An Indianapolis Business Podcast: Off the Circle

Listen to the Indianapolis Business Scene Like You've Never Heard It Before

About the show

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.

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  • Mayor Greg Ballard Discusses His Book: Less Oil or More Caskets

    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.

  • Matt Foley of ScoocH: From Soccer Dad to $6 Million Mobile Case Business

    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.

  • Mike Reynolds of Innovatemap: An Indiana Digital Product Agency

    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.

  • Episode 43: Why Indiana? We Discuss the Incredible Business Culture of Our Great State

    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.

  • Episode 41: Steve Sanner: Growing People Through Work - The Hoosier Jiffy Lube Story You've Never Heard

    December 11th, 2018  |  35 mins 37 secs
    automotive industry, business, franchising, growing people through work, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, jiffy lube, jiffy lube history, steve sanner

    On this episode, we interview Steve Sanner, President of Hoosier Automotive Services. In 1985, Steve Sanner and his partners started what is now known as Jiffy Lube of Indiana. Find out how employees are at the center of their success with their Growing People Through Work program.

  • Episode 40: Robert Bogue: Building Out An Audio and Video Studio for Your Corporation

    November 14th, 2018  |  36 mins 53 secs
    business, home studio, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, robert bogue, studio, thor projects, video studio

    On this episode, we interview Robert Bogue. Robert has a driving passion for delivering solutions through both teaching and learning.

  • Episode 39: How Indiana is Leading the Country in Broadband Opportunities

    October 29th, 2018  |  32 mins 19 secs
    5g, broadband, business, fiber, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, internet access, lieutenant governor, nick thomas, scott rudd

    On this episode, we interview Scott Rudd, who works for Indiana's Lieutenant Governor's office as the Director of Broadband Opportunities. We discuss how Indiana is leading the country in driving innovation with broadband access.

  • Episode 38: Torchlite's CEO and Technology Entrepreneur Susan Marshall

    September 28th, 2018  |  33 mins 51 secs
    business, freelance, gig economy, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, marketing, outsource, susan marshall, torchlite

    On this episode, we interview Susan Marshall, a 20-plus year technology veteran who's been deeply involved in the rapid evolution of digital marketing, video, audio, mobile, social and data management technologies.

  • Episode 37: How the King Park Development Corporation and the Build Fund are Transforming Central Indiana

    September 19th, 2018  |  35 mins 3 secs
    build fund, business, cdc, cdfi, community development, community development corporation, community development financial institutions, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, king park, non-profit

    On this episode, we interview Evan Tester and Steven Meyer of King Park and discuss how Community Development Financial Institutions are helping to play a key role in developing underserved parts of our community.

  • Episode 36: Author and CIO Jeffrey Ton: How IT Leadership Has Evolved

    September 10th, 2018  |  46 mins 25 secs
    amplify your value, business, chief information officer, cio, digital transformation, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, it leadership, it transformation, jeff ton, jeffrey s ton, jeffrey ton, leadership, strategic vision

    On this episode, we interview Jeffrey Ton, a Hoosier native who has worked in IT for over 35 years. Jeff has written hundreds of blog posts about technology and technology leadership and most recently published his first book, Amplify Your Value: Leading IT with Strategic Vision.

  • Episode 35: Harry Howe: Our Wise Indianapolis Business Mentor Who Is Developing Grit in Entrepreneurs

    August 29th, 2018  |  53 mins 34 secs
    business, grit, harry howe, hoosiers, howe leadership, indiana, indianapolis, indy, leadership, mentoring

    On this episode, we interview Harry Howe. Harry has mentored hundreds of young people, entrepreneurs, and businesses in the community. As soon as you meet him, you'll understand why.

  • Episode 34: Oscar Moralez: Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Indianapolis' Largest Angel Investment Firm

    August 15th, 2018  |  39 mins
    angel investment, business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, investment, investment firm, life sciences, oscar moralez, visiontech, visiontech partners

    On this episode, we interview Oscar Moralez, a Serial Entrepreneur from the Life Sciences industry and Founder of Indianapolis' Largest Angel Investment Firm, VisionTech Partners.

  • Episode 33: Wilks & Wilson: Using Elixirs to Craft The Best Old-Fashioned, Manhattan, and Martinis

    July 12th, 2018  |  56 mins 46 secs
    business, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy

    On this episode, we interview Greg Wilson of Wilks and Wilson, an Indianapolis-based company that designs hand-crafted, organic infused and all natural elixirs for alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and even for cooking.

  • Episode 32: Leaf Software: Building the Right Culture the Right Way

    June 29th, 2018  |  21 mins 24 secs
    business, corporate dna, culture, hoosiers, indiana, indianapolis, indy, leadership, leaf, mike wilson, software, software solutions

    On this episode, we interview Mike Wilson, Chairman of Leaf Software Solutions.