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.

A Weight-Loss Phenom Adds Middle-Market Muscle, Michael MacDonald, CEO, Medifast, Inc.

When it came time to help Medifast advance beyond its small-company roots, Michael MacDonald retooled the firm's management ranks by hiring a squad of seasoned executives. Join us as Medifast's CEO shares his middle-market mindset and gears up to tackle yet another of his firm's midmarket growth hurdles - information systems. Sponsor Intacct:  Did you…
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SG&A and the Cloud, Vince Burchianti, CFO, Firehouse Subs

What role should finance play when it comes to technology adoption? Join us as Vince reveals his CFO mind-set, and the strategies that allowed Firehouse Subs to trim its SG&A as it empowered its franchisees.
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Building a Business for the Non-GMO World, Jasen Urena, Hidden Villa Ranch

As consumers demand more sustainable, responsible, and humanely created food products, the brands of Hidden Villa Ranch continue to muster extra clout inside the food industries. 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 path inside the quickly evolving Organic and…
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Building a Business for the Non-GMO World, Jasen Urena, Hidden Villa Ranch

As consumers demand more sustainable, responsible, and humanely created food products, the brands of Hidden Villa Ranch continue to muster extra clout inside the food industries. 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 path inside the quickly evolving Organic and…
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ASK ETHAN: Unlocking Value With CPM

Is your corporate performance management (CPM) initiative succeeding? Join us as Ethan Carlson, CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, tackles our questions concerning CPM strategies and the best practices organizations are today adopting to advance their performance goals. Sponsor BlackLine  Does your finance department remain bogged down in the trenches using spreadsheets to accomplish complex accounting…
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Scaling a Gourmet Soft Drink Business With No Venture Aftertaste, Chris Reed, Reed Inc.

When Chris Reed decided it was time to enlist some investors to fuel the expansion of his fast-growing soft drink company, he wasn't willing to part with all of the management control that perspective venture partners required.  Instead, Reed Inc. would become listed on the New York Stock Exchange and sell shares to the public…
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Sewing the Seeds of Mobile Disruption, Prakash Ramachandran, CFO, Polyera

Imagine being able to fold your tablet computer several times allowing it to slide easily into your jacket pocket.  Welcome to the age of flexible transistor technology, where CFO Prakash Ramachandran today oversees the finance function for Polyera - one of mobile computing most ambitious disrupters.
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Middle-Market M&A Update, Mike Nall, AM&AA

As 2015 proves to be a robust year for M&A deals, Michael Nall, CEO and cofounder of Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA) joins us to help explain why 2015's unique climate for deal-making may be unlike any other.
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Bringing Competitive Intelligence to Media Sales, Todd Krizelman, CEO, MediaRadar

How can business intelligence be packaged and priced to satisfy the demands of an impatient industry? Join us when Todd Krizelman, CEO, MediaRadar explains how media sales became a gateway to growth for his middle=market firm. 
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The Human Side of the Enterprise: CFO Ralph Bender, Manship Media

How does a media firm widely known for its newspaper journalism exit the business? Join us as Ralph revisits the difficult decisions that led Manship to sell The Advocate — a much beloved community newspaper owned and published by the Manship family–owned business for the past 104 years. Sponsor BlackLine Does your finance department remain…
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