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The Pro Business Channel – “Converting Conversations to Content!”
Our Mission: Create relevant content distributed through various broadcast media, creating personal influence and brand equity for our clients!
PBC value proposition in short: Content X Distribution = Influence

Creating a hybrid between Radio and Podcast, we call a “RadioCast” PBC offers a unique opportunity for business professionals to be guests in the studio or at on-site events to tell their story via a Live Broadcast thereby creating content across multiple platforms and in syndication.

In 18 short months PBC has generated over 500,00 downloads and counting… via on demand content to an engaged business audience. Pro Business programming not only streams LIVE in real time but more importantly has no ‘shelf life limitations’ remaining evergreen to be downloaded, shared and re-played on-demand.

Interviewing industry leaders with innovative ideas and inspiring stories with a pro-business perspective in a long-form interview format to an engaged business audience. Rather than “sound bites” guests tell their story and share insights and experience. Business topics frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other topics impacting the business community. Learn more at: http://www.ProBusinessChannel.com
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Everett Catts a Veteran Journalist Talks Evolution and Trends of Newspapers on Buckhead PodcastOn-Air Guest BIO:Everett Catts is a veteran journalist with over 23 years of experience. He has worked as a sports writer, sports editor and news editor for several newspapers/news websites. He has won over a dozen awards for his articles, through the Georgia Sports Writers Association and Georgia Press Association. He currently is news editor of the Neighbor Newspapers' Northside bureau, which covers mainly Buckhead and Sandy Springs but also midtown and downtown Atlanta and some other suburbs.The company is based in Marietta at the Marietta Daily Journal’s office.The company’s website has 1.5 million page views per month. That includes the Marietta Daily Journal, Cherokee Tribune, the Cherokee Ledger, the Rome-area papers, including the Rome News-Tribune, and all of the Neighbor Newspapers, which are in the following counties: Bartow, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Paulding.The company’s overall print circulation is about 350,000.The Northside and Sandy Springs Neighbor papers’ circulation is about 30,000 and is delivered to single-family homes by mail (inside I-285) and by carrier (outside the Perimeter).Around the beginning of March, the company started producing the newspapers printed by Southern Community Newspapers Inc., which includes the Gwinnett Daily Post, the Albany Herald and several other papers in metro Atlanta, by moving its copy desk staff to the Marietta office.The company has some other plans mainly tied to its website, but those have not been formally announced yet.Topics to Discuss:My backgroundEvolution of newspapers in Atlanta and the rest of the countryThe trend newspapers are taking by putting more emphasis on their websites, etc.Web Site / Social Media Links:www.neighbornewspapers.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/NorthsideNbrOn-Air Guest Linkedin Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/everett-catts-87b8795The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.For more info about the BBA visit:http://www.BuckheadBusiness.orgCheck out more episodes at:http://www.BuckheadPodcast.comTo view photos from this show, visit:http://www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.OnAirGuest.com
Everett Catts a Veteran Journalist Talks Evolution and Trends of Newspapers on Buckhead PodcastOn-Air Guest BIO:Everett Catts is a veteran journalist with over 23 years of experience. He has worked as a sports writer, sports editor and news editor for several newspapers/news websites. He has won over a dozen awards for his articles, through the Georgia Sports Writers Association and Georgia Press Association. He currently is news editor of the Neighbor Newspapers' Northside bureau, which covers mainly Buckhead and Sandy Springs but also midtown and downtown Atlanta and some other suburbs.The company is based in Marietta at the Marietta Daily Journal’s office.The company’s website has 1.5 million page views per month. That includes the Marietta Daily Journal, Cherokee Tribune, the Cherokee Ledger, the Rome-area papers, including the Rome News-Tribune, and all of the Neighbor Newspapers, which are in the following counties: Bartow, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Paulding.The company’s overall print circulation is about 350,000.The Northside and Sandy Springs Neighbor papers’ circulation