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“You have to meet all of today’s performance requirements… then of course greatly outperform on others – that’s the justification for adoption.” Doug Campbell, CEO, Solid Power Solid Power is a “technology transfer” business with science that originated at CU. Solid-state batteries are 50% more efficient than current lithium-ion batteries used to p…
 
“That was the problem – we had too many mountain bikes… and I decided to build my own nice looking shed.” Jeremy Nova, co-Founder, Studio Shed Studio Shed is another Colorado example of a business started, not on purpose, but as the outcome of one person’s effort to solve his or her problem and not being able to find that solution on the market. Je…
 
“We had somewhat of a plan, we kind of knew where we were going… the truth is the basis for a plan didn’t even come close to what the business is today.” Randy White, co-Founder & CEO, Wheel Pros It took me a while to understand the impressive scope of Colorado-based Wheel Pros. I’d done my research and erroneously entered my interview with Randy W…
 
“I constantly tell my senior leadership to try to do less and think more.” John Street, Founder & CEO, Pax8 Pax8 CEO John Street shares perspective and wisdom in this episode, all shaped and earned through his multiple startups. John has been an entrepreneur steering technology innovations in telecom, email, internet technology, and now cloud servi…
 
“What I think is great about the TRUTH is that it always wins… It’s not about selling – it’s about sharing knowledge with people and letting them make a decision.” Avrum Emakis, Founder & CEO, CLMBR CLMBR (“Climber”) is earlier stage than I normally feature and I was super excited to do this interview because I love cool fitness equipment (see the …
 
“Most people don’t think of the Arts as an industry sector. It’s 4 ½ % of our GDP – we need to make sure that arts and creative industries are part of our state’s economic recovery strategy.” Christin Crampton Day, Executive Director, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts A couple of times a year I feature a successful non-profit and its leader.…
 
“There’s a profoundly important problem to be solved... in terms of creating a product with DEMAND, electric aviation is the ideal solution.” George Bye, CEO, Bye Aerospace The key topics I wanted to discuss with George were 1) the patience and perseverance required to create an entirely new aircraft, and 2) how he maintains his excitement for an a…
 
“The top three questions I get are: 1) Which were my favorite episodes? 2) Have you had any really difficult guests? and 3) How do you get such great guests on the podcast?” Dave Tabor, Host, PROCO360 podcast This episode of PROCO360 was a lot of fun for me. It reminded me of all the great guests I had during 2020 – guests I’d almost forgotten abou…
 
“Because of the opioid epidemic I expect we can develop that market to $1 Billion a year because our products provide great pain relief without side effects.” Thomas Sandgaard, Chairman and CEO, Zynex Medical Zynex’s main product line treats pain with FDA-approved electric stimulation that reduces the need for opioids in the marketplace. Direct and…
 
“You will have your physician’s cell phone number… we’re creating nice alignment with those providers… they are being incented to provide better clinical outcomes and better patient satisfaction scores.” Chris Miller, CEO, Paladina Health Kudos to Chris Miller on two fronts: 1) he’s delivering on the holy grail of health care – providing high patie…
 
“The problem with organic social media is there is so much noise – everybody is producing content… you gotta PAY TO PLAY.” Benjamin Kepner, Global Social Media Marketing I struggle with what I perceive to be endless NOISE on social media and I was eager to understand from Benjamin how to cut through that noise for effective social media execution. …
 
“It always seemed disingenuous to me for companies to talk about how well the animals for the food source are treated when their employees have to work two or three jobs.” Pete Turner, Founder and President, Illegal Pete’s I used to think that Illegal Pete’s competed with Chipotle and Qdoba. The more I explored Illegal Pete’s, the more it’s clear t…
 
“It dawns on the guest that it’s done by design – that the sincere friendliness of the staff is something that rings true.” Jack Damioli, President & CEO, The Broadmoor I feel terrible for all our state’s hospitality businesses that are suffering through the COVID pandemic – none more than the Broadmoor, a Colorado icon. Here’s what I really wonder…
 
