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146: Empowering the Internet of Things Generation | Mark Benson, CTO, Exosite

Join us when Mark Benson explains how Exosite is helping customers transform their traditional businesses by embracing the Internet of Things and adopting new software and strategies that allow them to  optimize cost and create new revenue streams. Guest: Mark Benson, Chief Technology Officer Company: Exosite Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN Ownership: Private Contact: www.exosite.com  @exosite (twitter)
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144: Not Founder, But Firm Builder | Glenn Hazard, CEO, OPAQ Networks

Join us when Glenn Hazard, CEO, OPAQ Networks, and middle-market veteran, traces his firm-building path from the Internet's early commerical days to the present. Learn about the unique management mind-set and skillsets that have allowed Glenn to open new chapters of growth for midsize firms.   Guest: Glenn Hazard, CEO Company: OPAQ Networks Headquarters: Herndon, VA Contacts: www.opaqnetworks.com     
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143: Aligning Business Functions With Revenue Growth | Eric Sager, Chief Revenue Officer, BlueVine

  Join us when Eric Sager, Chief Revenue Officer of BlueVine, shares his business growth priorities and identifies a number of the growth hurdles the company has needed to address as its revenues continue to spiral steadily upward.     Guest: Eric Sager, Chief Revenue Officer Company: BlueVine Headquarters: San Francisco, CA Contacts: www.Bluevine.com   @bluevinecapital (Twitter)    
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141: A Minimum Viable Approach for Entering New Markets | Patrick Llewellyn, CEO, 99designs

Join us when Patrick Llewellyn, CEO, 99designs, traces the trajectory of the world's largest online graphic design marketplace with an annual revenue run rate of about $60 million and approximately 121 FT employees in the US, Australia, and Germany. "We've been reasonably undercapitalized, so that has been a very interesting journey for us. If you…
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Staying True to Our Space | Gregg Parise, CEO, Vroozi

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing this middle-market firm? “We are supremely focused on defining our product market fit, and that means really defining our customer. And I think it’s very easy, especially when you first start a company, a lot of people, and ours included … […]

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140: The Fruits of Customer Retention | Jerry Hum, CEO, Touch of Modern

Join us when we speak to Jerry Hum, cofounder and CEO of Touch of Modern—a popular men's e-commerce destination that has annually grown at a rate of 150 percent, driving the firm's annual revenues to surpass $100 million. Together with his three cofounders, Hum has repeatedly challenged the online world's conventional thinking while dispatching some important…
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136: Finding a Mobile Niche | Scott Kraege, CEO, MOBI

The first growth hurdle that MOBI needed to address, says CEO Scott Kraege, was really an education challenge. MOBI needed to help its customers to fully grasp the impact that mobile computing technologies were having on their businesses. Join us when Scott explains how a growing pain point for large enterprise customers opened the door to…
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132: Achieving Product Market Fit | Gregg Parise, CEO, Vroozi

In order for a business to be scalable, it must first achieve "product market fit" explains Gregg Parise, who was recently named CEO of Vroozi, a procurement and spend management business that is expected to shortly advance into the ranks of middle-market firms. Join us when Greg explains how cloud computing, mobile technologies, and digital transformations…
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130: When Talent and Capital Are Priority One | Ray Rothrock, CEO, RedSeal

Having invested in 53 companies including over a dozen cybersecurity ventures, Ray Rothrock took on the CEO role at RedSeal confident that he could redirect the company's security offerings to a more fruitful opportunity.  Three years later the career venture capitalist appears to have done just that having returned RedSeal to profitability and year-over-year growth.…
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126: Building an Enduring Firm | David Macknin CEO, Alper Services

Join us when David Macknin explains how the insurance industry's M&A activity has allowed Alper Services to set itself apart, as it nurtures a culture designed to propel the firm's fortunes for the next 50 years. Guest: David Macknin, CEO Company: Alper Services Headquartered: Chicago Ownership: Privately Held Contacts: www.alperservices.com   @alperservices (Twitter)    
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