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Small-Cap Institute Presents... where we speak with CEOs and board members who have successfully navigated the growth trajectory from micro-cap, to small-cap, and beyond. We cover issues like financings, early revenue generation, pitfalls of capital markets, working with other company leadership, strategic pivots, and just about every other key topic small-cap leaders encounter.

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Small-Cap Institute Presents... where we speak with CEOs and board members who have successfully navigated the growth trajectory from micro-cap, to small-cap, and beyond. We cover issues like financings, early revenue generation, pitfalls of capital markets, working with other company leadership, strategic pivots, and just about every other key topic small-cap leaders encounter.

    Joseph Manko, The Horton Fund - On founder CEOs and transition (part 2)

    Joseph Manko, The Horton Fund - On founder CEOs and transition (part 2)

    It’s one thing to have a great career in investment banking, a standout career in law, or be a long-tenured institutional investor; Joseph Manko, Jr.* has done all three. In his senior role at The Horton Fund, Joe now has a front row seat daily to the unique boardroom challenges faced by small-cap companies. SCI is confident that you’ll learn from his candid, poignant observations.

    • 3 min
    Joseph Manko, The Horton Fund - On founder CEOs and transition (part 1)

    Joseph Manko, The Horton Fund - On founder CEOs and transition (part 1)

    It’s one thing to have a great career in investment banking, a standout career in law, or be a long-tenured institutional investor; Joseph Manko, Jr.* has done all three. In his senior role at The Horton Fund, Joe now has a front row seat daily to the unique boardroom challenges faced by small-cap companies. SCI is confident that you’ll learn from his candid, poignant observations.

    • 2 min
    Caroline Tsay - What small-cap board members can learn from their large-cap colleagues

    Caroline Tsay - What small-cap board members can learn from their large-cap colleagues

    Caroline discusses several large-cap governance best practices that she believes are critical to small-cap boardroom success: (1) ethics/compliance; (2) capital allocation oversight;  (3) diversity; and (4) CEO succession planning.

    Long before turning 40, Caroline Tsay* had multiple large-cap senior operating roles in technology, and has also served on the boards of iconic American companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and Morningstar.  Now, nearly four years into running a software company she co-founded, there are few executives in the country who share her unique perspective about the large-cap – small-cap divide.  SCI couldn’t be happier to share some of Caroline’s thoughts.

    • 4 min
    John Rogers, Ariel Investments - On the importance of management and board relationships

    John Rogers, Ariel Investments - On the importance of management and board relationships

    One thing we hear constantly when speaking with accomplished CEOs is how key of a role their boards of directors played in their company's ultimate success, both in periods of growth and challenge. 

    John Rogers hits on this exact point from the investor perspective.

    SCI was fortunate to spend time speaking with John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, Co-CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments.  Ariel manages in excess of $11 billion and started in 1983 with a core focus on small- and mid-cap companies.

    • 2 min
    John Rogers, Ariel Investments - There’s a lot more to it than numbers

    John Rogers, Ariel Investments - There’s a lot more to it than numbers

    We all know and appreciate the old adage: “great minds think alike.”

    If you listen to SCI’s interview with Garry Ridge, the high-performing CEO of WD-40, you will hear Mr. Ridge talk about the importance of corporate culture, and the importance of CEOs knowing what they don’t know.

    Now listen to Mr. Rogers, and you’ll immediately assimilate the “great minds.”

    SCI was fortunate to spend time speaking with John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, Co-CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments.  Ariel manages in excess of $11 billion and started in 1983 with a core focus on small- and mid-cap companies.

    • 1 min
    Caroline Tsay - Hiring people for startups is very different

    Caroline Tsay - Hiring people for startups is very different

    Just as governing smaller companies is much different than governing enterprises, hiring employees is also different, according to Caroline.  Listen in particular to her thoughts about the importance of a prospective employee’s passion for the company’s mission, as well as their need for the type of job “certainty” that’s more common in larger companies.

    Long before turning 40, Caroline Tsay* had multiple large-cap senior operating roles in technology, and has also served on the boards of iconic American companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and Morningstar.  Now, nearly four years into running a software company she co-founded, there are few executives in the country who share her unique perspective about the large-cap – small-cap divide.  SCI couldn’t be happier to share some of Caroline’s thoughts.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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ggbiz ,

Worth a listen

Great podcast!

EconTeacher19 ,

Great so far!

I really liked the Billy Prim interview and am looking forward to seeing what other guests get interviewed.

carlita118 ,

Very good information!

This is a great addition to the small cap space. Much needed and appreciated.

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