Critical Mass Radio Show July 28, 2015 Scott Lien

July 29, 2015

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Keeping up the latest technology and digital trends can be an obstacle for many senior citizens. CEO and co-founder of grandPadScott Lien joined Ric in the studio to talk about how the grandPad is creating a solution to that generation and technology gap between the older generation and their family and friends. 
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Critical Mass Radio Show July 28, 2015 Carol Fox and Scott Lien

July 29, 2015

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Carol Fox from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America returns to Critical Mass Radio Show to talk about the foundation's upcoming events and the latest in what the foundation is doing to bring more awareness to the Crohn's and Colitis cause. 
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Keeping up the latest technology and digital trends can be an obstacle for many senior citizens. CEO and co-founder of grandPad, Scott Lien joined Ric in the studio to talk about how the grandPad is creating a solution to that generation and technology gap between the older generation and their family and friends. 
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Critical Mass Radio Show July 21, 2015 ESOP Round Table

July 22, 2015


Critical Mass Radio Show hosted the second ESOP roundtable panel featuring guests Hilary J. Schnieder, CEO of ESOP Corporate Resources and Marc G. Nelson, President of ESOP Corporate Resources. Our guest panelist discuss with Ric the benefits of Employee Stock Ownership Plans and how CEO's and executives of middle market companies can implement these programs and resources into their businesses. 
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Critical Mass Radio Show July 14, 2015 Maxine Shapiro

July 15, 2015


Our second featured guest on Critical Mass Radio Show, Maxine Shapiro, joined Azia in the studio. As a corporate trainer, coach and keynote speaker using one the most exhilarating forces in business today, improv, Maxine Shapiro describes her process that has transformed rote customer service into an Awesome, Outrageous, Legendary Customer Experience for small to large size  businesses and the why-and-how leaders can create an innovative and collaborative culture with motivated employees.
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Critical Mass Radio Show July 14, 2015 Sherry Benjamins and Maxine Shaprio

July 15, 2015


Today's show guest hosted by Azia Celestino featured our first guest Sherry Benjamins, CEO of S. Benjamins & Company, Inc. Sherry joined Critical Mass Radio Show to share her experiences and expertise in how CEO's and executives of middle market companies can strategically find and hire exceptional job candidates for their business. 


Our second featured guest on Critical Mass Radio Show, Maxine Shapiro, joined Azia in the studio. As a corporate trainer, coach and keynote speaker using one the most exhilarating forces in business today, improv, Maxine Shapiro describes her process that has transformed rote customer service into an Awesome, Outrageous, Legendary Customer Experience for small to large size  businesses and the why-and-how leaders can create an innovative and collaborative culture with motivated employees.
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Brandman Speaker Series: How to Find Funding for Entrepreneurial Ventures

July 14, 2015

How to Find Funding 

for Entrepreneurial Ventures 

Critical Mass Radio Speaker Series with Brandman University

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:30pm


Meet the Panel hosted by Richard Franzi


Michael Sawitz, FastStart.studio

Founder


Michael Sawitz is a serial entrepreneur; keynote speaker; adjunct professor at Cal State Fullerton; and founder of FastStart.studio, a mixed use business incubator in Irvine. He has held founder of C-level positions for over forty years in the apparel industry, equipment distribution, and retail arenas. Michael's work has been published nationally, and he’s appeared on several print and radio talk shows.


His charity work includes: President of the National Alliance of Ship Centers, Board of Directors for the Tech Coast Venture Network, The Center of Entrepreneurship for Cal State Fullerton, Professional Mentors Advisors & Coaches, and Charter Member of TiE, the World’s Largest Entrepreneurial Education Organization.



Monica Shukla, Brandman University

Associate Dean for Curriculum, Assurance of Learning & Tutorial Faculty Affairs


Monica Shukla is a full time faculty member in Brandman’s School of Business and Professional Studies. Previously, she worked with Chapman University’s Student Affairs Department and University Advancement as the Alumni Networks & Outreach Manager.


In addition to her experience in higher education, Monica has also worked in the fields of human resources, special events management, and business operations with companies including

Capital Group Companies; M S International, Inc.; and the Disneyland Resort. She has been published in the Journal of Business Case Studies and received a Best Paper Award Certificate at the Association for Global Business Conference.


On top of everything, Monica is also a Brandman U alum, on the founding Board of Directors for the Brandman University Alumni Association.



Dr. Shan Steinmark, Chapman University

Director of Chapman University's Leatherby Center; Angel Investor


Dr. Shan Steinmark is an Angel investor, board advisor, the Director of Chapman University’s Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Ethics; and Clinical Assistant Professor for the Argyros (Ar-jew-us) School of Business & Economics.


With experience as a clinician, researcher, serial entrepreneur & Tech Coast Angel, he has a rich and diverse history dating back 40 years.  This panelist co-founded several companies including

Strategic Transitions Research; Team One-Ten-One Hundred LLC; and Eye on Business Institute.  

