Equity Bank Series – Bill Maness: Founder & CEO of Syndeo

Syndeo is Kansas-based, independently owned human resources company. The Syndeo family of companies is made up of Syndeo Outsourcing — a full-service human resources outsourcing (HRO) provider, Syndeo Payroll Solutions — a full-service payroll services provider, and Syndeo Staffing — a full-service recruiting and staffing services provider. While all of these options are available to companies, these branches of Syndeo …

Equity Bank Series – Victor Lukic: President of Great Plains Industries

Victor Lukic joined GPI as president in November of 2012 following the unexpected death of Grant Nutter. Vic has extensive experience in companies which manufacture proprietary products. He has work in companies of varied sizes and in diverse industries from truck bodies to cabinets to pumps. Vic has degrees in both Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering. Since arriving at GPI …

Equity Bank Series – Jared Peterson: President/CEO of Vermillion

Jared Peterson began working at Vermillion in 2009 as a Sales Associate, specializing in sales of wire harness and custom cable for the aerospace and defense industries. He quickly rose through the ranks and became Director of Manufacturing Operations in 2014.  During that time, Jared worked closely with the former president and in 2017, the president retired, leaving Jared at …

Chris & Brandon Voss: Owner / Operators of Black Swan Group

Chris Voss is the CEO & Founder of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. Prior to …

Nathan Neblett: Retired Marine Corps Officer, CEO, Author

Nathan Neblett served for 24 years as an officer of the United States Marine Corps, during which time he observed leaders as they oversaw units comprising between 2 and 25,000 people across the four military branches and the United States Coast Guard. He was assigned as a liaison and advisor to foreign militaries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, …

The Four C’s of Leadership

Leadership is easy to understand…difficult to implement because of the courage, authenticity, & vulnerability that is required. Stop trying to be something that you’re not. Stop wearing masks Stop focusing on false charisma Stop focusing on position & title Dedicate your life to learning what it takes (in every aspect of your life) to be: Composed Confident Consistent Courageous

Devin Walker: Serial Entrepreneur & Author of “Gangstapreneur”

The definition of “Serial Entrepreneur”, Devin Walker is passionate about mentoring, coaching and volunteering his time and resources to help small businesses, inventors and entrepreneurs realize their dreams. An extreme altruist and philanthropist. In 2002 Devin conceived and launched Printpop.com, first to market internet company providing art prints to consumers through digital uploads. Devin is an active angel investor and has …

341 – Chris Callen: CEO of Grit Virtual

Chris Callen, CEO of Builders Plus Construction and Grit Virtual, grew up inside the family construction company. Obviously, this meant he had zero interest in making a career in construction. After all, who wants to do what dad does? Chris ran from construction to pursue a career in technology. Soon after he realized construction was in his blood, he gave …

340 – Mike McGuire: CEO Grant Thornton LLP

Mike McGuire is the chief executive officer of Grant Thornton LLP. McGuire has more than 30 years of experience working closely with high-growth, startup and middle-market companies in a variety of industries, including technology, services, construction, manufacturing, venture capital, distribution, retail and franchising. He has significant experience in capital markets transactions ranging from angel investing to initial public offerings. He …

339 – Adam Force: Founder of Change Creator

Are you doing what you were born to do right now? Most people will say, no. Everyone finds their path on their own time but those who seek it will arrive sooner. According to Adam Force, Founder of Change Creator, we all have the entrepreneurial fire in our belly but we are the ones that have to light the fire. …

338 – Ben Hutton: CEO of Hutton Construction

Ben Hutton has worked in construction all his life. As soon as he was old enough to lift a hammer, he was swinging it. At the age of 12, he started working in the industry during the summer. After obtaining a construction management degree from Kansas State University, Ben worked for a Colorado-based firm before returning to Hutton Construction as …

336 – Nicole Sahin: CEO of Globalization Partners

Nicole Sahin’s mission is to make it easy for any company to expand into any country as easily as they hire team members in the United States. Her current focus is building the world’s most competent and trustworthy Global PEO to meet the standards of the company’s Fortune 500 clients. She led Globalization Partners to a ranking of No. 33 …

335 – Larry Broughton: Entrepreneur / CEO, best-selling author, hotelier, and former US Army Green Beret

Larry Broughton is a highly sought-after speaker, author, and entrepreneur. He has been named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, NaVOBA’s Vetrepreneur of the Year, and to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 500 List. Larry served eight years on A-Teams with the US Army’s elite Special Forces (commonly known as the Green Berets), then made a dramatic shift by entering the …

334 – Roger Scholfield: President & Owner of Scholfield Honda

Roger Scholfield, is president/owner of Scholfield Honda. He is a second generation automobile dealer with 31 years’ experience in the business. Roger is a 3 time past president of the Wichita Auto Dealer’s Association and has served 12 years on American Honda’s Dealer Product Advisory Committee, one of only 5 dealers out of 1060 in the U.S. appointed by Honda. …