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

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

Sebastien St. Louis, CEO, HEXO Corp

6/1/2021
Author of the Billion Dollar Start-Up, Sébastien co-founded HEXO Corp. with one goal in mind: to create a world-class company based on the highest standards of product quality and safety. Since 2013, he has secured more than $650 million dollars in financing for the company. His leadership has been instrumental in navigating the company through regulatory, financing and start-up challenges on route to becoming the only significant licensed cannabis producer in Quebec and one of the largest...

Duration:00:45:30

Francesca Schuler, CEO, In-Shape Health Clubs

5/25/2021
Francesca Schuler is passionate about growth and delivering results by building teams, brands and businesses with signature cultures and diverse leadership teams. As the CEO at In-Shape Health Clubs, a California-based chain full service health clubs, Francesca and her team transformed the organization to create a people and experience focused culture. She prioritizes team member development and diversity at all levels, both in the clubs and in all functions. This is evidenced by the...

Duration:00:43:25

Bjorn Stansvik, CEO, MentorMate

5/18/2021
As founder and CEO of global software design and development firm MentorMate, Björn Stansvik has steered the company’s vision from inception to 700 full-time employees, accelerating digital ideas with end-to-end technology services since 2001. Björn has worked in high-tech and strategic business development in Europe, Latin America, and the United States at leading companies including Procter & Gamble, Ericsson, and Arthur D. Little prior to founding MentorMate in 2001. Björn remains a...

Duration:00:44:54

Pat Carey, CEO, Wallace & Carey

5/11/2021
Pat Carey isn’t just another business owner: he is a walking example of the Canadian entrepreneurial spirit. As a third-generation leader of Wallace & Carey, Canada’s largest, independent distributor, Pat is now leading the evolution of this national, family-owned 100 year success story. With a company motto of ‘Only as a Team’, Wallace & Carey’s foundation was built on the core values of family, integrity, kindness, entrepreneurial spirit, and relationships. Though Pat officially took on...

Duration:00:41:54

Dave Powers, CEO, Deckers Brands

5/4/2021
Dave Powers serves as President & CEO of Deckers Brands, a global footwear and apparel company based in Santa Barbara, Calif. His current role includes prioritizing strategic initiatives and investments to expand the global distribution footprint of Deckers Brands, while also ensuring consumers have a seamless experience when engaging directly with each channel or brand. He focuses on long-term growth and Omni Channel strategies for the company’s five high-performing brands: UGG®, Teva®,...

Duration:00:41:47

David Welsh, CEO, PRIMED

4/27/2021
As President & CEO, David ushered in an era of PRIMED where for 14+ years, PRIMED achieved annual growth of more than 20%. Under his leadership, PRIMED has grown from a small player in acute care PPE in Canada to a global leader in the manufacturing and supply of high-quality PPE products in North America. During his 14 years and prior to COVID-19, PRIMED had grown more than 10 times in top and bottom line under his leadership. Prior to his time at PRIMED, David was the Director of Sales at...

Duration:00:40:27

Peter Cazzola, CEO, PMC Advisors

4/20/2021
PMC Advisors is driven by the vision and leadership of Peter Cazzolla. Upon retiring, after 21 years as Chairman, President, and CEO of Capital Insurance Group and 42 years in various leadership positions in the insurance industry, Peter has decided to share his knowledge and experience with company boards and C-Suite executives. He is passionate about entrepreneurialism and helping businesses achieve their potential. Upon graduation from the University of Miami, Peter began his career as an...

Duration:00:49:39

Chris Ford, CEO, Capco Canada

4/13/2021
Chris Ford is the Managing Partner and CEO for the Canadian region at Capco. Chris has been focused on strategy and implementation of technology transformation services in the Canadian market for almost 20 years. Chris is a senior professional with experience leading architecture, business delivery, development, functional and non-functional and infrastructure work streams. Chris’ engagement experience spans customer-facing online channels, business process management (BPM), content...

Duration:00:59:04

Jean-Christophe Bédos, CEO, Birks Group Inc.

