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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.

229: Monster’s Midmarket Climb | Scott Gutz, CEO, Monster Worldwide

An Appetite for M&A "We're actively looking at partners that can help us advance in categories that we think are strategic and important. ... And where we find organizations - where what they're doing is compelling enough that we want to own that technology asset or we want to be have that group of people…
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228: How Influencer Marketing Fueled the Rise of G FUEL | Cliff Morgan, Founder, G FUEL

Understanding Influencer Marketing "It was really tough for private equity to get their head around what we do. You can't build an algorithm around it. We were early adopters of influencer marketing, and and there's no assurance as to which approach will trigger a better response and more business. So, our approach is really like…
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227: Finding Your Customer Growth Lane | Scott Staples, CEO, First Advantage

With hiring on the minds of most growth-minded business leaders these days, background screening solutions have perhaps never been in greater demand. However, as more customer doors swing open, the virtues of customer success have never been more top-of-mind for First Advantage CEO Scott Staples. Join us when Scott explains why First Advantage is seeking…
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226: Completing Its Services Footprint | Ken Lochiatto, CEO, Convergint Technologies

Join us when Ken Lochiatto explains how Convergint Technologies opened a new chapter of growth by pursuing a mix of M&A and organic growth opportunities that vastly expanded the $1 billion security company's services footprint. "In the last three months, we have spent a lot of time stepping back and looking at our industry and…
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225: When Knocking on Wood Is a Strategic Imperative | Jim Cline, CEO, Trex Company

Inside the decking and railing realm, pressure-treated lumber (or wood) represents roughly 83 percent of the linear footage of decking and railing sold, according to Jim Cline, CEO of Trex Company, who credits wood's dominance of the space with having fostered a favorable growth environment (favorable at least for the makers of composite decking and…
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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 aren't enough good ideas, or rather, I should say 'great ideas.' But the capital is still there, so it becomes very easy to raise it. That's why you'll find that 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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