It’s no secret that the IT infrastructure and applications business is experiencing hyper growth these days. And few technology business leaders are more focused on making the appropriate investments to scale their businesses than those who today compete inside the managed services realm. Join us when AHEAD CEO Dan Adamany explains how “cultural fit” is now top of mind as AHEAD’s employee payroll grows and the search for talent widens.
Having grown to 38 offices and more than 900 employees, Risk Strategies Company has entered the ranks of leading national insurance brokers with a strut that signals an appetite for M&A. Join us when the firm’s founder and CEO Mike Christian explains how acquiring companies in key markets, with key business practice areas has made the firm a discriminating buyer inside an industry known for its frequent waves of consolidation.
Glenn: “Our priorities are to look at those areas of the business that we may need to tweak and adjust them as we start to really open up the doors and explore the local market here in Colorado. And then, as I mentioned earlier, once we get the model right here—I keep referring to the model, and by that I mean the language that we use in our software—it means assessing the key verticals or the five that I mentioned we’re going to concentrate on. It could be one or two out of those five that are standouts for us, where our software is a 100% fit as opposed to being prepped to a 95% fit. So I think we’re going to be doing some learning, and then take that model and replicate it in various cities and states throughout North America.”
In 1995, Tony Zito started his first business, Precision DataLink, which was acquired in 2001. He then went on to found MediaForge, which was acquired by Rakuten Marketing in 2012. Today, he oversees Rakuten Marketing in the Americas, Europe, and Australia, spearheading acquisitions and integrating offerings into an expanded platform of performance marketing offerings.
In the flash and splash world of data technologies, few companies have their technology more deeply entrenched inside the academic institutions that pollinate and energize the world’s research communities than QSR International. Join us when QSR CEO Chris Astle explains why a three-decade-old midsize firm is enjoying some new luster among the data tech world’s up-and-comers.
Join us when Mark Benson explains how Exosite is helping customers transform their traditional businesses by embracing the Internet of Things and adopting new software and strategies that allow them to optimize cost and create new revenue streams. Guest: Mark Benson, Chief Technology Officer Company: Exosite Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN Ownership: Private Contact: www.exosite.com @exosite (twitter)
When John McDonald first grasped the developing business opportunity around what is today known as the virtual private cloud he was a seasoned software executive inside IBM’s sprawling software kingdom. Join us when John explains how industry’s widespread adoption of cloud technologies has led businesses to rethink their IT spending priorities opening the door to a new breed of private cloud services providers.
Eight years from now when Lance Ruttenberg blows out the candles on a birthday cake celebrating his company’s 100th birthday – the CEO of American Textile Company will be savoring an industrial hallmark no Fortune 500 CEO has ever known. Lance and his brother Blake are today the third generation of Ruttenbergs to own and lead the textile firm first established in 1925. While the company may not be the same weight class as other successful firms with generational-family origins (Ford Motor Company, IBM Corp.) ATC’s longevity is a testament to an ownership/ management model that has successfully served an industry, a family and a devoted employee population for nearly 100 years.