Critical Mass: Coast to Coast January 27, 2011

April 26, 2011

Gary Oppedahl, CEO of To Be A Blessing Healthcare joins host Ric Franzi to discuss his firm which has grown to offer services in homecare, institutions and hospitals with a staff of over 200 Nurses and Caregivers and annualized revenue over $6 million.

Tony DiSanti, Owner of American Metals is the second guest and he shares stories about his firm which has been serving Arizona since 1975 with recycling services.

David Child, CEO of Tectonic Toys talks about his firm which has developed a line of educational toys based on his experience as an architect.

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Critical Mass January 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Dr. Fresh, Founder of Dr. Fresh discusses his firm which is one of the fastest growing oral care companies in the U.S.  Dr. Fresh owns more patents than any other U.S. oral care company.

Bob Lotter, Founder of eAgency explains his software for cell phone management and the risks for mid market firms that employee cell phones present with the latest smartphone technology.

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Critical Mass January 25, 2011

April 26, 2011

Eugene Ku and Tony Lee, Co-Founders of Wireless Emporium Share their story of how they have built the #1 online cell phone accessories store.

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Critical Mass: Coast to Coast April 21, 2011

April 26, 2011

Tom Johns, CEO of National Roofing is host Ric Franzi's featured guest.  National Roofing was started by Tom in 1977.  It is a premier roofing and waterproofing contractor headquartered in Albuquerque, NM.  National installs state-of-the-art roofs and provides specialized services for challenging roofing projects.  Tom also has launched related companies and discuss his motivation for building new businesses.

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Critical Mass: The Coaching Perspective April 21, 2011

April 22, 2011

Kathi Guiney, President of YES! Your Human Resources Solution founded in 2004 with the goal of providing customized and scalable HR services to emerging growth, small to mid-sized companies in all industries.  Kathi and Doug discuss connecting business initiatives with employee needs to achieve strategic objectives.

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Critical Mass April 20, 2011

April 22, 2011

Hayes Drumwright, Founder and CEO of Trace3 is host Ric Franzi's featured guest.  They discuss Trace3's rapid growth, culture, and related topics.  Ric explores with Hayes how his selection as a 2011 OCBJ Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award finalist has affected him as an Orange County business leader.

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Critical Mass April 19, 2011

April 22, 2011

Kevin Bailey, President of Vans is Ric Franzi's featured guest.  They discuss the iconic brand and Kevin's responsibility as steward of this Orange County institution.  Ric talks with Kevin about a variety of topics including the current challenges and opportunities Vans is facing.

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Critical Mass: The Coaching Perspective April 14, 2011

April 18, 2011

Host Doug Gfeller continues his discussion of coaching from the client's perspective with focus on what the client works on in between coaching sessions.

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Critical Mass: Coast to Coast April 14, 2011

April 18, 2011

Jeremiah White, President of White & Associates is host Ric Franzi's first guest.  Ric and Jeremiah talk about Jeremiah's firm which is a strategic management consulting firm.

Richard Kahn, CEO of eZanga.com joins Ric as the second guest.  They explore the latest trends and strategies in internet marketing.  Mr. Kahn is a recognized leader in the internet marketing field.

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Critical Mass April 13, 2011

April 18, 2011

Tom Gephart, Founder of Ventana Capital is Ric's featured guest and they discuss Tom's firm which has been in the venture market since 1984.  Ventana is one of the first venture capital firms in the Southern California region.  Helping their portfolio companies think strategically and globally has become a hallmark of Ventana's culture.  Tom discusses his firm's culture and track record.

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Critical Mass April 12, 2011

April 14, 2011

Jim Riley, CEO of Intersect Beverage talks with host Ric Franzi about how his firm has successfully launched a new tequila and have been able to take it national within 18 months.

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Critical Mass: The Coaching Perspective April 7, 2011

April 11, 2011

Doug interviews Donna Thiessen, Vice President Human Resources Allergan.  Donna and Doug talk about the challenges in high tech industry recruiting.  Doug also looks at how the coaching client prepares for their coaching session on this week's installment.

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Critical Mass: Coast to Coast April 7, 2011

April 11, 2011

Joe Yesulitis, CEO Aavalar Consulting is host Ric Franzi's first guest.  Joe's firm is a premier consulting and staffing firm founded by an industry expert who understands the needs of the clients. Joe talks about how at Aavalar Consulting they believe that honesty and integrity are more important than just making money.

Ryan Clark, Founder and CEO PeopleShare is Ric's second guest.  Ryan discusses how technology  has changed his business, how he interacts with both clients as well as work resources.

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Critical Mass April 6, 2011

April 11, 2011

Ray Williams, President of Jade Range talks with host Ric Franzi about the strategies and tactics he is using to re-build his commercial cooking brand.  Also Ray shares how Jade uses "celebrity chefs" to help his brand achieve market differentiation.

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Critical Mass April 5, 2011

April 11, 2011

Tom Van Dorpe, Senior Principal, VCA Engineers talks with host Ric Franzi about key practices his firm uses, which Ric considers to be "best practices", for to employee performance and retention.   Listen how Tom has adopted these activities as a direct result of the input he received from his CEO peer group.

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