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240: Flexing Your Balance Sheet Muscle | Ty Johnson, CEO, Select Interior Concepts

  Ty Johnson, the M&A-minded CEO of Select Interior Concepts of Anaheim, CA, believes that his firm's balance sheet should reveal quite a bit about the future direction of the diversified building products company. Referring frequently to SIC's balance sheet flexibility, Johnson leaves little doubt that an ambitious year of deal-making lies ahead. Join us…
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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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193: Building a Better Venture Firm | Jim Stewart, CFO, True Ventures

When it comes to applying scale and systems (S&S) to growing businesses, few professionals wield greater insight than those who reside inside the venture industry—and few finance leaders are more experienced with the application of “S&S”  than those counted within the ranks of venture management. Join us when finance leader Jim Stewart, CFO of True Ventures,…
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170: The Virtues of a Low-Drama IPO | Matt Calkins, CEO, Appian

Appian CEO Matt Calkins returns to explore the company's post-IPO life and explain how Appian is striving to preserve the company's unique workforce culture and continue to fuel the serial reinvention of its offerings.   Quick Hits: 60-Second Insights   Guest: Matt Calkins, Founder & CEO Company: Appian Founded: 1999 Headquartered: Reston, VA Contacts: www.appian.com @appian (Twitter)
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131: The Local Demands of Global Growth | Nigel Kersten, Chief Technical Strategist, Puppet

While most business software is designed to help managers know what's going on with their business, Puppet is designed to help managers know what's going on with their business software - a growing challenge for businesses of all sizes as software and company operations become increasingly intertangled. Join us when Google veteran Nigel Kersten explains…
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118: No Pain, No Gain: Tales of Trial & Achievement Inside the Middle Market

Every so often a business leader guest will depart from his or her forward-looking mindset and share with us one or two growth obstacles their companies faced in the past.  This episode we share four such backward-looking tales in the hopes that the candid insights of these business leaders better expose the jagged growth trajectory…
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094: Freedom At Last | Neil Araujo, CEO, iManage

A little more than two decades ago, Neil Araujo cofounded iManage, a workflow management software company that became involved in multiple transactions over the years, including a recent divestiture by HP. Join us as Neil retraces the winding road that led the company to be bought and sold multiple times before finding its footing as…
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IPO Behemoth: China’s e-Commerce Giant Bumps Valuation to $130 billion

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A CFO Takes a Look Back at the IPO That Shaped His Midmarket Firm’s Future

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A Middle-Market Growth Phenom Breaks Out of the Bottom Quarter

If growing a company inside the lower middle market was a bike race, venture-backed firms would likely need to be assigned a league of their own — one where fresh rounds of venture funding (aka, growth hormone) can be liberally ingested, spurring new rounds of strategic hires. Still, growth is growth, and no matter what […]

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