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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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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…
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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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189: The Age of Cybersafety | Ray Rothrock, CEO, RedSeal

The year 2017 has been a memorable growth chapter for RedSeal, of Sunnyvale, California. Having fine-tuned its customer offerings, the cybersecurity middleweight is now seeking to sound the cyber alarm and wake up corporate America to a threat now mushrooming at every digital connection. Join us when Ray explains the threat, challenge, and opportunity fueling RedSeal's impressive growth.…
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188: A Hospitality Disrupter’s Dynamic Path to Growth | Pat Phelan, CEO, Leap Hospitality

Like many middle-market business leaders, Pat Phelan wears the label "entrepreneur" as a badge of accomplishment as well as a testament to survival. Today, his company, Leap Hospitality. based near Kansas City, Missouri, is tightly wired to the geography's hospitality ecosystem as it pursues client opportunities inside three different development areas.  Join us when Pat recalls his bumpy…
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187: Putting Generations to Work | John Waldron, CEO, Waldron Private Wealth

John Waldron built a business by helping other business owners navigate the complexities of their growing wealth.  Join us when John describes the opportunity he first identified and the unique customer approach that has propelled Waldron Private Wealth into the ranks of middle-market firms. “At the beginning, I had three founding principles. One was that I…
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