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February 14, 2024

Episode 19: Leanne Watson - H2O Care Partners

Leanne Watson is a Head of Talent Acquisition at H2O Care Partners, where she helps find talent for their entrepreneur partners. Leanne shares her story of how a talent acquisition leader gets recruited as talent. Armed with deep knowledge of the process, it only took one call with CEO Keith Caldwell for Leanne to recognize the value of the partnerships H2O Care is building – and the importance of matching the right talent with the right opportunity and culture.

H2O Care Partners is building a premier network of residential water treatment companies through strategic and empowering partnerships.  H2O CP’s first partner, H2O Care, has 3 Massachusetts locations and has provided full-service, innovative, and reliable water testing and treatment systems to clients for over 30 years.

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January 10, 2024

Episode 18: Tyler Kalin - Roaming Hunger

Tyler Kalin is the Senior Marketplace Manager at Roaming Hunger where he specializes in helping entrepreneurs, franchisees, and brands succeed in the food truck business. While his early career wasn’t in the mobile or culinary categories, his adventurous spirit and entrepreneurial attitude have fueled him to become an expert in this field. His story highlights the connection between his personal growth and the growth and evolution of Roaming Hunger.

Roaming Hunger is a software and services platform partnering with food trucks, catering companies, and mobile pop ups to provide foodservice solutions and experiential marketing activations to customers nationwide. The Company is headquartered in West Hollywood, CA.

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November 29, 2023

Episode 17: Elizabeth Maddux - Container Services, Inc.

Elizabeth Maddux is the First Shift Supervisor at Container Services, Inc. She started with the company over sixteen years ago as an Entry Level Packer. Elizabeth’s positive attitude and her experience working the line have been invaluable parts of her story, and big reasons why she has been able to build a great team and earn the trust of her Plant Manager. Her story also highlights the importance of professional encouragement from both our coworkers and family. 

Container Services, Inc. (“CSI”) is a premier manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging services, specializing in the production of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) containers and HDPE (high-density polyethylene) containers for specialty food & beverage and other manufacturers. CSI was founded by in July 1991 to provide custom plastic bottles to honey producers, including their iconic “honey bear” bottle. Based in Hillsboro, Kansas with a second location in New Castle, Pennsylvania, CSI has over 100 employees, and more than 150,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, while maintaining excellent customer service and providing sophisticated, innovative and reliable plastic packaging solutions.

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November 1, 2023

Episode 16: Courtney Sanchez - Point C

Courtney Sanchez is a Vice President of Clinical Operations and Population Health for Point C. Her career started as a nurse and after years in larger healthcare companies, joined Point C to build their Care Management Program from the ground up. In 18 months, she helped build the Care Management team from 3 nurses to 25. With so much success and overcoming a challenging childhood, her biggest accomplishment remains being a single mom to her two boys.

Point C is a third party administration platform for medical and dental benefits for self-insured employers. Administrative services the company currently provides include claims processing, network management, and utilization review. Point C’s mission is to support TPA partners through business process innovations and product solutions that drive value for employers and enhance the member experience.

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October 11, 2023

Episode 15: Rob Ruff - Strongpoint Partners

Rob Ruff is a Vice President of Payroll for HowardSimon, the founding partner of Strongpoint Partners. Rob has over 17 years of payroll experience with HowardSimon, and shares how persistence helps him and his team meet the demands of a fast-growing company.

Strongpoint Partners is a network of retirement plan Third Party Administrators (“TPAs”) and payroll services providers based in the Greater Chicagoland area. Strongpoint Partners’ core offerings include 401(k) plan administration, recordkeeping, 3(16) fiduciary services, payroll services and human capital management services for primarily small- and medium-sized businesses. The Company’s goal is to integrate retirement and payroll services on a single platform to best serve employers and their employees.

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September 6, 2023

Episode 14: Connor Benjamin - Point C

Connor Benjamin is an Integration Manager for Point C. Connor started with the company with no experience in the third-party administration (TPA) of benefits space, but he had the hunger and drive to rise to the challenge. Connor now leads the integration process when new companies join the Point C family of companies.

Point C is a TPA platform for medical and dental benefits for self-insured employers. Administrative services the company currently provides include claims processing, network management, and utilization review. Point C’s mission is to support TPA partners through business process innovations and product solutions that drive value for employers and enhance the member experience.

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