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Leading an iconic brand through a global transformation

CXO Conversations

Release Date: 09/11/2023

Season 7 Preview: Inspiring Insights from CXO Conversations show art Season 7 Preview: Inspiring Insights from CXO Conversations

CXO Conversations

Join for a sneak peek into the upcoming season of CXO Conversations. We've lined up a stellar lineup of guests who share their invaluable perspectives and experiences on leadership, innovation, and success. From , CFO of , discussing the power of internal sponsorship, to , former CEO of , sharing insights on scaling a business successfully. , CFO of , dives into building trust and transparency, while , CEO of , shares his management philosophies. Get ready for a season packed with actionable advice and inspiring stories. Stay tuned!   More episodes and resources:   Thank you to ...

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As CXO Conversations wraps up another season, host Michael Mitchel reflects on the increasing role of AI in our daily lives. From streamlining tasks to enhancing productivity, Michael shares practical examples of how AI is making an impact, both personally and professionally. Join us for a brief yet insightful episode, and stay tuned for the return of engaging interviews next spring!   More episodes and resources:   Thank you to for being a sponsor of CXO Conversations Podcast. Association for Corporate Growth in its role as the hub of the middle market business community for...

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In this special edition of CXO Conversations, host revisits an engaging dialogue with , who at the time was the Chief Development Officer for the Humane Society of America. This episode covers a breadth of topics that all can benefit from; from program creation to donor ( or sales) engagement and executive leadership preparation.  John's insights transcend organizational boundaries, offering actionable strategies applicable to both for-profit and nonprofit sectors. His journey from volunteering to leadership underscores the transformative power of personal experiences, while his emphasis...

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Join host Michael Mitchel as he welcomes back Ben Deda, CEO of Food Maven, for a revealing look at the company's four-year journey. Explore key milestones, strategic shifts, and insights into navigating challenges in the food industry. Gain valuable lessons in leadership, resilience, and adaptability while gaining optimism for the future of Denver's startup ecosystem.   Full show notes and resources:   Key highlights include: Strategic Evolution: Ben Deda outlines Food Maven's strategic shift towards a tech-centric model, reflecting on their trajectory over the past four years. ...

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In this episode of CXO Conversations, host Michael Mitchel revisits an insightful interview with Ben Deda, CEO of Food Maven, and co-founder of Denver Startup Week. This conversation dives deep into Food Maven's mission to combat food waste by revolutionizing the distribution model, prioritizing sustainability, efficiency, and community impact.  Ben shares his personal journey transitioning from tech to CEO, and provides insights into the inception and growth of Denver Startup Week, highlighting its format, impact, and key lessons learned. Join Michael and Ben as they explore sustainable...

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Leading with Impact: Laura Ortman's Journey to CEO at COLOGIX show art Leading with Impact: Laura Ortman's Journey to CEO at COLOGIX

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In this episode of CXO Conversations, host engages with , CEO of , to explore her dynamic journey from the athletic fields through various pivotal roles in the tech industry to her current position at the helm of a leading network-neutral interconnection and Hyperscale Edge data center company. Laura shares her comprehensive insights into the power of teamwork, perseverance, and a broad understanding of business operations that shaped her into a results-driven leader. She delves into the nuances of customer experience, the importance of culture, and the collaborative ethos underpinning...

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From Ambition to CEO: The Role of Resilience in Leadership with Grant Stanis show art From Ambition to CEO: The Role of Resilience in Leadership with Grant Stanis

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In this episode of "CXO Conversations," host Michael Mitchel welcomes , a dynamic CEO renowned for his resilience and strategic acumen in the corporate world. Stanis shares his compelling journey from his first student council campaign to the helm of major corporations, revealing the pivotal role of resilience in climbing the corporate ladder. Delve into his insightful reflections on the multifaceted challenges of a CEO, from transforming struggling companies to fostering team growth and innovation. Stanis's unique approach, blending disciplined execution with a positive mindset, offers...

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From Soldier to Statesman and Venture Capitalist: Patrick J. Murphy's Journey show art From Soldier to Statesman and Venture Capitalist: Patrick J. Murphy's Journey

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Dive into 'CXO Conversations' with host as he welcomes The Honorable . From a U.S. Army officer to a congressman and venture capitalist, Murphy's journey is a tale of resilience and leadership. In this episode, explore his transition from military service to influential roles in Congress and the private sector. Discover how Murphy's leadership philosophy, shaped by experiences in the armed forces and public office, guides his current role at Stoney Lonesome Group, a venture capital firm supporting veteran-owned businesses.   Key highlights include: Murphy's leadership philosophy...

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Season Recap: A Year of Executive Insights and Leadership Lessons show art Season Recap: A Year of Executive Insights and Leadership Lessons

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In this season finale of CXO Conversations, host takes a moment to reflect on the remarkable year of 2023, revisiting the wealth of knowledge and diverse experiences shared by prominent executives, like Eric Lougher, David Cox, Craig Cummings, Janine Davidson, and many more.   Michael’s Key Highlights: Stephen Brown's journey to becoming a President at 32, emphasizing confidence, seizing opportunities, and continual learning. Rand Lewis’s insights on the hallmarks of great leadership and his experience as a successful investor. Raphael Crawford Mark's transition from Founder to...

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From West Point to the Boardroom: Jack Blaha's Leadership Odyssey show art From West Point to the Boardroom: Jack Blaha's Leadership Odyssey

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Join host in a conversation with , CEO of , as they delve into his journey from and military service to becoming a prominent figure in the corporate world. Blaha delves into the synergy between his military discipline and his achievements in the fast-paced world of SaaS industries like hospitality and social media marketing. He sheds light on the pivotal role of emotional intelligence in shaping company culture and the profound impact of a CEO's leadership style, offering invaluable advice for ambitious leaders on mastering the art of adaptability, the art of building robust professional...

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While a CFO for The Economist, David Cox led the iconic brand through a global transformation from print to digital and live events globally.  

David shares his thoughts on:

  • Early digital adoption and transformation of a globally respected brand

  • Listening to the client base

  • What he learned and advice offered from the global experience

David led the project management of the transformation with consulting selling both internally and externally. He also listened to clients and subscribers as they went from weekly print only to digital and took the brand live with events from Africa, Europe to North America and Asia. 

Thank you to ACG Denver for being a sponsor of CXO Conversations Podcast.  Association for Corporate Growth in its role as the hub of the middle market business community for quality networking, education and events. Connections are made, deals are formed and thought leadership is exchanged.  

 

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