4/4/2021
Jean-Christophe Bédos is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Birks Group Inc., formerly Henry Birks & Sons, a leading manufacturer and retailer of luxury jewelery and watchmaking since 1879 in Canada. Before joining Birks, Mr. Bédos was formerly with the high-end jeweller, Boucheron International (Kering), in Paris, France, where he served as President and CEO after a distinguished career with the Richemont Group in Paris and London and at Cartier’s iconic Maison. In July...

Duration:00:51:57

Peter Levangie, CEO, Bay State Milling Company

3/30/2021
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Bay State Milling Company, Peter F. Levangie is responsible for all functional areas of the Company and its daily operating activities. Mr. Levangie joined Bay State Milling in 2004 as the Vice President of Strategic Planning. Since that time, he held the titles of Executive Vice President of Revenue & Strategic Planning and then Chief Operating Officer. In January of 2009, the Board elected Mr. Levangie President and Chief Operating Officer. He...

Duration:00:51:45

Steve Swinney, CEO, Kodiak Building Partners

3/23/2021
Steve is the CEO & Co-Founder of Kodiak Building Partners, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado. As Chief Executive Officer, he serves on Kodiak’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall vision and execution of Kodiak’s business strategy. Since its creation in July 2011, Kodiak has grown to nearly $1.8 Billion in revenue through a series of twenty-seven acquisitions and three business launches, along with extensive organic growth of its operating companies. With a decentralized and...

Duration:00:43:36

Walter Lamothe, CEO, Bentley & Co

3/16/2021
Walter Lamothe is President & CEO of Bentley & Co and Founder of Full Range Strategy. Walter has over 40 years of rich retail experience and a network that can get businesses to another level and get the deals done. An entrepreneurial change agent and visionary, Walter is performance driven and a leader that translates strategic missions into defined outcomes. During his career, he has grown, transformed and created new retail businesses and business models whether it be traditional retail,...

Duration:00:43:38

Talman Pizzey, CEO, Acuren

3/9/2021
Talman Pizzey is the chief executive officer for Rockwood and affiliated companies including Acuren where he leads a staff of 5000 employees in the provision of materials engineering, inspection, and rope access industrial services through 90 offices across the United States, Canada, and the UK. Talman has been with Acuren (including predecessor companies Canspec and Hanson) since 1981. He has broad experience in materials engineering, nondestructive testing, and visual inspection. His...

Duration:00:41:22

Howdy Holmes, CEO, Chelsea Milling Company

3/2/2021
Howdy started working at Chelsea Milling Company in 1963 as a sophomore in high school. He worked in many departments, learning the company from the ground up during his high school and college summer breaks. He left the company in 1968 saying he would return later, but first, he was going to pursue a boyhood dream. He wanted to be a race car driver. He spent 20 years in motorsports winning regional races, the Formula Atlantic Championship, and Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500 in...

Duration:00:52:12

Ross Wainwright, CEO, Alida

2/23/2021
Ross Wainwright is a seasoned software executive with a proven 30-year record of fast-tracking ideas that will disrupt existing markets. As Alida’s leader, Wainwright firmly believes in a world where the best business decisions are those made ​with​ customers, not ​for​ them. He has aligned his global team to help companies uncover and action their customers’ truths to improve experiences and create meaningful relationships. Wainwright has set Alida on course to realize an aggressive growth...

Duration:00:51:22

Dave Hataj, President, Edgerton Gear

2/16/2021
DAVE HATAJ is the second-generation president and owner of Edgerton Gear, Inc., a Wisconsin-based custom gear manufacturer, where has worked for over 30 years. As a journeyman machinist by age twenty-one, he then earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California-Irvine. He completed his master’s thesis of Systems Theory and Family Business from Regent College in Vancouver, BC. In 2014 he earned a Doctorate of Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University, developing a...

Duration:00:44:53

Lewis Gelmon, President & CEO, Johnny Rockets Canada

2/9/2021
JR Canada Restaurant Group Ltd. (JRC) was founded in 2015 by Canadian business entrepreneur Lewis Gelmon, better known as the original master developer for Domino’s Pizza in Canada. In 2015, JRC purchased the Canadian Master Development rights (“Master License Agreement”) for Johnny Rockets, an iconic world renowned “Americana” restaurant brand. Gelmon raised and contributed to the initial equity seed capital of $8.8 million with plans to expand JRC across Canada via acquisition and...

Duration:00:49:15