Podcast by Joe Apfelbaum
Episode 54 | CEO Mojo | Laura Webb -- Being Genuine
Laura Webb is the President of Webb Insurance Group: an independent insurance agency providing home, auto, general liability, and worker's comp insurance. Laura is the President of EO in Tampa Bay and is the Board Member, 2nd Vice President, and Fund Development Chair for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. She received both her B.S. and M.S. in Special Education at Florida State University.
In this episode Laura discusses how to be candid and sincere.
Episode 53 | CEO Mojo | Bob Tassone -- Getting Over HeadTrash
Bob is a serial entrepreneur he is currently the co-founder of TAGX Brands, Reman Intl., RestaurantEquipment.bid, and The Depot. For two decades, his passion has been focused on relieving headaches for the food service industry, with a worldwide focus. Client’s range from businesses on “Main Street” to global firms traded on “Wall Street”. Other successful ventures include Consulting, Real Estate, Insurance and Tourism.
For the past five years Bob has held various leadership roles in EO: Finance Chair, President, two terms as Area Director, and currently the Regional Director for US- East.
Bob is a native of the Upstate NY and he is married to his wife Samantha and has a son Nicholas (13).
In this episode, Bob Tassone talks about getting over headtrash.
Episode 52 | CEO Mojo | John Bly -- Pushing Past "Good Enough"
John Bly is a powerful international business consulting speaker. His in the trenches entrepreneurial experience, coupled with his global business acumen, make for a compelling presentation.
Fusing real-life examples with practical knowledge and exciting ideas, John’s dynamic presentations provide thought-provoking insights and practical ideas filtered through his significant international business consulting experience.
“Cracking The Code To M&A Growth” serves as a guide to effectively find good deals for entrepreneurial businesses in the $1 to $30 million range. John provides a blueprint for how to tackle such issues as: determining whether the deal is a good fit, due diligence, structuring the deal, tax issues, and how to land the perfect catch.
John will show you ways to find potential spots for rapid growth and accomplish, on a smaller level, what the larger companies do. By breaking down the M&A process into approachable elements, you will find that your entire outlook on the topic will be transformed!
In this episode John talks about pushing past "good enough".
Episode 51 | CEO Mojo | Allan Rooney -- Why Am I Doing This?
Allan Rooney is a graduate of the Edinburgh University Law School in Scotland, where he graduated with honors. He also studied at the University of Texas Law School in Austin through a merit-based scholarship awarded by the University of Texas in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh.
Upon relocating to New York, Allan worked as a commodities trader before beginning his legal career at Deloitte & Touche LLP. At Deloitte, his practice concentrated on international tax and compensation issues and securities-related matters, advising several Fortune 50 companies. He later worked at a boutique, commercial litigation and corporate firm representing corporate clients. With the backing of his clients, Allan founded Rooney Nimmo in 2007 and attributes its growth to its commitment to providing the highest possible level of client service coupled with sophisticated business-focused legal advice.
Allan is admitted as an attorney in New York.
In this episode, Allan talks about his experience as an entrepreneur.
Episode 50 | CEO Mojo | Chip Dodd -- Work On, Not In
Philip “Chip” Dodd is the President and CEO of Support Services of Virginia, Inc. headquartered in Virginia Beach. Since 1994, SSVA has provided person centered supports to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Coastal Virginia, Eastern Shore, Central and Southside Virginia areas. Services include residential, foster care, day support, therapeutic / behavioral consultation, training, transportation, payee services and accessible housing.
Since taking over the family business in 2005, Mr. Dodd has tripled the size of the company by both organic growth and acquisition. At this time, SSVA is proud to have over 275 employees and contractors supporting over 175 persons with disabilities live a “life like yours” in the local community.
SSVA has a unique company culture that is focused on positive practices in all interactions and celebrates the diversity of its team members as well as the customers they support. To further these objectives, Chip and his business partner Andie Plumley changed the mission statement to reflect both the service to their customers as well as those who join the team. “Realize success by helping others realize theirs”. www.SSVAinc.org
Chip grew up in Yorktown Virginia and graduated with a BS in Psychology from Christopher Newport University. When not working, Chip can be found chasing adrenaline by adventure racing, mountain biking, rock climbing, boating, hiking, van camping, scuba diving, and skateboarding.
In this episode Chip Dodd talks about working on, not in, your business.
Episode 49 | CEO Mojo | Chintan Panchal -- Trust and Relationship
Chintan is a founder of RPCK. He counsels private equity, foundation, family office and growth company clients on a wide variety of corporate, M&A, finance, and dispute resolution matters. Chintan is also head of the firm’s Impact Investing practice.
In this episode Chintan Panchal talks about the importance of trust and relationship.