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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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209: Small Actions, Big Growth | Jack Welde, CEO, Smartling DETAILS

Join us when Jack Welde explains how renewable growth is often the result of many small actions across an organization rather than one big idea or strategic initiative. "My priorities for growth are really the daily drivers. What are the things that we can do today in each department to move a little bit forward?…
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208: Once Private, Now Public: Protecting Your Workforce Culture | Matt Calkins, CEO, Appian

When software firm Appian went public last May, its cofounders put an end to 17 years of private ownership. CEO Matt Calkins discusses the company’s post-IPO life and explains how Appian plans to preserve the company’s unique workforce culture and continue to fuel the serial reinvention of its offerings. How do you make a great…
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207: The Reinvention Generation | Matthew Gonnering, CEO, Widen

Join us when Matthew Gonnering explains how Widen Enterprises faced a “Do or Die” decision in the late ’90s and early 2000s when it left the analog world behind and transitioned to a digital business. Established in 1948 as a print and prepress provider, the family-owned business entered the new century as a pioneer in […]

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206: The Future Uber of Home Services | Steve Upshaw, CEO, CCHS

Join us when CEO Steve Upshaw explains how the connected world is opening the door to new products and services for home owners, allowing the traditional home warranty and maintenance services industry to open a new chapter of growth where imaginative new offerings are soon expected to serve the realm of home ownership. Growth &…
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205: Anchor Brewing: Legacy of a Small Giant | John Dannerbeck, Former President

  When Japan’s Sapporo acquired craft-beer pioneer Anchor Brewing last year, many craft brewers characterized the transaction as the end of an era. It's one on which John Dannerbeck now looks back fondly, having worked alongside the brewery's legendary owner, Fritz Maytag, and the eclectic mix of seasoned managers that stubbornly rejected the notion of…
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204: A One-of-a-Kind Advantage | Sam Santhosh, CEO, MedGenome

  Fifteen years ago, when the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) announced the successful completion of the Human Genome Project, Sam Santhosh decided that it was time to study up and find all of what was required to compete inside the world of DNA sequencing. The way that Santhosh saw it, sequencing was really…
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203: Building a Better Compensation Plan | Chris Cabrera, CEO, Xactly Corporation

Compensation strategies have often been considered a luxury rather than a necessity inside the realm of middle-market businesses. However, as Xactly Corp. continues to enlarge its pool of compensation data, the company's benchmarking insights have begun to alter the mind-sets of middle-market executives as the company helps to level the playing field when it comes…
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202: The New Demand for Domains | Bruce Jaffe, CEO, Donuts, Inc.

For many of us, the phrase "domain registry" still harkens back to the dot-com days of yore when acquiring a dot-com domain was the only genuine ticket of entry to the online world. The early online gold rush made everyone marvel at the sensible business people who made money selling dot-com domains—the URL equivalent of…
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201: The Itch for Growth | Brett Goldberg, co-CEO, TickPick

Join us when Brett Goldberg, co-CEO and cofounder of upstart ticket reseller TickPick, explains how the middle-market company's appetite for growth must at times be kept in check as the New York City–based firm fine tunes a success formula in which growth is but one of several contributing factors. Guest: Brett Goldberg, co-CEO Company: TickPick…
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200: When Supply Lines Determine the Path to Growth | Cody Yarborough, CEO, Lifecycle Biotechnologies

According to Cody Yarborough, when it comes to growing Lifecycle Biotechnologies, the greatest challenge that the biosciences firm faces today has little to do with finding new customers. Instead, the challenge is to better manage and monitor the company’s specialized suppliers. “The market growth that we're seeing right now is tremendous, and we just have…
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