“Yes, things change – we want to bring the people in the community along as we develop.” Haroun Cowans, Partner & Chief Real Estate Development Officer, Five Points Development Corporation I’ve always been curious about real estate development and cognizant of the impact of “gentrification” on a community. After a walking tour of Five Points by Har…
 
“There is the fallacy that you can outgrow any problem. (You think) I’ll just sell more – that will solve the problem. Well, that’s not true.” Matt Cutter, Co-founder & President, Upslope Brewing Company Many of us are familiar with the stories of our favorite small microbreweries and of the huge Colorado successes like New Belgium Brewing which wa…
 
Every job I've had before this I'd get bored after 4-5 years... fixing the home services business, fixing the experience for home owners, is an intractable problem that will probably outlast me. Brandon Ridenour, CEO, ANGI Homeservices Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor have always fascinated me – and until recently I didn’t know that the company that ho…
 
“We think about the consumer first and foremost and not about a business opportunity. That authentically resonates. What do you do after that – who the heck knows?” Ian MacGregor, CEO, Skratch Labs Ian at Skratch Labs was recommended as a guest by Dan Konigsberg of CampMinder (listen to that episode!) This is an episode you’ll enjoy if you still be…
 
“I used to be embarrassed to charge for my pictures… It took many, many years to value my own work.” Guadalupe Laiz Once a year I do an episode in which I feature three rising entrepreneurs with businesses and styles that I really like. I had intended that Guadalupe Laiz would be one segment of this episode. I am so enthralled with her work, her bu…
 
“My goal is to make passion and business line up... and usually passion wins out." Adam Miller, Founder and CEO, Revel Bikes, Why Cycles You’ll enjoy the interview with Adam Miller. It’s different from what you normally hear from a founder basing the business on a “passion” because Adam is passionate about business as well as his passion. This epis…
 
“A lot of entrepreneurs want to get into stores way too fast – before they have the consumer following… as quickly as they got on the shelves, they’re going to be off.” Jane Miller, CEO, Lily’s Sweets Consumer products companies are tough! For every home-started product like Bobo’s (PROCO360 episode) and Justin’s, there are tens, hundreds (thousand…
 
“It comes back to the science... I do think it comes down to credibility and trust.” Deanie Elsner, CEO, Charlotte’s Web The CBD business is exploding and Charlotte’s Web went from startup to $100 million in 3 years! Deanie Elsner, CEO, left a consumer foods company where she was named a “Top 50 Chief Marketing Officer in the World” to join Charlot…
 
“It (effective marketing) isn’t about a consumer angle! It’s about razor sharp focus by the brand that triggers some tension that a consumer has.” Christian Gani, Match Marketing Group Christian Gani focuses on “experiential marketing” for his clients. Until COVID-19, that meant creating amazing experiences that customers would visit to be WOWED by…
 
“The #1 thing going forward is going to be about hygiene… The thing that surprises me most?... with 125 shops, the importance of technology in the customer experience – I didn’t see that coming.” Jamie Repenning, President, Floyd’s 99 Barbershop I’m always curious about franchises. There have been some great success stories from Colorado, and some,…
 
“We are focused on a mission and a vision to truly disrupt product development and design... along the way we’re probably gonna step on some toes.” Matthew Klein, CEO, Backbone PLM Backbone PLM is a quintessential story of tech company success. The dominating and most intriguing point for me is that the company was created to solve a very painful p…
 
“I believe the role of a CEO is to be that face, the smile, the heart and soul that the customer thinks of when they think about the company.” Adam Contos, CEO, RE/MAX Most CEOs of large public companies, no, just about ALL of them, seem to keep their private lives, even their personal personas, separate from their public facing CEO self. Not this …
 
