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

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

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The road to the middle market CEO corner office is paved with mile markers that guide in surprising, unpredictable, and some might even say “mysterious” ways! But how do you get such a widely coveted position? This is the question often heard during decades of ROI’s executive search interviews, conducted with top-level executives. ROI’s Into the Corner Office podcast is a new inspiration and answer platform which premieres visionary tales of adventure with great endings and highlights, from powerhouse CEOs driving the formidable success of the U.S. economy’s middle market sector. The CEOs behind this impressive growth reveal insights which equipped them to lead their organizations. Showcasing dynamic leadership stories, Into the Corner Office dives into the heart of what informed and formed these CEOs. Guests share their backgrounds, talk about their early years, and explore what shaped them before they were known for their successes in growing, developing, and leading extraordinary middle market companies and teams. Telling their own stories – straight up and right Into the Corner Office.

The road to the middle market CEO corner office is paved with mile markers that guide in surprising, unpredictable, and some might even say “mysterious” ways! But how do you get such a widely coveted position? This is the question often heard during decades of ROI’s executive search interviews, conducted with top-level executives. ROI’s Into the Corner Office podcast is a new inspiration and answer platform which premieres visionary tales of adventure with great endings and highlights, from powerhouse CEOs driving the formidable success of the U.S. economy’s middle market sector. The CEOs behind this impressive growth reveal insights which equipped them to lead their organizations. Showcasing dynamic leadership stories, Into the Corner Office dives into the heart of what informed and formed these CEOs. Guests share their backgrounds, talk about their early years, and explore what shaped them before they were known for their successes in growing, developing, and leading extraordinary middle market companies and teams. Telling their own stories – straight up and right Into the Corner Office.

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United States

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The road to the middle market CEO corner office is paved with mile markers that guide in surprising, unpredictable, and some might even say “mysterious” ways! But how do you get such a widely coveted position? This is the question often heard during decades of ROI’s executive search interviews, conducted with top-level executives. ROI’s Into the Corner Office podcast is a new inspiration and answer platform which premieres visionary tales of adventure with great endings and highlights, from powerhouse CEOs driving the formidable success of the U.S. economy’s middle market sector. The CEOs behind this impressive growth reveal insights which equipped them to lead their organizations. Showcasing dynamic leadership stories, Into the Corner Office dives into the heart of what informed and formed these CEOs. Guests share their backgrounds, talk about their early years, and explore what shaped them before they were known for their successes in growing, developing, and leading extraordinary middle market companies and teams. Telling their own stories – straight up and right Into the Corner Office.

Language:

English


Episodes

George Kuhn, President, Drive Research

10/19/2021
George is the Owner and President of Drive Research, LLC. He has more than 15 years of experience working on the client and supplier side of market research. He has consulted for hundreds of regional, national, and global organizations. George has vast experience with all types of market research design and project management. He is a certified VoC professional with a focus on innovation and new product management. His interests outside of Drive Research include his wife Jennifer, daughters...

Duration:00:43:01

Brad Wolansky, CEO, Dover Saddlery

10/12/2021
Brad Wolansky is the Chief Executive Officer at Dover Saddlery, the largest multichannel retailer of equestrian products in the United States. Brad brings a wealth of leadership and experience to the business. His strengths in operational excellence, omni channel marketing, product development and over 30 years in retail both in the private and public sectors, coupled with his passion and drive to put the customer first, establishes Brad as a strong leader and mentor for growing brands. In...

Duration:00:50:51

Joshua Broder, CEO, Tilson

10/5/2021
Joshua Broder serves as CEO of Tilson, which under his leadership, has grown from less than 10 employees to 600, earning a top spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the past eleven years. He is also the founder of Tilson’s public utility affiliate, which develops, owns, and leases back 5G infrastructure including poles, towers, and fiber nationwide. Josh cut his teeth in leadership as an Army Signal Officer on missions in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, where he was awarded the Bronze...

