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225: When Knocking on Wood Is a Strategic Imperative | Jim Cline, CEO, Trex Company

Inside the decking and railing realm, pressure-treated lumber (or wood) represents roughly 83 percent of the linear footage of decking and railing sold, according to Jim Cline, CEO of Trex Company, who credits wood's dominance of the space with having fostered a favorable growth environment (favorable at least for the makers of composite decking and…
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218: Making Privacy a Competitive Advantage | Ted Kim, CEO, London Trust Media

The Private Internet Edge  "Privacy doesn't mean complete confidentiality and anonymity. There's a reason why people have doors and windows with drapes in their homes. If you have your door open, your drapes open, you don't mind people seeing in, but when it's time for your personal privacy, you close all that up. Private Internet…
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217: Adding Scale to Drive Growth | Mark Dohnalek, CEO, Pivot International

  "The fact is that the end market largely remains Europe or North America when it comes to electronics-type product manufacturing. Inside Asia, most products are being manufactured there, but otherwise parts are coming back to North America or Europe, where they are rendered into the final finished goods form."  –Mark Dohnalek, CEO Guest: Mark…
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216: Milestones for Achieving Double-Digit Growth | Nicole Latimer, CEO, StayWell

  Few companies inside the wellness community have achieved a strut comparable to that being wielded by StayWell of St. Paul, MN. Having acquired three companies within two years, the firm has an appetite for growth that shows few signs of being satisfied, as CEO Nicole Latimer appears to be considering future acquisitions as well…
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215: Achieving Your Repeatable Sales Milestone | Dave Kellogg, CEO, Host Analytics

"Right now, we're focused on organic growth. We're pursuing that in North America. We're trying to do it in our core EPM market, which is financial planning, budgeting, consolidation, and reporting. We're not trying to move into adjacent markets. We're not trying to do international. We're trying to do self-funded organic growth, and our intent…
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214: Making New Technology Your Company’s Growth Trigger | Mike Walters, CEO, USA Financial

Join us when Mike Walters, CEO of USA Financial, explains how a loyal network of financial advisers and new technology adoption is helping the Grand Rapids, Michigan, financial company to open a new chapter of growth. "Within the next two months, we'll be going live with a new piece of technology that we call Straight…
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213: The Eye of the Beholder | Monty Montoya, CEO, CorneaGen

Join us when Monty Montoya recalls how an MBA degree and part-time job led him to secure a leadership role at a Seattle eye bank that would over time evolve into  CorneaGen—a middle-market company that is generating more than $50 million annually in cornea transplant and related services. "Even today, there are over 10 million…
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212: The Entrepreneur’s Obstacle | Tony Drockton, Hammitt

Tony Drockton helped turn a designer handbag into a business by forging partnerships that would propel the handbag into a luxury brand and advance the company into the ranks of middle-market firms. However, the seasoned entrepreneur soon faced a business obstacle that forced him to recalculate his trusted leadership formula, while adding a new CEO to…
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211: Serving the Legal Eagles | Neil Zola, Executive Co-Chairman, JND Legal Administration

Join us when Neil Zola explains how a growing administration services opportunity inside the legal realm is fueling the expansion of JND Legal Administration. "When we started, we heard: 'JND—who's that?' Now that's changed to where our name is getting recognized more and more, and we're starting to hear a lot more anecdotal stories where…
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208: Once Private, Now Public: Protecting Your Workforce Culture | Matt Calkins, CEO, Appian

When software firm Appian went public last May, its cofounders put an end to 17 years of private ownership. CEO Matt Calkins discusses the company’s post-IPO life and explains how Appian plans to preserve the company’s unique workforce culture and continue to fuel the serial reinvention of its offerings. How do you make a great…
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