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160: The Power of Meetings | Shaun Ritchie, CEO, Teem

  Join us when Shaun Ritchie, CEO, Teem, explains how a growing need for collaborative workplace environments is opening the door to new tools and technologies that can help companies better manage as well as empower their people.  Prior to Teem, Shaun co-founded Neutron Interactive, an Internet marketing and online lead generation company. Quick Hits: 60…
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157: Follow the Talent | Mike Christian, CEO, Risk Strategies Company

  Having grown to 38 offices and more than 900 employees, Risk Strategies Company has entered the ranks of leading national insurance brokers with a strut that signals an appetite for M&A. Join us when the firm's founder and CEO, Mike Christian, explains how acquiring companies in key markets, with key business practice areas, has…
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155: Building a Digital Leader | Tony Zito, CEO, Rakuten Marketing

In 1995, Tony Zito started his first business, Precision DataLink, which was acquired in 2001. He then went on to found MediaForge, which was acquired by Rakuten Marketing in 2012. Today, he oversees Rakuten Marketing in the Americas, Europe, and Australia, spearheading acquisitions and integrating offerings into an expanded platform of performance marketing offerings. When it…
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150: How a Middle-Market Mind-Set Liberated a Heavyweight Brand | John Incledon, President, Hisamitsu America

The history of Hisamitsu America is starkly different from that of most middle-market companies. Nevertheless, the Japanese-owned company's latest chapter leaves little doubt that middle-market savvy is now fueling the firm's growth engine.  Join us when John Incledon explains how a change in Hisamitsu's firm-building mind-set opened the door for him to pursue an entrepreneurial…
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149: Tweets, Retweets, and the Race to Measure Social | Chris Kraft, CEO, Share Rocket

Join us when Chris Kraft, CEO of Share Rocket, explains how a growing blind spot for media companies led him to build a company dedicated to audience measurement inside the social media realm. Today, the firm boasts of giving broadcasters a way to measure the impact of their social media efforts by using ratings-based metrics.  Having garnered…
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My 12-Month Growth Priorities | Patrick Llewellyn, CEO, 99designs

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing this middle-market firm? “We’ve been undercapitalized recently. So that has been a very interesting journey for us. I think that if you think about how our story correlates to those of other middle-market businesses that perhaps haven’t taken on investment—you know, have organically grown—I think […]

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148: Coming to America | Nick Clark, CEO, Alexium International

Join us when Nick Clark explains how his decision to accept the CEO role of a struggling Australian chemical company led him to move the company's headquarters to the U.S. and establish a new leadership team. Learn how Alexium International is incorporating both government and commercial customers into an organic growth strategy that has quickly…
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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 to 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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