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Episode 42: Richard Banta of Lifeline Data Centers Explains the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

On this episode, we interview Rich Banta, founder and Chief Compliance Officer of Lifeline Data Centers. Rich leads the country in compliance and certifications and has been instrumental at driving innovation in the Data Center industry. His certifications include: CISSP (ISC²) Certified Information Systems Security Professional - April 2017 - Present CCSP (ISC² & CSA) Certified Cloud Security Professional - May 2017 - Present CISA (ISACA) Certified Information Systems Auditor - September...


Episode 41: Steve Sanner: Growing People Through Work - The Hoosier Jiffy Lube Story You've Never Heard

On this episode, we interview Steve Sanner, President of Hoosier Automotive Services. In 1985, Steve Sanner and his partners started what is now known as Jiffy Lube of Indiana. Since that time, the Indianapolis-based business has expanded to 48 Jiffy Lube locations (46 in Indiana, two in Illinois) with more than 400 employees, creating one of the largest systems of franchised service centers in the industry. In 2017 alone, the company performed nearly half a million oil changes. While Jiffy...


Episode 40: Robert Bogue: Building Out An Audio and Video Studio for Your Corporation

On this episode, we interview Robert Bogue. Robert has a driving passion for delivering solutions through both teaching and learning. His drive for resolving problems is fueled by his creativity and innovation – by his ability to find solutions that others cannot find. His experience in the technical world has given him a unique opportunity to learn how to solve problems both in a technical sense and an organizational sense well before problems arise. Robert is an Indianapolis leader and has...


Episode 39: How Indiana is Leading the Country in Broadband Opportunities

On this episode, we interview Scott Rudd, who works for Indiana's Lieutenant Governor's office as the Director of Broadband Opportunities. We discuss how Indiana is leading the country in driving innovation with broadband access. As well, we interview Scott's work in Brown County got the attention of the state, where he's been hired to help transform the broadband accessibility in our state. Scott wworks closely with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and farm...


Episode 38: Torchlite's CEO and Technology Entrepreneur Susan Marshall

On this episode, we interview Susan Marshall, a 20-plus year technology veteran who's been deeply involved in the rapid evolution of digital marketing, video, audio, mobile, social and data management technologies. Digital marketing is complex. Marketers today need guidance on how to identify what's truly a top priority and help to get it done. At Torchlite, they believe it's not enough to just create another software solution. It's about bringing people and technology together to create a...


Episode 37: How the King Park Development Corporation and the Build Fund are Transforming Central Indiana

On this episode, we interview Evan Tester and Steven Meyer of King Park and discuss how Community Development Financial Institutions are helping to play a key role in developing underserved parts of our community. King Park Development Corporation is a non-profit community development corporation (CDC) committed to improving housing, economic development, and quality of life in the King Park area. Founded in 1987 by concerned residents and neighborhood groups, King Park has helped drive the...


Episode 36: Author and CIO Jeffrey Ton: How IT Leadership Has Evolved

On this episode, we interview Jeffrey Ton, a Hoosier native who has worked in IT for over 35 years. Jeff has written hundreds of blog posts about technology and technology leadership and most recently published his first book, Amplify Your Value: Leading IT with Strategic Vision ( His articles have appeared on Forbes, CSO Online, People Development Magazine, Intel’s IT Peer Network, and his own blog, Rivers of Thought ( Throughout his...


Episode 35: Harry Howe: Our Wise Indianapolis Business Mentor Who Is Developing Grit in Entrepreneurs

On this episode, we interview Harry Howe. Harry has mentored hundreds of young people, entrepreneurs, and businesses in the community. As soon as you meet him, you'll understand why. We wanted to put the spotlight on Harry as a thank-you for all he's done for us and to find out more about his story. We discuss his military service, his education at Bucknell University, his corporate career at General Electric, and what brought he and his family to Indianapolis. Harry is now launching a...


Episode 34: Oscar Moralez: Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Indianapolis' Largest Angel Investment Firm

Indiana leads the way in life sciences and agri-business, areas critical to global interests. Information technology companies are exploding here, creating a wealth of technology, talent, and support for other companies. Advanced manufacturing thrives here. Leadership across all sectors—business, government, universities and health care—is strong and forward thinking in Indiana. On this episode, we interview Oscar Moralez, a Serial Entrepreneur from the Life Sciences industry and Founder of...


Episode 33: Wilks & Wilson: Using Elixirs to Craft The Best Old-Fashioned, Manhattan, and Martinis

Wilks & Wilsonʼs hand-crafted, organic infused and all natural elixirs, though also meant for use in non-alcoholic beverages, cooking and coffee, are intended for use in cocktails. Many of these cocktails were common to the late-1800s to the early 1900s– also known as the pre-Prohibition era. The exact origin of the term cocktail is disputed. However, what is known is that, since even before this time, people have been using various blends of spirits, sugar and other natural ingredients as a...


