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163: When a Firm’s Edge is Its People | Matthew Schiltz, CEO, Conga

As a seasoned middle market CEO, Matthew Schiltz has conditioned a variety of technology firms for future growth including DocuSign, BlueBox and Tier 3. Now as CEO of document solutions firm Conga, Matt explains how talent remains the singular ingredient that sets one high growth firm apart from the next. Quick Hits: 60 Second Insights Guest:…
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162: The Age of Usage-Based Insurance | Nino Tarantino, CEO, Octo Telematics N.A.

When Nino Tarantino moved to Boston from Rome, Italy, nearly 20 years ago, he had no way of knowing that he would someday be charged with building the North American subsidiary of a brash European technology startup.  As fate would have it, Tarantino received a call from Fabio Sbianchi, a former colleague from the 1990s, who…
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161: Execute Like Crazy | Tom Franceski, General Manager, Epicor

Hitting the accelerator on a disruptive cloud computing model in the midst of an economic downturn may not have been the smoothest path to growth, but when Tom Franceski and two partners acquired docSTAR in 2007, they understood that the cloud  transformation path was the surest bet for a software firm in the digital age.…
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Realizing the Benefits of Faster Payments | Laura Listwan & Adam Kruis of U.S. Bank

When it comes to faster payments, most middle-market executives express an enthusiasm for the growing number of payment options, but many freely admit that they remain uncertain about which solutions best suit their business. What's more, executives from midsize firms say that they require some guidance as far as how to prioritize the different payment…
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160: The Power of Meetings | Shaun Ritchie, CEO, Teem

  Join us when Shaun Ritchie, CEO, Teem, explains how a growing need for collaborative workplace environments is opening the door to new tools and technologies that can help companies better manage as well as empower their people.  Prior to Teem, Shaun co-founded Neutron Interactive, an Internet marketing and online lead generation company. Quick Hits: 60-Second…
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159: One Integrated Culture | Nancy Contillo, Chief People Officer, Carousel Industries

Fast-growing IT services firm Carousel Industries completed its acquisition of IT rival Atrion last fall, aiming to become a $1 billion company. However, for Carousel's Chief People Officer, Nancy Contillo, the deal-making was only the merger's kickoff, and the creation of a single integrated workforce would take place over the months ahead. Join us when…
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158: The Elements of a Performance Culture: Collaborate, Innovate, Drive

It's no secret that the IT infrastructure and applications business is experiencing hypergrowth these days. And few technology business leaders are more focused on making the appropriate investments to scale their businesses than those who compete inside the managed services realm. Join us when AHEAD CEO Dan Adamany explains how "cultural fit" is now top-of-mind…
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157: Follow the Talent | Mike Christian, CEO, Risk Strategies Company

  Having grown to 38 offices and more than 900 employees, Risk Strategies Company has entered the ranks of leading national insurance brokers with a strut that signals an appetite for M&A. Join us when the firm's founder and CEO, Mike Christian, explains how acquiring companies in key markets, with key business practice areas, has…
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156: Setting Down American Roots | Glenn Nott, President, simPRO Software, N.A.

What are your priorities for growing this middle-market business over the next 12 months? Glenn: "Our priorities are to look at those areas of the business that we may need to tweak and adjust them as we start to really open up the doors and explore the local market here in Colorado. And then, as…
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155: Building a Digital Leader | Tony Zito, CEO, Rakuten Marketing

In 1995, Tony Zito started his first business, Precision DataLink, which was acquired in 2001. He then went on to found MediaForge, which was acquired by Rakuten Marketing in 2012. Today, he oversees Rakuten Marketing in the Americas, Europe, and Australia, spearheading acquisitions and integrating offerings into an expanded platform of performance marketing offerings. When it…
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