“When there’s CHAOS all around you, and when things are moving SO fast… the best way to figure out how to balance competing interests… is look at your values…” Paul Raab, Managing Partner, Linhart PR Notice that while Paul and I were together in the studio, we were 6 feet apart! Normally when we think of “crisis communications” it’s about a company…
 
Tory Bruno, President and CEO, United Launch Alliance – From aerospace engineer to CEO of the world’s most successful launch company, Tory shares his approach to management that has yielded 137 rocket launches with 100% success. “Nothing trumps mission success... now, let's talk about the decision we have to make.” Tory Bruno, President and CEO, Un…
 
Eric Gutknecht, CEO, CharcūtNuvo – Eric and his wife Jessica basically STOPPED the multi-generation business of Continental Sausage to remake the company and its products. The decisions, the branding, and the product innovation are the subjects of this episode. “People try it at Costco and it’s, ‘oh my goodness’ – They’re so proud to have found us …
 
"The people with the best ideas were the least likely to share them… I set out to solve the problem of getting those people to speak up. Anthony Franco, CEO, MC Squares Anthony Franco’s company, MC Squares, is an earlier stage company than I typically feature on PROCO360. I wanted to interview him NOW, because 1) the company has gone from $5,000 in…
 
Nancy Fitzgerald, CEO of iLendingDIRECT – After her husband, CEO of the company, was killed in a tragic bicycling accident, “the sharks were circling” the company. Now it’s thriving. Here’s the story. “I never quit... I’ve always known that no matter how hard my life has been at times that the sun is going to shine the very next day.” Nancy Fitzger…
 
Dan Konigsberg, Founder and CEO of CampMinder – an inspiring and entertaining story of creating a software as a service to enable an old industry to flourish. “Employee engagement is our #1 goal, before client satisfaction… That will lead to client satisfaction.” I really was eager to talk with Dan Konigsberg about building a COMMUNITY of customers…
 
The owner of Third & James developmental record label and two rising artists, Oli McCracken and Kayla Ruby, talk about the business. “There’s about an 80% non-recoup rate, so record labels are for the most part venture capital.” Joshua Olsen, Owner, Third & James Recording Studios Recorded in front of a sold-out live audience at Third & James Studi…
 
Terumo BCT CEO Antoinette Gawin on leading change at a 7,000 person company. “It’s one thing to agitate without understanding what the consequences might be...but the more you know about other people… the more likely you are to anticipate what might be the fallout.” Antoinette Gawin, CEO, Terumo BCT Terumo BCT is one of very few BILLION dollar Colo…
 
“When the budget’s tight you have to use your mind... I think you get more creative when you have less.” Troy Guard, Chef & CEO, TAG Restaurant Group Another LIVE audience – what a great time interviewing Colorado’s legendary Chef Troy Guard. Like many restauranteurs, Troy started at the bottom in the business (a teenager, making sandwiches). UNLIK…
 
“People think about cannabis and they think of a 3-foot bong in their basement… that just doesn’t look anything like the industry for most people today.” Ryan Brown, CEO, Native Roots Users or not, most of us are super curious about the cannabis industry (we don’t say “marijuana” anymore). I was, and was really looking forward to this highly engagi…
 
"Any time you put money first, you're probably going to make the wrong decision. Any time you put people first, you'll make the right decision." David Birzon, CEO, Snooze Eatery I was super curious entering my interview with David Birzon of Snooze Eatery. I wanted to know a couple of things in particular… First, how do you build a food concept with…
 
“Nothing is going to teach you leadership skills like running a company. I started by assuming I knew nothing, asking a lot of questions, listening to what people told me to do, and then acting on it.” Kerry Siggins, CEO, StoneAge When I interviewed Kerry, she was fresh off a late-night flight from The Netherlands. That didn’t stop her from bringin…
 
