Blog, Podcast

Brian Arnone – President and COO of ShowClix – The Open Boardroom Ep. 14

October 4, 2018 • By

Brian Arnone has spent his career immersed in the event technology space. At the time of this interview, he was the Chief Revenue Officer for Patron Technology and the President and Chief Operations Officer for Pittsburgh-based ShowClix (he explains the relationship between those two companies in our interview. Shortly after we talked, he was promoted to President, North America Ticketing for Patron Technology.

Blog, Marketing, Podcast

Dave Karraker – Vice President of Communications for Campari Group – The Open Boardroom Ep. 13

September 4, 2018 • By

You may not know Dave Karraker by name, but you have almost certainly experienced or been touched by his work. With high-level marketing experience spanning brands like Kmart, Allied Domecq Spirits and Wine, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and his present work with the Campari Group, Dave’s marketing work has been hard to miss.

In his work with Campari alone Dave played a part in brand collaborations with the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Reynolds, orchestrating campaigns that elevated Campari brands on a range of platforms, from ambitious television commercials to bold and controversial billboards looming over city streets.

Blog, Marketing, Podcast

JR Homer – LevelTan, INSTATan, Namaste Soaps – The Open Boardroom Ep. 12

August 31, 2018 • By

Welcome to the second season of The Open Boardroom.

I have long admired JR’s ability to embrace adversity and to innovate under what many business owners might see as dire circumstances. From a chain of family-owned video stores made obsolete by consumer and technology trends to a tanning industry stunted by new rules and regulations, JR has found ways to generate profits and to remain competitive even while competitors close up shop around him.

Blog, Marketing, Podcast

Eric Perelman – Nartak Media Group

September 29, 2017 • By

In this episode, Marshal sits down to interview Eric Perelman, the owner of Nartak Media, a Pittsburgh-based advertising and media buying agency. Marshal and Eric talk about the role of traditional media in a digital world and Eric’s inside perspective on how businesses can better leverage advertising. To learn more about Eric and his work visit: