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CXO Conversations

Release Date: 04/19/2022

CEO William Toti, Have Those Hard Conversations to Improve and Advance show art CEO William Toti, Have Those Hard Conversations to Improve and Advance

CXO Conversations

  after naval career of distinction that included commanding an attack submarine and Commadore went on to a successful career in corporate America.  We discuss having the hard conversation between yourself and your boss. William also provides insightful advice on how to reach the gain experience to reach the C suite.

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Executive Coach Chuck Mollor, The Pressures of the Modern CEO show art Executive Coach Chuck Mollor, The Pressures of the Modern CEO

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is the CEO of MCG Partners, an advisory and executive coach firm as well as the author of “The Rise of the Agile Leader”. For over 15 years Chuck has advised executives on a wide range of areas from one-on-one coaching, team effectiveness, assessments and more.   In our interview, Chuck provides unique insight into the challenges today’s CEOs face.  And we hear about being a Cranberry Farmer!

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President/Board Director Ray Gogel on needed skills for today’s CEO show art President/Board Director Ray Gogel on needed skills for today’s CEO

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 has served as COO, President and Board Director numerous times in the energy sector throughout his career.  He has served in executive roles as CIO, CAO, COO, Managing Director and Board of Directors for companies such as Xcel Energy, Accenture, US Grid Company, IBM and others.    Ray joins CXO Conversations to discuss needed skills for today’s CEO and where they may struggle

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Brad Feld, VC, Boards; Why be on one, 1st Timers and the Colorado Trail show art Brad Feld, VC, Boards; Why be on one, 1st Timers and the Colorado Trail

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is a successful Venture Capitalist and founding member of the .  Within the Colorado startup scene, Brad is a bit of a celebrity having been part of some well-known successful companies.   Brad really sees founders and start ups not just investments, but as a community that he supports, sees areas for improvements, mentors and loves.  In this very personal full-length interview, Brad shares his personal Board experiences, what he looks for in Board Director candidates and advice for first time Board members.  He also shares his experiences from his 2021 days as well...

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Charles Melcher, interviewing to be a Sub Skipper then CEO show art Charles Melcher, interviewing to be a Sub Skipper then CEO

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is a retired Naval Commanding Officer that has served in various roles including Chief Engineering, XO and Skipper on several Nuclear Attack Submarines.  After retiring from the United States Navy, Chuck joined an international energy company as a VP and quickly rose to CEO.  Chuck discusses interviewing to become a Submarine skipper, his successful civilian executive search and career.  A graduate of the USNA, Chuck earned his MBA at John Hopkins.  The interview was conducted outdoors in the Colorado Rockies in-between altitude training hikes for a Mount Kilimanjaro...

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Christine Gagnon CFO, the importance of being intellectually curious show art Christine Gagnon CFO, the importance of being intellectually curious

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is an accomplished global CFO who rose up through the ranks of senior leadership at Big 4 firms, such as PwC and EY. She is a life-long learner who is both personally and professionally curious, and intrinsically driven to continually broaden her base of knowledge and experience.  She’s an avid traveler who has even hanglided over the jungles of Brazil. In this episode she delves into the importance of intellectual curiosity.

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CRO Randal Meske on Trust, Talent, Process and Challenges show art CRO Randal Meske on Trust, Talent, Process and Challenges

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As summer is in full swing, this is a great opportunity for an excerpt from a 2020 interview with CRO Randal Meske.  The full interview can be    About our Guest  is the CRO at ConstructConnect (a Roper Technologies company) and the Founder and CEO at Evreware, a market intelligence firm.   Prior to Evreware, Randal was the President at Citation Technologies Inc., an environmental compliance solutions company.  Before Citation, Randal was the Vice President of Oracle’s Global Collaboration Sales Unit. Prior to Oracle, Randal was the Vice President, Technical...

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General Kevin “Chili” Chilton, Board Member, Astronaut and flying the Space Shuttle show art General Kevin “Chili” Chilton, Board Member, Astronaut and flying the Space Shuttle

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The impressively humble General Kevin Patrick ‘Chili’ Chilton joins the show today to share his 34-½ years of experience in the Air Force as well as the successful transition he then navigated into corporate America. A note to those who have not served in the Armed Forces: I will be referring to our guest as either General or by his call sign of ‘Chili’ out of respect for his rank and his service to our country.  Here is the full Part 1 interview:   ABOUT OUR GUEST General Kevin Patrick ‘Chili’ Chilton graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and has...

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CEO Tom Chittenden on CXO Conversations show art CEO Tom Chittenden on CXO Conversations

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CEO Tom Chittenden, Successfully moving from BigCo to Middle Market show art CEO Tom Chittenden, Successfully moving from BigCo to Middle Market

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Tom started out in technology and discusses how he arrived at the CEO chair by way of GE & NCR. He speaks about to the scrappy opportunties at GE and the similiarties of that attitude at Inovonics, a middle market company. Along the way, his international travel helped him apprciate different cultures and what unites us. He also discusses where emerging executives can obtain the robust management opportunites that GE used to offer. Welcome to Colorado Tom!

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