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

Josh Singer, Founder & CEO, Kognitive Marketing

1/12/2021
Josh Singer is founder & CEO of Kognitive Marketing. Since its inception in 2006, the company has grown to over 800 full and part-time staff located in almost every major market across Canada. Currently, Kognitive is the #1 rated sales & marketing agency in Canada on Glassdoor. The company has also been awarded the #1 Canada’s fastest growing marketing company in Canada and the 6th fastest overall growing company in Canada on Canadian Business Magazine’s Profit 500 list. Due to the company’s...

Duration:00:48:48

Re-Release: Gilbert Hernandez, President/CEO, San Antonio Youth for Christ

1/5/2021
Gilbert was born in San Antonio, Texas to an alcoholic mother and a drug-addicted father, but God had a plan. Through a journey of hope and miracles God made a way. He graduated from South San West Campus. He then attended International Bible College where he graduated in 1996 and completed his Master’s in Theology. Gilbert has been in ministry since the age of fourteen and became a Youth Pastor at the age of eighteen. Gilbert always had a passion to impact young people with the life...

Duration:00:41:00

Travis Penfield, Founder & CEO, 49 Financial

12/22/2020
Travis Penfield is the Founder and CEO of 49 Financial. Travis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a degree in Finance from Mays Business School. Upon graduating from A&M, he worked at Deloitte Consulting until November of 2012 when he started his career as a financial advisor at AXA Advisors. While at AXA, early on in his career, Travis started building a team of advisors. Under Travis’ leadership, his group broke all the records in hiring, retention, and...

Duration:00:44:43

Thomas Foster, Founder & CEO, Strapworks

12/15/2020
My name is Thomas Foster and my wife Donna, my son Douglas, and I own Strapworks.com. Sewing straps began with a love for rafting. I founded the rafting program as a sophomore at UC Davis California in 1974. In 1975 Donna and I started Sierra Whitewater Expeditions Rafting Company, taking guests on river trips all over California, Oregon, and Washington. In 1976 we started Strapworks as our rafting supply company, specializing in straps. We were the first company to truly offer any length...

Duration:00:43:07

Tom Gardner, Founder & CEO, Hay Creek Companies

12/9/2020
About Tom: Tom Gardner and his wife Janeen of 26 years and their 4 sons live in Pittsville, WI, the central Wisconsin town where Tom grew up. Tom is the Chief Stewarding Officer of Hay Creek Companies. Tom launched Hay Creek as a trucking company as a one-truck owner/operator in 1985, then grew to a multi-truck trucking company in 1993, and eventually evolved into a pallet company in 2000. Hay Creek Companies manufactures new pallets and recycles broken pallets and waste wood into colored...

Duration:00:44:44

Re-release: Bill Dwyer, President & CEO, Helping Hand Center

12/1/2020
On each #GivingTuesday, we like to highlight our guests from the nonprofit sector and the amazing work they are doing. Bill Dwyer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Helping Hand Center. Helping Hand Center serves the Chicago land area and was started in the early 1950s to provide education, independence, and vocational training to people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Bill offers over 20 years of experience with children and adult nonprofit...

Duration:00:37:33

Kent Martin, Pres./CEO & Founder, Signature Custom Cabinetry

11/24/2020
In 1981 my grandfather passed away leaving me some of his woodworking equipment. In 1988 at age 21, I purchased a rental property where I was able to set up and expand my woodworking shop. Following high school graduation in 1985 Conestoga Wood Specialties, Inc. employed me, as a door assembler in their production facility. My intention was to work a year prior to moving on to a furthering of my education. However, after seven months I was asked to join the sales and marketing department as...

Duration:00:46:54

Jeff Thomas, Founder & CEO, Archetype Wealth Partners

11/17/2020
Jeff Thomas is Founder and CEO of Archetype Wealth Partners. Jeff was named to Morgan Stanley's Chairman's Club in 2008, recognized within the top 2% of all advisors globally. From 2009 to 2013, Barron's magazine recognized him as "One of Texas' Top Financial Advisors". After 25 years of working at some of the biggest names on Wall Street, Jeff founded Archetype Wealth Partners, a pure fiduciary platform designed to help clients thrive across generations by connecting their money with their...

Duration:01:12:25

Tim Kachuriak, Founder & Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer, NextAfter

11/10/2020
Tim Kachuriak is the founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter, a fundraising research lab and consulting firm that works with businesses, nonprofits, and NGOs to help them grow their resource capacity. A nonprofit thought leader, Kachuriak is the author of the book Optimize Your Fundraising, lead researcher and co-author of the Online Fundraising Scorecard, Why Should I Give to You? and The Midlevel Donor Crisis. Tim has trained organizations in fundraising...

Duration:00:43:39

Erik Reagan, Founder & CEO, Focus Lab

11/3/2020
Chances are, if you’ve spoken to Erik for any length of time, you’ve heard him talk about his family. His beautiful wife and kids are his world. Erik is a huge proponent of being intentional with time and keeping work at work -- which his wife thinks that’s pretty cool! You may also find Erik talking about spiritual disciplines well before business. His faith informs his work and leadership heavily, and his goal, first and foremost, is stewarding them in a God-honoring way. Erik’s career has...