is about 30,000 and is delivered to single-family homes by mail (inside I-285) and by carrier (outside the Perimeter).Around the beginning of March, the company started producing the newspapers printed by Southern Community Newspapers Inc., which includes the Gwinnett Daily Post, the Albany Herald and several other papers in metro Atlanta, by moving its copy desk staff to the Marietta office.The company has some other plans mainly tied to its website, but those have not been formally announced yet. Topics to Discuss:My backgroundEvolution of newspapers in Atlanta and the rest of the countryThe trend newspapers are taking by putting more emphasis on their websites, etc.Web Site / Social Media Links:www.neighbornewspapers.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/NorthsideNbrOn-Air Guest Linkedin Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/everett-catts-87b8795The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.For more info about the BBA visit:http://www.BuckheadBusiness.orgCheck out more episodes at:http://www.BuckheadPodcast.comTo view photos from this show, visit:http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.OnAirGuest.com
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Strategies for Business Leaders on Georgia PodcastZach HoffmeisterRecent Robinson College of Business MBA graduate Zach Hoffmeister has enjoyed significant financial success buying and selling cryptocurrency. In 2018 he co-authored a book with John Granofsky and Tim Suggs called The Millionaire Millennials, a beginner’s guide to investing in cryptocurrency. This book highlights two Georgia State grads’ oft-suspenseful stories of their pitfalls and glory in cryptocurrency investment. Zach's story has been featured in several Georgia State University publications, and he has been a guest on numerous podcasts and panels discussing the future of cryptocurrency.  Topics to Discuss:BitcoinBlockchain technologyCryptocurrency marketsWeb Site / Social Media Links:https://www.millionairemillennial.lifehttps://twitter.com/MMsCryptohttps://www.instagram.com/mmscryptohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/johngranofskyJohn GranofskyJohn Granofsky obtained his MBA degree from Robinson College of Business in 2017, and began trading cryptocurrencies that same year. John worked alongside Zach Hoffmeister in developing investment strategies that they would later outline in The Millionaire Millennials, a book they co-authored and published with mutual friend Tim Suggs. John has been a guest on several cryptocurrency-related podcasts and has attended numerous cryptocurrency conferences around the country over the past year.Topics to Discuss:BitcoinBlockchain technologyCryptocurrency marketsWeb Site / Social Media Links:https://www.millionairemillennial.lifehttps://twitter.com/MMsCryptohttps://www.instagram.com/mmscryptohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/johngranofskyRoop SinghIntuit FactoryTechnology Strategist | Blockchain Educator | TEDx Speaker | Turban CollectorRoop is founder and principal at Intuit Factory, a Blockchain business strategy consulting firm. Hes also a co-founder of a stealth product startup in the Blockchain identity space.Roop gave a TEDx talk in March 2019 on Who owns your digital identity?As a public speaker, Roop helps audiences understand the potential, impacts, pitfalls, and risks, guiding the evolution of business and society into a Blockchain driven world. As a trainer and a coach, Roop designs and delivers seminars, workshops, and trainings for Fortune 100 and Global 2000 clients. He has also featured as a guest speaker and invited panelist at Harvard University, Emory University, and others.Prior to delving into the Blockchain space, Roop was a business transformation leader with 14 years of experience driving change at the intersection of business and technology. As a techno-strategist, his expertise includes business process transformation, business architecture, customer experience management, and aligning strategy and operational process excellence. His professional experience spans leading corporations like IHG, AT&T, Home Depot, SecureWorks, Cox Enterprises as well as multilateral UN programs, non-profits, and startups.Roop was elected to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in 2008-2010 and also served as co-chair of its Trade committee. He was also invited to join the Executive Team of TiE Atlanta, the Top 5 chapter of a global entrepreneur development network, and was instrumental in establishing and leading its TMT (Telecom, Media and Technologies) Special Interest Group. He has also served on the Advisory Board of the Process Excellence Network (PEX), a community of process professionals and business leaders promoting process and operational excellence in t...
