Listen to Indy-based entrepreneurs and business-people, their experience and expertise. Have some laughs and learn along the way on this episode of Off the Circle. Your hosts are Douglas Karr and Ryan Grimes. We're sharing motivating stories, newly discovered businesses, exceptional leaders, and other topics associated with the great city of Indianapolis.
April 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
business, culture, employee culture, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, jobs, john qualls, marine, marine corps, purpose, purposely, recruitment, role, skills, talent, value, veteran
In this episode Douglas interviews Indianapolis Entrepreneur, John Qualls. John has had an incredible career launching and leading several technology startups. His most recent company is Purposely, a platform to empower employees or individuals to optimize their talents.
January 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
attorneys, business, contracts, coworking, employment law, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, industrious, indy, jbj legal, legal, legal profession
On this episode, we interview Hannah Kaufman Joseph and Kimberly Jeselskis, two of the founding attorneys at JBJ Legal. The business of practicing law is changing rapidly with the advent of automation, self-service legal options, and increasing competition in the marketplace.
November 7th, 2019 | 29 mins 26 secs
alison barber bell, alison bell, business, business degree, chancellor, college, education, fifth third bank, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, jacob brown, non-profit, online degree, university, veterans, wgu indiana
On this episode, we interview Alison Barber Bell, Chancellor of WGU Indiana, and Jacob Brown, Graduate of WGU's Master's in Business Leadership and Vice President of Fifth Third Bank. We discuss WGU's unique non-profit, accredited online degree program... from WGU's new Indiana offices downtown.
October 20th, 2019 | 31 mins 6 secs
bogo, business, buy one give one, homeless, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, keaton hendricks, keeton hendricks, mission, shelter, sky outfitters, socks
On this episode, we interview Keaton Hendricks, founder of Sky Outfitters. Sky Outfitters is an online e-commerce company headquartered in Indianapolis. For every item you buy online, a matching item is hand-delivered to a homeless shelter.
October 12th, 2019 | 38 mins
ben hardy, business, cindy hawkins, craig baker, culinary crossroads, erin gillum, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, justin miller, roger hawkings, team indiana, world food championships
On this episode, we interview Chef Ben Hardy and Larry Dickerson on Indiana's Culinary Crossroads Initiative. Ben is joining Team Indiana and headed to Dallas, TX to compete in the World Food Championships.
October 7th, 2019 | 25 mins 20 secs
5g, business, hoosiers, indiana, indiana 5g zone, indianapolis, indy, iot, mobile, purdue research foundation, sean hendrix
On this episode, we interview Sean Hendrix, the Director of Emerging Technology Partnerships for the Purdue Research Foundation and the managing director of the Indiana 5G Zone. We're discussing the latest public private initiatives to drive 5G implementation and innovation here in Indiana.
October 2nd, 2019 | 15 mins 31 secs
business, city wide maintenance, commercial cleaning, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, janitorial services, jeffrey smith
On this episode, we interview Jeffrey Smith. Jeffrey researched and identified a franchise opportunity and landed on janitorial services and commercial cleaning. City Wide Maintenance continues to grow and retain clients at phenomenal success and Jeffrey shares his experience here.
Upper Hand: A Suite of Tools for Sports Organizations to Tech-Enable and Manage Their Business Online
April 9th, 2019 | 26 mins 14 secs
business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, kevin maccauley, myles grote, online tools, software, sports, sports technology, technology, upper hand
On this episode, we interview Kevin MacCauley and Myles Grote, co-founders of Upper Hand. Upper Hand offers sports organizations a suite of online tools to effectively manage their businesses.
April 9th, 2019 | 53 mins 20 secs
business, hoosiers, hunckler, indiana, indianapolis, indy, innovation, matt hunckler, midwest, orr fellowship, pitch competition, powderkeg, tech conferences, technology
On this episode, we interview Matt Hunckler, founder of Powderkeg.
March 31st, 2019 | 41 mins
blood cancers, boy of the year, business, fundraiser, girl of the year, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, katelyn sussli, leukemia, leukemia and lymphoma society, lls, lymphoma, man of the year, tim houterloot, woman of the year
On this episode, we interview Tim Houterloot, a ten year survivor of Hairy Cell Leukemia. Tim is a candidate for the Man of the Year award. And we have both this year's boy and girl of the year on the show...
March 31st, 2019 | 32 mins 5 secs
author, book, business, energy, greg ballard, hoosiers, indiana, indiana university press, indianapolis, indianapolis mayor, indy, less oil or more caskets, politics
On this episode, we interview Indianapolis' former Mayor Greg Ballard. Mayor Ballard has written a new book, Less Oil or More Caskets: The National Security Argument for Moving Away From Oil.
March 31st, 2019 | 24 mins 39 secs
business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, iphone case, matt foley, mobile phone case, scooch, scooch case, smartphone case
On this episode, we interview ScoocH President and Co-founder Matt Foley on his journey to rival the PopSocket by creating the No. 1 phone case for video streaming.
March 31st, 2019 | 33 mins 10 secs
broad ripple, business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, indytech, innovatemap, marketing, mike reynolds, product marketing, product roadmap, technology
In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Mike Reynolds, founder of Innovatemap, a digital product agency. Mike has been ideating and delivering digital products to market for over 20 years.
Episode 44: Brian Rowe of Perceivant: An Active Learning Interface and Reporting Platform for Higher Education
March 31st, 2019 | 42 mins 54 secs
brian rowe, business, college, higher education, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, interactive learning, perceivant, reporting, technology, university
On this episode, we interview Brian Rowe of Perceivant. Perceivant is an Indianapolis-based educational technology company serving the higher education marketplace.
February 11th, 2019 | 46 mins 29 secs
attorney state, business, business climate, emily schoenbaechler, hoosier, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, wes zirkle, women in business, women in technology
On this episode, we speak with attorney Wes Zirkle who was part of a sports talent representation firm that went international and Emily Schoenbaechler, who worked extensively in the State House and is passionate about female representation in our technology space.
Episode 42: Richard Banta of Lifeline Data Centers Explains the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
January 8th, 2019 | 31 mins 30 secs
business, compliance, data center, defense acquisition regulation supplement, dfars, electromagnetic pulse, emp, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, lifeline data centers, national institute of standards and technology, rich banta, richard banta
On this episode, we interview Rich Banta, founder and Chief Compliance Officer of Lifeline Data Centers. Rich leads the country in compliance and certifications and has been instrumental at driving innovation in the Data Center industry.