Chapman University appointed Dr. Steinmark as the director for the Leatherby Center in 2015.  Before that, he served as a lead mentor with the center of Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics for two years. In addition to leading Leatherby, he works closely with Gene Alexander, the director of Chapman’s LaunchLab Incubator.  Launch Labs house approximately 30 student entrepreneur teams who develop start-up businesses.


Dr. Steinmark continues his role as host of a regular cable television segment called Eye on Business Innovation, dedicated to educating the Southern California community, often including leaders and entrepreneurs from Chapman.



Bill Waldo, Tech Coast Angels

Investor, Membership Chairman, Board Representative, & Co-screening Director


Bill Waldo has been asked to serve on several national industry advisory boards and spent several years as president of MarketTech, a national industry share group.


In 2006, he completed the sale of his company, Supreme Foodservice Sales, and went on to become more involved in his local community. That year, he also became an investor, membership chairman, board representative, and co-screening director for Tech Coast Angels.


In addition, Bill is an investor and membership chairman for Keiretsu Forum. This panelist currently serves as a consultant for the SBA (Small Business Administration) and offers his expertise to start-up ventures through the TriTech Small Business Development Center in Irvine.


Bill owns Vantages, a consulting firm specializing in emerging growth companies. Through Vantages, he enjoys a rewarding and worthwhile relationship with small companies that show promise.

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Critical Mass Radio Show July 7, 2015 Rieva Lesonsky

July 10, 2015


Are you an entrepreneur looking to connect with other entrepreneurs and small business owners? Are you a CEO or executive looking to connect with small businesses? Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media, joined Ric in the studio to talk about how GrowBiz Media is helping small businesses and entrepreneurs learn the right tools and practice the right skills to become successful and grow their business. 

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Critical Mass Radio Show June 23, 2015 Steven Buster

June 24, 2015

Do you know about the benefits of banking with Pacific Mercantile BankSteven Buster, CEO of Pacific Mercantile Bank (PMC) joined Ric in the studio to talk about his experience in business banking and what PMC offers its clients in terms of personal, business and online banking. 

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Critical Mass Radio Show June 23, 2015 Craig Cooke and Steven Buster

June 24, 2015

CEO of Rhythm Interactive, Craig Cooke joined Critical Mass Radio Show to discuss how his firm is helping clients of middle market companies to better understand their business goals as well as the needs of their customers. 


Do you know about the benefits of banking with Pacific Mercantile Bank? Steven Buster, CEO of Pacific Mercantile Bank (PMC) joined Ric in the studio to talk about his experience in business banking and what PMC offers its clients in terms of personal, business and online banking. 
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Critical Mass Radio Show June 16, 2015 Women Business Enterprise

June 17, 2015

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Did you know that a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certification can offer multiple benefits?  Critical Mass Radio Show hosted a roundtable discussion featuring our guests, Rachel Owens, a representative for Tri-Circle Financial Strategies; Michele Richardson, CEO of ACR Builders, Inc.; and John Bachofer, President of the Institute of Supply Management Orange County. Our guests dive into topics of WBEs, if your business is eligible, and how to leverage this tool for success.

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Critical Mass Radio Show June 9, 2015 Chris Chalmers

June 10, 2015

Are you looking to save on your company expenses?  Chris Chalmers, certified representative at Affinity24 joined Critical Mass Radio Show to talk about multiple solutions his firm offers businesses and non-profits when it comes to getting what you need and saving what you can.

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Critical Mass Radio Show June 9, 2015 Troyce Thome and Chris Chalmers

June 10, 2015

Have you ever practiced the art of Tai Chi?  Troyce Thome, owner of Thai Chi for Health, will discuss how her organization helps people to restore physical and mental health by implementing this form of Chinese martial art.

Are you looking to save on your company expenses?  Chris Chalmers, certified representative at Affinity24 joined Critical Mass Radio Show to talk about multiple solutions his firm offers businesses and non-profits when it comes to getting what you need and saving what you can.

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Critical Mass Radio Show June 2, 2015 Eldon Baber

June 3, 2015


In 2010, 7 children died as a result of child abuse in Orange County and over 38,000 more cases of child abuse were reported. Eldon Baber, Executive Director from the The Raise Foundation will discuss the mission of Orange County's Official Child Abuse Prevention Council and how the organization is strengthening families.

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Critical Mass Radio Show June 2, 2015 Dan Whittaker and Elden Baber

June 3, 2015

Are you looking for tax and financial reporting solutions for your business? Dan Whittaker, Managing Partner at Whittaker and Company, joined Critical Mass Radio show to talk more about how his firm is working middle market  management team on the strategies and drivers that move key performance areas in your business.


In 2010, 7 children died as a result of child abuse in Orange County and over 38,000 more cases of child abuse were reported. Eldon Baber, Executive Director from the The Raise Foundation will discuss the mission of Orange County's Official Child Abuse Prevention Council and how the organization is strengthening families.



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Critical Mass Radio Show May 26, 2015 Dr. Jack Singer

May 26, 2015


Dr. Jack Singer, author of his latest book "The Financial Advisors Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide" returns to Critical Mass Radio Show to highlight some of the major stressors effecting physical and mental stress to executives and CEO's running middle market companies. 
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