Duration:00:41:26

Chris Simchick, Co-Founder & CEO, SDLC Partners

10/27/2020
Chris is the co-founder and CEO of SDLC Partners L.P., a business and technology consultancy that delivers commercial-grade solutions to clients that are optimizing and transforming their operations, experiences, and business models. His 30+-year career highlights executive leadership and success in growing businesses, building strong teams, and implementing strategies that drive growth. Under his leadership, SDLC Partners grew from a start-up to one of Pittsburgh’s largest and most...

Duration:00:41:49

Robert Brown, President & CEO, American Asphalt Company

10/27/2020
Robert M. Brown is President, CEO, and Chairman of American Asphalt Company. It is believed that the owner of the business is actually God, and Bob has been entrusted to manage these people and assets while he is here on earth! Bob is the visionary of the business, looking for opportunities to grow the list of satisfied customers and also help the people grow who depend on the company for employment or economic benefit. Being a leader entails setting the “Core Values” of the company and...

Duration:00:42:56

Robert Brown, CEO, American Asphalt Company

10/20/2020
Robert M. Brown is President, CEO and Chairman of American Asphalt Company. It is believed that the owner of the business is actually God, and Robert has been entrusted to manage these people and assets while he is here on earth! Bob is the visionary of the business, looking for opportunities to grow the list of satisfied customers and also help the people grow who depend on the company for employment or economic benefit. Being a leader entails setting the “Core Values” of the company and...

Duration:00:44:21

Tom Troy, President & CEO, CSAA Insurance Group

10/13/2020
Thomas M. Troy is president and chief executive officer of CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer. With more than 100 years of experience serving AAA members, CSAA Insurance Group offers automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA members through AAA clubs. CSAA Insurance Group has been rated A or better by A.M. Best for more than 90 years, and is one of the top property and casualty personal lines insurers in the United States. Mr. Troy is part of a leadership team that...

Duration:00:44:21

Fee Stubblefield, Founder & CEO, The Springs Living

10/6/2020
Fee Stubblefield is the CEO, Founder and President of The Springs Living with its home office in McMinnville, Oregon. Fee started The Springs Living in 1996, with an idea to build a retirement community his grandmother would want to live in as she faced the challenges of aging. Today there are 12 communities in Oregon and 5 communities in Montana. They offer senior living with options for independent retirement living, assisted living and memory care. The Springs Living has never focused on...

Duration:00:44:21

David Lancashire, Co-Founder & CEO, projekt202

9/29/2020
David Lancashire is the Co-Founder & CEO of projekt202, an experience-driven transformation firm headquartered in Dallas, TX. Over the past 16 years, projekt202 has refined a methodology for creating and delivering improved experiences for employees and customers everywhere. By observing people in their everyday environments, projekt202 can reveal the reality of their needs to drive real technology innovation. Under Mr. Lancashire’s leadership, projekt202 made the Inc. 5000 list for seven...

Duration:00:50:27

Steve Shifman, President & CEO, Michelman

9/22/2020
Steven J. Shifman is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Michelman, a large privately held global technology and manufacturing company. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and employing approximately 500 associates Michelman has sales and administrative offices, technology centers, and manufacturing operations in the United States, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Singapore, China, India, and Japan. Michelman’s purpose is to Innovate a Sustainable Future with Expert Materials, providing...

Duration:00:40:57

Jonas Bordo - CEO & Co-Founder, Dwellsy

9/15/2020
About Jonas Bordo Jonas Bordo is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dwellsy, the free residential rental marketplace that makes it easy to find hard-to-find rentals. Prior to co-founding Dwellsy, Jonas was a senior executive at several leading real estate firms including Essex Property Trust and Bentall GreenOak and was with the Boston Consulting Group after graduating with his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Jonas has had the good fortune to build, re-build and lead...

Duration:00:48:43

Julie Tupler, President & Founder, Diastasis Rehab

9/8/2020
Julie Tupler is a Registered Nurse, Certified Personal Trainer and Childbirth Educator. She is in the ‘better belly” business. Better belly after having a baby, better belly after abdominal surgery, and better belly after doing improper abdominal exercises like crunches. Pregnancy, abdominal surgery and crunches separate your abdominal muscles causing back pain, umbilical hernia, poor posture and GI and pelvic floor problems to name a few. This medical condition where your abdominal muscles...

Duration:00:34:47

Mark Knoy, CEO, American Commercial Barge Line Inc.

9/1/2020
ACBL named Mark Knoy as its president and chief executive officer in August 2011. Prior to joining ACBL, he was vice president of American Electric Power’s (AEP) Fuel, Emissions and Logistics Group and president of AEP River Operations, having joined AEP with its 2001 purchase of MEMCO Barge Line. From 1984 to 1994, he was owner/operator of The Mark Twain Towing Company and Delmar Marine, Inc., Pekin, Illinois. Knoy began his career in 1973 working aboard towboats on the inland waterways as...

Duration:00:39:48