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ROI’s Into the Corner Office Podcast: Powerhouse Middle Market CEOs Telling it Real—Unexpected Career Conversations

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Ganesh Natarajan, Founder and CEO, Mindcrest

9/17/2019
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Ganesh co-founded Mindcrest in 2001 with the belief that innovation and technology would transform the legal services industry. Since then, he has fostered the growth of Mindcrest from its inception to the industry leader it is now, serving Fortune 500 corporations and major law firms. As Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Mindcrest, Ganesh is a pioneer in the legal services industry. Ganesh started his legal career as an associate and then became a partner at Gardner, Carton &...

Duration:00:40:18

George Greene, President and COO, Water Mission

9/10/2019
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George Greene is President and COO for Water Mission (WM) in Charleston, South Carolina. WM is a nonprofit Christian engineering ministry providing sustainable safe water solutions, through a Christian world view perspective, to people in developing countries and disasters. WM approaches all work with a sense of urgency and a commitment to excellence. The ministry’s faith and belief in the sanctity of life compel its staff to develop and implement the best technologies and community...

Duration:01:26:30

Alex Willis, CEO, Leadership Surge

9/3/2019
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Alex Willis understands the trade industry’s underlying challenges in profitability, performance, labor and productivity and how it has the potential to derail growth. As the CEO of Leadership Surge, Willis provides a leadership development program that trains employees in the trade industry to become frontline leaders, helping push companies forward through future challenges. As Willis competed as a walk-on player for the Florida Gators at the University of Florida and member of the 1996...

Duration:00:42:10

John Ruhlin, Founder and CEO, Giftology

8/27/2019
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John Ruhlin is the world’s leading authority in maximizing customer loyalty through radical generosity. He is the founder and author of Giftology and has been featured in Fox News, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc and New York Times. While becoming the #1 performer out of 1.5 million sales reps for one of the world’s most recognizable brands, John developed a system of using generosity to gain access to elite clients and generate thousands of referrals. He and his firm now help automate this...

Duration:00:43:07

Ron Shroder, CEO, Frontier Technology Inc.

8/20/2019
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Mr. Shroder is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Frontier Technology Inc. (FTI) which is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. He has over 35 years of diversified technical and management experience in DoD, Commercial, and other Federal markets. The majority of his time has been working for two small businesses, each having grown significantly during his tenure. The businesses have consistently been focused on providing Research and Development /...

Duration:00:41:50

Gary Archer, President & CEO, Let's Play Sports

8/13/2019
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Gary has only had 4 jobs in his lifetime. A job doing grunt work for a cabinet maker for 3 months, a tour guide in Costa Rica for 9 months, a cashier at K-mart for 1 year and an indoor soccer employee for 28 years. Let's Play Sports owns and operates indoor soccer facilities across the United States, with 24 locations in 10 different States. The company has grown from a single location in 1986 earning less than $300,000 per year and employing 20 people to over $15 million in 2019 employing...

Duration:00:39:56

Diane Batayeh, CEO, Village Green Holdings

8/6/2019
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Diane Batayeh is the Chief Executive Officer of Village Green Holding LLC. She is directly responsible for the oversight of all of Village Green Holdings’ Operating Companies. She plays an integral role in the development and implementation of the Village Green Holdings business plans and strategic initiatives.

Duration:00:48:28

Vernon Steiner, CEO, California State Fund Insurance

7/30/2019
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Vernon Steiner was appointed President and CEO of State Fund on June 9, 2014. Vern has nearly 30 years of insurance industry experience, the majority in workers’ compensation. As the President and CEO, he reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the day-to-day operations at State Fund.

Duration:00:47:12

Jeffrey Stark, Founder & Chairman, Senneca Holdings

7/23/2019
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Jeffrey is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Senneca Holdings. He served as the CEO of Senneca Holdings and its’ portfolio companies (Eliason Door, Chase Door, etc.) for ten years before being elevated to the Chairman role. In his current role, he works with the executive Team to identify, acquire and integrate operating companies within Senneca.

Duration:00:41:32

Arman Sadeghi, CEO, Titanium Marketing

7/16/2019
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Arman Sadeghi is a published author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As the author of The Business Bible, CEO of 6 companies, a business coach, motivational speaker, husband and father, he enjoys working hard to help everyone around him reach their full potential. His passion is to educate executives and to help companies thrive. Arman is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and helping CEOs organize and develop their business environment. When he is not...

Duration:00:47:21

Ignacio Garcia-Menocal & Francesco Balli, Co-CEOs, Grove Bay Hospitality Group

7/9/2019
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Francesco and Ignacio co-founded Grove Bay Hospitality Group and both is currently its’ Co-CEOs. The group has successfully launched an array of chef driven restaurants in partnership with celebrity chefs such as Jeremy Ford, Marcus Saumelsson, Jeff McInnis, Janine Booth and Giorgio Rapicavoli. Currently, the company owns and operates 9 different restaurants in Miami, and is bracing to launch five more, by the end of 2020. Grove Bay Hospitality Group was recognized by Restaurant Hospitality...

