<![CDATA[NECN - CEO Corner]]>Copyright 2018https://www.necn.com/feature/ceo-cornerhttp://media.necn.com/designimages/clear.gifNECNhttps://www.necn.comen-usSun, 24 Jun 2018 18:45:24 -0400Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:45:24 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[MGM Springfield Gearing Up for August Grand Opening]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:04:22 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016139598.JPG

MGM Springfield is set to open its casino, hotel, retail and entertainment complex in downtown Springfield Aug. 24. We’ll get an update on the project from President and COO Michael Mathis. Plus, we get his take on efforts to bring sports betting to Massachusetts. Plus they got thumbs up on a license to serve alcohol until 4 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Job Training at MGM Springfield]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:00:03 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016139658.JPG

Imagine hiring 3,000 people before a place is even open. That’s the challenge at MGM Springfield. In this segment, we can an inside look at the recruiting and training process from Human Resource Vice President Marikate Murren and President and COO Michael Mathis.

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<![CDATA[The Countdown to MGM Springfield's Grand Opening]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:57:41 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016139595.JPG

The countdown is on for the Aug. 24 opening of MGM Springfield. And it could be the biggest party western Massachusetts has ever seen. How are plans shaping up for the big day? MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis and HR VP Marikate Murren give us a hint of what’s to come.

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<![CDATA[Getting Acquainted With Aquent]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:39:29 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015911724.JPG

John Chuang, the chairman of Aquent, talks about the company he co-founded in a Harvard University dorm room. Since then, it's grown to be a global force in staffing creative, digital and marketing experts with companies all over the world. How do they help businesses adapt to change in the growing gig economy?

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<![CDATA[The Aquent Approach]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:38:37 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015911712.JPG

We get a first-hand account of the Aquent approach from the perspective of two designers who work there. Seth Lincoln and Lisa Courtney join the conversation with Chairman John Chuang.

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<![CDATA[The Future of Aquent]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:37:29 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015911707.JPG

Aquent designers Seth Lincoln and Lisa Courtney join company Chairman and co-founder John Chuang to talk about plans for the future.

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<![CDATA[Inside BIO 2018]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:38:36 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015734767.JPG

James Greenwood, president and CEO of BIO, kicks off our show from the BIO 2018 convention by discussing what happens at the event and how diversity is being promoted.

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<![CDATA[Life Sciences in Mass. at BIO 2018]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:37:22 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015734774.JPG

Travis McCready, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, brings us up to date on the economic impact of the BIO industry in Massachusetts.

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<![CDATA[The Search for Investors at BIO 2018]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:30:02 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015734778.JPG

CEO and co-founder Amy Schulman of Polaris Partners and Lyndra talks about start-ups, biotech and the search for investors. What do funders look for when they evaluate whether to put their money behind a new company, business or product?



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<![CDATA[The Business of Health Care Technology]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 22:57:13 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015560578.JPG

Diana Nole, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health, talks about the $1.3 billion health care technology company and how it is used all over the world to train doctors, improve safety and much more.

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<![CDATA[Building an International Company in Mass.]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 22:56:21 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015560583.JPG

Wolters Kluwer Health CEO Diana Nole weighs in on running an international health-tech company out of Boston. She also gives her thoughts about being a woman CEO in a field where there are few.

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<![CDATA[Future Goals for Wolters Kluwer]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 22:55:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015560570.JPG

CEO Diana Nole gives her thoughts about the future of Wolters Kluwer Health and the jobs they are looking to fill in their Waltham, Massachusetts, campus.

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<![CDATA[A History of Eggselence]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 15:32:41 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015374194.JPG

Jessse LaFlamme, CEO of Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs, talks about his growing business and how it all started. We crack some eggs and learn how they process millions of eggs from hen to table. We also wondered why so few of them seem to crack during the whole process.



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<![CDATA[Cracking Open the Egg Business]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 15:18:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015374136.JPG

Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs CEO Jessse LaFlamme is joined by one of the family farmers who works with him: Tom Giovagnoli of Giovagnoli Farms. How does this partnership work? How does the company keep their eggs safe? And why does Tom sing to his hens?

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<![CDATA[Egging on in the Family]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 15:14:22 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015374115.JPG

What's next for Pete and Gerry's? Jessse LaFlamme, CEO Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs, and one of their small family farmers, Tom Giovagnoli of Giovagnoli Farms, talk about the future and why eggs are healthy despite sometimes getting a bad rap.

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<![CDATA[Closing the Opportunity Divide With Year Up]]>Wed, 09 May 2018 19:13:01 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015010103.JPG

Gerald Chertavian, who founded Year Up in 2000, talks about the non-profit, now in 21 cities across the country. They work to bridge the opportunity divide and provide one year of training for urban young adults. At the same time, companies get the talent they need to fill job openings.

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<![CDATA[Year Up Alumni Share Success Stories]]>Wed, 09 May 2018 19:08:21 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015010112.JPG

Two Year Up Boston alumni join the conversation to talk about how this one year program has changed their lives. Greg Walton is an IT service provider and consumer support engineer at MIT. And Andrea Lozada is a client service representative at State Street Corporation.

