Cleveland's CEOs You Should Know

Cleveland's CEOs You Should Know

Get to know your local CEOs, as various people from iHeartMedia Cleveland talk to our local CEOs about their business and what they provide to the community.

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May 14, 2021 6 min
EOX Vantage is a Beachwood software firm that builds enterprise operating systems and provides managed services. Their products are used by some of the world’s largest companies, including Hyundai and Amazon.
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Jon Gray serves as CEO at RVshare, the world’s first and largest RV rental marketplace. Since Jon joined the company in 2018, RVshare has grown exponentially. The company lists over 100,000 RVs and has booked more than two million days through the platform.
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CarSaver’s eCommerce platform helps car companies, lenders and dealers digitize their business and sell cars 100% online. Chad has built and sold several auto tech companies including Imalooker, an AI assisted selling solution and CarFactor one of the first and most downloaded auto apps.
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In 2014, Bethany was named the Chief of Staff at the District Council a position she maintains today. In March of 2019 she was named the Executive Director of the LECET Fund which focuses on member safety, contractor relations and industry promotion.
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Frangos was the primary drafter of Ohio’s House Bill 294 and S.B. 353, establishing enhanced-capacity County Land Banks and expedited administrative tax foreclosure policy. The Cuyahoga Land Bank is dedicated to eliminating vacant, blighted properties and returning them to productive use.
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Jeff Beck: CEO & President of Leaf Home Solutions Interview With Bill Wills-WTAM Cleveland

Since joining Leaf in March 2014, Jeff has transformed the internal business operations of the company, implementing innovative technology that has fostered unmatched scale. Leaf Home Solutions™ is an industry leading direct-to-consumer business, providing patented and high-value solutions that enhance the safety of the homeowner, and pr...
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Sonia Winner became the 10th director of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in July 2018.
For 100 years, the Museum has been inspiring a passion for science and nature in its visitors. It ranks among the top 10 natural history museums in the United States in terms of endowment, size of collection, and attendance.
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April 8, 2021 16 min
SueAnn Naso: President and CEO of Staffing Solutions Enterprises, Inc. In 2019, Naso purchased the purchased the business from Founder, Carmella Calta after 28 years with the company. She has held a variety of positions including Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Customer Officer and was instrumental in the development and launch of several business services including Contract Workforce Optimization (StaffMatrix), Re...
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Barrett talks about the origin of 7Signal and how the business has grown and adapted to the latest in technology. 7Signal delivers Wi-Fi connectivity solutions to businesses big and small. Whether your business is in education, finance, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, events or more, 7Signal empowers network teams to deliver high performance Wi-Fi solutions. Barrett has more than 25 years of management experiences in high growth...
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Dr. Vick talks about the Centennial Anniversary of Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center which was founded by Helen Newell Garfield, daughter-in-law of President James A. Garfield in 1921. Helen lost her hearing as a young woman and, due to a lack of services, established her own lip-reading school. Over the years, the organization grew and adapted to the changing times – adding speech therapy and hearing services, and a Community ...
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Gordon Daily talks about his really big dream: To create a technology company that changes the way people communicate – through live HD video streaming. BoxCast now captures and streams HD-quality video for hundreds of customers in the sports, church and event spaces. They have leveraged technology in ways never imagined. Hear the story of how BoxCast became more than a dream and what’s ahead for the Cleveland-based company.
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March 12, 2021 14 min
Anthony Hughes is the co-founder and CEO of Tech Elevator, a demand driven software training program designed to support the rapid acquisition of technology skills that can lead to meaningful tech-related jobs. Think of Tech Elevator has a coding boot camp school with an outstanding success on job placement for graduates. Tech Elevator was started in Cleveland, Ohio and has expanded to locations across the United States. Hear about...
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Carmen Angelo speaks with Margaret Mitchell, President and CEO of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland. Mitchell has more than doubled the budget, the staff, and the services of YWCA Greater Cleveland through her leadership, financial acumen, and fundraising.
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February 16, 2021 25 min
Only the twelfth Dollar Bank president in more than 165 years, Jim takes great pride in the role Dollar Bank plays in the communities it serves. As the largest independent mutual bank in the nation, Dollar Bank has no shareholders to answer to and therefore is not fixated on stock price.
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February 9, 2021 11 min
Carmen Angelo speaks with Greg Talbott, the founder of Strategic Tax Resolution, LLC. Strategic Tax Resolution, LLC, is a tax firm that specializes in helping individuals and companies resolve tax issues and stay in good standing with State and Federal tax regulations.
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January 12, 2021 12 min
Carmen Angelo talks with Nick Barendt, executive director of the Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS), co-executive director of the Internet of Things Collaborative. He leads the strategic planning, funding attraction, operations and public relations for ISSACS at Case Western Reserve.
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December 14, 2020 18 min
Bill Wills talks with Bill Priemer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyland. He became Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 2001, Chief Operating Officer in 2005, and CEO in January 2013. Hyland provides information management software to organizations across the globe and have their headquarters in Westlake, Ohio.
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November 24, 2020 8 min
BowTie Medical is a clinic that provides access, transparency and affordability and puts individual healthcare back in the hands of the customer.
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Carmen Angelo speaks with Howard and Leslie Hurwitz, owners of Howard’s Jewelry Center. In 1982 Howard and Leslie opened their own retail jewelry store in the well-known Southgate USA, Maple Heights. Over the years additional Howard’s Jewelry Centers have opened in Parma Heights and Mentor. They talk about the secrets of their success, how they are giving back to the community and more.
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Mark “Munch” Bishops talks with Kurt Hernon from Main Street Lorain. Hernon is also the owner of “Speak of the Devil” cocktail bar in historic downtown Lorain. Munch and Hernon talk about the restoration of downtown Lorain and the surrounding areas. They also discuss Hernon’s unique past as he was once an Air Traffic Controller who’s now a community activist and entrepreneur.
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