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092: When a Middle-Market Firm Wields a Worldview |Rajesh Makhija, CEO, Mphasis Wyde

Join us when Rajesh Makhija, CEO, Mphasis Wyde, explains how his firm's “deep vertical expertise” in the insurance sector and global footing is opening a new chapter of growth for the middle-market firm currently operating with 250 employees. Mphasis Wyde parent company Mphasis of Bangalore India made news in April, when HP agreed to sell its majority stake…
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What Manufacturers Need to Know About Sourcing From Asia

When it comes to choosing the right manufacturer for a new product, many companies think of Asia first. And with good reason – Asia-based manufacturing can be remarkably cost-effective and strategically smart. There are several important points to keep in mind when looking to source from Asia. Not being aware of the challenges inherent to […]

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My Growth Priorities: Ken Makovsky, CEO, Makovsky Integrated Communications

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities for this middle-market firm? Ken: I would say that our digital growth is a priority, making digital a part of almost everything that we do. We started something called Skylabs, which is an innovation laboratory. That is supposed to help clients develop new, innovative thinking about […]

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Is your middle market business deeply rooted within its community? Mary Miller, CEO, Jancoa, Cincinnati, OH

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My Growth Priorities: Clark Twiddy, CEO, Twiddy & Company

MMTL: Over the next 12 months, what are your top priorities for this middle market business? Clark Twiddy: It’s funny you asked that. We had a department meeting last week in which we talked about our top five going forward. In no particular order, it’s to continue the mission and vision of the company, to […]

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078: Lessening the Overseas Bite for American Manufacturers, Mark Dohnalek, CEO, Pivot International

The pitch is simple: Maximize your Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for new product development. However, the global supply chain behind the pitch is anything but simple.  Join us when Mark Dohnalek CEO, Pivot International explains why his manufacturing design firm has an edge few other middle market firms can match.
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077: Understanding the Wisdom of Niches, Ken Makovsky, CEO, Makovsky Integrated Communications

Founded in 1979, Makovsky Integrated Communications has steadily drilled down into industry niches in order to unearth the deeper industry knowledge required these days for client-pleasing. Today, the firm serves an array of industries including health, financial, energy and digital branding. Join us when Ken Makovsky charts his firm's path from its humble origins into a…
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My Growth Priorities: Bob Vormittag, President, VAI

    Over the next 12 months, what are the top priorities for this middle-market business? Bob: Well, we are rolling out at our user conference our latest versions, and they are industry-specific versions. Also a whole new Web rollout: We are installing the systems now with the latest updates. This whole cloud rollout is […]

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My 2016 Growth Priorities: Troy Helming, CEO, Prestine Sun

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities for growing your middle-market business? Troy Helming: That’s an easy one. Our top priorities are to get our capital structure finalized for the next 7 years of growth, which means, Let’s go out and get a fair amount of equity raised. We’re going to raise at […]

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My 2016 Growth Priorities: Jim Taylor, CEO, Falcon Steel Company

Over the next 12 months, what are the top priorities for this middle-market business? Jim Taylor: For us, it’s the recapitalization and bringing new money in, number one. Two, using that new money to help us upgrade some of our equipment processes. Three, finish our enterprise software system. It was started by prior management years […]

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