Jeff Webb has guided Varsity Brands from a startup cheerleading operation out of his apartment to a primetime special on NBC and an eventual $2.5 billion sale. He talks with us about the growth of the company and knowing when it was time to step down as CEO.
uStudio is aiming to help companies transform enterprise communication from a traditional print-based environment to digital media. A complex problem, sure. But that’s just how CEO Jen Grogono likes it.
Amazon, Apple and other big tech companies are knocking at the door in healthcare—ready to give an infusion of innovation. Sundeep Bhan, CEO of Prognos and serial healthcare entrepreneur, says it’s about time.
Some people get into their line of work “by accident,” but in Peter Blumenthal’s case, he really did suffer a life-threatening accident that eventually got him to buy Theracycle. He spoke with Chief Executive about it and how he found the company’s niche market.
A CEO is tasked with many responsibilities, but guiding a firm through times of expansion can be particularly challenging.
The top CEOs are architects, not firefighters. If you decide to change how you invest your time, change from being a firefighter to an architect, by working on the business model, your people, and profitability.
Michael Connors, CEO of Information Services Group (ISG), has overseen impressive growth in the company’s 12 years of business. He credits this to a focus on an entrepreneurial spirit, a focus on client-centric services, a strong values system, and more.
Kyle Bailey, CEO of automotive odor-elimination product company NuVinAir, knows a thing or two about launching a business from the ground up—and managing growth when that business takes off.
In the age of Amazon, companies need to be intelligent, agile, automated and on the cloud. But building this kind of operation isn’t easy, and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are becoming a strategic tool of choice for companies to buy their way into the model.
John O’Kelly talks about how he’s grown Newcastle Systems from the basement of his home to where it is today and the challenges of having a product that doesn’t have brand recognition.