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Middle Market Thought Leader | Priorities for Growth

It’s about inspiring middle market CEOs and other c-suite leaders and business owners to take a leadership leap and open a new chapter of growth for their middle-market companies. We know that by learning from the failures, Ah-ha! moments, and successes of others, middle market business leaders can take inspired action.

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221: Keeping an Edge as M&A Drives Growth| Sudhakar Kesavan, CEO, ICF


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25 Sep 2015

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205: Anchor Brewing: Legacy of a Small Giant | John Dannerbeck, Former President

When Japan’s Sapporo last year acquired craft-beer pioneer Anchor Brewing, many craft brewers characterized the transaction as the end of an era. It’s one John Dannerbeck today looks back on fondly having worked alongside the brewery’s legendary owner Fritz Maytag and the eclectic mix of seasoned managers that stubbornly rejected the notion of growth for growth sake and consequently gave birth to a global movement of craft brewers. Join us when John revisits his entry into the brewing business and the unrelenting market dynamics that bruised management’s ability to keep growth at bay.


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195: Entrepreneurial Verve Fuels a Marketer’s Midmarket Rise | Phil Carpenter, EVP, PAN Communications

Just as any sea captain worth his salt ultimately rejects his land legs and returns to the sea, Phil Carpenter's marketing career has seldom ventured beyond the entrepreneurial realm where he has held management roles in both startups as well as the integrated marketing agencies that eagerly serve them. Today as executive vice president and managing director of PAN Communications, Carpenter is once more satisfying his entrepreneurial itch as PAN advances up the ranks of midsize agencies as it serves a growing roster of technology and healthcare clients.  FREE E-Book: Learn how talent-minded CEOs from a dozen midsized companies Get, Retain and Engage Top Talent https://workplacechampions.gr8.com/ Guest: Phil Carpenter, EVP, Company: PAN Communications Headquarters: Boston Contact: www.pancommunications.com@PANcomm


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Compensation strategies have often been considered a luxury rather than a necessity inside the realm of middle-market businesses. However, as Xactly Corp. continues to enlarge its pool of compensation data, the company’s benchmarking insights have begun to alter the mind-sets of middle-market executives as the company helps to level the playing field when it comes to acquiring compensation smarts. Join us when Xactly CEO Chris Cabrera explains why talent-minded midsize companies are quickly acquiring an appetite for compensation insights.


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146: Empowering the Internet of Things Generation | Mark Benson, CTO, Exosite

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