CEO series Archives

Lynne King Smith is the Valley’s ticket queen

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In 2010, Brad Smith did what a lot of entrepreneurs cannot do: he made his wife CEO of TicketForce, the Mesa-based company the couple co-founded in 2003. “He felt that my planning and forecasting skills were what we needed to take the company to the next level,” said Lynne King Smith. The move worked. Over… Read More →

CEO Series: Beverly Damore, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

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Beverly Damore President and CEO St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Question: How is being CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank different from being CEO of a more traditional company? Damore: I don’t know if it is a whole lot different. In terms of being a nonprofit, we are beholden to our mission and beholden to… Read More →

CEO Series: Beverly Damore

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Beverly Damore President and CEO St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Question: How is being CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank different from being CEO of a more traditional company? Damore: I don’t know if it is a whole lot different. In terms of being a nonprofit, we are beholden to our mission and beholden to… Read More →

CEO Series: Dr. Edgar Staren, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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Dr. Edgar Staren is the CEO and President of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear, Ariz. Az Business Magazine and Grand Canyon University invited Dr. Staren to speak to an intimate audience of one hundred Arizona business owners and executives at Grand Canyon University on June 27th. In… Read More →

ASBA's CEO Ready for a close-up

Rick Murray, chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association.

Rick Murray followed an eclectic path to becoming chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association in February of 2012. After college, he worked as a broadcast news photographer before starting a small advertising agency and production company, which grew into a sports production company before he ended up back in broadcast news, this… Read More →

ASBA’s CEO Ready for a close-up

Rick Murray, chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association.

Rick Murray followed an eclectic path to becoming chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association in February of 2012. After college, he worked as a broadcast news photographer before starting a small advertising agency and production company, which grew into a sports production company before he ended up back in broadcast news, this… Read More →

CEO Series: Jeri Jones

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Az Business: How is being CEO of UnitedHealthcare different from being CEO of another company? Jeri Jones, CEO, UnitedHealthcare: In the healthcare industry today, where we have been portrayed somewhat as the evil-doers of healthcare and increased costs, we spend a lot of time trying to educate those in the marketplace about what drives healthcare.… Read More →

Retail Overview: Big Boxes, Big Decisions

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  As a building owner of a vacant big box (or perhaps soon-to-be-vacant), there are a lot of factors that affect the return on your investment and the success of your asset. From our experience in working with owners as they analyze their asset, we have found that one common denominator applies to every situation… Read More →

CEO Series: Dr. Edgar Staren

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Dr. Edgar Staren is president and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America — Western Regional Medical Center. How is being CEO of CTCA different than being CEO of a more traditional company? I end up having a different ability to empower my stakeholders (employees). We believe in our value, which is we are hopeful,… Read More →

CEO Series: Jeremy Freer

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Here is a Q&A with Jeremy Freer, CEO, Angel MedFlight, a Scottsdale-based air ambulance company that provides comprehensive worldwide air ambulance services. What inspired you to start Angel MedFlight? I grew up on a farm in Ohio and when I moved to Arizona for school, I worked as a flight paramedic that was doing something… Read More →

CEO Series: Eric Marcus

Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking.
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Eric Marcus CEO, Marcus Networking marcusnt.com Az Business: What does Marcus Networking do? Eric Marcus: We are a technology and telecommunications company. We manage people’s infrastructure. The easiest way to describe it is you can give us an empty building and we can cable it, bring in the dial tone, install the phone system, procure… Read More →

Paul Winandy, WebPT

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Paul Winandy, CEO at WebPT, shares what it is like to be the CEO of WebPT, which provides physical therapists with a Web-based electronic medical records system. How did you end up as CEO of WebPT? There is a group in town called the Arizona Technology Investor Forum, which focuses on early-stage technology investing. I… Read More →

Michael Pollack, Real Estate Investments

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Michael Pollack discusses his experience in the real estate industry in Arizona. Michael Pollack Title: President and Founder Company: Real Estate Investments What was it about the real estate industry that attracted you? My grandfather and father were in the real estate industry. Growing up, all I really knew was real estate. When I was… Read More →

Steve Sanghi, Microchip Technology Inc.

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Steve Sanghi, talks about his experience as President and CEO of Microchip Technology, Inc. and the role technology plays in Arizona’s future. Title: Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Company: Microchip Technology, Inc. How is being CEO of a technology company different from being CEO of a more traditional manufacturing company? I used to… Read More →