84. Dick Greenly – Water4 - Solving the Global Water Crisis

Dick Greenly is the Co-Founder of Water4, an organization on a mission to eradicate the world’s water crisis by bringing clean water access to every …

83. Sharina Perry – Utopia Plastix – Plastic Reimagined

Sharina Perry is the Founder of Utopia Plastix, a company that has created the plant-based alternative to plastic. Utopia Plastix is on a mission is to provide the best plant-based products …

82. Jim Sliker – Central States Manufacturing - Strategies for Scaling an ESOP

Jim Sliker is the CEO of Central States Manufacturing, a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company that produces metal building components for a variety of structures and applications. Jim earned …

81. John Houston – JH Family of Companies - Building a Business on the Foundation of Faith

John Houston is an entrepreneur and Founder of JH Family of Companies. From building 6 homes in their first year of business, to building 650 homes last year (that’s growth by 10,700%), …

80. David McLaughlin – Pendulum Coaching – Creating a Mindful Leader

David McLaughlin is the Founder of Pendulum Coaching based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   He is using his insight to help employers and employees work …

79. Ross Ledbetter & Cheryl Reeder - Reeder’s Auto & Tire – Tulsa’s Original Service Station

Ross Ledbetter & Cheryl Reeder are third-generation owners of Reeder’s Auto and Tire in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  They purchased the station nearly 15 …

78. Kelley Scott – Clarehouse - Hospice in Oklahoma

Kelley Scott is the Founder and Executive Director of Clarehouse, a loving home for people who are terminally ill and facing the end of life. Kelley has been a hospice nurse for over 36 …

77. Randy Nail – HoganTaylor - Lessons in Leadership from Collegiate Coaches

Within our over 70 episodes of How That Happened, we’ve talked to and learned from several coaches from the world of sports. We’re sharing the key takeaways from those leaders to inspire …

76. Wendy Buxton - W Squared Enterprises - Pivoting to Private Equity

Wendy Buxton is the Owner and Managing Director of W Squared Enterprises where she provides strategic advisory services that help businesses modernize and grow their profits through …

75. Leigh Richardson - The Brain Performance Center - How to Support and Improve Mental Health

Leigh Richardson is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Brain Performance Center in Dallas, Texas, where she utilizes her MBA, MS, Counseling, and board certifications to offer state …

74. Jess Connolly - Staying Focused as a Mission-Driven Entrepreneur

Jess Connolly is a best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, podcaster, blogger, coach, and church leader. Not to mention, Jess is a wife and …

73. Stan Clark - Eskimo Joe’s - Secrets Behind Oklahoma’s Most Recognized Brand

Stan Clark is the Founder and CEO of Eskimo Joe’s, one of Oklahoma’s most recognized tourist attractions. As an entrepreneur, Stan has created …

72. Liam Martin – Time Doctor - Transitioning to an Asynchronous, Remote Workforce

Liam Martin is the co-founder and CMO of Time Doctor and Staff.com, one of the most popular time tracking and productivity software platforms for …

70. Bart Milligan – Chick-fil-A – The Power of Branding

Bart Milligan is the operator of two Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. He holds a degree in accounting from Georgia State …

69. Mike Dillard – Century Martial Arts – A Fighter’s Guide to Thriving in Business

Mike Dillard is the CEO of Century Martial Arts (Century), which was founded in 1976. Since then, Century has grown to be a worldwide leader of martial arts equipment and today conducts …

67. Chris Young – Oklahoma State University – Lessons in Leadership from a Tennis Coach

Chris Young is the Director of Tennis and the Head Coach of Women's Tennis at Oklahoma State University. He has been at the helm of the OSU tennis program for more than 12 years compiling a …

66. John Hickey – Hall Estill – Cannabis Law in Oklahoma

John Hickey is a shareholder at Hall Estill, an Oklahoma-based law firm. He handles a wide variety of litigation matters such as commercial and …

65. Jeff Wilkie – HoganTaylor – Managing Remote Teams

Jeff Wilkie is a Principal at HoganTaylor and leads the Firm’s Human Capital Strategies (HCS) services—a role he’s held for seven years.

