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…

Steve Palec, In Awe: Beatles, Baseball, & Bourbon – Appreciating Spectacular and Simple Stuff – Episode 77.5

Steve Palec has just written a book, where your journey begins alongside him in a speech classroom and takes you into interviews with greats including Ringo Starr, Les Paul, Don McLean, and Alice Cooper. You'll walk with him on the diamond at Miller Park and the grounds of Lambeau Field. Follow his ups and downs…

Christine Specht, CEO, Evolving the Brand and Franchise Model at Cousins Subs – Episode 77

Christine Specht is the CEO of Cousin’s Subs, a Wisconsin based sub shop chain started by her Dad and his cousin in 1972. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminology & law studies from Marquette University and a master’s in public administration from American University. Although Christine worked in the family’s restaurants as a teenager,…

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…

Mark Shapiro, CEO, Courageously Taking the Road Less Traveled – Episode 59

Mark Shapiro is the President and CEO of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee.  Mark attended Indiana University before exploring a career in restaurant management with Ed Debevic’s where a chance encounter with a couple of entrepreneurs he was serving led him to become a freight broker, moving truckload shipments of…

Jill Young, CEO, Guiding and Challenging Leadership Teams in Growth Mode – Episode 58

Jill Young is the Founder and CEO of TractionFirst LLC, a Texas based Certified EOS Implementation Firm.  Jill is also a keynote speaker, a two time author – her latest book is called “In Courage – How Entrepreneur’s and Their Leadership Teams Can Experience Less Pain in Growth Mode” – and an energized, dynamic leader.  Jill grew…

Tom Shannon, Mastermind Of Job Growth and Early Stage Companies – Episode 51

Tom Shannon is the founder and CEO of Brightstar Wisconsin (HL), a one of a kind non-profit created as a unique entity to fill the early-stage funding void by providing charitable foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals with a vehicle to help fund job creation--- through capital donation!  Tom graduated with a Finance degree from The University…

Denise Thomas, CEO Transforming Leaders into Powerful Communicators – Episode 45

Denise Thomas, is the Founder and CEO of The Effective Communication Coach.  She was recently recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a 2019 Woman of Influence in the Entrepreneur category. Denise graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a degree in Management before setting off on a career in corporate America where she quickly moved up the…

Dave Mastovich, Marketing Maverick Ignites No BS Approach – Episode 43

Dave Mastovich is the Founder & CEO of MASSolutions, a Pittsburgh Pennsylvania based marketing firm, the host of the widely popular “No BS Marketing” podcast, a highly rated Vistage International speaker, a Professor of Marketing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the school from which he earned his undergrad and MBA degrees, and the author of…