Middle-Market CEO Interview: Garry McGuire of RMG Networks

  Digital signage networks — found in hotel lobbies and malls across the continent — are among the fastest growing categories for media today, increasing at about 14 percent annually. For RMG Networks, the digital networks opportunity recently grew still larger last year when it acquired Plano, Texas’s Symon Communications, a tech firm specializing in […]

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Three Tech Stars Rise Within the Lone Star State

  One Part Media, One Part Technology, RMG Networks Finds Growth in the Mix Plano, Texas — For RMG Networks, the growing availability of WiFi on airplanes was at first a nail-biting experience. Having signed long-term contracts to supply every major airline with advertising for their seatback TVs, RMG Networks understandably looked upon the growing […]

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One Part Media, One Part Technology, RMG Networks Finds Growth in the Mix

  Plano, Texas — For RMG Networks, the growing availability of WiFi on airplanes was at first a nail-biting experience. Having signed long-term contracts to supply every major airline with advertising for their seatback TVs, RMG Networks understandably looked upon the growing availability of WiFi (via handheld mobile devices) as a potential threat to its […]

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The Rise of Clearview Energy: Midmarket Firm’s Advance Fueled Not by Wind, Water or Fossil Fuels, but Information

  Dallas — When it comes to commercial businesses and the weather, insurance firms and rock salt makers are known for keeping meteorology top-of-mind. However, when a firm counts 32 weather observation stations in the Northeast alone among its strategic partners – it’s a pretty good bet these days that the professional firm deals in […]

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The Curious Case of Trintech: How a $40 Million Firm Grew into a Start-Up

  Dallas — Having recently turned 22, Trintech, a financial software developer, is now hurrying to turn back the clock and devolve its organizational rhythms into those more closely associated with a software start-up. Of course, converting a $40 million firm into a nimble entrepreneurial enterprise is no easy feat. Still, Darren Heffernan, CFO and […]

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Middle Market CEO Interview: Chris MacFarland of Masergy

  Plano, TX — Back in the summer of 2008, Royce Holland, chairman of Masergy, a managed services firm, asked Chris MacFarland, a company outsider at the time, to take a hard look at his company. Five years later, MacFarland is opening a new chapter of growth for the middle-market firm as he serves as […]

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Bridge 360 CEO Drives Growth With Local Roots and Global Smarts

  Austin, TX — On a typical weekday morning, Brenda Hall is just as likely to receive a call from a London-based barrister charged with adding the necessary British legalese to her firm’s newly minted UK documents as she is from an assistant dean looking for input regarding a new job training program for returning […]

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For Masergy’s MacFarland, Liquidity Falls from the Cloud

  Plano, Texas — When it came to liquidity, Masergy was beginning to appear a bit “long in the tooth,” says Chris MacFarland, commenting on the timing of his arrival at the managed services and cloud communications firm where he now serves as CEO. Back in the summer of 2008, MacFarland, a company outsider at the […]

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An Appetite for Growth Beckons INTERA to the Surface

  Around the globe, government experiments and research have created many a legacy opportunity for private enterprise through the years. However, few can match what the U.S. government left behind in the Nevada desert 60 years ago. Or to put it another way: 908 nuclear bomb tests can certainly leave a big mess. Enter INTERA, […]

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At Venice Bakery, Gluten-Free Became the Ticket to Generational Growth

  The kitchen is closed at Venice Bakery these days. Or at least it is to outsiders. Nine years after Jimmy DeSisto set out to make a gluten-free pizza crust, all eyes are on his kitchen, as the bakery’s gluten-free offerings fill menus across the country and shipping containers on their way to the UK […]

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