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Strategies for Business Leaders on Georgia PodcastZach Hoffmeister Recent Robinson College of Business MBA graduate Zach Hoffmeister has enjoyed significant financial success buying and selling cryptocurrency. In 2018 he co-authored a book with John Granofsky and Tim Suggs called The Millionaire Millennials, a beginner’s guide to investing in cryptocurrency. This book highlights two Georgia State grads’ oft-suspenseful stories of their pitfalls and glory in cryptocurrency investment. Zach's story has been featured in several Georgia State University publications, and he has been a guest on numerous podcasts and panels discussing the future of cryptocurrency.Topics to Discuss:BitcoinBlockchain technologyCryptocurrency marketsWeb Site / Social Media Links:https://www.millionairemillennial.lifehttps://twitter.com/MMsCryptohttps://www.instagram.com/mmscryptohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zach-hoffmeister-mba-b922519/John GranofskyJohn Granofsky obtained his MBA degree from Robinson College of Business in 2017, and began trading cryptocurrencies that same year. John worked alongside Zach Hoffmeister in developing investment strategies that they would later outline in The Millionaire Millennials, a book they co-authored and published with mutual friend Tim Suggs. John has been a guest on several cryptocurrency-related podcasts and has attended numerous cryptocurrency conferences around the country over the past year.Topics You Would Like to Discuss:BitcoinBlockchain technologyCryptocurrency marketsWeb Site / Social Media Links:https://www.millionairemillennial.lifehttps://twitter.com/MMsCryptohttps://www.instagram.com/mmscryptohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/johngranofskyRoop Singh Intuit FactoryTechnology Strategist | Blockchain Educator | TEDx Speaker | Turban CollectorRoop is founder and principal at Intuit Factory, a Blockchain business strategy consulting firm. Hes also a co-founder of a stealth product startup in the Blockchain identity space. Roop gave a TEDx talk in March 2019 on Who owns your digital identity?As a public speaker, Roop helps audiences understand the potential, impacts, pitfalls, and risks, guiding the evolution of business and society into a Blockchain driven world. As a trainer and a coach, Roop designs and delivers seminars, workshops, and trainings for Fortune 100 and Global 2000 clients. He has also featured as a guest speaker and invited panelist at Harvard University, Emory University, and others.Prior to delving into the Blockchain space, Roop was a business transformation leader with 14 years of experience driving change at the intersection of business and technology. As a techno-strategist, his expertise includes business process transformation, business architecture, customer experience management, and aligning strategy and operational process excellence. His professional experience spans leading corporations like IHG, AT&T, Home Depot, SecureWorks, Cox Enterprises as well as multilateral UN programs, non-profits, and startups.Roop was elected to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in 2008-2010 and also served as co-chair of its Trade committee. He was also invited to join the Executive Team of TiE Atlanta, the Top 5 chapter of a global entrepreneur development network, and was instrumental in establishing and leading its TMT (Telecom, Media and Technologies) Special Interest Group. He has also served on the Advisory Board of the Process Excellence Network (PEX), a community of process professionals and business leaders promoting process and operational excellence in the industry.Roop is a Certified Process Professional (CPP)- Master with the BP Group, focusing on Outside-In Customer Experience Management. He has an Advanced Business Certificate in Business Process Management from the Objects Management Group. He also holds a certificate from Harvards HBX program. Roop has a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from Mysore University, India. He received a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He has served as an adjunct in their top-ranked Computer Information Systems program. His research interests integrate Data Management, Artificial Intelligence, and Ontology Management and Semantics. He has published in industry journals and regularly presents at conferences.Topics to Discuss:-TEDx Atlanta Talk on 'Who actually owns your digital identity?' #Blockchain - unlocking the emerging identity revolutionhttps://youtu.be/EgMEJ6D2_WYPlease watch the talk for background context, would love to explore questions around privacy, and blockchain as a technology for the identity of humans and things. What will the future with blockchain look like? -Upcoming Executive education 3-day program "Blockchain Strategy for Business Leaders" in partnership with Robinson College of Business, GSUhttps://robinson.gsu.edu/blockchainstrategy/Web Site / Social Media Links:https://intuitfactory.comhttps://twitter.com/intuitfactoryhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/singhroophttps://www.instagram.com/singhadventureshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/singhroop/ More about Georgia Podcast"Who's Who and What's New Georgia!"Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.Show Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.http://www.ProBusinessChannel.