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…

Adam Berger, Angel Investor Charged Up on Creativity – Episode 39.75

Adam Berger, the National VP of Sales for Doering Fleet Management a corporate vehicle lease and fleet management company headquartered in Brookfield, WI.  He’s also an early stage & angel investor and a Board Member at Brightstar Wisconsin, a non-profit venture capital firm and an expert in electric and autonomous vehicles.   Adam grew up in the…

Alex Kowalski, CEO Proves the Power of the 80/20 Principle – Episode 39

Alex Kowalski is the CEO of Performance Complete Metal Solutions, a Little Chute, WI based contract manufacturer of metal assemblies and the CEO of Alta Exchange Group, a company that specializes in investment property sales strategies. He’s also a commercial real estate investor and a member of the Young President’s Organization. Alex was recruited to…

Krista Galbraith, CEO Manufacturing Success with Change – Episode 38

Krista Galbraith is the CEO of K&S Manufacturing, a 45-year-old metal stamping and contract manufacturing company founded by her Dad.  Krista was unexpectedly “handed the keys” so to speak in 2011 when her Dad became ill and could no longer run the business. At the time, she was a nurse, working in the Intensive Care Unit…

Dr. Sujeet Chand, Leadership Tactics from Rockwell Automation CTO – Episode 37

Dr. Sujeet Chand, is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Technology Officer at Rockwell Automation, the global leader in automation controls.   He also serves on the Board of Directors for Proto Labs, HDS Global and Baird Venture Partners and has his name on no less than 15 patents.   After earning his Doctor of Philosophy in…

Kathleen Gallagher Pulitzer Prize Journalist Podcast

Kathleen Gallagher, Pulitzer Prize Journalist Launching Entrepreneurs – Episode 36

Kathleen Gallagher is the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Institute, a Pulitzer winning journalist and the co-author of the book “One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine” and co-host, along with Tim Keane, of the “How Did You Do That” Podcast. After graduating from the University of…

Jerry Jendusa, How to Get Unstuck in your Business Part 2 – Episode 35

Jerry Jendusa has mastered how to get unstuck in your business and skyrocket results. He leverages his experience selling an aerospace business that he started in his basement, grew to $100 Million in revenue and employed more than 600 people. He teaches business owners, entrepreneurs, and business coaches how to get your business on a…

12 Minute CEO Lessons - I Ignored the Signs

12 Minute CEO Lessons – I Ignored the Signs – Episode 34.5

In this video episode Aleta Norris explores what went wrong when Mike "Ignored the Signs" during an acquisition, https://youtu.be/TsCe1TQRxws and how it helped him get a systematic process in place to acquire companies, instead of going on instinct and the notion of "We can fix it, we can fix anything." Aleta also chats with Mike…

Jerry Jendusa, How to Get Un-Stuck and Skyrocket your Business – Episode 34

Jerry Jendusa is the co-founder of STUCK Coaching and STUCK Fund 1 and, before that, the co-founder and CEO of EMTEQ a Wisconsin based aviation equipment manufacturing and engineering company he started in his basement, grew to more than 600 employees producing $100 Million in revenue and sold to a strategic acquirer in 2014.   After graduating…

12 Minute CEO Lessons – All Lessons Come with Pain – Episode 33.5

In this video episode Aleta Norris explores why Mike believes "All Lessons Come with Pain" and how it how it helps us get up, get going and kept moving on to achieve our goals and get over the pain that we experience along the way. Watch the video https://youtu.be/fLbNlS7_9Vg. Aleta also chats with Mike about…