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

October 4, 2018 • By

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

James Mauler, Cadnetics -- The Open Boardroom Podcast, Ep. 11

The use of CADD software has perhaps become so ubiquitous that we underestimate its potential for innovation. James Mauler of Cadnetics has spent decades working with the software, and he predicts a new future for the industry.

Blog, Marketing, Podcast

James Mauler, Cadnetics — The Open Boardroom Podcast, Ep. 11

September 2, 2016 • By

The use of CADD software has perhaps become so ubiquitous that we underestimate its potential for innovation. James Mauler of Cadnetics has spent decades working with the software, and he predicts a new future for the industry. The potential for AutoCad to influence the design of a new building or space is well known, but James and his team are using it for new things as well, tapping into the beginning of a new trend that architects, engineers, and facility managers alike should be thinking about for their businesses.

On a broader business front, James’ own story is a compelling roller coaster of challenges and triumphs. He talks about taking risks, dealing with hard times, and growing his business from a one man shop to a Pittsburgh staple, busting at the seams with growth and new hires. I learned a lot from talking with James, and I think you will too.

Tom Baron, big Burrito Restaurant Group -- The Open Boardroom, Ep. 10

The restaurant business is hard. It's a fast-paced high-stakes industry, and running a restaurant means keeping a grip on a dozen different variables--employees, product, customer experience, marketing, and so on. When Tom opened the first Mad Mex, he knew that he was making a gamble he could win.

Blog, Marketing, Podcast

Tom Baron, big Burrito Restaurant Group — The Open Boardroom, Ep. 10

July 21, 2016 • By

The restaurant business is hard. It’s a fast-paced high-stakes industry, and running a restaurant means keeping a grip on a dozen different variables–employees, product, customer experience, marketing, and so on. When Tom opened the first Mad Mex, he knew that he was making a gamble he could win. Today, some 14 Mad Mex locations later and now with more than 1100 employees across his full family of restaurants, of which Mad Mex is a part, Tom has learned a lot about what it means to run a successful restaurant.

In this podcast, Tom talks about everything from day one of his first restaurant to how he chooses new restaurant locations to the data that he uses to drive his day to day decision making. This is an information rich conversation with one of the smartest businessmen in Pittsburgh. I had a blast doing it, and I think you’ll have as much fun listening.