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…

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…

Mike Malatesta, My Entrepreneurial Story – Episode 2

Mike co-founded a company in 1992 that grew to $45 million in revenue, across 6  locations, with 140 team members, by 2015. The company was recently acquired by a large publicly traded company and now Mike is an entrepreneur, writer, blogger, and podcast host as well. In this episode, Mike is interviewed by Dave Mastovich…

Welcome and What To Expect – Episode 1

How'd It Happen is an interview-based podcast hosted by me, Mike Malatesta, that explore the stories, the beliefs, the actions, and experiences of my guests, all of whom have achieved a high level of success in their lives. I like to define success as the value a person creates for others in the world. My…