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

Scott Hinz, CEO, HINZJJ LLC

4/7/2020
Scott Hinz is Chief Operating Officer of HINZJJ LLC, a 45 unit Jimmy John’s franchisee based in Kansas City owned by his wife Sandra and son Matthew. He has also been an active partner with two brothers in Hinz Trucking Inc, a nationwide long haul flatbed trucking company with 110 power units, for over 30 years. Scott is primarily responsible for all store operations at HINZJJ and the sales and dispatch departments at Hinz Trucking. A native of Plymouth, Nebraska Scott and his wife have been...

Duration:00:34:22

Seth Schorr, CEO, Fifth Street Gaming

3/31/2020
Seth Schorr is CEO of Fifth Street Gaming and Chairman of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. The urban casino resort is the embodiment of Schorr’s vision to create a downtown Las Vegas hospitality experience delivering a superior guest experience and genuine sense of community. Since beginning his career in gaming and hospitality in 1991, Schorr served as an integral member of the Wynn Resorts team, developing the international marketing department in Macau, the interactive gaming division and...

Duration:00:37:27

Matt Carter, CEO, Aryaka

3/24/2020
Matt Carter is a cloud and technology industry veteran, leading Aryaka’s long-term market strategy and day-to-day operations, while guiding the company’s vision for an increasingly connected world. Prior to this role, Matt served as President and CEO of Inteliquent Inc, a publicly traded provider of cloud-based networking services for global enterprises, which was successfully acquired by GCTR, a Chicago based PE firm. Matt previously held a series of executive positions with Sprint...

Duration:00:42:35

Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

3/17/2020
Lindsey Ueberroth is Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and a member of its Board of Directors. Since joining the company in 2004, Lindsey has helped solidify the position of Preferred Hotels & Resorts as an iconic global hospitality brand, a preferred partner for independent hotels, and a trusted resource for travelers seeking an authentic, independent luxury hotel experience. In March 2015, Lindsey spearheaded the rebranding of Preferred Hotel Group to Preferred Hotels &...

Duration:00:38:41

Obadiah Ostergard, CEO, Left Bank Brassieries and LB Steak

3/10/2020
Obadiah is responsible for all aspects of the Vine Hospitality operations overseeing the core values of the company: Drive Quality, Have Fun and Make it Happen! With over 20 years as a top hospitality executive, Obadiah Ostergard began his journey in the culinary industry as the Executive Chef at Gaylord’s in the historic Kilohana Plantation in Kauai, Hawaii. While working closely with the Owner and General Manager, Ostergard not only created and executed full-service lunch and dinner menus...

Duration:00:43:44

Michael Hughes, CEO, Elevation Labs

3/3/2020
Michael comes to Elevation Labs with over 18 years of experience in the beauty and skin care industry. Michael began his career in Ireland with Procter & Gamble, producing skin care & cosmetics for brands such as Olay, Max Factor, and Cover Girl. In 2003 he transferred to the US with P&G, where he has worked in Cincinnati, Boston and most recently Iowa City, Iowa. There, he successfully directed operations as the plant manager of P&G’s largest beauty care plant, producing 600 million bottles...

Duration:00:43:49

Bill Walshe, CEO, Viceroy Hotel Group

2/25/2020
Bill Walshe is a 20+ year seasoned expert and leader in the luxury hospitality industry. Walshe provides Viceroy Hotel Group with a truly global perspective as he brings extensive senior management experience with leading international luxury hospitality brands, including Dubai’s Jumeirah Group, and luxury European hotel groups Kempinski Hotels & Resorts and The Doyle Collection. His passion is in creating hospitality brands that deliver a contemporary interpretation of luxury, built on the...

Duration:00:42:31

Cheryl Bachelder, Respected CEO & Author

2/18/2020
Former CEO, Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Director at Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Director at US Foods Holding Corp. Director at Chick-Fil-A, Inc. Author, Dare to Serve: How to drive superior results by serving others Cheryl Bachelder is a passionate, purpose-led business leader -- the former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Cheryl is known for her crisp strategic thinking, a franchisee-focused approach, and superior financial performance. Guided by the servant leadership thinking of...

Duration:00:48:16

Aaron Garry, President & CEO, Bizerba North America

2/11/2020
Mr. Garry joined Bizerba in May of 2008 as Director of Sales for the Labels and Consumables division in the United States. As the division grew through acquisition and increased revenue, Mr. Garry was promoted to Vice President of Industry for the United States in 2011, where the group enjoyed unprecedented success for several years under his leadership. In March 2014, Mr. Garry took a brief leave from Bizerba for family reasons, but returned in late 2016 to his role of Vice President of US...

