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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 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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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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143: Aligning Business Functions With Revenue Growth | Eric Sager, Chief Revenue Officer, BlueVine

  Join us when Eric Sager, Chief Revenue Officer of BlueVine, shares his business growth priorities and identifies a number of the growth hurdles the company has needed to address as its revenues continue to spiral steadily upward.     Guest: Eric Sager, Chief Revenue Officer Company: BlueVine Headquarters: San Francisco, CA Contacts: www.Bluevine.com   @bluevinecapital (Twitter)    
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142: The Global Talent Equation | Phil Friedman, CEO, CGS

Guest: Phil Friedman, Founder, President & CEO Company: CGS Founded: 1984 Headquarters: New York, New York Contacts: www.cgsinc.com @CGSinc (Twitter)
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141: A Minimum Viable Approach for Entering New Markets | Patrick Llewellyn, CEO, 99designs

Join us when Patrick Llewellyn, CEO, 99designs, traces the trajectory of the world's largest online graphic design marketplace with an annual revenue run rate of about $60 million and approximately 121 FT employees in the US, Australia, and Germany. "We've been reasonably undercapitalized, so that has been a very interesting journey for us. If you…
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140: The Fruits of Customer Retention | Jerry Hum, CEO, Touch of Modern

Join us when we speak to Jerry Hum, cofounder and CEO of Touch of Modern—a popular men's e-commerce destination that has annually grown at a rate of 150 percent, driving the firm's annual revenues to surpass $100 million. Together with his three cofounders, Hum has repeatedly challenged the online world's conventional thinking while dispatching some important…
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139: Solar’s Savings Grace | Jon Proffitt, Sigora Solar

Join us when Jon Proffitt explains how Sigora Solar, a Virginia-based solar design and installation firm, has quickly grown into the ranks of the state's middle-market companies as it issues a value proposition that appeals to homeowners and commercial business owners alike. Guest: Jon Proffitt, Business Development Company: Sigora Solar Industry:  Solar Energy Headquarters: Waynesboro, VA Ownership: Privately held…
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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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