GrowthMinded Milwaukee

E25: Chris Fussell – Solving Complex Problems by Building a Team of Teams

Posted: January 4, 2018

35m 33s

This week's episode of GrowthMinded Milwaukee features Chris Fussell, a former Navy SEAL Officer who served as Aide-de-Camp to then-Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal. Chris held that role in General McChrystal’s final year commanding the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where they served for a year together in Iraq. Chris witnessed first-hand the Special Operations community’s transformation into a successful, agile network.

E24: George Blomgren – Attracting Great Employees in the Face of the Talent Gap

Posted: November 30, 2017

28m 7s

This week's episode features a discussion with George Blomgren, a regional talent expert focused on attracting great employees to Wisconsin. George shares his insights on how to attract the best talent using an employer brand, and how we can take on the talent gap by strengthening our regional brand.

E23: Chris Heivly – Building Startup Communities with “The Startup Whisperer”

Posted: November 17, 2017

29m 52s

This week we welcomed Mapquest co-founder Chris Heivly into the Podcast Milwaukee studio. Following a successful exit to AOL, Chris has dedicated almost 20 years to identifying communities to implement startup ecosystems. 

E22: Julie Huls – Milwaukee and the Innovation Economy

Posted: November 7, 2017

31m 59s

This episode of GrowthMinded Milwaukee features Julie Huls of Austin, Texas. Julie is a leading influence in the rapidly expanding innovation economy and uses her skills and experience to help communities and organizations position themselves for strategic growth.

E21: Ed Barthell – Milwaukee’s HealthTech Serial Entrepreneur

Posted: July 28, 2017

27m 3s

This week on our show, Todd invited Ed Barthell into the GrowthMinded studio to cover a wide array of topics. Ed is the Founder & CEO of EmOpti, a healthtech startup focused on the success of ER departments for hospitals and their institutions.

E20: Greg Satell – “Mapping Innovation” in a Digital Age

Posted: July 21, 2017

24m 3s

Our guest this week is a global authority on innovation. Greg Satell is the author of "Mapping Innovation" and writes over 100 articles per year featured in Inc., Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

E19: Todd Sobotka – Creating Wisconsin Jobs

Posted: July 14, 2017

30m 36s

Our guest this week is Todd Sobotka, Investment Committee Chair of BrightStar Wisconsin. BrightStar is a not-for-profit committed to creating quality jobs in the state by providing additional capital to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

E18: Rene’ Boer – “How To Be A Great Boss”

Posted: July 7, 2017

30m 21s

This week on GrowthMinded Milwaukee, Todd McLees welcomed in the bestselling author and EOS implementer Rene' Boer. Along with Gino Wickman, creator of the Entrepreneurial Operating System, Rene' co-authored "How to Be a Great Boss."

E17: Dale Boehm – “Wisconsin is becoming a ‘fly-in’ state, not a ‘fly-over’ state.”

Posted: June 30, 2017

22m 26s

This week's guest on GrowthMinded Milwaukee is Dale Boehm, President and CEO of Caspian Technologies, and Owner and Operator of Artisan 179, a fantastic restaurant on the shores of Pewaukee Lake.

Ep 16: Brad Bateman, Founder & Principal of Pivot4 Consulting

Posted: June 23, 2017

29m 30s

This week on GrowthMinded Milwaukee, Todd McLees sat down with Brad Bateman, Founder and Principal of Pivot4 Consulting. Those who know Brad hold him in high regard and consider him to be one of the best sales leaders around.

Ep 15: Joe Poeschl, Co-Founder of The Commons

Posted: June 16, 2017

34m 32s

On this episode of GrowthMinded MKE, Todd McLees sites down with Joe Poeschl, co-founder of Startup Milwaukee and The Commons. It's a wide-ranging conversation filled with positive energy about what's going on in the region.

Ep 14: Paul Hansen, Co-Founder & CEO of Remugio

Posted: June 9, 2017

17m 33s

This week, host Todd McLees welcomed Paul Hansen into the GrowthMinded MKE studio. Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Remugio, a Madison based company making powerful video analytics available to the masses.

Ep 13: Mark Fairbanks – Co-Founder of Islands of Brilliance

Posted: June 2, 2017

27m 19s

This week’s guest on GrowthMinded Milwaukee is Mark Fairbanks, co-founder of Islands of Brilliance. Islands of Brilliance is a learning experience developed specifically for children and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Ep 12: Chad Raube – Entrepreneur, Investor & CEO at Info-Pro

Posted: May 26, 2017

32m 56s

This week’s episode of GrowthMinded Milwaukee features Chad Raube, CEO at Info-Pro Lender Services. Chad shares his thoughts on what it takes to be an entrepreneur and a strong leader, as well as his take on Milwaukee and the surrounding region.

Ep 11: Jeff Koser – Local Author & Founder of Selling to Zebras

Posted: May 19, 2017

16m 49s

Episode 11 features Jeff Koser, author of "Selling to Zebras: How to Close 90% of the Business You Pursue Faster, More Easily, and More Profitably." He founded a sales consultancy and software company of the same name here in Wisconsin.

Ep 10: Amber Regan & Julia Burns – Co-Founders of Pathways High

Posted: May 12, 2017

29m 46s

Episode 10 of GrowthMinded Milwaukee features Amber Regan and Julia Burns, co-founders at Pathways High in Milwaukee. The school uses a project-based learning model focused on developing real world skills for the next generation.

Ep 9: John Holland – Author of CustomerCentric Selling

Posted: May 5, 2017

29m 05s

This episode of GrowthMinded Milwaukee features John Holland, renowned sales trainer and author of CustomerCentric Selling. John is the Chief Content Officer for CCS and an innovative thinker when considering what it takes to increase win rates.

Ep 8: Dick Hensley – Regional President of National Exchange Bank

Posted: April 28, 2017

20m 28s

On the 8th installment of GrowthMinded Milwaukee, host Todd McLees welcomes Dick Hensley into the GrowthMinded Studio. Dick has had a very successful banking career right here in Wisconsin, and has seen countless companies rise and fall.

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