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CFO Q&A: Understanding the Cross-Functional Leader

CFO Q&A: Understanding the Cross-Functional Leader

This is the third in a series of interviews with leading middle market executives across the nation. We explore what helped them achieve success, what best practices they live by, and their thoughts on building highly effective teams.   Paul Janicki is CFO at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., a family owned brewery founded in 1980 […]


The Current State of Direct-to-Consumer Models in the Insurance Industry

The Current State of Direct-to-Consumer Models in the Insurance Industry

In today’s marketplace, consumers want to be empowered in their buying decisions and are more driven by research, reviews, and ease-of-use than they ever have been before. These changing consumer habits are impacting the insurance sector more than any other industry. The manufacturing and travel services fields are shining examples of areas that have already […]


CEO Q&A: Exploring the Role of a CEO in a Middle Market Business

CEO Q&A: Exploring the Role of a CEO in a Middle Market Business

This is the second in a series of interviews with leading middle market executives across the nation. We explore what helped them achieve success, what best practices they live by, and their thoughts on building highly effective teams.   Stephen Mance is the CEO of Defiance Metal Products, a private equity-owned metal stamper, fabricator and […]


Key Factors in Effective Succession Planning

key factors in succession planning

No matter what your industry, product or service, the foundation of every company is built on its people. From the C-suite to the frontline team, your people are your number one asset. But as essential as that frontline team is, there’s no denying that a company’s leaders are the least replaceable. They’re the ones with […]


CEO Q&A: Exploring What It Takes to Be a Successful Leader

exploring what it takes to be a successful leader

This post is the first in a series of interviews with leading middle market executives across the nation. We explore what helped them achieve success, what best practices they live by, and their thoughts on building highly effective teams.   Brian McSharry is currently President & CEO of RESA Power Solutions, a portfolio company of […]