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Maintaining a Healthy and Repeatable Core Business | Andy Marsh, CEO, Plug Power

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing this middle-market firm? “Well, I think there’s two priorities. One is we have a nice core business. And we have a good number of dependable, repeatable customers. And that core business, we shipped products to that are valued at over $150 […]

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138: Achieving a Growth Trifecta | John McDonald, CEO, ClearObject

When John McDonald first grasped the developing business opportunity around what is today known as the virtual private cloud he was a seasoned  software executive inside IBM's sprawling software kingdom.  Join us when John explains how industry's widespread adoption of cloud technologies has led businesses to rethink their IT spending priorities opening the door to…
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137: The Company is For Keeps | Lance Ruttenberg, CEO, American Textile Company

Eight years from now when Lance Ruttenberg blows out the candles on a birthday cake celebrating his company's 100th birthday - the CEO of American Textile Company will be savoring an industrial hallmark no Fortune 500 CEO has ever known.  Lance and his brother Blake are today the third generation of Ruttenbergs to own and…
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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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129: EdTech’s Bootstrapped Disruptor Comes of Age | Adrian Ridner, CEO, Study.com

At the beginning there was a mission in search of a business model - a fact that arguably sets Study.com apart from most middle-market businesses. Along the way, as the subscription economy began to blossom, Study.com's founders buckled their fledgling business into an energetic subscription model and turned their attention to managing the growth that…
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128: Diary of a Fintech Disruptor | Seth Merrin, CEO, Liquidnet

Seth Merrin probably didn't have to write a book to understand the origins of his passion for market disruption, unfair sustainable advantage has been a life long pursuit.  Join us when Seth explains the competitive forces that allowed Liquidnet to disrupt the ebb-and-flow of traditional institutional trading and expand the firm's network around the world. What…
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127: Revving Up the Hydrogen Economy | Andy Marsh, CEO, Plug Power

It was perhaps less than a decade ago that the main byproduct of hydrogen fuel cells was buzz and more buzz. Join us when Andy Marsh explains how the adoption of new fuel technologies is gaining momentum making Plug Power an early leader within the ranks of high growth solution providers. Guest: Andy Marsh, CEO Company:…
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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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113: Growing for all the Right Reasons | Julie Strong, CEO, C1S Group, Inc.

Step back in time and peer into the offices of C1S Group of Dallas and chances are you'd find the lights burning late into the evening with Julie Strong and her husband Matt paying invoices or responding to one last customer query.  Today C1S  is the culmination of many long days, nights and weekends for…
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109: The Furnishings of New Growth | Lorri Kelley, President, BDI

Join us when Lorri Kelley, President of BDI, lists her priorities for driving new growth inside the realm of home entertainment and home office furnishings. Guest: Lorri Kelley Company: BDI Headquartered: Chantilly, Va Ownership: Privately Held Employees: 75 employees Contacts: www.bdiusa.com  @BDIFurniture (Twitter)
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