Tag Archives: Marc Kramer

All about relationships: Ryan Clark explains how PeopleShare has navigated its fast growth

Marc Kramer

In 2005, Ryan Clark co-founded staffing company PeopleShare. At the time, the company had a sales team of two — Clark and his co-founder, Dave Donald. Since then, PeopleShare has hired more than 150 employees, and its rapid sales growth has earned it a place on the Inc. 500 list. Here, Clark shares the ups and downs of working closely with a co-founder, and how the two resolve disagreements.

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How Dr. Mark Reed is building St. Joseph’s University into a 21st-century learning institution

Marc Kramer

In 2015, the board of trustees at St. Joseph's University elected Dr. Mark Reed as the first lay president in the Jesuit institution's 165-year history. In his time leading the university, Reed has found quick acceptance among the faculty because of his energy, directness and always present sense of humor. Here, he discusses his vision for St. Joseph's, and how a 21st-century university can best serve its students.

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Former POW Ralph Galati helps veterans become entrepreneurs

Marc Kramer

In 1972, while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Ralph Galati was shot down and captured. He spent the next 14 months at the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison — the same place where senator and former presidential candidate John McCain was famously held. This horrible experience didn’t keep Galati from having a successful career at IBM. Today, he runs the St. Joseph's University (SJU) Office of Veterans Services, which encourages military veterans to launch their own businesses.

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James Cuorato is helping Philly tourism enter the 21st century

Marc Kramer

In his office, the former drummer of a Beatles cover band is surrounded by pictures and paraphernalia of the Fab Four. Ironically, his job is to promote Philadelphia, and in particular Independence National Historical Park, which celebrates the foiling of a much earlier British invasion. With a knack for serving visitors and a passion for government work, president and CEO James Cuorato is leading the Independence Visitor Center Corporation into an exciting future.

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Highway to success: Anthony Bucci and RevZilla are picking up speed

Marc Kramer

In 2006, Anthony Bucci, Nick Auger and Matt Kull decided to build an ecommerce business with no venture capital funding, believing there wasn’t a good enough place to buy motorcycle gear online, and that there had to be a better way. The result of their bootstrapping, RevZilla, is already approaching 200 employees and $100 million in revenue.

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How venture capitalist Harry Edelson bootstrapped his career

Marc Kramer

Harry Edelson’s energy could light up all five boroughs. Raised by a single mother, Edelson ascended from poverty and is now managing director of Edelson Technology Partners. His list of accomplishments is exhaustive, and includes everything from serving on 140 boards of directors (12 as chairman) to investing in nearly a dozen billion-dollar unicorn companies throughout his career.

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