Duration:00:39:22

Craig Handley, Co-Founder, ListenTrust

9/28/2021
Craig Handley is co-founder of ListenTrust. He’s an expert in Hispanic Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, and Sales and Brand expansion, Handley is the CEO and founder of the hugely successful “Listen Up Espanol,” which was named #1 in Business Products and Service (#27 overall) on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list. Handley’s businesses employ over 1,000 employees and have cumulatively done over 500 million in sales within the last five years to Hispanics in the USA. He started his...

Duration:00:41:37

Chip Ingram, Teaching Pastor & CEO, Living on the Edge

9/21/2021
Chip Ingram’s passion is helping Christians really live like Christians. As a pastor, author, and teacher for more than three decades, Chip has helped believers around the world move from spiritual spectators to healthy, authentic disciples of Jesus by living out God’s truth in their lives and relationships in transformational ways. Chip’s direct, practical teaching style helps everyday believers apply God’s truth to relevant issues, relationships and challenges. Reaching more than a million...

Duration:00:49:00

Bill Doherty, CEO, Day & Ross

9/14/2021
Bill Doherty is the CEO of Day & Ross. He is a charismatic and innovative executive leader with 28 years' experience, including more than 22 years of consecutive positions at FedEx Express, with final position managing daily operations for 10,000 employees and annual revenue of $1 billion. Bill has a proven record of streamlining operations and improving bottom-line performance, expertise in building strong teams, managing executive performance, anticipating future industry changes,...

Duration:00:48:34

Re-Release: Susan Cameron, Retired CEO and Chairman, Reynolds American, Inc.

9/7/2021
Susan M. Cameron served as president and CEO, as well as executive and non-executive chair of the board of directors, of Reynolds American Inc. between 2004-2011 and 2013-2017. When RAI acquired Lorillard, Inc. for about $29 billion in 2015, it was reported to be the largest acquisition undertaken by a female CEO. In the period during which Cameron held leadership roles at RAI, the company’s total return to shareholders increased 1,335 percent, and the company’s stock price rose 627 percent....

Duration:00:38:14

Bianca Padilla, Co-Founder and CEO, Carewell

8/31/2021
Bianca Padilla is CEO and co-founder of Carewell. Carwell is a family-founded company that simplifies life for caregivers by providing personalized service, compassionate content, and expert-vetted home care products. A graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Economics, Bianca attended the Disney Institute and formed the Charlotte chapter of Aging 2.0. Prior to founding Carewell, Bianca worked as a software engineer at LiveNinja and as an analyst for CCMP Capital Advisors and Pantheon...

Duration:00:43:19

Rohan Widdison, CEO, New Labs

8/24/2021
Rohan’s career and experience in the cosmetic sector extends back 3 decades, encompassing local and international exposure to manufacturing, distribution and retail. His experience includes formulation and distribution with a Belgium based cosmetic manufacturer in the 1990’s, including joint venture development in China, providing invaluable knowledge and insights into quality standards across international markets. He furthered his career working with markets in the EU, Japan, China, USA...

Duration:00:46:53

Victor Ho, CEO, Fivestars

8/17/2021
Victor is the co-founder & CEO of Fivestars, a software startup on mission to help businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship. 30 million people use Fivestars to get rewarded at over 13,000 local businesses with one rewards program. Local businesses use Fivestars to bring more customers into their stores. In 2017, Fivestars drove $2 billion in local commerce across its network. Fivestars has raised $105 million from HarbourVest, Menlo Ventures,...

Duration:00:45:23

Dan Floen, President and Co-Founder, PM2

8/10/2021
Dan is the co-founder and President of PM2, a services and consulting firm specializing in repair parts inventory for a broad array of business sectors. He lives in the Tampa Bay area with his wife, Julie, and their daughter, Laurel, who recently graduated from college. Dan is an avid fisherman, and he says the idea to launch PM2 was born on his boat back in 2001. Since then, God has brought Dan on an amazing and miraculous journey which included financial ruin, a death sentence, and the...

Duration:00:45:00

Re-release: Matt DiLorenzo, CEO, TYR

8/3/2021
In honor of the Tokyo Olympics, we are re-releasing episode 34 of the show which features Matt DiLorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport, a company that serves some of the world's best athletes. Named as one of the ten most influential people in swimming by Swimming World Magazine, TYR Sport Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo has proven to drive his industry in both innovation and design. As a leading manufacturer of swim and triathlon gear, DiLorenzo’s brand has outfitted some of the greatest names...

