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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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185: Three Tales of Growth Inside the Healthcare Realm

  "Today we're in about 30 percent of the hospitals in the United States. We've got about 1,600 hospitals (as customers) and over 120 health systems. All the big health systems in the country are using our product. … It was sort of a breakthrough technology. We were really alone in the market for two-plus years,…
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184: Seven CEOs Share Their Business Growth Priorities

"We want to dominate every single market segment that we choose to participate in. And we've been successful doing that. We want to develop really new exciting innovative products which we're working on. We will now launch a few new things and we want to make strategic acquisitions along the way where it makes the most…
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178: Sticking to It: One Firm’s Stubborn Path to Growth | Larry Heard, CEO, Transwestern

Having served as Transwestern's CEO since 2003, Larry Heard has led the commercial real estate firm to open multiple chapters of new growth as well as traverse the trough of an economic downturn. Join us when Larry looks back and explains how the firm's guiding principles have at times steadied his leadership arm as the…
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175: How Two Leaders Advance as One | Paul Kenyon, Co-CEO, Avecto

Join us when Paul Kenyon, co-CEO of Avecto, explains how the cybersecurity firm's impressive growth path was blazed using a co-leadership mix that few companies can likely match. Learn what talent initiatives Paul views as priorities when it comes to driving future growth.   Quick hits: 60-Second Insights Guest: Paul Kenyon, co-CEO Company: Avecto Headquarters: Manchester,…
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168: When Your Firm Has an Appetite for M&A | Jack Walsh, CFO, Aptean

Having completed 11 acquisitions in the past two-and-half years, Aptean—an enterprise software developer—is making M&A best practices the cornerstone of an aggressive growth strategy. Join us when Aptean CFO Jack Walsh explains how the realization of cost synergies rather than revenue synergies has become a central component of Aptean’s M&A success formula. Company: Aptean Industry:  Enterprise…
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My Growth Priorities: Kirsten Dolan, COO, Parking One

Over the next 12 months, what are the top priorities for this middle-market business? Kirsten Dolan: Well, you hit on one, which is really shoring up the financial part, and as part of the Forum 7 group with The Commonwealth Institute, which is a group of women who are all executives who help guide me, […]

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When Assessing the Capital Needs of Your Business, Elliot Jaffee, Executive Vice President, US Bank

In the first of a series of occasional interviews, Middle Market Thought Leader host Jack Sweeney speaks with Elliot Jaffee, Head of Commercial Banking, U.S. Bank, about economic uncertainty, Brexit and how middle-market firms can achieve greater financial flexibility. “The whole idea here is to be very forthcoming, and to the extent our clients are…
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078: Lessening the Overseas Bite for American Manufacturers, Mark Dohnalek, CEO, Pivot International

The pitch is simple: Maximize your Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for new product development. However, the global supply chain behind the pitch is anything but simple.  Join us when Mark Dohnalek CEO, Pivot International explains why his manufacturing design firm has an edge few other middle market firms can match.
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