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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.

131: The Local Demands of Global Growth | Nigel Kersten, Chief Technical Strategist

While most business software is designed to help managers know what's going on with their business, Puppet is designed to help managers know what's going on with their business software - a growing challenge for businesses of all sizes as software and company operations become increasingly intertangled. Join us when Google veteran Nigel Kersten explains…
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130: When Talent and Capital Are Priority One | Ray Rothrock, CEO, RedSeal

Having invested in 53 companies including over a dozen cybersecurity ventures, Ray Rothrock took on the CEO role at RedSeal confident that he could redirect the company's security offerings to a more fruitful opportunity.  Three years later the career venture capitalist appears to have done just that having returned RedSeal to profitability and year-over-year growth.…
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129: EdTech’s Bootstrapped Disruptor Comes of Age | Adrian Ridner, CEO, Study.com

At the beginning there was a mission in search of a business model - a fact that arguably sets Study.com apart from most middle-market businesses. Along the way, as the subscription economy began to blossom, Study.com's founders buckled their fledgling business into an energetic subscription model and turned their attention to managing the growth that…
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128: Diary of a Fintech Disruptor | Seth Merrin, CEO, Liquidnet

Seth Merrin probably didn't have to write a book to understand the origins of his passion for market disruption, unfair sustainable advantage has been a life long pursuit.  Join us when Seth explains the competitive forces that allowed Liquidnet to disrupt the ebb-and-flow of traditional institutional trading and expand the firm's network around the world. What…
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127: Revving Up the Hydrogen Economy | Andy Marsh, CEO, Plug Power

It was perhaps less than a decade ago that the main byproduct of hydrogen fuel cells was buzz and more buzz. Join us when Andy Marsh explains how the adoption of new fuel technologies is gaining momentum making Plug Power an early leader within the ranks of high growth solution providers. Guest: Andy Marsh, CEO Company:…
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126: Building an Enduring Firm | David Macknin CEO, Alper Services

Join us when David Macknin explains how the insurance industry's M&A activity has allowed Alper Services to set itself apart, as it nurtures a culture designed to propel the firm's fortunes for the next 50 years. Guest: David Macknin, CEO Company: Alper Services Headquartered: Chicago Ownership: Privately Held Contacts: www.alperservices.com   @alperservices (Twitter)    
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125: An Appetite for Growth | How 3 Midsized Foodies Size Up Their Plus-Sized Competitors

Join us when three middle market business leaders explain what it takes to compete and win inside the unforgiving, ultra-competitive food industry. Our Featured Business Leaders   Jasen Urena, Hidden Villa Ranch  Join us as Hidden Villa’s Jasen Urena shares his middle-market mindset, and explains how M&A activity is now helping Hidden Villa blaze a growth…
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124: When a $45 Million Firm Hires 700 New Employees | David Fetterolf, President, Stratus Video

Having identified a major opportunity around the common need for hospitals to provide interpreter services to non-English-speaking patients and doctors, Stratus Video has been maneuvering down a growth path few firms ever experience. Join us when Stratus Video's President David Fetterolf explains the unique challenges the firm has faced after experiencing 200 to 300 percent…
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123: Blazing the Pay Per Mile Path, Dan Preston, CEO, Metromile

Metromile, a provider of pay-per-mile for insurance, raised a whopping $191.5 million in funding last year empowering the insurance disrupter to acquire a carrier called Mosaic Insurance to handle the underwriting of its policies.  Join us when Dan Preston, CEO of Metromile, explains how the firm's next chapter of growth will involve the marriage of new and old…
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122: All Business Inside the Sunshine State

Join us when when three business leaders from the state of Florida share their views on what it takes to build a competitive middle market workforce inside today's business climate.  Featured Business Leaders Daniel Gold, CEO, Future Energy Solutions Join us when Future Energy Solutions CEO Daniel Gold shares his middle-market mind-set as he pulls back…
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