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This is the Top Business Leaders Show powered by Rise25 Media. We feature top founders, executives, and leaders from all over the world.

This is the Top Business Leaders Show powered by Rise25 Media. We feature top founders, executives, and leaders from all over the world.


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This is the Top Business Leaders Show powered by Rise25 Media. We feature top founders, executives, and leaders from all over the world.




[SpotOn Series] From Homeless at 15 to the Owner of Multiple Restaurants

Dan Pool is the Owner and CEO of Pools Restaurant Group. He has owned and opened over 150 restaurants throughout the United States. Pools Restaurant Group currently consists of 30 Gandolfo’s Delis and 18 Petro’s Chili & Chips. Previously, Dan worked for Chili's and Bennigan's, owned several gourmet food trucks, and was the President of Golden Corral. In this episode… Some people learn through years of expensive college education. Others, like Dan Pool, learn through the school of hard...


Journey to Entrepreneurship With Danijel Velicki, Founder and CEO of Sqwire

Danijel Velicki is the Founder and CEO of Sqwire and the Founder and Senior Partner of Opus Wealth Strategies LLC. With only $40 in his pocket, Danijel left Croatia in pursuit of the American Dream. After working his way through college, he became a successful entrepreneur. With decades of experience in personal finance, education, and communication, Danijel and the team at Sqwire help low to moderate-income families realize their financial promise by providing them with financial...


[SpotOn Series] Building a Virtual Brand To Boost the Restaurant Industry

Paul Allen is the President and Co-founder of Nextbite, a virtual restaurant. Nextbite helps commercial kitchens add innovative, online food delivery concepts to their line-up. Paul has over 25 years of experience spanning technology sales, marketing, and product development. He’s worked with teams at Intel, Motorola, Adobe, Autodesk; the states of Connecticut, Colorado, and Ohio; and dozens of technology startups. He has been a founder, investor, and board member of numerous venture-backed...


Getting Unstuck Through the Power of Selfishness

Mike Malatesta is an entrepreneur, author, investor, and the Founder of Advanced Waste Services. He is the Leader of ERC Midwest, a holding company formed to purchase and grow other businesses that specialize in solving complex waste problems. Mike is also the author of the forthcoming book, Owner Shift: How Getting Selfish Got Me Unstuck, and host of the How’d It Happen Podcast. Mike is on a mission to help 1,000 entrepreneurs create companies that become worth more than $20 million each....


[SpotOn Series] Networking in Style at Baltimore’s Finest Luxury Business Club

John Bonavia is the Founder of The Gateway Advantage, a luxury business club in Baltimore. The Gateway Advantage aims to create a professional network environment for business owners, entrepreneurs, and investors to meet like-minded people and find innovative solutions. John is a sales and marketing guru who uses his skills in problem-solving, ethics, leadership, and creativity to meet sales, profitability, and growth objectives. Previously, he was a Regional Sales Manager for First Data...


Driving Success Through Innovative Compensation Plans

Verne Harnish is the Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents. Verne chairs the annual ScaleUp Summits and serves on several boards, including Chair of The Riordan Clinic, Co-founder and Chair of Geoversity, and Board Member of the Million Dollar Women community. Verne is the Founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a peer-to-peer network for entrepreneurs with over 14,000 members worldwide. He is also...


[SpotOn Series] Reimagining Food Tours to Support Local Restaurants

Ben Brown is the Founder and President of TastePro, a self-guided food tour company. With TastePro’s tours, participants can try the best foods from multiple restaurants at a fraction of the price. Ben is a seasoned hospitality professional with a fanatical passion for food. He has experience with corporate food and beverage marketing, strategy, and analytics and has worked with companies including MGM Resorts International, Princess Cruises, and more. Ben is also currently the Vice...


How One Entrepreneur Pivoted His Career, Solved a Universal Problem, and Grew His Business

Kyle Ewing is the President and Founder of TerraSlate, the leading provider of waterproof and rip-proof printer paper. Founded in 2015, TerraSlate has grown into a multimillion-dollar company that does business in over 85 countries worldwide. Kyle became a full-time entrepreneur in 2014 after leaving the corporate world to build his first company, Guerrilla Tags ID Systems. Since then, he has collaborated with fellow entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to develop new systems, metrics, and...


[SpotOn Series] The Secrets to Starting a Sustainable Restaurant

Glenn Cybulski is an award-winning executive chef with over 25 years of restaurant experience. He has opened 24 of his own restaurants, consulted for Papa Murphy's take-and-bake pizza, and developed a dough recipe that they purchased from him for $80,000. He's also consulted for Pieology, a restaurant company that has over 150 locations, and has spoken at multiple expos, including the International Artisan Bakery Expo and the International Pizza Expo. Glenn has written for Pizza Today...


Surviving Financial Crisis, the Pandemic, and Building a Business Through Tough Times

Ivan Barratt is the Founder and CEO of The BAM Companies, which specialize in the acquisition and management of multifamily apartment communities. The BAM Companies consist of BAM Capital, BAM Management, and BAM Construction and have over $593 million in total assets. Ivan’s company has been listed three times on the Inc. 5000 list. In addition to his role at The BAM Companies, Ivan is also a Managing General Partner for 11 apartment complexes, the Owner of two apartment complexes, and the...


[SpotOn Series] Making Your Restaurant Dream a Reality

Jeannette Goldman is the Owner of Start Your Restaurant Business, a consultancy that provides one-on-one coaching, e-learning courses, and other helpful resources for first-time restaurant entrepreneurs. Jeannette has been helping people pursue their dreams of owning a food business for over 10 years. Throughout her storied career, she has started several of her own businesses, including cafes, catering businesses, a retail store, and a multimedia company, which she still currently owns. In...


From Lemonade Stands to Building High-End Restaurants

Michael Boaz is the Founder of Boaz Construction, which offers budget development, vendor and subcontractor management, equipment sourcing, and more. General Contractors Magazine has recognized Boaz Construction as one of “The Best Commercial Contractors in Indianapolis, Indiana,” “The Best Tenant Improvement Contractors in Indianapolis, Indiana,” and “The Best Apartment and Condo Interior Contractors in Indianapolis, Indiana.” Michael is also the Founder of iRestore, LLC, which offers roof...


The Most Important Leadership Lessons From 2,000+ Business Leaders

Among all of the influential leaders they’ve interviewed, there’s a major lesson that sticks out for both Jeremy and John: leaders should constantly be learning, growing, and expanding their skillset. As a business leader, it’s vital to strive for improvement for yourself and your employees, business, and community. What other characteristics are key for successful business leaders? In this episode… Together, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran have a collective two decades of podcasting...