This week we …

64. Errin Stanger – Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub – Inspiring Innovation and Expanding Opportunities

Errin Stanger is Director of Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans by inspiring innovation and expanding opportunities.

The …

63. Nathaniel Harding – Cortado Ventures – Investing in Oklahoma’s Pioneering Spirit

Nathaniel Harding is a Managing Partner at Cortado Ventures, which launched in May of 2020 and is an Oklahoma-based venture fund focusing on …

61. Tara Lynn Thompson – How Powerful, Well-Placed Words Spur Action

Tara Lynn Thompson is the author of the three-volume romantic action-adventure Another series. She also does a wide variety of work around marketing …

60. Tiffany Hatcher – CrossFirst Bank Tulsa – Private Banking in the New Normal

Tiffany Hatcher is the President of CrossFirst Bank Tulsa. Her banking career spans over 30 years and includes roles in private client services, …

Encore Episode - 40. Brendan Quirk - Allied Cycle Works - Turning Your Passion Into a Career

Brendan Quirk is the CEO of Allied Cycle Works in Bentonville, Arkansas. Allied’s stated mission is “to make the best bicycles and components in the world, right here in America.” Brendan …

57. Ande Burchfield – Burchfield Law – A Primer on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

Ande Burchfield is an attorney with a focus on Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and blockchain technology. She has a particular interest in the …

Encore Episode - 32. Preston Ackerman - FBI Special Agent - Navigating Through Cyber Threats

Preston Ackerman is a Supervisory Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was assigned to FBI Headquarters on two separate occasions, supporting IT projects now in use …

Encore Episode - 8. Tim O'Toole - Oklahoma State Fair

Tim O'Toole is the current President and CEO of Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. and a long-standing fixture in Oklahoma City's entertainment landscape.

56. Dan Hays - Oklahoma Christian University - From Coach to Community Leader

Dan Hays is the former head men’s basketball coach for Oklahoma Christian University (OC) in Edmond, Oklahoma. He spent 33 seasons as head coach at OC and recorded more wins than any coach …

49. John Vuong – Local SEO Search – The Basics of SEO

John Vuong is the founder of Local SEO Search, a full-service Search Engine Optimization company based in Toronto.

The fourth child of Vietnamese …

45. Jeff Moore - OKPOP - Living History

Jeff Moore is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, or OKPOP, a forthcoming museum that that will honor the state’s …

44. Michael Blundetto - USA Dragon Boat Racing – All About Dragon Boat Racing

Michael Blundetto has been a competitor in the United States Dragon Boat Team since 2001 and, since 2018, has served as a coach. He has been involved …

43. Randy Hopper - Vexus Boats - Spearheading Industry Innovation

Randy Hopper is the CEO of Vexus Boats, which manufactures premium fiberglass and aluminum bass boats in Flippin, Arkansas. Vexus opened the doors to its state-of-the-art manufacturing …

42. Gordon Deal - Radio Personality - The Business of Selling Air

Gordon Deal is a radio personality who hosts the nationally syndicated radio program This Morning, America’s First News, previously called The Wall Street Journal This Morning. He has also …

41. Toby Rowland - Voice of OU Athletics - Landing Your Dream Job

Toby Rowland is a two-time, Emmy-winning sportscaster, the author of a best-selling children's book Unhitch the Wagon, and currently the Sooners' voice. In addition, Toby hosts a morning …

40. Brendan Quirk - Allied Cycle Works - Turning Your Passion Into a Career

Brendan Quirk is the CEO of Allied Cycle Works in Bentonville, Arkansas. Allied’s stated mission is “to make the best bicycles and components in the world, right here in America.” Brendan …