Episode 32: Leaf Software: Building the Right Culture the Right Way

On this episode, we interview Mike Wilson, Chairman of Leaf Software Solutions. Leaf has been helping businesses reach their corporate goals since 1987. At its core, Leaf takes great satisfaction in being a principle-centered company. They believe in fairness, kindness, effectiveness, and significance. The four principles are deeply embedded in their corporate DNA. They expect that their customers, their employees, their vendors, and their community will benefit from the careful attention...


Episode 31: Charitable Allies: The Charity that Provides Legal Support to Nonprofits

On this episode, we interview Zac and Robert of Charitable Allies, a charity that provides legal, educational, administrative support, training, and consulting services to nonprofits. Serving nonprofits may not be unique, but being a nonprofit itself surely is! Charitable Allies also provides its clients: Legal services - Most charities are unable to afford excellent, experienced nonprofit legal services. Charitable Allies provides these services at free and greatly reduced rates to...


Episode 30: When Should Your Business Hire an Environmental Consultant?

On this episode, we interview the leadership of Terra Environmental Corporation, Project Manager Jeff Stone and Rusty Wheat, the founder and President. It's a fascinating conversation about the environmental industry with some information on when you'd need to hire an environmental consultant. We discuss issues regarding meth house cleanup through the complications with commercial real estate issues. Terra Environmental works with business to identify recognized environmental conditions...


Episode 29: Darrin Gray: Sports Ministry and Leadership Development

On this episode, we interview Darrin Gray, the President of The Center for Serving Leadership. Darrin is an incredible mentor in our community and has dedicated his life to help develop leaders throughout the region and the NFL. The Center for Serving Leadership cultivates the global community of Serving Leaders, strategically located at the Sagamore Institute, an Indianapolis-based action-oriented Think Tank. With more than 25 years of executive experience in leadership, media, branding,...


Episode 28: Patrick Doerflein: Disabled Veteran to Waste Water Manager to Mobile Application Entrepreneur!

On this episode, we interview one heck of a character, Patrick Doerflein. Patrick is a Veteran, worked a career as a Waste Water Treatment Manager, and is disabled. When his physical pain prevented Brad from working any longer, he took an entrepreneurial turn. Patrick attended Eleven Fifty Academy to learn how to program mobile applications and launched his own - Burn & Bet! Special Guest: Patrick Doerflein.


Episode 27: Indianapolis Bar Association: A Peak Inside Our Local Legal Community

On this episode, we interview a sitting judge, a corporate attorney, and a small business attorney... all members of the Indianapolis Bar Association. It's a unique look inside the legal community, its adoption of technology, and the key issues facing Indianapolis businesses today. Since 1878, the Indianapolis Bar Association has played a significant role in providing for the needs of Indianapolis legal professionals. Founded by former U.S. President Benjamin Harrison and other prominent...


Episode 26: TeenWorks: Empowering Teens to Achieve Excellence in College, Career, and Community

On this episode, we interview CEO Tammie Barney and Program Manager Thomas Christenson of TeenWorks. TeenWorks provides a year-round employment and college readiness program with supportive services for teens throughout the school year. While their paid employment program gives teens the chance to earn a paycheck, the TeenWorks experience is much more than a job. Participating teens build professional resumes, gain job skills for the future, participate in volunteer projects to give back to...


Episode 25: Joe Mack: Leadership Lessons From West Point to Perot Systems... and Beyond

Indianapolis is home to some great industry leaders. Joe Mack started his career as an Army Officer who graduated from West Point Military Academy. He moved on to Perot Systems, mentored and guided by Ross Perot. Joe Mack has personally been in charge of over 50 teams, ranging in size from 3 to over 150, in military and civilian organizations, in both peacetime and forward-deployed situations... and he's consulted on enterprise-level technology transformations for companies ranging from "mom...


Episode 24: Archos Advisors: Why Does Culture Matter In An Organization?

Remember when you first started your business? You had a clear idea of exactly what kind of workplace you wanted to build, and were sure your employees would thrive in a fun, productive, and challenging environment. But somewhere along the way, something went wrong. Perhaps personality conflicts emerged. Maybe you grew faster than you could manage. Possibly, your organization lost sight of its original goals and ideals. Or it could be that you’re anxious to prevent any of these problems...


Episode 23: Learn About The 10|100 Committee And You'll Feel Better About Our Political Future

If you're like most of the country, you're not feeling great about politics nowadays. After this interview with Executive Director Jamar Cobb-Dennard and Tri-Chair Adrianne Slash, I'm confident you'll not only feel better, you'll want to help this bi-partisan effort. The vision of the 10|100 committee is to raise monies that are invested in developing a pipeline of candidates-of-color that will populate campaigns, down-ballot through Congress, with qualified servants who represent values...