Heavyweight Brand | John Incledon, President, Hisamitsu America

The history of Hisamitsu America is starkly different from that of most middle-market companies. Nevertheless, the Japanese-owned company's latest chapter leaves little doubt that middle-market savvy is now fueling the firm's growth engine.  Join us when John Incledon explains how a change in Hisamitsu's firm-building mind-set opened the door for him to pursue an entrepreneurial…
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