All posts by Todd Uterstaedt

375 — Frankie Vittorini

Podcast Summary

I am a reluctant Cincinnati Bengals fan. (see their record for my reluctance justification). But, then again, I am not really a big football super fan anyway. But, I live in Ohio and I have seen (and heard) football super fans…especially from the school that starts with “THE.” 🙂

Despite this lack of interest, I was VERY interested to learn from my latest podcast guest about what he is doing to democratize the sports commentary world. I see no reason that a few talking heads should be the only ones raking in a lot of money for their opinions…especially when many fans, like you, have more informed opinions.

Enter Frankie, his co-founder, and team. They are helping YOU monetize your sports content. And, I LOVE this.

Frankie’s passion about the subject, and in general, is palpable. And, it’s this passion that something detracts from his ability to lead effectively. Listen as he explains his specific personal challenge on the road from Founder to CEO and what he does to channel that energy when it may cause a bit of a problem with his team members.

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Name: Frankie Vittorini

Company:
uSTADIUM

Headquartered In: New York, New York

Powerful Promise of Value: The team at uSTADIUM likes being the best way to talk sports on mobile or online.

Contact: Website, Frankie 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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You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

374 — Michelle Penczak

Podcast Summary

My wife was a military spouse for a short time period. It’s a very challenging role to be in, for sure.

Michelle and her co-founder have harnessed the incredible skills and experiences of this amazing group of people to help another amazing group of people…Founders like you.

Michelle details how the company started and a surprising admission from someone who leads a virtual assistant firm.

Click to Tweet 'Michelle: 'I struggled with boundaries' https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=4991

 

Name: Michelle Penczak

Company:
Squared Away

Headquartered In: San Diego, California

Powerful Promise of Value: Squared Away helps CEOs, VCs, executives, and startup teams get their time back.

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?

Download the PDF today!

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

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.

Click to Tweet 'Mike: 'Don't shelter the team from bad news.' https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=4986

 

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?

Download the PDF today!

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

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

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.