Duration:00:32:46

Tom Schmitt, CEO, Forward Air

2/4/2020
Tom Schmitt took on the role of President, CEO and Director at Tennessee-based Forward Air Corporation in September of 2018. He was elected Chairman of the Board in May 2019. Forward Air is a market leader in expedited pallet and truckload transportation across the U.S. It is Nasdaq-listed and has a strong track record of profitable growth. Prior to joining Forward Air, Tom served as a Management Board member for Schenker, a Freight Forwarding, Transportation, and Logistics company,...

Duration:00:42:53

Jake Elgin, Owner, Rainbow International of Greater Charlotte

1/28/2020
Jake Elgin is currently owner of Rainbow International of Greater Charlotte. Prior to Rainbow, he spent three years working in Catawba Nuclear Station in York, SC, and five years at the US Department of Energy Hanford Site in Washington State. He holds numerous IICRC Certifications, and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Industrial Hygiene. You can rely on Rainbow International® to provide emergency response and quick professional service 24 hours a day for home restoration,...

Duration:00:35:17

Mike Capone, CEO, Qlik

1/21/2020
Capone leads Qlik’s mission to create a data-literate world, one where people, businesses, organizations and governments tackle their most complex challenges with data. Mike has first-hand experience in leveraging the power of data through analytics to transform businesses and entire industries. In addition to his extensive experience in high-growth SaaS companies, Mike was the COO of Medidata Solutions, a publicly-traded provider of SaaS analytics solutions to the Healthcare, Life Sciences...

Duration:00:34:52

Sean Taylor, CEO, Up to Par Management

1/14/2020
Sean is a dedicated resort operations leader and PGA member with more than 20 years of experience. He has a clear understanding that service is the cornerstone of club/resort operations and his leadership philosophy is centered on exceeding the needs of the guests and members while driving superior financial performance. He founded Taylor Hospitality and Up to Par Management after identifying a market need for solutions-oriented business practices. Sean focuses on optimizing property-wide...

Duration:00:40:56

Joe Siech, CEO, Beecher Carlson

1/7/2020
With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Joe is responsible for promoting and expanding the Beecher Carlson brand and footprint through client service, prospect development, and team recruitment and development. Joe began his career as a property underwriter for Arkwright Mutual and then developed and serviced a large book of risk management clients for Hobbs Group. He joined Beecher Carlson in 2004 and has held numerous sales and leadership positions in the company....

Duration:00:34:47

Steve Heeley, CEO, Veggie Grill

12/17/2019
With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Heeley has overseen many leading brands across the fast casual industry. Prior to joining Veggie Grill in 2014, Mr. Heeley was President and CEO of Earl of Sandwich, LLC, an international, high-volume fast casual sandwich brand. During his tenure, Steve spearheaded the company’s 30 percent annual growth. Before his success at Earl of Sandwich, Mr. Heeley served as COO of Au Bon Pain café bakery, led operations for Los Angeles-based The Coffee Bean & Tea...

Duration:00:39:17

Todd Stewart, President, Gulf Winds International

12/10/2019
Todd graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.S. in Marketing and immediately joined Gulf Winds International in 1996. Beginning as a fork-lift operator, he has served within or led every department within the company, leading to his current position of President. Todd is primarily responsible for working with key stakeholders to establish and maintain a culture that reflects the mission, values and overall strategic "world class" vision for the organization. Through being...

Duration:00:42:50

Kyle Waide, President and CEO, Atlanta Community Food Bank

12/3/2019
As President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kyle Waide oversees the distribution of nearly 70 million pounds of food and grocery products each year through a network of 600 local and regional partner non-profit organizations that feed those in need across 29 Georgia counties. Prior to being named CEO in June of 2015, Kyle served for three years as the Food Bank’s Vice President of Partner Operations, leading the organization to record-breaking years of food distribution to the...

Duration:00:43:48

Ignacio Garcia-Menocal & Francesco Balli Co-CEOs, Grove Bay Hospitality Group (Re-Release)

11/26/2019
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

Exciting Announcement: RENEW Executive Search to Launch New Podcast!

11/19/2019
The global energy system is undergoing a huge transition, and perhaps the most notable change is that renewable energy is no longer for the idealistic few but has become mainstream for many—both in terms of top of mind and the bottom line. In more and more locations, renewable energy is now cheaper than conventional energy like oil, gas and coal. The challenges are no longer those of an early-stage industry, so as these companies forge a way forward, we want to share their remarkable stories...

Duration:00:05:41

Joan Maxwell, President, Regulator Marine

11/12/2019
Joan Maxwell grew up in rural Fairfield, NC. She graduated from Mattamuskeet High School and the University of North Carolina, where she received a BA in history. She is married to Owen Maxwell and together they currently reside in Edenton, NC. In 1988, Joan and Owen founded Regulator Marine in an abandoned A&P Grocery Store in Edenton. Regulator is now operating in an 121,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and is one of the most well-respected brands in the boating industry. Joan and her...

Duration:00:37:38