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Phil Rooke: Growth Equals Simplicity and Employee Empowerment

Phil Rooke is the CEO of Spreadshirt, a multinational German-based middle market company that designs self-expression t-shirts and captures more than $100 million in annual income. Rooke joined the company in 2009, and became CEO in 2011. Since 2009, the company has tripled its size.  Rooke recently told our middle market listening audience that simplicity […]

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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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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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Staying True to Our Space | Gregg Parise, CEO, Vroozi

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing this middle-market firm? “We are supremely focused on defining our product market fit, and that means really defining our customer. And I think it’s very easy, especially when you first start a company, a lot of people, and ours included … […]

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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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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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My Growth Priorities: Ken Makovsky, CEO, Makovsky Integrated Communications

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities for this middle-market firm? Ken: I would say that our digital growth is a priority, making digital a part of almost everything that we do. We started something called Skylabs, which is an innovation laboratory. That is supposed to help clients develop new, innovative thinking about […]

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My Growth Priorities: CEO Chris Reed of Soft Drink Upstart Reed’s Inc.

  Reed: We acquired top channels from the beverage industry to come in here, and we’re putting two new facilities on-board that make it a lot more economical to produce our products with a lot more efficiency. They’re designed for our products specifically, and bringing in-house some stuff that we were contracting out. So, we […]

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My Growth Priorities: Kirsten Dolan, COO, Parking One

Over the next 12 months, what are the top priorities for this middle-market business? Kirsten Dolan: Well, you hit on one, which is really shoring up the financial part, and as part of the Forum 7 group with The Commonwealth Institute, which is a group of women who are all executives who help guide me, […]

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My Growth Priorities: Clark Twiddy, CEO, Twiddy & Company

MMTL: Over the next 12 months, what are your top priorities for this middle market business? Clark Twiddy: It’s funny you asked that. We had a department meeting last week in which we talked about our top five going forward. In no particular order, it’s to continue the mission and vision of the company, to […]

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