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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.

224: Marching to Its Own Drummer | Ross Andrew Paquette, Founder CEO, Maropost

"One of the problems with the tech space today is that there's too much money flying around. It's too easy to raise capital. There's not enough good ideas, or rather I shouldn't say great ideas. But the capital is still there, so it becomes very easy to raise it. And that's why (you'll find) there…
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223: Making Digital Your Growth Path | John Gardner, President, Luckie & Company

Join us when John Gardner, president of Luckie & Company, explains how a marketing agency with deep Southern roots is serving a menu of enriched digital offerings designed to help its customers open new marketing channels to better engage and serve their customers. "Because the marketing solution space has changed so rapidly due to technology…
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222: Bringing Efficiencies at Scale | Ed O’Brien, CEO, eMoney Advisor

Join us when Ed O'Brien, CEO of eMoney Advisor, explains how new technologies are redefining how customer relationships are established and grown—opening the door to growth opportunities that many traditional competitors have failed to see. Adding Elbow Room and Flexibility "We opened up new offices—one in San Diego, one in Providence, Rhode Island—and that has…
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221: Keeping an Edge as M&A Drives Growth | Sudhakar Kesavan, CEO, ICF

"Another area on which we are quite focused is making certain that we continue to hire the right people at the senior level. We have a digital and technology services practice, which is only going to become more and more important over the next five to ten years because everyone wants more citizen engagement, customer…
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220: The York Chapter: A Midsize Agency Comes of Age | Travis York, CEO, GYK Antler

Join us when Travis York explains the mix of entrepreneurial passions and business-building insight that led him to purchase a marketing agency based in Manchester, New Hampshire, and propel it into the ranks of midsize companies. No Exit in Sight "A number of the things that we're doing fly directly in the face of what…
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219: The Lean-Minded Company | Michael DeCata, CEO, Lawson Products

  Mike DeCata's sentences bear the flawless cadence of a seasoned General Electric manager without a word misplaced or deployed without purpose. While his direct and focused manner is one that many CEOs share, his career path to the middle-market C-suite was more uncommon. Still, it did include a familiar chapter in the private equity…
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218: Making Privacy a Competitive Advantage | Ted Kim, CEO, London Trust Media

The Private Internet Edge  "Privacy doesn't mean complete confidentiality and anonymity. There's a reason why people have doors and windows with drapes in their homes. If you have your door open, your drapes open, you don't mind people seeing in, but when it's time for your personal privacy, you close all that up. Private Internet…
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217: Adding Scale to Drive Growth | Mark Dohnalek, CEO, Pivot International

  "The fact is that the end market largely remains Europe or North America when it comes to electronics-type product manufacturing. Inside Asia, most products are being manufactured there, but otherwise parts are coming back to North America or Europe, where they are rendered into the final finished goods form."  –Mark Dohnalek, CEO Guest: Mark…
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216: Milestones for Achieving Double-Digit Growth | Nicole Latimer, CEO, StayWell

  Few companies inside the wellness community have achieved a strut comparable to that being wielded by StayWell of St. Paul, MN. Having acquired three companies within two years, the firm has an appetite for growth that shows few signs of being satisfied, as CEO Nicole Latimer appears to be considering future acquisitions as well…
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215: Achieving Your Repeatable Sales Milestone | Dave Kellogg, CEO, Host Analytics

"Right now, we're focused on organic growth. We're pursuing that in North America. We're trying to do it in our core EPM market, which is financial planning, budgeting, consolidation, and reporting. We're not trying to move into adjacent markets. We're not trying to do international. We're trying to do self-funded organic growth, and our intent…
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