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<![CDATA[Planning for the Future With Year Up]]>Wed, 09 May 2018 19:03:12 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015010126.JPG

What's next for Year Up and some of the program graduates? Gerald Chertavian, Greg Walton and Andrea Lozada talk about the future.

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<![CDATA[The Business of the Boston Celtics]]>Sat, 05 May 2018 00:19:15 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014831957_1200x675_1224456771767.jpg

Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham talks about the business of basketball and why it is becoming more and more successful -- especially the Celtics!

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<![CDATA[How Do Analytics Drive Basketball Strategy?]]>Sat, 05 May 2018 00:18:30 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014895803.JPG

Boston Celtics Assistant GM and Team Counsel Mike Zarren joins the conversation with team President Rich Gotham. And we focus on Mike Zarren's role as the data-analytics guru/pioneer for the team. How do numbers change the way they game is played? And how do you balance that with the intangibles?

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<![CDATA[What's Ahead for the Celtics]]>Sat, 05 May 2018 00:15:42 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014895802.JPG

We Talk about the future of analytics, the Celtics and the offseason with Boston Asstistant GM and Team Counsel Mike Zarren and President Rich Gotham.

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<![CDATA[Angel Investors Focus on Women Entrepreneurs]]>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:45:46 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014648878_1200x675_1219028547565.jpg

Deb Kemper, the head of the Boston Forum of Golden Seeds talks about this angel investment organization that focuses on supporting women entrepreneurs. We look at why there are such discrepancies between funding for male and female led start-ups and look at the Golden Seeds approach to changing that.

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<![CDATA[Meet the Entrepreneurs Helped by Golden Seeds]]>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:44:47 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014648910_1200x675_1219025987929.jpg

In this segment, two women who are both engineers, entrepreneurs, co-founders and CEOs of their respective companies talk about how Golden Seeds has helped them launch and/or grow their businesses. Along with Deb Kemper, we hear from Mary Ellen Sparrow, co-Founder and CEO of NextShift Robotics and Tish Scolnik, CEO and co-founder of GRIT, which makes the Freedom Chair, the mountain bike of wheelchairs.

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<![CDATA[GRIT and NextShift's Next Steps]]>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:38:55 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014648939_1200x675_1219023427896.jpg

Growth and goals for Deb Kemper of Golden Seeds along with Mary Ellen Sparrow, Co-Founder and CEO of NextShift Robotics and Tish Scolnik, CEO and co-founder of GRIT—which makes the Freedom Chair, the mountain bike of wheelchairs.

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<![CDATA[Big City Design Based in Small-Town Mass.]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:45:56 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014478235.JPG

It's a branding, marketing and design company in a small Massachusetts town with big city clients. An amazing story of how BRIGADE caught on. And it all started with a brand of vodka: Svedka. Kirsten Modestow, the founder, owner and executive creative director, tells an amazing story of growth.

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<![CDATA[How and When to Refresh a Brand]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:44:14 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014478230.JPG

Are you thinking about branding? Rebranding? Why should you? Who should you work with and why? In this segment, BRIGADE's founder, owner and executive creative director, Kirsten Modestow, answers some of the most common questions she hears from clients.

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<![CDATA[Future of BRIGADE]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:42:49 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014478229.JPG

Thoughts about the future and advice for people who want to get into branding and marketing from Brigade founder and owner Kirsten Modestow.

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<![CDATA[Marathon Goals]]>Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:58:45 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014390420.JPG

John Hancock President and CEO Marianne Harrison, alongside two runners and Hancock employees -- Mary Kate Shea, the senior director of Sports Marketing and sponsorship, and Juan Santos, senior compliance consultant, talk about the 2018 Boston Marathon.

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<![CDATA[Markforged and the Business of 3D Printing]]>Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:27:17 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014129233.JPG

Greg Mark, the CEO of the 3D printing company Markforged talks about how this technology works and how it is making a dramatic impact on industry. Here’s a hint: what used to take weeks to accomplish, now takes a day.

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<![CDATA[Building a Business in Massachusetts]]>Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:26:07 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014129239.JPG

In this segment Greg Mark, the CEO of the 3D printing company Markforged talks about why they are located in greater Boston. Plus, a major shout out to MIT.

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<![CDATA[The Future of 3D Printing]]>Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:24:43 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000014102224_1200x675_1202634307627.jpg

Thoughts about the future with the CEO of Markforged, Greg Mark.

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<![CDATA[Future of Insulet]]>Sun, 01 Apr 2018 12:15:18 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/CEO_Corner_Insulet_C_Block.jpg

Insulet CEO Pat Sullivan and patient Trent Wright give thoughts about the future of a company where there are 40 products in the pipeline.

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<![CDATA[How a Tubeless Insulin Pump Is Changing Lives]]>Sun, 01 Apr 2018 12:14:29 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/CEO_Corner_Insulet_B_Block.jpg

Diabetes patient Trent Wright joins Insulet CEO Pat Sullivan to talk about how the Omnipod has changed his life. Plus more on other potential uses for the technology.

