Richie Burke, A CEO, Podcasting Growth for Clients – Episode 15

Richie Burke is the founder and CEO of Go Geddit Marketing and Media and the host of the Go Gedders Podcast. Richie became an entrepreneur while he was still in middle school, collecting errant golf balls that he would sell back to the golfers - at considerable margin – since his cost basis was zero – and…

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…

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…

Tim Dodge, A CEO Making Traction In Creative – Episode 10

Tim Dodge is the CEO of Hanson Dodge Creative, a dynamic Milwaukee based design & marketing company that has been inspiring consumers and delivering transformational business impact for leading brands on a global scale for more than 30 years. Tim recalls how, as a kid, it all started with the Flinstones – that is he and his brothers watching the cartoon…

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…