“The beer business is not glamour, it’s not all beer drinking. It’s a giant dishwashing job!” Dave Thibodeau, Founder and CEO, Ska Brewing I had a great time with Dave Thibodeau, founder of Ska Brewing. We laughed a lot while we talked about the business of building a Top 100 brewery. Spoiler Alert: Ska is named for their favorite beer-making music…
 
“I’m not there to run my own agenda. This is about the mission of the organization. I’m there to STEWARD that mission.” Jandel Allen-Davis, CEO, Craig Hospital You, like I, have probably heard stories of Craig Hospital’s tremendous successes, sometimes with stories of celebrities who have been treated at Craig. Planning for my interview with its CE…
 
“When we started, there was nobody commercially making these… we turned it into a new sport and that feels really exciting.” Thor Tingey with Sheri Tingey, Alpacka Raft Continuing my tour of SW Colorado, I met with Sheri and Thor Tingey, the mother and son team that started Alpacka Raft of Mancos, Colorado. Sheri tells the story of Thor’s first pac…
 
Passionate entrepreneurs are inspiring. They are even more inspiring when they share their #1 barrel of whiskey, aged 8 years – and they do it during the interview in front of a live audience. “It’s important to me to be connected to every barrel – and more to be connected to everybody who works here.” Al Laws, Laws Whiskey House Al Laws ended a su…
 
I love a great niche. MUNIRevs is growing 50% a year, and is earning big-name clients, by developing a product for its niche customers and delivering exactly what they need. “(as CEO) you can tend to want to do it all... knowing that it was OK to make that next hire… propelled us to 50% growth the last two years.” Erin Neer, Founder and CEO, MUNIRe…
 
CEO of Mayfly Outdoors (world-renowned Ross Reels and Abel Reels) on building a specialty brand in the outdoor industry. “Being an entrepreneur in Colorado is like being on a team you didn’t even know you were on!” - David Dragoo, CEO, Mayfly Outdoors I took PROCO360 on the road to Montrose, Colorado to visit Mayfly Brands. You’ll enjoy learning ho…
 
“Yup.” 2018 sales: $850,000. 2019 forecast: $6 million. Joyful, candid entrepreneur shares a quintessential story of inventing and marketing a consumer product – Matt Hyder, Founder & CEO of Recoup Fitness. “My teacher failed me – she didn’t believe I really had a check from the San Francisco 49ers.” Matt Hyder, Founder & CEO, Recoup Fitness I PROM…
 
Sam Gilliland on how he brought the “Traveling Gnome” to Travelocity, and on becoming CEO of Cherwell. “If you add value with a human touch, great, let’s keep that human touch. If you’re not adding value there, let’s automate it.” Sam Gilliland, CEO, Cherwell Cherwell, with 500 employees and based in Colorado Springs, provides IT Services Managemen…
 
How relentless focus on a CULTURE of SAFETY grew Encore Electric from startup to 900 team members. “Our people know: If you don’t feel safe, then say so. Stop the work and ask the right questions… the idea is stop and think.” Willis Wiedel, President, Encore Electric I became aware that Encore Electric was recognized as the TOP company nationally f…
 
Following this interview, I finally think I’m beginning to understand the relevance and importance of BLOCKCHAIN technology. Even though I DID the interview, I listened to it again. I hope you enjoy the conclusion of this interview! Dave Tabor, Host, PROCO360Par Dave Tabor, PROCO360
 
“Right now, the US government spends a couple billion dollars a year printing money, and then billions more fighting counterfeiting… with blockchain technology, it becomes digitized!” Josh Finkleman, BXE Capital Before this interview I’d watched 3 videos, read articles and listened to clips and still couldn’t understand why experts are so passionat…
 
“Stay focused on creating new business. Don’t be the person that sits in the office working on the business you already have – look out… lights out!” Jim Berger, Chairman and Co-Founder, High Noon Entertainment I’m fascinated by how well-produced reality TV can draw viewers in, particularly for a topic in which I have no inherent interest! In my co…
 
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