CEO Forum – 10.18.18 HCARS

   CEO Forum – October 2018   Leadership & Growth Thursday, October 18, 20187:30 to 9:00 amWIPFLi – Training Room7601 France Avenue S #400Minneapolis, MN 55435 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 Gerald Mattys Gerald R. Mattys, CEO, joined Tactile Medical in 2005 after serving in top positions at several other medical technology companies. Tactile Medical develops and markets at-home therapy devices that treat chronic swelling conditions such as lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Their mission is to help people suffering from these chronic diseases live better while enabling them to care for themselves at home, thus reducing overall healthcare costs and improving the patients’ quality of life. Currently, Mattys serves on the board of directors of Tactile Medical and the American Venous Forum Foundation. In the past, he served on the board of the American College of Phlebology Foundation and the Medical Alley Association. Mr. Mattys holds a BS degree in economics from Penn State University.   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 Recap – 09.12.18

Event Photos click on an image to view larger Scott Faris speaking Scott Faris speaking A recent CEO Forum presentation featuring Luminar Technologies executive Scott Faris was informative and entertaining. Scott offered insights on leading a company in an industry experiencing exponential change. No small task considering the competitive landscape. Luminar is at the forefront of developing the sensing products required to fulfill the promise of an emerging market – self-driving vehicles. Click the link below to listen to Scott’s comments on leadership, accessing growth capital and the shifting priorities of an evolving applied technology, dated 09.12.18. Media Archive – (requires CEO Nexus member...

CEO Forum – 09.12.18 Central FL

The CEO Forum: Central Florida Region Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Women’s Club of Winter Park, Inc. 419 S Interlachen Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 Featured presenter: Scott Faris Chief Business Officer Luminar Technologies, Inc. Scott Faris is an experienced serial entrepreneur with over two decades of operations, venture-financing and commercialization experience, involving more than 20 start-up and emerging-growth technology companies. Mr. Faris is currently the Chief Business Officer of Luminar Technologies, Inc. Based in Silicon Valley and Orlando, Luminar is developing revolutionary sensor products that will accelerate the reality of self-driving… Click here for more information about the...

CEO Forum Recap – 06.22.18

Event Photos click on an image to view larger (left to right) Jeff Wright, Roy Larson, Ward Johnson Jeff Wright speaking Roy Larson speaking Ward Johnson speaking The recent CEO Forum panel discussion “Preparing for a Successful Exit: Lessons Learned” reinforced the necessity of advanced planning. Panel presenters Jeff Wright, Roy Larson and Ward Johnson confirmed a reoccurring theme shared by many CEOs following an exit or succession event – “If I knew then what I know now, I would have started preparing earlier.” The panel suggested a 3 to 5-year process to allow enough time to maximize the value-drivers needed to endure the rigorous due diligence process. Assuming they are correct, then we all need to start with the end in mind – sooner than later. What is your plan? Time-frame? Have you effectively identified the value-drivers needed to maximize the value of your business in the eyes of a prospective buyer? If not, I challenge you to bring these issues to your next roundtable meeting and let your peers help you on that journey. Click the link below to access the PowerPoint and audio presentation dated 06.22.18 Media Archive – (requires CEO Nexus member...

CEO Forum – 06.22.18 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger (left to right) Jeff Wright, Roy Larson, Ward Johnson Jeff Wright speaking Roy Larson speaking Ward Johnson speaking    Preparing for Exit: Lessons Learned Friday, June 22, 20187:30 to 9:00 amWSB & Associates(WSB University Conference Room on 2nd floor)701 Xenia Avenue SouthMinneapolis, 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 Wright Corporate Finance Associates Jeff Wright, managing director, Corporate Finance Associates, has more than 30 years experience advising company owners as an investment banker. He works with private companies to execute high value exits through a managed, competitive process.   Roy Larson entero Roy Larson founded entero, a staffing firm, with a mission to deliver exceptional client service and enlightened company culture. After rapid growth, entero was acquired by BCforward, a national staffing firm.   Ward Johnson Sojos Ward Johnson, former owner and CEO of Sojos, combined his love of pets with his desire to own his own business. Sojos is one of the pioneers and leading brands in raw nutrition for pets. Sojos was acquired by WellPet in late 2015.   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 – 06.20.18 South FL

The CEO Forum: South Florida Region Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Palm Beach State | Room: HT103 B & C 801 Palm Beach State College Drive Featured presenter: Lewis Gould Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO Q.E.P. Co., Inc. of Boca Raton Lewis Gould is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Q.E.P. Mr. Gould knew, after working many years and making money for the company he worked for, that he wanted to make his own money by starting his own business. By his own admission, Gould, who preferred to spend his spare time as a ham radio operator, stumbled into the home improvement industry. As a businessman he was more familiar with… Click here to view the flyer. Click here for more information about the...