The Shore podcast series features leaders of all levels sharing insights and lessons learned about operating and scaling great small and medium-sized businesses. These are the stories and challenges faced by those who dare to dream big.

Shore Capital Podcasts

July 12, 2024

Behind the CXO Title: Rising to the Challenge with Rob Collins

In this episode, Rob Collins of SENTA Partners discusses his experience with Shore Capital’s CXO Fellows program. He details joining SENTA unconventionally, taking on leadership roles, and contributing to the company’s growth. Rob highlights the importance of facing challenging tasks, the benefits of the CXO network, and key lessons learned, emphasizing curiosity, initiative, and reflection throughout his leadership journey.

June 26, 2024

The Journey from MBA to CEO

In this episode, we explore Mark Larsen’s journey from MBA to CEO of Connexure. Mark shares how his journey actually began in early childhood entrepreneurial ventures and has been guided by the sage advice of his father: “Mark, get paid to continue to learn.” This advice steered Mark’s post-MBA career to the Shore Capital CXO Fellows Program. From this experience, Mark offers his own hard-won wisdom about the challenges and opportunities of being a young executive in a private equity backed company.

June 12, 2024

Scaling a People-First Culture: The FirmaPak Story

In this episode, we delve into the creation of FirmaPak with CEO Rob Goldberg, Brent Driggers of Container Services (CSI), and Damon Neff of Apex Plastics. They share their experiences and insights on balancing the traditional values of a family-run business with the growth that goes along with a private equity partnership.  Rob, Brent, and Damon highlight the importance of finding a financial partner that respects family legacy and how FirmaPak is focused on scaling a culture and a company that puts its customers and its people first. Listen to learn how FirmaPak is navigating its path to growth while staying true to its core values.

May 24, 2024

Life, Leadership, and Long-Distance Running | Angie Gould

In this episode, Angie Gould, a Regional Operations Manager with OMS 360, shares the life and leadership lessons she has learned through a lifetime of hard work and a passion for long-distance running. She talks about the importance of mindset and the grit and persistence required to keep putting one step in front of the other. She shares priceless wisdom about earning your stripes as a manager and leader and the importance of the relationships that get you through the difficult times.

May 17, 2024

From Father to Daughter: The Entrepreneurial Journey and Family Legacy

In this episode, Allison Therwhanger, Vice President of Corporate Sales at Innovia Medical, describes how her father started a company as an ENT and plastic surgeon with a single innovative idea and product that they made in her house as she was growing up. Speaking proudly about the importance of her family relationships and legacy, she talks about why she ultimately joined her father in the business, the journey of building the business together, and the decision to partner with Shore Capital Partners to create Innovia.

April 17, 2024

What Makes a Great CEO | Executives Bill Clendenen & Michael Burcham on Leadership Excellence

In this episode, “what makes a successful CEO” is answered by two great entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, board members, and Lead Independent Directors. Bill Clendenen and Michael Burcham share the crucial attributes of CEOs, especially within private equity. They emphasize the importance of financial acumen, empowering the team without micromanaging, and the continuous education and coaching of teams. Both highlight the need for potential CEOs to develop key scaling skills like goal setting and relationship-building.

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