Joe Skotarzak, Part 2, Making A Unique Business – Episode 14

This is part 2 of our conversation with Joe Skotarzak. Joe began his career at Peterson Consulting (now Navigant Consulting ) before becoming a partner in River Run Computers for 20 years because “opportunity knocked.”  If you missed part 1, you can get caught up by listening to Episode 13. Picking up where we left off, Joe…

Joe Skotarzak, Sailing Ahead on the Next Beat – Episode 13

Joe Skotarzak began his career at Peterson Consulting (now Navigant Consulting ) before becoming a partner in River Run Computers for 20 years because “opportunity knocked.”  River Run is an IT Managed Services Provider that Joe and his best friend, Paul Riedl, bought and built into a “big boy company,” navigating & overcoming many industry, cash flow and differentiation…

Nick Bauer, Billion Dollar Underdog in Asset Management – Episode 12

Nick is the founder and Managing Partner of Operose Partners, an investment advisory and family services firm he started in 2017.  It’s off to a phenomenal start.  Prior to starting Operose, Nick was a partner at Geneva Capital and helped the firm grow its assets under management from $1BB to $7BB in 3 years.  He joined Henderson Global…

Steve Palec, Walking The Line In Radio And Realty – Episode 11

Steve Palec is a partner at Collier’s International, a global commercial real estate services and investment management firm and the iconic host of the Sunday morning radio show, Rock N Roll Roots on WKLH.   After first professing to have “no goals,” Steve takes us through his determined life journey – from doing newscasts in his head – accompanied by…

Tim Dodge, A CEO Making Traction In Creative – Episode 10

Tim Dodge is the CEO of Hanson Dodge Creative, a dynamic Milwaukee based design & marketing company that has been inspiring consumers and delivering transformational business impact for leading brands on a global scale for more than 30 years. Tim recalls how, as a kid, it all started with the Flinstones – that is he and his brothers watching the cartoon…

Joe DeNucci, My Secret Weapon Marketing Guy – Episode 9

Joe DeNucci, a marketing leader that has worked for some big names that you'll recognize like Rockwell Automation, GE, Covanta, and Direct Supply, is on the episode today. Joe's my podcast intro guy, my blog collaborator, and my podcast producer. And people keep asking me, who is this "Joe" guy? And I felt like, well…

Sequoya Borgman, Rising to the Top in Private Equity – Episode 8

Sequoya Borgman, the Founder & Managing Director of Borgman Capital, is on the podcast today. Borgman Capital is a Milwaukee based start-up Private Equity firm focused on partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams to capitalize and grow profitable businesses.   As a kid with “hippie” parents, Sequoya was born in California but moved a lot and…

Aleta Norris, Co-Founder of Living As A Leader – Episode 7

Aleta Norris, a Leadership Development Expert and the Co-Founder of Living as a Leader, is on the podcast today. Living as a leader is a Brookfield, Wisconsin based leadership training, coaching and consulting firm, committed to improving employee productivity and fulfillment through more effective leadership. Aleta (by the way, her name means “winged one”) is…

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 of Frontdesk – 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…