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Ready, Set, Grow! with Guest Dave Sikora

Posted in SLMA with tags , , on July 16, 2018 by OC Talk Radio

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Host, Laura Patterson interviews Dave Sikora, CEO, Altr for her monthly program: Ready, Set, Grow! LIVE Thursday, 7/19, 10:30am Pacific. 

Ready, Set, Grow! is to provide a venue for CXOs to share their insights on what it takes to successfully achieve organic growth, lessons learned, the role they believe Marketing needs to play in growth and how they measure Marketing’s contribution beyond this “quarters” revenue. 

About our guest, Dave Sikora

A software industry veteran, Dave has previously served as CEO of 2 public and 5 private, venture capital backed software companies and has held board director positions with 4 public companies. He executed the first Internet Software IPO in the State of Texas in 1995 and collectively his companies have raised over $100M in venture capital and have experienced exits and value creation events of almost $1B. Dave was most recently the CEO of Stratfor, a global intelligence and research firm with industry-leading products focused on emerging global physical and cybersecurity threats. Dave is an alumnus of the University of Houston and Harvard Business School.

Ready, Set, Grow! with Guest JT McCormick

Posted in SLMA with tags , , on June 14, 2018 by OC Talk Radio

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Host, Laura Patterson interviews JT McCormick, CEO/President of Book in a Box for her new monthly program: Ready, Set, Grow! LIVE Thursday, 6/21.  Ready, Set, Grow! is to provide a venue for CXOs to share their insights on what it takes to successfully achieve organic growth, lessons learned, the role they believe Marketing needs to play in growth and how they measure Marketing’s contribution beyond this “quarters” revenue. 

“JT McCormick is currently the President and CEO of Book In A Box, a publishing company that’s created an entirely new way for you to write a book. The company has worked with more than 750 authors and was recently ranked in their
category as the #2 best company to work for in Austin.

Previously he was the President of Headspring Software, and helped grow it to a multi-million dollar 100+ person company which was repeatedly ranked as one the best places to work in all of Texas. JT is also the author of “I Got There: How I Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream.” His
book tells the story of how he worked his way out of poverty, starting his career cleaning toilets and eventually becoming the President of multiple companies.

Over the past five years, JT has mentored at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system as well as youth within low economic communities. He has also coordinated Backpack Drives for numerous elementary schools in low economic communities, providing over 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for students.

JT’s work has been featured on CNBC, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc and many others. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Megan, and their three children Ava, Jaxon and Elle.”