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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.

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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149: Tweets, Retweets, and the Race to Measure Social | Chris Kraft, CEO, Share Rocket

Join us when Chris Kraft, CEO of Share Rocket, explains how a growing blind spot for media companies led him to build a company dedicated to audience measurement inside the social media realm. Today, the firm boasts of giving broadcasters a way to measure the impact of their social media efforts by using ratings-based metrics.  Having garnered…
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My 12-Month Growth Priorities | Patrick Llewellyn, CEO, 99designs

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing this middle-market firm? “We’ve been undercapitalized recently. So that has been a very interesting journey for us. I think that if you think about how our story correlates to those of other middle-market businesses that perhaps haven’t taken on investment—you know, have organically grown—I think […]

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148: Coming to America | Nick Clark, CEO, Alexium International

Join us when Nick Clark explains how his decision to accept the CEO role of a struggling Australian chemical company led him to move the company's headquarters to the U.S. and establish a new leadership team. Learn how Alexium International is incorporating both government and commercial customers into an organic growth strategy that has quickly…
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147: How Day-to-Day Actions Become Culture | Chris Byers, CEO, Formstack

Join us when Chris Byers charts the evolutionary path that is leading Formstack to open a new chapter of growth as the software developer enhances its offerings in response to customer insight that sheds new light on the internal workings and complex processes of Formstack's customers. Guest: Chris Byers, CEO Company: Formstack Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana…
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146: Empowering the Internet of Things Generation | Mark Benson, CTO, Exosite

Join us when Mark Benson explains how Exosite is helping customers to transform their traditional businesses by embracing the Internet of Things and adopting new software and strategies that allow them to optimize cost and create new revenue streams. Guest: Mark Benson, Chief Technology Officer Company: Exosite Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN Ownership: Private Contact: www.exosite.com  @exosite (twitter)
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145: The Big Sleep | Martin Rawls-Meehan, CEO, Reverie

When CEO Martin Rawls-Meehan is asked to identify his company's primary competitor inside the mattress industry, he rejects some of the sleep world's best-known brands and instead advances a less obvious rival: Starbucks.  According to Rawls-Meehan, consumers have for years been remedying a poor night's sleep with highly caffeinated cups of coffee. "We see a $15 billion mattress…
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My 12-Month Growth Priorities | Lance Ruttenberg, CEO, American Textile Company

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing this middle-market firm? “We are really going to be building out our brand portfolio. We’ve been very successful over the years when it comes to building our private label business, which we’re proud of. We are going to continue to grow […]

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144: Not Founder, But Firm Builder | Glenn Hazard, CEO, OPAQ Networks

Join us when Glenn Hazard, CEO, OPAQ Networks, and middle-market veteran, traces his firm-building path from the Internet's early commerical days to the present. Learn about the unique management mind-set and skillsets that have allowed Glenn to open new chapters of growth for midsize firms.   Guest: Glenn Hazard, CEO Company: OPAQ Networks Headquarters: Herndon, VA Contacts: www.opaqnetworks.com     
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