18 episodes

Matt Granados interviews the leaders of the Best Places to Work to find out what makes them the Best. It turns out, it truly is all about the people.

If you have been paying any attention to business trends and strategy, they all try to do the same thing: Grow The Business. No matter how it’s done, it has always been about how we as companies can get our staff to do more of what is needed at a faster pace with higher efficiency and less mistakes.

It seems that throughout the years, the attempts and strategies around the growing company have changed. However, the one thing that has stayed constant is that all companies want their people to do better.

We have found the solution. When I say “We have found the solution,” I mean that literally.

This solution will not be found in a book but instead in the workplace!

Best People: Best Place w/ Matt Granados Matt Granados

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Matt Granados interviews the leaders of the Best Places to Work to find out what makes them the Best. It turns out, it truly is all about the people.

If you have been paying any attention to business trends and strategy, they all try to do the same thing: Grow The Business. No matter how it’s done, it has always been about how we as companies can get our staff to do more of what is needed at a faster pace with higher efficiency and less mistakes.

It seems that throughout the years, the attempts and strategies around the growing company have changed. However, the one thing that has stayed constant is that all companies want their people to do better.

We have found the solution. When I say “We have found the solution,” I mean that literally.

This solution will not be found in a book but instead in the workplace!

    Episode 0018: Sam Burkhan - ITF Group

    Episode 0018: Sam Burkhan - ITF Group

    Welcome to Episode 18 of Best People: Best Place w/ Matt Granados! This week we have an amazing guest - Sam Burkhan, CEO and founder of ITF Group out of St. Louis. ITF Group is a full-service transportation company with the capabilities, expertise, and resources to help you take your business to the next level!
    Sam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Bachelor of Science from Valdosta State University in in Valdosta Georgia. Later, Sam studied finance at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam started his logistics company in his home in 2012 with one tractor-trailer and the mindset to create tailored solutions for each customer. The family-owned business started with just his wife, brother, and mother. Over the next 7 years, Burkhan grew ITF to over 1,000 trucks and trailers, along with over 15,000 contracted carriers. Burkhan recognized the needs of his customers and expanded ITF to incorporate warehousing and fulfillment services. In July of 2019 he purchased a 107,000 square foot facility in Hazelwood, Missouri. Fully remodeled and optimized for expansion, he consolidated a small office in St. Charles Missouri with 10-15 dedicated employees to 40 U.S. based employees. Teams were fully moved into their new offices in January of 2020. As an Uzbekistan native, Burkhan employees a team of 65 dispatchers and customer service representatives in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The two offices work in conjunction with one another providing a multicultural and diverse team.
    Tune into this episode to learn the ins and outs of what has made Sam so successful in his role at ITF group and why his people love him so much. 
    For more info on ITF group head to: https://itfgroup.com/ 
     

    • 23 min
    Episode 0017: John Spanos - Vetta Sports

    Episode 0017: John Spanos - Vetta Sports

    Welcome to Episode 17 of Best People: Best Place with Matt Granados! Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to John Spanos - Founder and CEO of Vetta Sports! 
    Vetta Sports offers sports programs for kids and adults in a fun and safe environment. Vetta has been doing this since 1988, and simply put we Play Sports and Have Fun. Vetta Sports is named after owners Pete and John Spanos'​ Grandmother, Vetta. 
    Listen to this episode to hear more about what John does to make his workplace a BEST place to work + why all of his employees have continued to grow in their time working for him.

    To reach John, you can email him jspanos@vettasports.com. For more information about Vetta Sports, head to https://www.vettasports.com!

    • 26 min
    Episode 0016: Sean Kouplen - Regent Bank

    Episode 0016: Sean Kouplen - Regent Bank

    Welcome to Episode 16 of Best People: Best Place with Matt Granados! Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Sean Kouplen - the Chairman & CEO of Regent Bank, an author and a successful small business investor.

    In 2008, Kouplen led an investor group that purchased 110-year old Regent Bank in Nowata, OK. Since that time, the bank has expanded to Tulsa, OKC, Springfield, Bartlesville, Edmond and Broken Arrow. The bank has grown organically from $72 million to $1 billion in assets, making it one of America’s fastest-growing banks. Regent has won many awards including Inc Magazine’s Best Places to Work and the ICBA Central United States Community Banker of the Year.

    Kouplen holds numerous local and statewide leadership positions including board of directors for Oklahoma Business Roundtable, Hospitality House, Gatesway Foundation, Oklahoma Manufacturers Alliance, TCC Foundation, Cortado Ventures, First Americans Museum Trust and SouthPoint Church. He served as Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce & Workforce Development from 2019-2021.
    Listen to this episode to hear more about what Sean does to make his workplace a BEST place to work + why all of his employees love to work there!

    To reach Sean, you can email him at skouplen@regent.bank. For more information about Regent Bank, head to www.regentbank.com. 

    • 21 min
    Episode 0015: Ben-Jamin Toy - On Purpose Adventures

    Episode 0015: Ben-Jamin Toy - On Purpose Adventures

    Welcome to Episode 15 of Best People: Best Place with Matt Granados! Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Ben-Jamin Toy, Founder and CEO of On Purpose Adventures, a driving force in purposeful, unconventional, and effective team building for over a decade, and co-founder of Cohesion Culture.
    Ben-Jamin Toy works with elite clients spanning the globe, from well-known fortune 500 companies to special ops forces representing five countries. A sought-after facilitator, consultant, and speaker, Ben-Jamin continues to focus his heart, soul and substantial knowledge of culture wellness into each learning experience, promising a fun and engaging encounter with tangible results.
    Listen to this episode to hear more about what Ben-Jamin does to make his workplace a BEST place to work + why all of his employees love to work there!
    For more on Ben: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-jamin-toy/ 
    For more on On Purpose Adventures: www.OnPurposeAdventures.com

    • 24 min
    Episode 0014: Alykhan Jetha - Marketcircle

    Episode 0014: Alykhan Jetha - Marketcircle

    Welcome to Episode 14 of Best People: Best Place with Matt Granados! Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Alykhan Jetha, President and CEO at Marketcircle.
    Marketcircle is the developer of small business software for the Mac, iPhone and iPad including the client relations management program Daylite. Founding the company back in 1999, Alykhan and his team support small business development software needs, servicing thousands of customers across the globe, which has earned them many accolades including an Apple Design Award. 
    Listen to this episode to hear more about what AJ does to make his workplace a BEST place to work + why all of his employees love to work there! 
    For more on Alykhan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alykhanjetha/
    For more on Marketcircle: https://www.linkedin.com/company/marketcircle/

    • 23 min
    Episode 0013: David Palombo - LAUNCHthat

    Episode 0013: David Palombo - LAUNCHthat

    Welcome to Episode 13 of Best People: Best Place with Matt Granados! In this episode we speak with David Palombo, President and CEO of LAUNCHthat - a digital marketing venture that prides itself on the importance of legitimate expertise and the push for the best-quality content on the SERP.  Launch That was founded in 2007 as an entrepreneurial digital marketing startup with a core competency in search engine optimization. Over the years, Launch That has evolved into a collection of ventures powered by digital brands with a holistic marketing approach.
    Listen to this episode to hear more about what David does to make his workplace a BEST place to work + why all of his employees love to work there! To find out more about LAUNCHthat and what they offer, visit www.launchthat.com! 

    • 21 min

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