39. David Griffin - Griffin Communications - Communicating With a Focus on Community

David Griffin is the President of Griffin Communications, a broad media company with assets in TV, radio, internet, and outdoor advertising. Griffin Communications is a family business that …

38. Jeff Williams - America's Car-Mart - Catering to Your Customer

Jeff Williams is the CEO of America’s Car-Mart, a publicly-held company based in Bentonville, Arkansas. Car-Mart is focused exclusively on the integrated auto-sales and finance segment of …

37. David Woods - Magellan Executive Partners - Expanding Your Network

David Woods is the CEO of Magellan Executive Partners, a management consulting firm based in Edmond, Oklahoma. Previously, David served as CEO of …

36. Tom Gordon - Slim Chickens - Creating a Successful and Scalable Business

Tom Gordon is the founder and CEO of Slim Chickens, a fast-casual chicken restaurant chain based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The chain has over 100 locations in 19 states, plus restaurants …

35. Lee Cockerell - Creating Disney Magic in Your Organization

Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. Over the span of ten years, Lee and a team of over 40,000 cast members were responsible …

34. Philip Huff - Computer Science Professor - Cyber Security Within Your Organization

Philip Huff is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has spent nearly …

33. Tina Parkhill - Remaining Adaptable in Business

Tina Parkhill is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (OSU) and started her career in 1994, working for Ernest & Julio Gallo winery. After …

32. Preston Ackerman - FBI Special Agent - Navigating Through Cyber Threats

Preston Ackerman is a Supervisory Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was assigned to FBI Headquarters on two separate occasions, supporting IT projects now in use …

31. Daniel Burrus - Futurist Speaker, Business Strategist, Best-Selling Author

Daniel Burrus is a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 companies, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, keynote speaker, and is widely considered one of the World’s …

30. Amy Stipe - GableGotwals

Amy Stipe is a Director and President of GableGotwals, a full-service, nationwide law firm with more than 100 attorneys. She is a graduate of the …

29. Dean Wegner - Authentically American Apparel

Dean Wegner is the Founder & CEO of Authentically American, a Veteran owned and American made premium apparel brand. He has a diverse background starting with being a West Point …

28. Sam Allred - Upstream Academy

Sam Allred is founder and director of Upstream Academy, a consultancy of passionate advisors who design processes, tools, and programs to help firms …

27. Richard Zahn - RLZ Consulting

Richard Zahn is the owner of RLZ Consulting, an agency that works to develop, implement, and fund growth strategies for small to medium-sized …

26. Jody Maberry - Maberica, Inc.

Jody Maberry has many roles including marketing consultant, copywriter, customer experience strategist, and podcast host and producer. He is the …

25. Dr. Richard Kopke - Hough Ear Institute

Dr. Richard Kopke is CEO of Hough Ear Institute, Director of the INTEGRIS Cochlear Implant Clinic, and a Legion of Merit award-winning Army veteran. After spending 26 years in the Army, Dr. …

24. Scott Lambert - Travertine Elevator Interiors

Scott Lambert is the founder and owner of Travertine Elevator Interiors, a company that designs, manufactures, and installs elevator interiors. Along with his wife, Scott is a serial …

23. Ken Miller - Former Oklahoma State Senator and Treasurer

Ken Miller is an educator and former Oklahoma senator and treasurer. Before his political career, Ken was an economics professor at Oklahoma …

22. Tim Wackel - Tim Wackel, Inc.

Tim Wackel is the Founder and CEO of Tim Wackel, Inc., an on-demand or in-person tailored sales training platform for businesses. Prior to creating his business, Tim spent many years at …

21. Bryan Clifton - Myriad Insight

Bryan Clifton is the Founder and CEO of Myriad Insight, an advisory and strategic services company focused on assisting companies through transitional phases. Outside of Myriad Insight, …

20. Shelley Brander - Loops Productions

Shelley Brander is the Founder and CEO of Loops Productions, a luxury yarn boutique that offers a brick and mortar storefront and produces online, instructional classes that are consumed …