Duration:00:33:23

John Temple, CEO, Guideposts

7/27/2021
John Temple is the President and CEO of Guideposts, a national non-profit organization that promotes hope, faith, and prayer in people’s lives. Guideposts reaches millions of people to build a more hopeful and positive world united in understanding, empathy, and compassion. Under John’s leadership, Guideposts has grown from its publishing roots into a digital-first organization where the spiritual needs of the Guideposts community are being served through a combination of apps, communities,...

Duration:00:44:19

Chuck Proudfit, President, Skillsource

7/20/2021
Chuck Proudfit is the Founder and President of SKILLSOURCE®, which delivers sustainable growth in sales, profits and people to client companies through a focus on winning strategies, strong leadership and healthy cultures. SKILLSOURCE® integrates consulting, training and coaching services to deliver “Business Building” through carefully assembled teams of talented contractors. Chuck developed his general management expertise at three industry-leading firms: The Procter & Gamble Company, The...

Duration:00:45:25

Mike L'Heureux, President & CEO, ILF Canada

7/13/2021
Michel L’Heureux is the current President and CEO of ILF Canada. A driven engineering and business development leader with progressive experience growing organizations and executing projects, Mike leverages over 15 years of experience in engineering and consulting in leading cross-functional teams to overcome project and organizational challenges. As a highly engaged analytical and strategic thinker, Mike thrives in a global work environment and crafting fit-for-purpose solutions to clients...

Duration:00:43:40

Kelvin Cochran, Senior Fellow & Vice President, Alliance Defending Freedom.

7/6/2021
Background: Shreveport, Louisiana native Kelvin J. Cochran, as a five-year-old boy, was spellbound by Shreveport Firefighters fighting a fire across the street from his house and dreamed that one day he would be a firefighter. Education: A proud student of Caddo Parish Public Schools, he graduated from Woodlawn High School (1978); Wiley College (1999) with a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management; Louisiana Tech University (2004) with a Master’s Degree in Industrial and...

Duration:00:42:52

Stephanie Pugliese, President of the Americas, Under Armour

6/29/2021
Stephanie Pugliese has been President of the Americas since June 2020. Prior to that, she served as President of North America from September 2019 to May 2020. Prior to joining Under Armour, Ms. Pugliese served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Duluth Trading Company from February 2015 to August 2019, and as President from February 2012 to August 2019. Prior thereto, Ms. Pugliese served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Duluth Trading Company from February 2014 to...

Duration:00:42:07

Steve Bell, President, Bellmont Cabinet Company

6/22/2021
Steve Bell is owner and chief executive officer of Pacific Crest Industries, Inc., which most notably includes Bellmont Cabinet Company. Bellmont Cabinet Co. is a family-owned cabinet manufacturer located in Sumner, Washington, dedicated to product innovation, functionality, and timeless yet trend-setting styles. The mission of Bellmont Cabinets is to leave the world a better place, building integrity, respect, and responsibility as stewards of the community and environment. Steve started...

Duration:00:38:34

Brian Mosley, President, RightNow Media

6/15/2021
Brian Mosley is President of RightNow Media. RightNow Media serves pastors, staff, church members, and other Christian business leaders by producing video-based Bible Studies, creating Leadership Training Resources, and hosting inspirational events and conferences in major cities around the globe. Brian leads the ministry with a quiet and determined leadership style. RightNow believes the mission of the Church matters. Their ultimate goal is to encourage, inspire, and equip millions of...

Duration:00:42:22

Jennifer Lemcke, CEO, Weed Man / Turf Bot / Mosquito Hero

6/8/2021
Backed by nearly 30 years of experience, Jennifer Lemcke first became involved with Weed Man back in 1993 as a manager trainee in Ottawa, Canada. She worked in every position within the company - from marketing to administration to field technician. Jennifer was soon promoted to General Manager where she managed Weed Man Ottawa’s sales and administration divisions and helped grow the franchise revenues from $200,000 to $2,000,000 in five years. This varied experience provided her with...

Duration:00:42:31