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<![CDATA[Insulet Moving From China to Mass.]]>Sun, 01 Apr 2018 11:57:23 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/CEO_Corner_Insulet_A_Block.jpg

Insulet CEO Pat Sullivan on this medical device company that has found a way for diabetes patients to get three days’ worth of insulin without any tubes or needles. Plus, the company is expanding and moving its manufacturing from China to Acton, Massachusetts.

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<![CDATA[The SAGE Approach to Post-Partum Depression]]>Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:43:05 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013725321.JPG

SAGE Therapeutics is one of the most valuable drug-making companies in Massachusetts. They are rethinking the treatment of depression and are hoping to bring a product to the market that will focus on treating post-partum depression. Hear about their approach and what's unique in this segment with CEO Jeff Jonas.

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<![CDATA[SAGE in Massachusetts]]>Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:41:30 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013725319.JPG

SAGE Therapeutics CEO Jeff Jonas talks about how his company works to stay competitive in Massachusetts. You'll also learn a bit more about his unique background and some life-changing advice from a college professor.

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<![CDATA[Future Plans for SAGE Therapeutics]]>Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:39:59 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013725312_1200x675_1191654467590.jpg

A look ahead at the future of SAGE Therapeutics with CEO Jeff Jonas .

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<![CDATA[Teaching Entrepreneurship at the MIT Trust Center]]>Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:44:06 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013412525.JPG

Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, discusses the significance of start-ups alongside Aman Advani, CEO of Ministry of Supply, a high-tech clothing company born at the Trust Center.

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<![CDATA[From MIT to the Ministry of Supply]]>Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:43:08 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013412570.JPG

Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, discusses the significance of start-ups alongside Aman Advani, CEO of Ministry of Supply, a high-tech clothing company born at the Trust Center.

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<![CDATA[The Future of Entrepreneurship]]>Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:38:40 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013412572.JPG

Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, discusses the significance of start-ups alongside Aman Advani, CEO of Ministry of Supply, a high-tech clothing company born at the Trust Center.

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<![CDATA[Identical Twin Execs Inspire Women in Their Fields]]>Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:26:04 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013157353.JPG

Liz Graham and Sue Graham Johnston are identical twin sisters and executives in male dominated fields. Liz is vice president of sales and service for Wayfair, and Sue is president of 128 Technology. They share the stories of their own career paths and their interpersonal dynamic.

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<![CDATA[Identical Twins Mentor Women in Business and Tech]]>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:20:14 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013157364.JPG

Two identical twins, Wayfair VP Liz Graham and 128 Technology President Sue Graham Johnston, talk about their search for women role models, their response to the #metoo movement and the role they play as mentors to young women.

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<![CDATA[Futures of Twin Executives' Companies]]>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:19:01 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013157357.JPG

Wayfair VP Liz Graham and 128 Technology President Sue Graham Johnston, identical twins, share thoughts about their own professional futures and the future at the companies they work for.

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<![CDATA[What Are Customers Demanding of Their Banks?]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:20:57 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012793749_1200x675_1161721923596.jpg

Rockland Trust CEO Chris Oddleifson paints a picture of this 111 year old bank. What is its specialty? How is it growing? Plus, thoughts about the economy, affordable housing and the potential impact of the new tax plan on mortgages.

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<![CDATA[Working at Rockland Trust]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:19:16 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012794202.JPG

Rockland Trust first Vice President and District Manager Roberta Sousa along with Vice President for Commercial Banking Dave Emmons, join their boss—CEO Chris Oddliefson—to talk about what it’s like to work at the bank. This is a company that’s consistently cited as being one of the best places to work in Massachusetts. So in this segment, we find out why.

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<![CDATA[The Future of Rockland Trust]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:17:23 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012794200.JPG

Rockland Trust CEO Chris Oddleifson and two employees talk about the future of the bank and their own goals. What can we expect in the next year or two?

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<![CDATA[Nuts and Bolts of Aubuchon Hardware]]>Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:02:08 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012627649.JPG

CEO Will Aubuchon talks about what’s new at Aubuchon Hardware as the independent chain and family run business turns 110 years old. Plus, what are customers looking for and how do they compete with the big box stores?

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<![CDATA[Aubuchon Hardware and Importance of a Digital Presence]]>Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:49 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012627603.JPG

We dig a little deeper on what makes a family run business work five generations in to the same family. Plus, what is CEO Will Aubuchon doing to modernize and upgrade the chain?

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<![CDATA[The Future of Aubuchon Hardware, a 110-Year-Old Business]]>Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:52:36 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012627584.JPG

What’s in store for the future at Aubuchon Hardware? And how important will technology be as the company works to expand?

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<![CDATA[Talking Table Talk Pies]]>Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:54:48 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012467005.JPG

Table Talk Pies began in 1924. Millions of pies later, we catch up with the current owner and president of this family business, Harry Kokkinis. How have they grown and what’s new? And how did the company emerge from a stint in bankruptcy?

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