Duration:00:41:46

Paul Macaluso, CEO, The Krystal Company

7/2/2019
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Paul Macaluso a 25-year restaurant industry veteran, currently serves as the President and CEO of Krystal. Paul’s background includes experience in operations, franchising, marketing and brand strategy with some of the most prominent brands in the foodservice industry, including Taco Bell, Burger King, Sonic Drive-Ins and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Before joining Krystal in April 2018, Paul was the President of McAlister’s Deli, where he led the brand to records in new restaurant openings,...

Duration:00:40:31

David Birzon, CEO, Snooze

6/25/2019
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David Birzon’s love for the food industry began in 1991 when he started as an evening prep cook and baker at Paradise Bakery in Aspen, Colorado. David was surprised to find extraordinary joy in his position serving up homemade ice cream and cookies to Aspen locals. Together with the founders, David helped build the nationally known brand that proudly grew a strong culture and industry-leading economics over his 23-year tenure. After successfully selling Paradise Bakery to Panera Bread in...

Duration:00:38:09

Nicole Sparshott, CEO, T2 Tea

6/18/2019
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Nicky is a C-Suite Executive and Board Member. She has 24 years of experience in leading within global corporations. She has developed and built brands, grown businesses, and created and nurtured capability in systems and people She is recognized for her depth and breadth of expertise across FMCG, Retail, Luxury, and Ecommerce. Her experience spans food, beverages, health care and personal care. She has a long track record of successful delivery in Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, P&G and...

Duration:00:45:19

Rick Stollmeyer, CEO, MINDBODY

6/11/2019
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Rick Stollmeyer co-founded MINDBODY in his garage in 2001, and today serves as the company’s CEO and principle visionary, ensuring that everything the company embraces – from product line to business development to team member enrichment – serves the company’s purpose: help people lead healthier, happier lives by connecting the world to wellness. In 2005, Rick led the industry when he took MINDBODY’s business management solution fully to the cloud. Today, the company remains the leading SaaS...

Duration:00:50:17

Chad Epperson, CEO, United Treating & Distribution

6/4/2019
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Chad Epperson is the owner and CEO of United Treating and Distribution, LLC (UTD) in Muscle Shoals, AL. He began his lumber career in high school working at a local lumber yard. After Chad graduated from high school he joined the Army and was stationed in Texas from 1987-1989 where he was honorably discharged. Chad returned home to the Shoals as a car salesman but soon found his way back to the lumber industry and worked in sales and as the sales manager at two local lumber companies from...

Duration:00:36:28

Eugene Alletto, CEO, Bedgear

5/28/2019
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Eugene Alletto, Founder and CEO of BEDGEAR ®, is the visionary behind the fast-growth PERFORMANCE ® lifestyle brand that has revolutionized the traditional bedding industry. Eugene led the team behind BEDGEAR’s proprietary personalized fitting process for pillows, which more recently was extended to their mattresses for 100% of an individual’s comfort. More than 10 million consumers currently achieve more each day, having found their personalized fit of functional layers for air flow and...

Duration:00:51:30

Carey Jenkins, CEO, Substantial

5/21/2019
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Carey Jenkins is CEO of Substantial, a world-class product development studio, serving a diverse set of clients - from Fortune 50s like Google and Amazon to emerging start-ups and social impact organizations. Carey has spent 17+ years leading large interdisciplinary teams and multi-channel projects. She started at Substantial as one of its first engagement managers, combining her expertise in client services, product management, and software development methodologies. She was elevated to...

Duration:00:47:21

Lilian Radke, CEO, Unic Pro

5/14/2019
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Lilian Radke is from Brazil and was invited by the University of Arkansas to come to the United States with a full scholarship for playing volleyball. On her last year in college, she met her husband that is also from Brazil, who lives in MA for 25 years. In 2006, her husband started a commercial cleaning company in Worcester MA with a partner that had another company in Boston. In 2009, they split the partnership because of different values. She left her job as sales manager and start...

Duration:00:42:21

Todd Marksberry, CEO, Canvas Credit Union

5/7/2019
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Todd Marksberry has served the Canvas Credit Union family as the President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2015. With more than 25 years of executive experience, Todd has a vision to transform financial services. His strategic leadership, drive and focus on culture nurture high-performance teams who exude passion and purpose. Through Todd’s charisma and love for the credit union movement, Canvas assets have grown more than 59% to $2.43 billion. In addition, Canvas now serves almost...

Duration:00:47:58