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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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156: Setting Down American Roots | Glenn Nott, President, simPRO Software, N.A.

What are your priorities for growing this middle-market business over the next 12 months? Glenn: "Our priorities are to look at those areas of the business that we may need to tweak and adjust them as we start to really open up the doors and explore the local market here in Colorado. And then, as…
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153: Cybersecurity: How Sweet It Is | Tom Kemp, CEO, Centrify

Join us when Tom Kemp, CEO, Centrify, exposes the burgeoning cybersecurity opportunity that has propelled his firm beyond $100 million in annual sales and into a realm of organic growth that few industries can match. Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities when it comes to growing Centrify? Tom Kemp: "Our priorities are to clearly…
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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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147: How Day-to-Day Actions Become Culture | Chris Byers, CEO, Formstack

Join us when Chris Byers charts the evolutionary path that is leading Formstack to open a new chapter of growth as the software developer enhances its offerings in response to customer insight that sheds new light on the internal workings and complex processes of Formstack's customers. Guest: Chris Byers, CEO Company: Formstack Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana…
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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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139: Solar’s Savings Grace | Jon Proffitt, Sigora Solar

Join us when Jon Proffitt explains how Sigora Solar, a Virginia-based solar design and installation firm, has quickly grown into the ranks of the state's middle-market companies as it issues a value proposition that appeals to homeowners and commercial business owners alike. Guest: Jon Proffitt, Business Development Company: Sigora Solar Industry:  Solar Energy Headquarters: Waynesboro, VA Ownership: Privately held…
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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 are two priorities. One is that we have a nice core business. And we have a good number of dependable, repeatable customers. And that core business, we shipped products that are valued at over $150 […]

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