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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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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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199: The M&A-Minded Leader | Raj Arora, President, Jensen Hughes

  Join us when Raj Arora, President, Strategy and Business Development, Jensen Hughes, explains why strategy must always determine a company's M&A path and not the other way around. Plus, learn what Raj's priorities are when it comes to growing the safety and risk services firm over the next 12 months. Avoiding M&A Missteps "There's…
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197: When the World Is Your Customer | Art Barter, CEO, Datron World Communications, Inc.

  Few U.S. manufacturers appear to have defied the laws of global economics as effectively as Datron World Communications. Capturing 90 percent of its annual revenue overseas, Datron has continued to diligently serve its global customers from a 100,000 square foot San Diego manufacturing facility. Join us when Datron CEO Art Barter explains the unique…
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196: Where Members Equal Growth | Allan Prindle, CEO, Power Financial Credit Union

Join us when Allan Prindle, CEO, Power Financial Credit Union, explains how talent and systems are helping to open PFCU's latest growth chapter. "Credit unions—believe it or not—have increasingly been buying banks, and we have investigated a few banks to purchase. We haven't been able to reach a good price with any of them yet,…
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195: Entrepreneurial Verve Fuels a Marketer’s Midmarket Rise | Phil Carpenter, EVP, PAN Communications

Just as any sea captain worth his salt ultimately rejects his land legs and returns to the sea, Phil Carpenter's marketing career has seldom ventured beyond the entrepreneurial realm, where he has held management roles in both startups and the integrated marketing agencies that eagerly serve them. Today, as executive vice president and managing director of…
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194: When It’s Time to Find New Blood | Strategic Management Talent

In light of all of that’s been written about Steve Jobs since his death, it’s hard to imagine that there remains any area of business that has not yet illuminated his contribution. Enter CFO Lawrence Levy, whose new book To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History, spotlights Jobs’s finance…
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193: Building a Better Venture Firm | Jim Stewart, CFO, True Ventures

When it comes to applying scale and systems (S&S) to growing businesses, few professionals wield greater insight than those who reside inside the venture industry—and few finance leaders are more experienced with the application of “S&S”  than those counted within the ranks of venture management. Join us when finance leader Jim Stewart, CFO of True Ventures,…
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192: Why P.E. Is Acquiring Patience | Vic Chenoweth, CFO, Planview

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191: The Steel Fabricator’s Talent Solution | Tom Walsh, CFO, Art Iron

Join us when Tom Walsh, CFO for Toledo, OH-based steel fabrication business Art Iron, explains how the company's employee health care plan became a strategic lever to enforce the firm's values and retain talent. “Going forward, we’d like to step up our communication with employees and look for ways to be more effective with that communication as…
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190: Keeping Leadership in Step with Growth | Robert Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

  Join us when Robert Douglas, CEO of BioConnect, explains how the alignment of customer insight and product development is the key ingredient in healthy, renewable growth.   Three Lessons for Hypergrowth "I've had the opportunity to work with many high-growth enterprise software companies, but Siebel Systems in particular really stands out for me. There…
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