All posts by Todd Uterstaedt

373 — Michael Praeger

Podcast Summary

CB Insights lists the company that Mike Praeger founded as a FinTech unicorn. Take a look here.

Mike has some incredible insights about the history, the industry and of course one of the big lessons he learned on the journey From Founder To CEO.

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Name: Michael Praeger

Company:
AvidXchange, Inc

Headquartered In: Charlotte, North Carolina

Powerful Promise of Value: AvidXchange is the industry leader in automating invoice and payment processes for mid-market businesses.

Contact: Website, Mike on LinkedIn

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

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372 — Clifford Hudson

Podcast Summary

I must admit…I could eat burgers from Sonic for every meal. So, when the former CEO of Sonic agreed to come on the show to help YOU learn from his experiences, I certainly could not say no.

Cliff talks about his new book (Master of None: How a Jack-of-All-Trades Can Still Reach the Top) and its relevance to Founders. In fact, we specifically talk about his struggles “letting go” as the company grew and his feelings when the company was sold…the ultimate “letting go.”

I know you will learn a lot from Cliff. I sure did.

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Name: Clifford Hudson

Company:
SONIC Drive-In

Headquartered In: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Cliff’s Book: Master of None: How a Jack-of-All-Trades Can Still Reach the Top

Powerful Promise of Value: SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.

Contact: Website, Cliff’s Website, Cliff on LinkedIn

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

371 — James Oliver

Podcast Summary

Being an entrepreneur is challenging. Being an entrepreneur AND a parent is even more challenging. For some, being a black entrepreneurial parent can be even tougher. James knows this. As a Founder himself, he understands the struggle and partnered with people like Brad Feld and many others to build this amazing startup Foundation.

He’s also quite candid about his personal struggles. In this interview, listen how James battled through depression and came out on top. As you look toward 2021, I hope James’ story brings you hope for a great year ahead.

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Name: James Oliver, Jr.

Company:
The ParentPreneur Foundation

Headquartered In: Atlanta, Georgia

Powerful Promise of Value: The ParentPreneur Foundation empowers Black ParentPreneurs to be the best parent & entrepreneur possible, so they can leave a legacy for their children.

Contact: Website, Mario on LinkedIn

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

370 — Mario Ciabarra

Podcast Summary

Mario and his team are the real deal. His passion for people and culture is quite inspiring. He and his company’s work is legendary. That’s why his story about hiring the wrong person seemed so interesting to me. It’s not something he takes lightly. And, his lesson is profound.

Click to Tweet 'Mario: 'I'm the CEO. I don't need to hire people that I don't want to spend time with.' https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=4970

 

Name: Mario Ciabarra

Company:
Quantum Metric

Headquartered In: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Powerful Promise of Value: Quantum Metric empowers a new generation of cross-functional teams, where Product, Marketing, VoC, Ops, and Engineering work together to discover, analyze, and align on what next project will make the largest impact to your business in real-time.

Contact: Website, Mario on LinkedIn

book-image

10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.