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…

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…

12 Minute CEO Lessons – Be Selfish and Like Your Grudges – Episode 32.5

In this short video episode, Aleta Norris explores why Mike believes "being selfish" helped him become a better leader, grow his company, and accomplish his goals. Watch the Video https://youtu.be/IrhEkQJewqw Aleta also chats with Mike about why he eventually decided to "Like his Grudge," after he realized that his grudge towards a competitor was distracting…

The First Tragedy, I Didn’t Sign Up for This – Episode 31.5

Mike shares the first tragedy, about the tragic death of his employee, Billy, who died from performing the duties of his job. Mike tells the events of that tragic day as they unfolded, how he felt beside the casket wishing Billy was still here, and his struggle with unanswered questions. This tragic loss of life,…

Ryan Keepman, $100 Million CEO Managing Remotely – Episode 31

Ryan Keepman is the second-generation President of Evans Transportation, a transportation & logistics management company.  After graduating from UW Madison in 2004, Ryan began his career in sales where he learned the ropes working for Pitney Bowes selling postage meters essentially door to door. From there, he moved to Tri-State Expedited, a freight brokerage company, where…

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…

Mike Gosman, Betting on Strong Families to Rebuild Milwaukee – Episode 29

Mike Gosman is the Executive Director of ACTS Housing, a non-profit with a mission of empowerment through homeownership.   Mike graduated from Indiana University with a degree in History.  As a student, Mike was heavily involved in the Memorial Union Board, where he had the opportunity to plan major campus events that included visits from artists like…