Critical Mass Coast to Coast February 21, 2013 Ellen Langas, Brandon Martin

February 26, 2013

Ellen Langas, President of NouSoma Communications, Inc. discusses how her 25+ years of experience in the marketing communications industry has helped her to successfully develop and manage public relations, advertising, media training, sales and marketing campaigns for national and regional clients.  Her company, NouSoma Communications, Inc. creates effective marketing and communications strategies for clients large and small. Ellen is also the creator and author of the successful Girls Know How® book series, winner of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Gold Award, and recipient of the Literacy Hero Award.

Brandon Martin, President of Lifetree Manufacturing discusses the key to his entrepreneurship success and how a strategic partnership with Dana Foods, Inc. played a role in the growth of his business.  Lifetree Manufacturing provides quality driven, turn key, private label manufacturing services to our customers in the Food and Nutraceutical industries while making conscious decisions to always minimize our carbon footprint. Under Brandon’s direction, LTM was awarded 'Best Places to Work' in 2012 by the Phoenix Business Journal.

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Critical Mass Radio Show February 19, 2013 Ralph Rubio, Michael Maples

February 26, 2013

Ralph Rubio, Founder of Rubio's talks with host Richard Franzi about the beginning of The Original Fish Taco. Ralph turned his single walk-up stand restaurant into a taco phenomenon that spread from coast to coast. With over 200 restaurants on the West Coast, Ralph has made Rubio's into a household name.

Michael Maples, Principal of Trumark Homes discusses his company's strategy of buying land during the recession. Trumark Homes has a strong company culture and creates communities that reflect this culture. Michael is passionate about building an enduring brand and creating sustainable communities.

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Critical Mass Coast to Coast February 14, 2013 Jeffrey Backal

February 20, 2013

Jeffrey Backal, CEO of Team Builders Plus discusses the importance of team building and leadership development programs and events.  At the start of his career, Jeff noticed that many companies had a strong desire for growth but needed a little help with company cohesion.  Since then, he has been working closely with clients in order to create a better work environment for individuals, teams, and organizations as a whole.

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Critical Mass Radio Show February 12, 2013 Ken Tencer, Doug Wheeler

February 20, 2013

Ken Tencer, Partner and CEO of Spyder Works Inc. talks with host Richard Franzi about his Eight Steps to Brand Re(Invention).  Ken also discusses his book, The 90% Rule, that integrates three fundamental principles of good business into a pragmatic and powerful approach to business development.

Doug Wheeler, Principal of Summit Performance Group joins our show after his company announced a marketing and co-branding agreement with Adelman Travel. Doug discusses what the early stages of a new business relationship is like and how this partnership will aid in the expansion of his company.

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Critical Mass Radio Show February 6, 2013 Aimee Weisner

February 11, 2013

Aimee Weisner, Corporate Vice President of Edwards Lifesciences and Chair of the 2013 Orange County Go Red for Women Luncheon talks with host Richard Franzi about her support for the American Heart Association.  With years of experience in the medical field, Aimee is spreading the word and bringing people together to discuss heart disease- the number one killer of women.  The 2013 Orange County Go Red for Women Luncheon will take place on Friday March 22nd at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.

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Critical Mass Coast to Coast February 7, 2013 Manny Trujillo, Chris Molineaux, David Glusman

February 10, 2013

Manuel Trujillo, President of Swain Techs shares his experience heading two Digital Six Sigma Black Belt projects. His first project resulted in $2.5M savings while implementing a product portfolio management process.  His second project fixed a two year problem while improving relationship that influenced a contract win worth over $27M per year.

Chris Molineaux, President of PA Bio discusses his non-profit industry group for BIO-Tech firms in the state of Pennsylvania.  PA Bio provides two valuable services – public policy advocacy, and strategic connections that can help advance an organization.

David Glusman, Partner-In Charge of Marcum LLP Philadelphia office joins the show to talk about the difference between suing someone vs suing with the expectation of a return.  David has extensive experience in medical-related billing and managerial issues and frequently presents to medical schools, universities and professional associations.

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Critical Mass Radio Show February 5, 2013 Chris Meyer, Ale Founder

February 10, 2013

Chris Meyer, Owner of Expedia CruiseShipCenters talks with host Richard Franzi about opening one of 16 different travel businesses under the Expedia brand. Expedia Cruise Ship Centers is a full service travel agency that helps to customize vacations at the best value possible. Chris shares insight on how his company generated more than $1.2 million within the first 10 months of operation.

Alex Fondrier, Founder and CEO of Political Matchmakers joins our show to discuss how he recognized a need for politically-themed dating sites. Alex founded two dating websites, Red State Date and Blue State Date, which aid singles in finding their perfect "running mate".

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Critical Mass Coast to Coast January 24, 2013 David DiStefano

February 4, 2013

David DiStefano, President and CEO of Richardson discusses his global sales training and strategy execution company that partners with leading organizations to increase their sales effectiveness and drive business results.

Dave Hess, Principal of Delta CFO talks with host Richard Franzi about the start-up of his firm that provides interim CFOs to help small and mid-sized business owners.

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Critical Mass Radio Show January 29, 2013 Bill Sachs

February 4, 2013

Bill Sachs, President of Home Pride Chem-Dry talks with host Richard Franzi about his company's reputation for providing quality, green certified carpet cleaning.  With a focus on marketing, Bill is growing his company as part of the Chem-Dry franchise.

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Critical Mass Radio Show January 22, 2013 Mana Kadar

February 4, 2013

Manna Kadar, Founder of Manna Kadar Cosmetics discusses her creation that is set to revolutionize the make up world as we know it.  With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, Manny explains how she saw a need for long-lasting, double duty beauty products and what she is doing to separate herself from the competition.

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