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Food That Loves You Back with Carl Segal
Fast Casual Insider
This week on Fast Casual Insider, Jerry sits down with Carl Segal, CEO of Roti Modern Mediterranean Grill. Carl has spent his entire working life in the restaurant industry and is a veteran of several restaurants with meteoric growth. He shares with us the challenge of getting customers to try new, unfamiliar flavors, the importance of transparency when it comes to food sourcing and how Roti is embracing technological change by giving customers more ordering options. [00:43] – Introducing Carl Segal, CEO of Roti Modern Mediterranean Grill [05:51] – The restaurant itch [08:52] – How time at Potbelly really helped Carl hone his leadership skills [10:32] –  Vision for Roti [14:23] – Maintaining transparency with customers about food sourcing [19:48] – Getting the word out about uncommon cuisine [26:57] – The importance of focusing on your people [32:01] – How Roti is employing creative solutions to grow the business [34:54] – Is the restaurant as we know it in jeopardy of extinction? [40:45] – How Roti is changing in the digital space [44:35] – What keeps Carl up at night Carl Segal is the CEO of Roti Modern Mediterranean Grill. Prior to joining Roti’s executive team, he worked at Potbelly Sandwich Works for almost 16 years and oversaw the brand’s expansion.Our host, Jerry White, has worked in operations, in foodservice distribution, and then in media sales, holding top sales and management positions with several leading food media companies during the past 35+ years. Jerry joined the team at Plate magazine in early 2010 as associate publisher, and continues in that role providing solutions and opportunities for manufacturers and organizations as they anticipate tomorrow’s industry challenges.  If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Fast Casual Insider in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.This podcast episode was produced by Dante32.
Keeping the Human Touch in a High-Tech World with Sean Brown
Limit Up!
Let’s face it, we’re living in a digital world. Innovations in tech make managing investments and researching trades much easier than the analog days, but sometimes you still need that human touch. On this week’s episode of Limit Up! we’re talking to Sean Brown, President and CEO of cloud-based investment tool YCharts. YCharts is unique in that it’s a cloud-based platform that will still connect you with a human if you need help.Sean talks to Jeff about Ycharts’ goal to bring transparency and great research to people of all levels of investing. He discusses how the company is integrating model portfolios and moving into the asset management space. But first, Mark Meadows is back this week with a zen MARKet Reaction: don’t fight the market, just go with it. [00:24] - This week: Sean Brown, President and CEO of YCharts [01:19] - MARKet Reaction with Mark Meadows [03:27] - Jeff Carter interview with Sean Brown [04:01] - Points and Figures  [04:07] - YCharts [04:35] - Hyde Park Angels  [05:22] - YCharts features & uses [09:35] - The difference between YCharts and other platforms  [11:55] - Macro-level insights & visualization  [15:44] - Employment opportunities at YCharts [17:00] - How Sean was exposed to YCharts [18:45] - What Sean is doing to develop the culture inside the company [24:04] - Is Sean a native Chicagoan? [25:22] - Sean's first job out of grad school [27:00] - Why Sean chose Fintech [29:33] - What’s next on the roadmap for YCharts? [30:45] - YCharts can easily layer in new asset classes [33:42] - Offices in Chicago and New York [38:35] - Wrap-up with Jack Pelzer Sean Brown is the President and CEO at YCharts, a cloud based investment research "Swiss Army Knife" tailor made for wealth advisors and asset managers. Sean has a 25+ year track record of guiding significant growth of public companies, private equity backed firms and startups. He has a proven process-oriented approach to achieving results, with significant experience aligning vision, product, go-to-market, culture and operational plans to achieve commercial objectives. Immediately prior to joining YCharts, he successfully led Interactive Data - 7Ticks to an acquisition by Intercontinental Exchange. Previously he held senior positions at CSG, Computer Science Corporation, and Telution. He began his career as a software developer at Accenture.  He lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with his wife, 2 children, and dog. Limit Up! Is hosted by Jeff Carter. Jeff is a general partner at West Loop Ventures. In April of 2007, he co-founded Hyde Park Angels and spearheaded the growth and development of one of the most active angel groups in the United States. He has consulted on the startup of several other angel groups. He is a former independent trader and member of the CME Board of Directors and was part of a small group that transformed CME from an open outcry exchange to the largest electronic exchange in the world. In 1998, CME was worth $182,134,000 in membership enterprise value. Today it’s worth $55 Billion.If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Limit up! in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.This podcast episode was produced by Dante32.
Expanding Your Mind Beyond Trading with Alan Matthew
Limit Up!