19. Jennifer Wilson - ConvergenceCoaching, LLC.

The novel Coronavirus has affected everyone’s day-to-day lives. Businesses and people alike are having to adapt to the new normal and have shifted how they go about working. Companies, some …

18. Whitney and Ryan Huffman - Beyond Theory

Whitney and Ryan Huffman are the co-owners and founders of the full-service advertising and consultancy agency, Beyond Theory. After gaining years of …

17. Merritt Dake - Rock Dental Brands

Merritt Dake is the CEO of Rock Dental Brands, a dental partnership company striving to provide affordable and quality dental care in the northwest Arkansas and southern Missouri regions. …

16. Sam Walker - Green Tree Project

Sam Walker is the owner of Green Tree Project, an eco-friendly, direct to you Christmas tree delivery company. Apart from working on her company, Sam runs the front office of Project 3810, …

15. Bob East - East Harding, Inc.

Bob East is the co-founder and former owner of East Harding, Inc. and former CEO and owner of Advanced Cabling Systems. He founded East Harding, Inc. in 1974 and quickly grew it to …

14. Tom Morgan - HoganTaylor Technology

Tom Morgan is a Consulting Executive at HoganTaylor Technology, a newly formed subsidiary of HoganTaylor LLP. He has more than 30 years of diverse IT …

13. Cody Brumley - Immanuel Baptist Church

Cody Brumley is the newly appointed Pastor of Ministries and Missions at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Prior to his current position, Cody served as Executive Pastor and …

12. Phil Lancaster - Mammoth Energy Services

Phil Lancaster is Vice President of Corporate Development for Mammoth Energy Services. He also serves as interim President of Cobra Energy Co. Prior to these positions, Phil started, grew, …

11. Ron Siegenthaler - Xeta Communications

Ron Siegenthaler is chairman of Xeta Communications and Give.mobi LLC. He also serves as President of Myriad Technologies and a Consultant for Rolled …

10. Dr. Valerie Thompson - Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City

Dr. Valerie Thompson is the current President and CEO of Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City and a professor of Strategic Planning & Program Development for Nonprofits at Oklahoma …

8. Tim O'Toole - Oklahoma State Fair

Tim O'Toole is the current President and CEO of Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. and a long-standing fixture in Oklahoma City's entertainment landscape.

7. Matthew Swaggart - HoldFast Gear

Matthew Swaggart is a photographer, designer, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HoldFast Gear. HoldFast Gear is a high-quality leather goods …

6. Kenneth Knoll - Goose & Gander

Kenneth Knoll is an investor, serial entrepreneur, Partner and Board Member of WeGoLook, and the CEO and Co-Founder of Goose & Gander, a …

5. Matt Crafton - Crafton Tull

Matt Crafton is a retired Air Force engineer and current President and Chief Executive Officer of Crafton Tull, a professional design firm with …

4. Erika and Chris Lucas - StitchCrew

Erika and Chris Lucas are the founders and owners of StitchCrew, a business accelerator that links entrepreneurs and new companies to capital, resources, and social networks to assist in …

3. Dixie Agostino - Switchgear Search and Recruiting

Dixie Agostino is the owner and founder of the award-winning, Tulsa-based staffing agency, SwitchGear Search and Recruiting.

Dixie started SwitchGear …

2. John Allgood - Temple University

John Allgood is the Academic Director, Executive Master of Science Sport Business and Assistant Professor of Sport Business at Temple University.

John began working in sport management in …

1. Geoff Hager - Big Elk Energy Systems

Geoff Hager is CEO of Big Elk Energy Systems, a manufacturing company he founded with the goal of bringing the best possible talent and service to the energy industry.

Join Geoff as he sits …

Introducing "How That Happened" with Robert Wagner and Aaron Ackerman

“How That Happened,” is a business and innovation success podcast hosted by HoganTaylor business advisors Robert Wagner and Aaron Ackerman.

In this introductory episode, Robert and …

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