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.

Episodes

January 9, 2024 18 mins
Paul Sidhu is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sidhu Realty Capital. Paul has over a decade of commercial real estate investment experience having managed and consulted on multi-billion dollar private equity portfolios as a Portfolio Manager for UBS Investment Bank and a Senior Consultant for Deloitte. Paul graduated from Bates College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and also holds a Masters in Real Estate Finance from ...
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Brian Krusz is the Founder and Director of Growth & Development at Sgt. Clean Car Wash. Founded in 2013, Sgt Clean Car Wash is an express exterior chain, currently with 16 locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Sgt Clean is a five time Inc 5,000 winner, five time Weatherhead 100, 3 time Vet100 winner, Smart50 Honoree and two time Smart Culture Award recipient. Brian spent eight years in the United States Marine Corps and graduat...
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Born from a vision Jennifer DiGiandomenico had at 18 years old, Stella Luna Counseling and Wellness offers an intentional blend of comprehensive services to support you in coming back to whole-ness. Whatever your journey, history or story, we have created a center founded on the desire to meet each client where they are, non-judgmentally, and with a customized approach to meet your unique needs. We understand that being vulnerable ...
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December 4, 2023 26 mins
OhioGuidestone has been devoted to helping those in need by providing services to meet the challenges of the day. From a simple orphanage, we grew into Ohio’s leader in mental and behavioral health. A faith-based agency, we offer a range of mental health and substance use disorder services for children and adults.

Brant became the new President and CEO in 2022. Under his guidance, and leveraging his extensive experience, his focus i...
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David Margolius is the Director of Public Health, City of Cleveland. On August 1, 2022, Dr.
Margolius took the oath of office as the city’s first physician Public Health Director in over 40
years.

Dave was born in Cleveland and raised in Shaker Heights. For the 7 years prior to joining the
City of Cleveland, he worked at MetroHealth System as a Primary Care Physician and held a
number of leadership positions including Division Director ...
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Maria (Walker) Bennett has been the President and CEO of SPR Therapeutics since she founded the company in 2010. Using her years of experience in the medtech industry, Maria identified an unmet market need for a non-opioid, non-surgical pain treatment to improve the lives of millions of pain sufferers. The idea for this new treatment originated during her biomedical engineering graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University, w...
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Gia Polo's background includes serving as general manager for Stonebridge Companies in Washington, D.C.; corporate task force general manager for Interstate Hotels & Resorts; general manager for Interstate Hotels & Resorts in Washington; and managerial positions in suburban Washington and Greater Cleveland.
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Dr. Henry Pettiegrew, II is a refreshing leader who took a strikingly different approach to school leadership. Revitalization has been the tone of his tenure in the East Cleveland City School District. He was appointed by the state of Ohio as the CEO, and has been named as the superintendent by the local school board. He has coordinated transformational, district-wide school improvement strategies, and served as an educational ad...
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September 18, 2023 1 min
A conversation with Richard Moore, CEO, The Good Feet Store
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Brian Bailys, has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1983. In 1993, he formed The Bailys Group, a consulting firm, to provide tax and financial planning services. He has also been involved in many aspects of private equity, including investment analysis, due diligence, transaction structure, and negotiations. In 2015, Brian founded, Ascent, a continuing care solution for people in recovery from substance use disorders and men...
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In 2006, at the age of 25, Gabrielle launched Hunter International, a recruiting firm with two
employees. The Cleveland-based venture has since rocketed nationwide, finding top-shelf
scientific, engineering and technical staff for Fortune 500 companies who demand STEM
excellence. Under Gabrielle’s leadership Hunter has been recognized as one of the fastest
growing companies in the Midwest and one of Ohio’s Best Workplaces.

Gabrielle, 10...
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May 12, 2023 26 mins
Jon Bostock is Chief Executive Officer of Leaf Home™, a leading technology-enabled direct-to-consumer provider of home improvement products and solutions. An experienced executive with a proven ability to create value, Bostock previsouly served as Interim CEO at Leaf Home since August 2022. During that time, he developed a strategic vision for the company that he will now bring to fruition as CEO. Bostock's strategic plan focuses o...
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Meet Stephanie and Kurt Altenburger, the power couple behind bringing Orangetheory Fitness and Restore Hyper wellness to Northeast Ohio. In 2023 they co-founded Thrive Venture Group with Stephanie as the CEO, and Kurt as the Director of Construction and Facilities. With their partners, they worked to create a larger enterprise of now 26 studios with intentions of growing. This dynamic duo has been happily married for 11 years and s...
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At Arco Comfort Air, our factory-trained technicians specialize in providing Cleveland and all Northeast Ohio with dependable heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services. From duct cleaning and indoor air quality improvement to emergency plumbing repairs, we are the trusted name for total comfort. Our goal is to make your life easier and more comfortable with convenient service that is available whenever you need it. We offer ...
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May 1, 2023 10 mins
Arslanian Brothers, the name you can trust! In the summer of 1959 on break from a full football scholarship at Michigan State University, a young Ted Arslanian was sent by his father to help his uncle in Philadelphia in the carpet cleaning business. Ted fell in love with the idea of starting his own carpet cleaning business back in Cleveland and convinced his dad to help him set up shop in a warehouse in Cleveland’s Southeast Side ...
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May 1, 2023 9 mins
Sabah Drabu is a foodie, an engineer, and the Cofounder & CEO of CookinGenie – a platform that connects local chefs with at-home diners.

She started CookinGenie in 2019 to make hiring personal chefs more accessible and make it mainstream. Sabah’s idea has since grown into a service that’s used by people to entertain friends, spice up their vacation rentals, and host intimate family get-togethers.

The platform she created also ...
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May 1, 2023 14 mins
Andy Tabar is the founder and president of Lake Digital®, a digital marketing agency and creative
network that helps companies grow. The business is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with a client
base that stretches the globe.

Lake Digital® is a preferred digital partner for global brands, helping them achieve measurable
growth in online marketplaces. The agency brings the market closer to brands through lead
generation, search engine m...
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Rachael Glaws launched RGI events in 2008 with an ambitious vision: to create a mission-led events firm providing strategy-driven experiences grounded in flawless logistics and beautiful design. She guides each distinctly curated event thoughtfully from concept to completion, navigating the nuances along the way with grace and style afforded by deep expertise. Under her leadership, RGI Events has won an armload of awards, including...
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Ben serves as CEO of Fors Marsh and guides the company’s business growth and diversification. He cultivates a purpose-driven culture focused on using business as a force for good, with the belief that businesses must share responsibility for strengthening the systems in which we operate. He is committed to evolving company policies and practices so that each of Fors Marsh’s key stakeholder groups—community, client, employee, and pl...
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April 18, 2023 17 mins
Jason Johnson is a globally recognized subject matter expert in the International K-9 Community. As the Founder and CEO of Project K-9 Hero, Jason has dedicated his career to making sure retired Police K-9s and Military Working Dogs receive the medical care, rehabilitation, or rehoming that they deserve once their service to our country is complete. He is a former Field Canine Coordinator for the National Explosives Detection Canin...
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