How to Have Success in Scary Times by Dan Sullivan – Episode 89.5

In this special .5 episode, I share my thoughts about the unique and challenging times we are currently facing due to the coronavirus pandemic.  This is not just a business problem, it’s a global, human-being problem, the likes of which none of us has ever seen or dealt with before.  In other words, there isn’t…

Jim Zaiser, CEO, Engineering Double Digit Growth by Wandering Around – Episode 82

Jim Zaiser is the President & CEO of Hydro-Thermal Corporation, a third-generation manufacturer of direct steam injection technology systems. Jim spent a decade working outside of the family business for companies like Robert Bosch and Strattec Security Corp. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and MBA from Keller Graduate School. Jim…

Mark Burish, Law Partner, Investing in Senior Living, Restaurants, and People – Episode 80

Mark Burish is a partner at the law firm, Hurley Burish. Mark graduated from Marquette University and the UW Madison Law School. In addition to his law practice, Mark is a real estate investor, an entrepreneur – he’s owned and sold two assisted living community companies –a philanthropist – he is one of the founding…

Dave Strand, CEO, Welding Together a Championship Culture – Episode 71

Dave Strand is a private investor and previous Owner & CEO of Wisconsin Oven Corporation, an East Troy, WI based manufacturer of large heat treat and other specialty thermal ovens for industry. When Wisconsin Oven was sold to Thermal Product Solutions, Dave became its CEO, responsible for 4 oven manufacturing companies located throughout the United States. He’s also the author of an…

Paul Schueller, CEO, Energizing Sustainability for Utility Companies – Episode 70

Paul Schueller is the founder and CEO of Franklin Energy, and the author of “The Squeeze” his debut novel, which Mike highly recommends. From a young age, Paul became interested in power generation and that interest led him to become a mechanical engineer and get a job at the local gas & utility company, where he worked for 7 years before deciding…

Jim Lindenberg, CEO, Wiring Guaranteed Success with 25 Core Values – Episode 69

Jim Lindenberg is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Lindy Enterprise, a consulting practice that helps business owners develop and execute strategies that improve results. Prior to founding Lindy Enterprises, Jim founded World Class Wire & Cable, an electrical distribution company that he grew rapidly before selling to a strategic buyer in 2008. Since then, Jim has owned and sold…

Ian Abston, How to Attract and Retain Top Performing Millennial Talent – Episode 67

Ian Abston is the Founder and CEO of Millenian, LLC where he helps large corporate clients attract, engage and retain top-performing millennials.   He also serves as the Director of the Hoan Group, a group comprised of more than 100 of Milwaukee’s future civic leaders committed to developing the leadership necessary to create change within Milwaukee and…

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Chris Widmayer, CEO,Programming Culture for Hyper Focused Growth – Episode 64

Chris Widmayer is the Co-Founder & CEO of Penrod, a consulting company that delivers innovative solutions to clients using Salesforce software. Chris and his co-founder started Penrod working together on Skype while watching shows like Friday Night Lights and the Jersey Shore.  The business has grown dramatically and now employs more than 60 people in 3 states. Recently,…

Brad Zepecki, CEO, Unlocking the Code on Best Places to Work – Episode 57

Brad Zepecki is the Founder and CEO of Octavian Technology Group, a Milwaukee based technology consulting firm that provides strength to its clients with fractional CIO and AI Datascience expertise. He’s a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a Management Information Systems and Marketing degree.  Brad began his career as a software engineer and…

Peg Ann, CEO, Drawing Strength from the Gifts of Dyslexia – Episode 55

Peg Ann is a former Co-Owner of the Empire Level Corporation, the CEO of Life Moves, LLC, a mogul on the TV Show “Project Pitch It” and an incredibly generous Philanthropist.  Growing up with modest means, Peg started working early and held a multitude of jobs before graduating from high school.  After having her first child,…