Off the Circle

Off the Circle

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January 17, 2020 63 min

The traditional law firm model is a dinosaur. Clients dread the billable hour and have come to think of lawyers as a necessary evil rather than a trusted adviser and business partner. Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and individuals need a new way to work with sophisticated legal professionals. There is a better way to provide cost-effective, responsive, and dynamic legal services to clients. On this episode, we interview Han... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Alison Barber Bell, Chancellor of WGU Indiana, and Jacob Brown, Graduate of WGU's Master's in Business Leadership and Vice President of Fifth Third Bank. We discuss WGU's unique non-profit, accredited online degree program... from WGU's new Indiana offices downtown. WGU Indiana is an online, competency-based university established to expand access to higher education for Indiana residen... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Keaton Hendricks, founder of Sky Outfitters. Sky Outfitters is an online e-commerce company headquartered in Indianapolis. Since inception in 2016, Sky Outfitters (formerly known as Sky Footwear) has partnered with over 30 different homeless shelters across the Midwest and donated over 30,000 socks as a component of its “buy-one-give-one” mission. With every piece of apparel sold, the company donates ... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Chef Ben Hardy and Larry Dickerson on Indiana's Culinary Crossroads Initiative. Team Indiana is a talented and diverse group of Hoosier chefs and home cooks headed to Dallas, TX to compete in the World Food Championships (https://worldfoodchampionships.com) October 16-20. They are representing the State of Indiana as part of the Culinary Crossroads initiative, with backing from the Indiana Office o... Read more

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On this episode, we On this episode, we interview Sean Hendrix, the Director of Emerging Technology Partnerships for the Purdue Research Foundation and the managing director of the Indiana 5G Zone. We're discussing the latest public private initiatives to drive 5G implementation and innovation here in Indiana, the Indiana 5G Zone. The Indiana 5G Zone will occupy 3,000 square feet within the 24,000-square-foot downtown Indianapo... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Jeffrey Smith. Jeffrey researched and identified a franchise opportunity and landed on janitorial services and commercial cleaning. City Wide Maintenance continues to grow and retain clients at phenomenal success and Jeffrey shares his experience here. City Wide is a management company in the building maintenance industry with more than 50 years’ experience offering janitorial and 20-plus other facilit... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Kevin MacCauley and Myles Grote, co-founders of Upper Hand. Upper Hand offers sports organizations a suite of online tools to effectively manage their businesses. By offering solutions to manage lessons, camps, clinics, teams and memberships, Upper Hand enables sports businesses to cut through the clutter of administration and enhance the clients’ experience with their organization. Upper Hand also a... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Matt Hunckler of Powderkeg (https://powderkeg.com). There's no doubt of the massive impact Matt has had in Indianapolis on the technology community. From his origins as one of the first Orr Fellows (https://orrfellowship.org) to Powderkeg, he's skyrocketed and accomplished somethinging truly special. We discuss his journey and Powderkeg in this episode. Powderkeg is a network of more than 10,00... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Tim Houterloot, a ten year survivor of Hairy Cell Leukemia. Tim is a candidate for the Man & Woman of the Year (https://pages.mwoy.org/in/indy19/thouterloo) award. Also joining us is Katelyn Sussli, a campaign specialist for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as both this year's boy and girl of the year... Tyler and Piper! And of course their Moms are sharing the stories. We discuss Doug... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Indianapolis' former Mayor Greg Ballard. Mayor Ballard has written a new book, Less Oil or More Caskets: The National Security Argument for Moving Away From Oil (https://amzn.to/2I2puub). While that's a provocative title for a book, as a Marine who has served in Desert Storm, Mayor Ballard is passionate about our servicemen and also passionate about transportation technology. He discusses the i... Read more

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On this episode, we interview ScoocH President and Co-founder Matt Foley on his journey to rival the PopSocket by creating the No. 1 phone case for video streaming. Four years ago, Matt, along with fellow co-founder John Stagge, saw a void in wireless phone case technology and had an idea – a phone case with versatile one-handed use. Think snap bracelets. The unique kickstand feature of the ScoocH Wingman allows you to use your de... Read more

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In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Mike Reynolds, founder of Innovatemap (http://innovatemap.com), a digital product agency. Mike has been ideating and delivering digital products to market for over 20 years. He is an expert in product management, user experience, and product marketing. Innovatemap helps companies of all sizes dream, design, and scale digital products and services. Innovatemap works with startups looking t... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Brian Rowe of Perceivant. Brian has been a serial entrepreneur in Indianapolis since 2005, with his most notable success being the sale of iGoDigital to ExactTarget. Now, Brian is putting his knowledge of software to helping advance higher education. Perceivant (https://www.perceivant.com/) publishes and provides courseware that replace traditional textbooks with cost-effective and interactive learning... Read more

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Joined by Frank Leonard and Harry Howe, on this episode, we speak with attorney Wes Zirkle who was part of a sports talent representation firm that went international and Emily Schoenbaechler, who worked extensively in the State House and is passionate about female representation in our technology space. The conversation about our business climate was frank and honest. We're all proud Hoosiers who have invested heavily in our h... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Rich Banta, founder and Chief Compliance Officer of Lifeline Data Centers. Rich leads the country in compliance and certifications and has been instrumental at driving innovation in the Data Center industry. His certifications include: CISSP (ISC²) Certified Information Systems Security Professional - April 2017 - Present CCSP (ISC² & CSA) Certified Cloud Security Professional - May 2017 - Present ... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Steve Sanner, President of Hoosier Automotive Services. In 1985, Steve Sanner and his partners started what is now known as Jiffy Lube of Indiana. Since that time, the Indianapolis-based business has expanded to 48 Jiffy Lube locations (46 in Indiana, two in Illinois) with more than 400 employees, creating one of the largest systems of franchised service centers in the industry. In 2017 alone, the comp... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Robert Bogue. Robert has a driving passion for delivering solutions through both teaching and learning. His drive for resolving problems is fueled by his creativity and innovation – by his ability to find solutions that others cannot find. His experience in the technical world has given him a unique opportunity to learn how to solve problems both in a technical sense and an organizational sense well be... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Scott Rudd, who works for Indiana's Lieutenant Governor's office as the Director of Broadband Opportunities. We discuss how Indiana is leading the country in driving innovation with broadband access. As well, we interview Scott's work in Brown County got the attention of the state, where he's been hired to help transform the broadband accessibility in our state. Scott wworks closely wi... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Susan Marshall, a 20-plus year technology veteran who's been deeply involved in the rapid evolution of digital marketing, video, audio, mobile, social and data management technologies. Digital marketing is complex. Marketers today need guidance on how to identify what's truly a top priority and help to get it done. At Torchlite, they believe it's not enough to just create another software ... Read more

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On this episode, we interview Evan Tester and Steven Meyer of King Park and discuss how Community Development Financial Institutions are helping to play a key role in developing underserved parts of our community. King Park Development Corporation is a non-profit community development corporation (CDC) committed to improving housing, economic development, and quality of life in the King Park area. Founded in 1987 by concerned resid... Read more

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