Lessons from the Top and the Edge

Jeff O’Dell Advisory Team, Inc. (ATI) click on an image to view larger As co-founder of August Technology, a global manufacturer in the semiconductor industry, Jeff O’Dell and his team built the company and led it through a strategic merger and successful exit. The lessons he shared at the March Economic Gardening Forum event, regarding this journey, were compelling and inspiring. In particular, he emphasized the need to cultivate a culture of calculated risk, a tolerance for failure necessary to fuel innovation, and a commitment to develop talent and optimize teamwork in the face of inevitable change. These lessons, refined over time as a leader and coach, continue to serve him well in his current role as president of ATI. For details on these and other insights related to Jeff’s extraordinary journey, click the adjacent link to listen to an audio clip of Jeff sharing his story. View Media Archive (media archive available only to roundtable members) Jeff O’Dell holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and robotics from the University of Minnesota-Twin...

CEO Forum – 03.17.17 HCARS

   How Leadership and Strategy Build a Path to Success Speaker:Jeff O’Dell, president of Advisory Team, Inc. (ATI) Friday, March 17, 20177:30 to 9:00 am WSB Associates – 2nd Floor Conference Room701 Xenia Ave S., Suite 200Golden Valley, MN 55416 7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration and continental breakfast (sponsored by Insperity)8:00 am to 9:00 am – Speaker presentation and Q&A Jeff O’Dell Advisory Team, Inc. (ATI) As president of Advisory Team, Inc., Jeff O’Dell is a passionate builder of businesses who complements his strategic planning skills with strong visionary abilities. Working with a group of proven business leaders, ATI provides management consulting for small technology companies in need of funding or experienced business leadership. In 1992, he co-founded August Technology, a global manufacturer in the semiconductor industry, built the company, and led it through a strategic merger with Rudolph Technologies in 2006. Using his experience in business and his background in engineering, O’Dell also co-founded FamilyBox, Picket Fence, Café’ Inc., and Be Your Own Sports—online services/tools for individuals or businesses. O’Dell holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and robotics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visitwww.Hennepin.us/BusinessAssistance and click on the Economic Gardening section, call 612-348-4191, or email...

CEO Forum – 03.07.17 Orlando

Event Photos click on an image to view larger Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00PM to 8:00PM Registration/Networking 6:00PM-6:45PMProgram/Q&A 6:45PM-8:00PM Alfond Inn, Conservatory300 E New England Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 Map and Parking Directions Complimentary parking available in Suntrust Parking Garage(valet available at Alfond Inn for a fee) Dave Mattson Sandler Training Dave Mattson is a best-selling author, sales and management thought leader, keynote speaker and leader for sales training seminars around the world. As CEO and President of Sandler Training, Mr. Mattson oversees the corporate direction and strategy for the company’s global operations including sales, marketing, consulting, alliances and support. His key areas of focus are sales leadership, strategy and client satisfaction. Since joining Sandler in 1988, Mr. Mattson has guided the firm to its position as a global provider of sales and management training with over 250 operating units in 25 countries. Under his leadership, the company has also been recognized four times in the Top 20 Sales Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com, and nine times by Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” as the number-one sales training company in the United States. Sandler named Mr. Mattson its CEO in 2007. During his years at CEO, revenue from the company’s Global Accounts Division has increased by 53 percent, international revenue by more than 145 percent and total company revenue by 35 percent. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For questions or additional information, please contact...

CEO Forum Preview – 03.07.17

Dave Mattson Sandler Training Our next CEO Forum will feature Dave Mattson, a best-selling author, sales and management thought leader, keynote speaker and leader for sales training seminars around the world. For this CEO forum, we’ll have a slightly different format. First, we will hear how Mattson took Sandler Training from a regional business to a global provider of sales and management training. He’ll focus on the strategies he used to scale the Sandler business. In the second part of the presentation, Mattson will take us through the ’10 Sales Behaviors CEOs Need to Embrace to Grow Their Business’. You don’t want to miss this informative talk on crucial sales and marketing techniques from the President of Sandler Training – voted nine times by Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” as the number-one sales training company in the United States. View event...

CEO Forum – 02.17.17 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    Strategy for Comfortable Success Speaker:Phillip Mattison, president of Core Products International, Inc. Friday, February 17, 20177:30 to 9:00 am WSB Associates – 2nd Floor Conference Room701 Xenia Ave S., Suite 200Golden Valley, MN 55416 7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration and continental breakfast (sponsored by Insperity)8:00 am to 9:00 am – Speaker presentation and Q&A Phillip Mattison Core Products International, Inc. Core Products International, Inc., began because Phil Mattison, founder and president, had a sore neck. Upon learning that his discomfort stemmed from an improper sleeping position, he began working with his chiropractor to develop a new kind of spinal support pillow. Since the successful launch of its first pillow product in 1988, Core has developed or acquired several other cervical support pillows. Over the years, Core has expanded beyond pillows to offer innovative orthopedic supports and braces, hot and cold therapy products, OTC electrotherapy units, massage products, and more. Core products are manufactured in the United States and Canada. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visitwww.Hennepin.us/BusinessAssistance and click on the Economic Gardening section, call 612-348-4191, or email...

Orlando, Inc. Roundtable 02.02.17

The Orlando, Inc. roundtable program, provided in conjunction with CEO Nexus, utilizes the PeerSpectives® roundtable process developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation. This process brings groups of up to 15 qualified entrepreneurs together eight times a year for collaborative sessions that address important business issues. Owners, CEOs, and presidents share their management challenges and problem-solving ideas through structured roundtable discussions led by a trained facilitator. Peer members discuss ways to overcome obstacles to growth in areas such as finance, employee relations, legal compliance, marketing, and sales. “The roundtable sessions always generated positive takeaways. It is a great process for CEO accountability.” – Glenn Williams – CEO, Bell Performance and CW Products “When I found the opportunity to learn from my peers in a structured setting, I knew it was exactly what I needed. I now have a renewed energy, confidence, clarity and vision for the future of my company. My only mistake was not doing it sooner.” – Ken Croston – President, World Class Installations, Inc.; Board Member, Orlando, Inc. Orlando, Inc. Roundtable Orientation Session: Feb. 2, 2017 5pm – 6pm Free to Attend! Click to Register Location: Canvs 101 South Garland Avenue Orlando, FL 32801 Co-Hosted by: Click Here to view the roundtable program...