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The Market That Moves America

A thought-provoking podcast that covers middle market trends, challenges and opportunities. With the help of industry experts and company leaders, the National Center for the Middle Market offers insights about a critical but often overlooked segment of the US economy – the middle market. Each episode, we explore the most relevant issues for these companies, and share recent research and best practices to help leaders in the middle market grow their businesses.
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Oct 30, 2018

What's it take to disrupt the commoditized world of shipping and logistics? Brad Hollister talks with NCMM's Thomas A. Stewart to get to the bottom of how SwanLeap has become the fastest growing company in America.

Oct 18, 2018

Senior Ohio State lecturer John Schaffner joins National Center for the Middle Market Managing Director Doug Farren to share his thoughts on what really makes a good team and consider how growth is defined. 

Sep 13, 2018

Thomas A. Stewart and Catapult Growth Partners' CEO Doug Johnson talk professional services, what it takes to build a brand and what's important when attracting and retaining customers. Tip: Start with knowing what you're good at. 

Aug 23, 2018

Steve Perkins, GrantThornton National Managing Director of Technology, talks with the National Center for the Middle Market about what middle market companies can learn to grow with technology and what to avoid if they want to thrive in the ever-changing sector.

Aug 9, 2018

Signature Consultants has been growing at three times the industry rate and has doubled in size since 2010. Learn their secrets to growth and what drives their culture as EVP Geoff Gray and CCO Mark Nussbaum talk with National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart.

Jul 26, 2018

The National Center for the Middle Market's report "The DNA of Middle Market Growth" featured three types of growth DNA that lead successful growth in the middle market. One type of growth DNA is the "Investor." Executive Director Tom Stewart talks with Don Daseke, chairman and CEO of Daseke Inc. about the investments he's made to grow from $30 million to $1.5 billion in revenue in just under a decade.

Jun 21, 2018

Sarah Sladek is a best-selling author and CEO of XYZ University. An expert in how to drive stronger engagement with younger generations, Sladek joins Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart to talk about the difference age makes (or doesn't make) in today's workplace. 

Jun 5, 2018

National Center for the Middle Market Managing Director Doug Farren sits down with BrewDog USA CEO Tanisha Robinson to talk about how BrewDog has found rapid success in the United States and how others might follow.

May 10, 2018

National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Tom Stewart joins Dr. Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University Professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy to talk about how trade and tariffs affect agriculture in Ohio and the United States.

Apr 5, 2018

Tom Stewart, Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, sits down with Ed Kleinguetl, partner at Grant Thornton, to talk about the importance of cultural synergy when dealing with M&A.

Mar 22, 2018

Doug Farren, Managing Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, sits down with Bob Grote of The Grote Company to talk about experiences with M&A, and some tips for beginning the process.

Mar 8, 2018

Tom Stewart, Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, and Doug Farren, Managing Director of the Center, sit down with Dan North of Euler Hermes, a leading economist. They discuss current economic trends and outlooks and how those might affect the market. 

Feb 22, 2018

NCMM's Tom Stewart talks M&A with Joe Feldman, an M&A consultant of 'Joseph Feldman Associates' about surprises during the M&A process.

Feb 8, 2018

NCMM Executive Director Tom Stewart and special guest Phil Renaud from the Risk Institute discuss how the middle market can navigate and avoid risk.

Jan 25, 2018

Businesses of all sizes are affected by cybersecurity. How can middle market companies ensure they are secure? The NCMM gets the scoop from Joey Muniz, Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems.

Jan 11, 2018

The NCMM discusses M&A in the middle market with special guest George Calfo, Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

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