Welcome to Offit Kurman’s year-end countdown series, a look back at the top articles, news, and blog posts written by and about our team of attorneys over the past year. These lists collect the most thought-provoking content we had to offer in 2014, as chosen by our readers. If you want to take stock of an industry, look no further than its leaders. Beyond their organizations CEOs, presidents, and entrepreneurs are the lifeblood for entire ecosystems of business and innovation. At Offit Kurman, we do more than serve the greatest leaders in the Mid-Atlantic region; we engage with them one-on-one in interviews for Citybizlist and through our sponsorship of Executive Leaders Radio. Here are the top 5 most shared and liked CEO interviews we were a part of in 2014:
5.Todd Marks, President and CEO, Mindgrub
Todd Marks, President and CEO of Mindgrub – the first and largest mobile app developer in the Mid-Atlantic — was teaching computer science and math in the late 90s. When the internet took off, it was obvious to him that would become a transformative platform for teaching and learning. With that notion and fueled by entrepreneurial drive, Todd quit his day job, waited tables at night, and started Mindgrub in his basement in 2002. Click here to read the full interview.
4. Nicolas China, Owner & Managing Partner, Pixilated Photobooth
Pixilated Photobooth has taken the photo booth experience out of the box—literally. Nic China is the owner and managing partner of this young company established in 2011, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and also serving D.C., Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay area. Nic has transformed the familiar boxy experience with photo strips into an open-air, stage-like setting that can interface with social media, and professional, high-end photography… Click here to read the full interview.
3. Wanda Smith, President & CEO, Symphony Placements
The American Staffing Association has described its industry as the “canary” of the economy. Shifting staffing demands in the workforce are front-line indicators that herald, rather than follow, employment trends. Professional staffing agencies must be agile, almost prescient, to succeed.
Symphony Placements, headquartered in Baltimore County, Maryland, is a player with just that talent …
2. Frederick Kail, Owner, Frederick Kail Sculpture, Ltd
You could say that master sculptor Frederick Kail is “the man with the bronze touch” who immortalized the “Man with the Golden Arm,” NFL great and his dear friend, Johnny Unitas. Kail’s statue of Unitas was installed outside M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore in 2002. His bronze of celebrated Raven’s linebacker Ray Lewis was unveiled last month… Click here to read the full interview.
1. Christopher Brandt, Founder & Managing Partner, Audacious Inquiry, LLC
Someone once famously asked, “What’s in a name?” Plenty, according to Chris Brandt, Managing Partner of Audacious Inquiry, LLC. Chris crafted the message-rich name for his company when he founded it a decade ago. Headquartered in Baltimore County, Maryland, Audacious Inquiry provides health information system, analytical service… Click here to read the full interview. Want more CEO interviews? Start 2015 off on the right foot and subscribe to our blog.
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