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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…

Jeff Hughes, Attorney Creates Digital Ad Empire at Night – Episode 42

Jeff Hughes is a serial entrepreneur, attorney and the CEO of Rocket Clicks, Sterling Satellite, Sterling Law Offices, and BizLab. Wow!  As a kid, Jeff ‘s family moved around often, which got him used to often being in new places and around new people.  After graduating from Bob Jones University, Jeff headed to Southern IL University,…

Josh Jeffers, Visionary Developer Restoring Historic Milwaukee – Episode 41

Josh Jeffers is the Founder and CEO of J Jeffers & Co., a Milwaukee based diversified commercial real estate development company.  Since moving to Milwaukee in 2012, Josh has become a national influencer in the re-development of historic buildings, many of which had been nearly given up on by other developers.  Josh grew up in the…

Andrew Barrieau, CEO Twisting the Throttle on 400% Growth – Episode 40

Andrew Barrieau is the CEO of Felins USA, a sustainable packaging solution manufacturing company headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.  He’s also a long-standing TEC / Vistage International member, a huge Harley Davidson fan and big time Muscular Dystrophy Association supporter.    Andrew grew up outside of Boston in the town of Gardner, MA.  While in high school, he joined his Dad and…