Nick Maris, CEO Somna Therapeutics – Episode 6

Nick Maris, the CEO of Somna Therapeutics, is on the podcast today. Somna Therapeutics is a Germantown WI based medical product startup that is revolutionizing the treatment of severe acid reflux with their wearable RefluxBandTM Nick has a BS from Marquette University and did his MBA work at Marquette and Boston College.  He’s also a…

Kyle Weatherly, CEO, Frontdesk for Short-term Corporate Housing – Episode 5

Kyle Weatherly, the CEO of #Frontdesk, is on the podcast today. Frontdesk is a Milwaukee-based startup focused on professionalizing the short-term corporate housing rental experience. Kyle is a #MarquetteUniversity graduate with an MBA in Non-profit Management from #UWMadison. Originally determined to commit his talents to the non-profit world, Kyle landed at #HabitatforHumanity for several years…

Wayne Breitbarth, LinkedIn Expert – Episode 4

Wayne Breitbarth, #LinkedInExpert is on the podcast today. Wayne is perhaps the foremost LinkedIn expert in the country,  He’is the CEO of the Power Formula LLC, a best selling author, a LinkedIn consultant, and an energetic keynote speaker. Wayne's book, #ThePowerFormula of LinkedIn Success, which is now soon to be in its 4th edition, has…

Mike Malatesta, My Entrepreneurial Story – Episode 2

Mike co-founded a company in 1992 that grew to $45 million in revenue, across 6  locations, with 140 team members, by 2015. The company was recently acquired by a large publicly traded company and now Mike is an entrepreneur, writer, blogger, and podcast host as well. In this episode, Mike is interviewed by Dave Mastovich…

Welcome and What To Expect – Episode 1

How'd It Happen is an interview-based podcast hosted by me, Mike Malatesta, that explore the stories, the beliefs, the actions, and experiences of my guests, all of whom have achieved a high level of success in their lives. I like to define success as the value a person creates for others in the world. My…

How’d it Happen? Podcast

“How’d it Happen?” is a conversational-based podcast, hosted by me, Mike Malatesta.  I’m a curious guy living in the Midwest who’s had some success, along with a lot of “not-quite success”.  I like to avoid the word failure. Its connotation can be dangerous.  Some might describe me as a hard-working & successful entrepreneur, investor and…