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaPodcast.comSubmit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.comView guest photos at: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Financial Literacy Instructor with a Mission to Empower People on Georgia PodcastMichelle AlexanderFinancial Literacy InstructorAJM FinancialMichelle Alexander is a Financial Literacy instructor whose mission is to empower individuals with sound financial advice so that they can become skilled at living comfortably within their means. She has conducted financial literacy seminars at local DeKalb County libraries, local chapters of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) and ABWA (American Business Women’s Association), and The House of Hope Church in Decatur. Michelle has volunteered at Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), a non-profit organization for women who have experienced domestic violence instructing residents with the Back to Basics Money Management series. It was quoted in PADV’s monthly newsletter that “Michelle offers expert financial information to empower the women and children at our facility.” She has also volunteered with Project Take Charge; a resource for DeKalb County residents needing financial assistance during challenging financial times and she currently volunteers with Norcross Cooperative Ministry presenting various finance topics at their Money Management Series. Michelle has been featured on Women Are Worthy Online Radio station, Girl Power Hour Interview Radio Show, and has written freelance articles for The Atlanta Voice newspaper. Michelle holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Finance.Topics to Discuss:My StoryMissionServicesWeb Site / Social Media Links:www.ajmfinancial.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ajmfinancial/More about Georgia Podcast"Who's Who and What's New Georgia!"Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.Show Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.http://www.ProBusinessChannel.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaPodcast.comSubmit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.comView guest photos at: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Financial Literacy Instructor with a Mission to Empower People on Georgia PodcastMichelle AlexanderFinancial Literacy Instructor AJM Financial Michelle Alexander is a Financial Literacy instructor whose mission is to empower individuals with sound financial advice so that they can become skilled at living comfortably within their means. She has conducted financial literacy seminars at local DeKalb County libraries, local chapters of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) and ABWA (American Business Women’s Association), and The House of Hope Church in Decatur. Michelle has volunteered at Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), a non-profit organization for women who have experienced domestic violence instructing residents with the Back to Basics Money Management series. It was quoted in PADV’s monthly newsletter that “Michelle offers expert financial information to empower the women and children at our facility.” She has also volunteered with Project Take Charge; a resource for DeKalb County residents needing financial assistance during challenging financial times and she currently volunteers with Norcross Cooperative Ministry presenting various finance topics at their Money Management Series. Michelle has been featured on Women Are Worthy Online Radio station, Girl Power Hour Interview Radio Show, and has written freelance articles for The Atlanta Voice newspaper. Michelle holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Finance.Topics to Discuss:My StoryMissionServicesWeb Site / Social Media Links:www.ajmfinancial.comlinkedin.com/in/ajmfinancial More about Georgia Podcast"Who's Who and What's New Georgia!"Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.Show Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.http://www.ProBusinessChannel.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaPodcast.comSubmit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.com
Productizing Talent Functions for the Gig Economy on Georgia PodcastTim Visconti - CEO/FounderPeopleLift On-Air Guest BIO:Tim has over 10 years’ experience in the talent consulting space building 8 startups and working in executive roles for three Fortune 500 companies. Tim has worked primarily in web/ecommerce- organizations but has worked in Auto, Real Estate, Banking, Telecom & hospitality industries. Tim’s passion is solving business problems and helping reframe how HR can positively empower early stage organizations as they prime for growth.Tim is currently the Founder and CEO of PeopleLift, a talent consulting firm born from the idea of productizing talent functions and helping companies scale as we enter into the gig-based economy. Tim married in 2018, has a 4-legged daughter named Layla (golden retriever) and is an aspiring coffee aficionado.Topics to Discuss:My storyProduct/serviceIndustry trendsBusiness modelMissionWhat's nextWeb Site / Social Media Links:www.peoplelift.coOn-Air Guest Linkedin Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyviscontiMore about Georgia Podcast"Who's Who and What's New Georgia!"Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.Show Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.http://www.ProBusinessChannel.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaPodcast.comSubmit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.comView guest photos at: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Productizing Talent Functions for the Gig Economy on Georgia PodcastTim Visconti - CEO/FounderPeopleLift On-Air Guest BIO: Tim has over 10 years’ experience in the talent consulting space building 8 startups and working in executive roles for three Fortune 500 companies. Tim has worked primarily in web/ecommerce- organizations but has worked in Auto, Real Estate, Banking, Telecom & hospitality industries. Tim’s passion is solving business problems and helping reframe how HR can positively empower early stage organizations as they prime for growth. Tim is currently the Founder and CEO of PeopleLift, a talent consulting firm born from the idea of productizing talent functions and helping companies scale as we enter into the gig-based economy. Tim married in 2018, has a 4-legged daughter named Layla (golden retriever) and is an aspiring coffee aficionado. Topics to Discuss: My storyProduct/serviceIndustry trendsBusiness modelMissionWhat's next Web Site / Social Media Links: www.peoplelift.co On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyvisconti More about Georgia Podcast"Who's Who and What's New Georgia!"Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.Show Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.http://www.ProBusinessChannel.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaPodcast.comSubmit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.comView guest photos at: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Chris Shuler The Start-up Expert Interview on Capital Club RadioMichael Flock of FLOCK Specialty Finance interviews Chris Shuler, who has over 29 years as a corporate executive in the financial services and credit industry.Chris is President of Activate Financial, located in San Diego, which is a fully licensed, national, third-party collection agency that is focused on bad debt recovery and skip tracing services. He is an entrepreneur who has been very successful in the start-up of five new ventures over his professional career. Some of these ventures include Vital Solutions, Inc., Credit Performance Services and National Bankruptcy Services Corporation. In the interview, Chris discusses how dedication, desire, determination and hard work have been a huge part of his success.During his extensive corporate career, Chris was the COO for American First Finance in Dallas, CEO & President of Vital Solutions, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for Outsourcing Solutions, Inc., Senior Vice President of Business Development for JDR Receivables Management, Marketing Director and then Vice President of Business Development for Wallace & de Mayo, P.C. His career highlights include such accomplishments as delivering phenomenal growth of $80M+ in annualized revenue in less than three years for the start-up Credit Performance Services. Additionally, while at Outsourcing Solutions, Inc., he led the bad debt purchasing division and grew it from 1.8 million accounts owned in 1998 to 19 million accounts owned in 2001.Chris earned a BS degree from the University of West Georgia and is a graduate of the Management Institute of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has served as the National Treasurer of the Chi Phi Fraternity and as Chairman of the Chi Phi Educational Trust. Furthermore, he has served as Treasurer and Vice President of the University of West Georgia’s National Alumni Association.Here is a glimpse of what Chris shared in the interview.“Dedication, desire, determination, hard work put in the sweat equity…So just work hard, learn the business and opportunity abounds.”“We focused on those two verticals and back to the trust thing, back to business development thing, back to relationships. People trusted both Chris and I and we were able to put it together.”“I’ve believed in conflict theory for a long time. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit:http://www.FlockFinance.comTo listen to more episodes visit:http://www.CapitalClubRadio.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com
eSports and Legal Expertise on Franchise Business RadioPatrick Healy & Brett Payne Co-Founders"Contender eSports Gaming Center" FranchiseBrett Payne, Chief Executive OfficerBrett Payne is our co-founder and Chief Executive Officer and he hasserved in this role since August 2, 2018. Since 2013 Mr. Payne hasserved as and continues to serve as the Director of Franchising of ClassicRock Coffee Company a coffee franchise operating within the UnitedStates. From September 2007 to May 2012, Mr. Payne served as theChief Executive Officer for Endis, Inc. a software development companyin Springfield, Missouri.   Patrick Healy, Vice PresidentPatrick Healy is our co-founder and Vice President and he has served inthis role since August 2, 2018. From 2016 to 2018 Mr. Healy served asthe Director of US Sales for Franchise Direct an International franchisemarketing firm. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Healy was National AccountDirector with Display Fixture Warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior toentering the franchise industry, Patrick spent 8 years at CBS Corporationfrom 2004 to 2012.Topics to Discuss"Contender eSports Gaming Center" franchise history, esports & gaming,current & future growth of esports & gaming, Contender franchise modelbreakdownWeb Site / Social Media Linkshttps://contenderesports.comhttps://www.facebook.com/contenderesports/https://www.instagram.com/contenderesports/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bpayne-ceswww.linkedin.com/in/patrick-j-healy-77b81568Tom BranchOwner, Mallernee & Branch LLP Lawyer in Atlanta, with the firm of Mallernee, Branch & Daffner, LLP. Most of my practice is in the area of franchise law, representing both franchisors and franchisees. I am a native Atlantan, with two daughters and one granddaughter.Topics to DiscussHow did you get started in franchising?What trends have you seen in the franchise area?What should people be thinking about before buying a franchise?What should people be thinking about before becoming a franchisor?Things to look for in buying a franchise - red flags Web Site / Social Media LinksMbdcounsel.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-branch-1953b011/The Franchise Business Radio show is a platform to bring together franchise professionals and resources to connect, educate, and collaborate to serve the franchise community and the franchise consumer. Spotlighting Leaders in the Franchise Industry, experts in funding, legal, marketing and consulting.Franchise Business Radio hosted by:Pam Currie, FounderFranchise IntellectMade possible in part by:Franchise Intellect, visit: http://www.FranchiseIntellect.comAlso made possible in part by:Franchise City, visit http://www.Franchise.cityTo nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com
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