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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.

Maintaining a Healthy and Repeatable Core Business | Andy Marsh, CEO, Plug Power

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing this middle-market firm? “Well, I think there are two priorities. One is that we have a nice core business. And we have a good number of dependable, repeatable customers. And that core business, we shipped products that are valued at over $150 […]

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138: Achieving a Growth Trifecta | John McDonald, CEO, ClearObject

When John McDonald first grasped the developing business opportunity around what is today known as the virtual private cloud, he was a seasoned software executive inside IBM's sprawling software kingdom. Join us when John explains how industry's widespread adoption of cloud technologies has led businesses to rethink their IT spending priorities, opening the door to…
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137: The Company Is For Keeps | Lance Ruttenberg, CEO, American Textile Company

Eight years from now, when Lance Ruttenberg blows out the candles on a birthday cake celebrating his company's 100th birthday, the CEO of American Textile Company will be savoring an industrial hallmark that no Fortune 500 CEO has ever known. Lance and his brother Blake are today the third generation of Ruttenbergs to own and lead…
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136: Finding a Mobile Niche | Scott Kraege, CEO, MOBI

The first growth hurdle that MOBI needed to address, says CEO Scott Kraege, was really an education challenge. MOBI needed to help its customers to fully grasp the impact that mobile computing technologies were having on their businesses. Join us when Scott explains how a growing pain point for large enterprise customers opened the door to…
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135: Optimizing Your Firm’s Growth/Capital Balance | Alan Rich, CEO, Chrome River

Alan Rich says that the best advice he can give to aspiring entrepreneurs is to write down their business ideas and quickly put them under the noses of target customers. "Would you buy it?" is the question that Rich says Chrome River's cofounders began asking 10 years ago, triggering discussions that more fully exposed a software…
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People, Capital, & Continuous Monitoring | Ray Rothrock, CEO, RedSeal

MME: What are your priorities when it comes to growing this middle-market business over the next 12 months? “My job is to resource the company, people, and capital, and maybe technology if that’s needed, but it’s mostly people, because my priority is to grow this business globally as fast as I can, point one. Point […]

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134: Inside Seven Corners | Our Featured Workplace Champion

Indianapolis, Indiana—As companies grow and advance beyond their entrepreneurial roots, talent often becomes a major growth hurdle. To meet the demands of an expanding workforce, firms must steadily enhance their talent best practices. Join us when Justin Tysdal, Cofounder, Seven Corners, explains how talent became the primary path for opening a new chapter of growth for the…
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133: Vexing Amazon One Retailer at a Time | Stefan Weitz, Chief Strategy Officer, Radial

Having surpassed $1 billion in annual revenue, Radial's latest growth chapter umbrellas a path between the e-commerce firm's middle-market years and its entry into the ranks of large enterprise firms. Nevertheless, the company's growth challenges remain distinctly middle-market in character. Join us when Stefan Weitz, the firm's Chief Product & Strategy Officer, explains how garnering new…
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132: Achieving Product Market Fit | Gregg Parise, CEO, Vroozi

In order for a business to be scalable, it must first achieve "product market fit" explains Gregg Parise, who was recently named CEO of Vroozi, a procurement and spend management business that is expected to shortly advance into the ranks of middle-market firms. Join us when Greg explains how cloud computing, mobile technologies, and digital transformations…
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131: The Local Demands of Global Growth | Nigel Kersten, Chief Technical Strategist, Puppet

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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