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…

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…

Tommy Tank, Becoming a Model in your 50s – Episode 30

Tommy Tank is the founder and President of Tommy Tank Life After 50, a one of a kind fitness experience gym and brand that is built on Tommy’s passion for fitness and his belief that “you have one body, own it.”  Tommy started his company, and new career, at age 56 after a long career…

Wendy Baumann, Awakening New Worlds for Women Entrepreneurs – Episode 28

Wendy Baumann is the President and Chief Visionary Officer of the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (known as WWBIC), a statewide economic development corporation.  She’s just celebrated her 25th anniversary as WWBIC’s leader.  Wendy credits the roots of her success to her parents and the environment in which she was raised. Her Mom was the academic, a college…

Andrew Haag, Lighting the Soul of A Company – Episode 22

Andrew Haag is a partner and Director of Sales with Lube-Tech and Partners, a distributor of petroleum products that was formed in 2016 when three family businesses joined forces. At that time, Andrew was the President of Moore Oil, a company that his father, Scott had purchased decades earlier and grown substantially. He and his…

Dan Einhorn, What Venture Capitalists Expect From You – Episode 18

Dan Einhorn is a Principal and Founder of Capital Midwest Fund, where he focuses on providing growth capital to early stage technology focused companies.  Dan went to Cornell University, graduating from its School of Hotel Administration, thinking that running country clubs would be a great career – and an opportunity to play a lot of golf.  When that dream…

Katrina Cravy, A CEO, Coaching Executives to Shine – Episode 16

Katrina Cravy is an entrepreneur and the CEO of her own firm, Katrinacravy.com, where she specializes in helping C suite executives sharpen their communication message and presence.  She’s also a keynote speaker on topics like “Taking Your Brand to the Bank” and “Emergency Crisis Communication.” Katrina Cravy is an Emmy award winning reporter and talk show host as…

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…