Tom Shannon, Mastermind Of Job Growth and Early Stage Companies – Episode 51

Tom Shannon is the founder and CEO of Brightstar Wisconsin (HL), a one of a kind non-profit created as a unique entity to fill the early-stage funding void by providing charitable foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals with a vehicle to help fund job creation--- through capital donation!  Tom graduated with a Finance degree from The University…

Tim O’Connor, 3 Proven Rules to Earn over $1000 per Hour – Episode 50

Tim O’Connor is a Managing Director at Sandler O’Neill, an independent, full-service investment banking firm. He’s also Mike’s oldest and best friend, a friendship that started in elementary school at St. Denis School in Havertown PA.  Tim graduated from the University of Delaware and started his career in the corporate world as an accountant.  He quickly rose through…

Amy Fallucca, The Path of a Superstar Recruiter and HR Consultant – Episode 49

Amy Falluca is the founder and CEO of Bravent, a human resources consulting and recruiting firm she started in 2017.  Amy graduated with a degree in Human Resources from the Business School at University of Wisconsin – Madison, a school she got into after first being wait listed – a development she did not take lying…

Craig Weber, Why Top Performers Master Conversational Capacity – Episode 48

Craig Weber is the CEO of The Weber Consulting Group, a company that helps companies build successful teams that perform when the pressure is on.  His first book, “Conversational Capacity” was a best seller and his newest book, “Influence in Action” will be published by McGraw Hill this fall. Craig is also a highly rated Vistage speaker and…

Kent Lorenz, Board Member on Ownership Models for Growth – Episode 47

Kent Lorenz is the retired Chairman & CEO of Acieta, LLC, a division of Matsui Corporation, a Japan based global conglomerate.  He’s also an investor, key-note speaker and highly sought-after Board Member.  Kent’s business career started in the fledgling Milwaukee office of Ellison Technologies, a company that grew to $650M in sales and 650 employees, and were…

Phil Nadel, Venture Capitalist on the Entrepreneur Superpower – Episode 46

Phil Nadel is the Founder and Managing Director of Forefront Ventures, one of the largest start-up investment syndicates on AngelList.  He is also a star on the Gimlet Podcast ‘The Pitch’, (Also listen to "The Pitch" on Spotify). Phil is a graduate of Saint Andrew’s School and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the…

Denise Thomas, CEO Transforming Leaders into Powerful Communicators – Episode 45

Denise Thomas, is the Founder and CEO of The Effective Communication Coach.  She was recently recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a 2019 Woman of Influence in the Entrepreneur category. Denise graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a degree in Management before setting off on a career in corporate America where she quickly moved up the…

Noah Rickun, Fearless Sales President Rocking 20x Growth – Episode 44

Noah Rickun is the President of Sales and Marketing at ETE Reman, a leading, family owned, automobile transmission remanufacturer.  Noah graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where, in addition to getting his degree, he became an entrepreneur as well, creating a market for used musical instruments that he sourced through a newspaper ad and then sold…

Dave Mastovich, Marketing Maverick Ignites No BS Approach – Episode 43

Dave Mastovich is the Founder & CEO of MASSolutions, a Pittsburgh Pennsylvania based marketing firm, the host of the widely popular “No BS Marketing” podcast, a highly rated Vistage International speaker, a Professor of Marketing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the school from which he earned his undergrad and MBA degrees, and the author of…

8 Unbelievable Ways People Became Successful Entrepreneurs – Episode 42.5

There are so many people that become successful entrepreneurs but we often don't know how it happened - and what experiences and motivations led to these extraordinary achievements. In this podcast I highlight 8 Unbelievable Ways People Became Successful Entrepreneurs, to help you find your path and motivation to success. Todd Barden, 401k expert, wealth…