Having invested in 53 companies including over a dozen cybersecurity ventures, Ray Rothrock took on the CEO role at RedSeal confident that he could redirect the company's security offerings to a more fruitful opportunity. Three years later the career venture capitalist appears to have done just that having returned RedSeal to profitability and year over year growth. Join us when Ray explains the opportunity that lay in waiting, and the values and priorities that would empower RedSeal to pursuit it
At the beginning there was a mission in search of a business model – a fact that arguably sets Study.com apart from most middle-market businesses. Along the way, as the subscription economy began to blossom, Study.com’s founders buckled their fledgling business into an energetic subscription model and turned their attention to managing the growth that comes when mission and model unite. Join us when Adrian Ridner, CEO and Co-founder, Study.com steps back in time to spotlight the stubborn mission that would not be compromised for growth sake, and the business model that would ultimately allow the mission to survive and thrive.
Seth Merrin probably didn't have to write a book to understand the origins of his passion for market disruption, unfair sustainable advantage has been a life long pursuit. Join us when Seth explains the competitive forces that allowed Liquidnet to disrupt the ebb-and-flow of traditional institutional trading and expand the firm's network around the world.
THE POWER OF POSITIVE DESTRUCTION: How to Turn a Business Idea into a Revolution (Wiley, January 2017)