We’re taking a break from all the serious talk related to trading and welcoming friend of the show Alan Matthew. Alan is an illustrious trader and CEO of Tribal Ventures by day and an aficionado of everything from photography to the Burning Man festival by night.Alan talks to Jeff about how he keeps his head together when things get stressful as well as how a fateful trip to the Amazon changed his perspective on life. Sit back for a fun chat between friends.  [00:16] - This week: Alan Matthew, CEO of Tribal Ventures [01:41] - MARKet Reaction with Mark Meadows [03:29] - Jeff Carter’s interview with Alan Matthew [05:05] – How Alan got started on the trading floor [11:40] – Keeping your head together when things are stressful on the floor [16:55] – Alan talks about how he became a Shaman 25 years ago [19:41] – The practices that keep you grounded [22:25] – Getting a photo exhibit at Burning Man [31:47] – Tips for having a good time at Burning Man [39:40] – Top book recommendations Alan Matthew is an Active Angel Investor, investing in over 24 companies in the past year and a half. He has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade since 1977 and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for more than 30 years. As a published photographer in the New York Times, Alan has explored more than 85 countries in his life and has been a Shamanic Healer for more than 17 years. His company, Tribal Ventures, LLC invests in a vast array of companies and their core values lie within investing in the people of the company, not just the idea. This has been proven to be very successful for him and Tribal thus far.Limit Up! Is hosted by Jeff Carter. Jeff is a general partner at West Loop Ventures. In April of 2007, he co-founded Hyde Park Angels and spearheaded the growth and development of one of the most active angel groups in the United States. He has consulted on the startup of several other angel groups. He is a former independent trader and member of the CME Board of Directors and was part of a small group that transformed CME from an open outcry exchange to the largest electronic exchange in the world. In 1998, CME was worth $182,134,000 in membership enterprise value.  Today it’s worth $55 Billion.If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Limit up! in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.This podcast episode was produced by Dante32.
Location, Location, Location: Why It’s Critical for Restaurants with Nick Vojnovic
Fast Casual Insider
This week on Fast Casual Insider we’re diving into the real estate side of the restaurant industry. Helen Jane Hearn sits in for host Jerry White to speak with Nick Vojnovic, president of Little Greek Fresh Grill. Nick has been in the business of expanding restaurant franchises for more than 20 years. He talks about trends with landlords, how to figure out what rent will fit your budget, and common mistakes that new franchises make when trying to expand. Tune in to learn how to secure real estate deals that are future focused so that your restaurant can grow with the neighborhood. [01:00] - Nick Vojnovic's restaurant background [02:29] - Mistakes made trying to expand [05:27] - The founding vision also needs to apply to real estate choices [06:50] - Changing trends with landlords [09:54] - Are you looking at any less traditional sites? [12:53] - Today's new challenges in recruiting and training [16:29] - The Founder's Trap [18:28] - Diversify the personalities and strengths on your team [20:23] - Know your strengths; embrace your weaknesses [23:58] - How has earning your MBA affected your approach? [29:18] - What are you hoping to get out of the National Restaurant Association Show? Nick Vojnovic is the president of Little Greek Fresh Grill, a franchise with 40 locations spanning six states. Prior to Little Greek, Nick helped grow franchises such as Famous Dave’s and Beef O’Bradys. Nick is passionate about development and helping brands grow.Helen Jane Hearn, filling in for Fast Casual Insider host Jerry White, is the senior content director for the National Restaurant Association. Helen helped create the podcast and produces all of the association’s content for social media and web.If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Fast Casual Insider in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.This podcast episode was produced by Dante32.
Dual Momentum Investing Amidst Market Volatility with Gary Antonacci
Limit Up!
There are many theories of investing but according to Gary Antonacci, Principal at Portfolio Management Consultants and author of the book “Dual Momentum Investing,” following trends is the best bang for your buck. On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Jeff talks to Gary about his strategy of dual momentum and how it relates to trend following. But first, Mark Meadows is back this week with his MARKet Reactions in which silver reigned supreme.Tune in to this week’s episode and find out how to ignore all the extra noise by following a stock’s relative momentum to make your investment decisions.  [00:28] - This week: Gary Antonacci, Principal at Portfolio Management Consultants and author of the book “Dual Momentum Investing” [01:32] - MARKet Reaction with Mark Meadows [03:32] - Jeff Carter’s interview with Gary Antonacci [04:42] - What is dual momentum? [06:32] - Using absolute momentum vs relative momentum [08:24] - Know when to get out of the trade: it’s like hopping from a slow-moving train to a faster one [10:42] - Why more investors don’t use this strategy [12:54] - How Gary formulated this strategy of investment [14:02] - Momentum works best when applied to geographically diverse indices [15:46] - Staying focused on long term investment goals in a volatile news cycle [20:06] - There is no magic bullet to limiting your risk [21:40] - Integrating Dual Momentum Investing into your daily trading strategy [24:27] - Overcoming confirmation bias in trading [26:33] - The limitations of reversing a dual momentum strategy [28:50] - Be sure to check out Gary’s website,  optimalmomentum.com and blog at dualmomentum.net Gary Antonacci is the Principal at Portfolio Management Consultants and the author of the book, “Dual Momentum Investing.” Gary devised his theory of dual momentum based on the Newtonian notion that a body in motion tends to stay in motion and advocates for investors to follow trends to make the best investments and trades.Limit Up! Is hosted by Jeff Carter. Jeff is a general partner at West Loop Ventures. In April of 2007, he co-founded Hyde Park Angels and spearheaded the growth and development of one of the most active angel groups in the United States. He has consulted on the startup of several other angel groups. He is a former independent trader and member of the CME Board of Directors and was part of a small group that transformed CME from an open outcry exchange to the largest electronic exchange in the world. In 1998, CME was worth $182,134,000 in membership enterprise value.  Today it’s worth $55 Billion.If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Limit up! in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.This podcast episode was produced by Dante32.
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Episode Count
154
Podcast Count
8
Total Airtime
4 days, 5 hours