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We know that by learning from the failures, Ah-ha! moments, and successes of other middle-market business leaders, you can take inspired action. Every company has a start-up tale — a business narrative that helps unknown companies to open doors.

At Middle-Market Executive, we interview business leaders about the next chapter — the growth chapter.


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237: Adelman Travel’s Hiring Imperative | A Workplace Champions Episode

Join us when Andy McGraw, CEO, Adelman Travel Group, explains how driving growth in the Digital Age is requiring the 30-year-old firm to adopt new approaches for managing and developing talent. Learn how Adelman is making customer satisfaction its metric-of-choice when it comes to opening a new chapter of growth. Quick Hits: 60-Second insights Guest:…
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236: Marching in Step With Private Equity | Chris Lueck, CEO, FastSpring

While the subscription-based sales model has opened a world of opportunity for businesses in a variety of industries, few businesses arguably are gleaning deeper insights into the intricacies of SaaS subscription billing practices than FastSpring, a Santa Barbara, CA–based software developer focused on serving up billing solutions specially tailored to ease the pain points of…
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235: A Community of Families With a Company in Common | Travis Hollman, CEO, Hollman, Inc.

While college and education cost reimbursement programs have long been a coveted perk enjoyed by employees inside certain talent-minded businesses, the act of extending that perk to employee spouses and children is rare and arguably transformative. What was once a workforce becomes a workforce community, and so it goes at Hollman, Inc., of Irving, Texas, where CEO Travis…
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234: Energizing Your Commercial World | Scott Graf, President, BCD Meetings & Events

A Growing Appetite for M&A "The timing for consolidation in this industry is right. There were a lot of baby boomer owners of businesses that grew and prospered in this space, and now those owners want to transition to something else. We're just coming into a generation of companies that are ready or ripe for…
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233: Growth, Scale, and M&A | A Dealmakers Episode

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232: Keeping Lean When Talent Is Top-of-Mind | Workplace Champions Episode

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230: Scaling Your Sales Function | Kevin Parker, CEO, Hirevue

Kevin Parker arrived at Hirevue with a business-building resume that only the most seasoned business leaders can match. Join us when Kevin reveals his hardy appetite for growth at Hirevue and the business obstacles he's determined to remove. "It's great to just find talented people, but if you don't train them, they're not going to…
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229: Monster’s Midmarket Climb | Scott Gutz, CEO, Monster Worldwide

An Appetite for M&A "We're actively looking at partners that can help us advance in categories that we think are strategic and important ... and to find organizations that are doing things that are compelling enough that we want to own that technology asset or we want to be have that group of people operate…
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227: Finding Your Customer Growth Lane | Scott Staples, CEO, First Advantage

With hiring on the minds of most growth-minded business leaders these days, background screening solutions have perhaps never been in greater demand. However, as more customer doors swing open, the virtues of customer success have never been more top-of-mind for First Advantage CEO Scott Staples. Join us when Scott explains why First Advantage is seeking…
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226: Completing Its Services Footprint | Ken Lochiatto, CEO, Convergint Technologies

Join us when Ken Lochiatto explains how Convergint Technologies opened a new chapter of growth by pursuing a mix of M&A and organic growth opportunities that vastly expanded the $1 billion security company's services footprint. "In the last three months, we have spent a lot of time stepping back and looking at our industry and…
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