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DCA Success Series

Success Series: Building a Market-Leading Brand

UPDATE: Out of respect and concern for our speakers, sponsors, and attendees, and in accordance with requests by the local health department, we are postponing the Success Series until covid-19 is no longer a threat. More than just a [...]

January 23, 2020|

Success Series: Building a Market-Leading Brand

UPDATE: Out of respect and concern for our speakers, sponsors, and attendees, and in accordance with requests by the local health department, we are postponing the Success Series until covid-19 is no longer a threat. More than just a [...]

January 23, 2020|

Become an Industry Disruptor

September 19, 2019|

Most industries are undergoing massive transformation at an accelerating pace. Innovation is no longer an option—it’s the only way to avoid being left behind. The Success Series assembled four panelists who have been on the leading edge of [...]

Lessons Learned the Hard Way: How Area Business Leaders Are Applying Lessons Learned from the Last Recession to Mitigate the Impact of the Next One (Whenever It May Be)

February 12, 2019|

It's never too early to prepare your business! Our panel shares stories from the front lines of the last recession, as well as recommendations on topics such as customer/contract diversification, receivables and cash flow management, customer relationships, key employee [...]

Discover Where Your Treasure Is Buried

June 26, 2018|

Panelists included Jason Johnson of Quick Quack Car Wash, Thaddeus Barsotti  of Farm Fresh to You, and Colleen Gray of Consensus Orthopedics. The keynote address, "Where To Go & Where To Grow" was presented by Carl Schroeder. [...]

Building a Highly Efficient Sales Team

September 13, 2017|

Panelists for "Building a Highly Efficient Sales Team" include Bob Rae, President & CEO, ClearCaptions; Stephen Leopold, Executive VP of Sales, DialSource; and Geene Alhady, Director of Sales & Marketing, Clark Pacific. Moderated by Craig Mitchell of DCA Partners. [...]

Success Is Not an Illusion

April 5, 2017|

Panelists for "Success Is Not an Illusion" include Scott Syphax, President, Syphax Strategic Solutions; Lance Reid, CEO, Telcion Communications Group; and Kipp Blewett, Principal Partner & Co-Founder, Rubicon Partners, Inc. Moderated by Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. The keynote [...]

Leading with Strength

September 14, 2016|

Panelists for “Leading with Strength” include Bonnie Burnell, Director, Sac State CBA Office of Student Engagement; David Mizne, Content Manager, 15Five; and Kyle Finley, President, Twin Termit. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “Destination Excellence: [...]

Preparing for the Big Payoff

May 18, 2016|

Panelists for “Preparing for the Big Payoff” include Dale Carlsen, Sleep Train; Yatish Mishra, Xand and Raging Wire; and Mark Hockridge, Customer Link. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “Redefining Retirement: What's Your Encore” is [...]

The Power of Resilience

March 2, 2016|

Panelists for “The Power of Resilience” include Denton Kelly, LDK Ventures LLC; Tim Poole, Dome Printing and Marketing Solutions; and Terry Richardson, ProPacific Fresh. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “Destination Excellence: The Strengths-Based Leadership [...]

Exiting Your Business by Choice and Not by Chance

October 7, 2015|

Panelists for “Exiting Your Business by Choice and Not by Chance” include Aaron Reeves, former CEO, Kids Care Dental; Yatish Mishra, former CEO, Raging Wire & Xand; and Kraig Clark, former CEO, CoreLogic. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA [...]

Winning the War for Talent

July 22, 2015|

Panelists for “Winning the War for Talent” include Barry Broome, President and CEO, Greater Sacramento; Dave Sanders, President, WorldBridge Partners; and John Webre, President, Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “You’re [...]

Embracing Generational Diversity

April 9, 2015|

Panelists for “Embracing Generational Diversity” include Phil Horn, Sacramento Kings; Christine Calvin, Comstock's Magazine; and Ryan Vanni, BKWLD. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “Embracing & Leveraging Generational Diversity” is presented by Dr. Annika Hylmo, [...]

The Perils and Profits of Listening to Your Customers

October 15, 2014|

Panelists for “The Perils and Profits of Listening to Your Customers” include Mark Hockridge, founder and CEO, CustomerLink; Steve Baker, president, Eyefinity; and Chris McCarley, co-founder, The Trade Foundation. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, [...]

Maximizing Your Web Marketing ROI

March 19, 2014|

Panelists for “Maximizing Your Web Marketing ROI” include Dani Loebs, Web Marketing Manager, Kovars Inc; Jim Bonfield, Senior Vice President of Products and Partnerships, CustomerLink; and Greg Bauer, serial entreprenuer. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote [...]

Shared Values for Optimal Results

October 16, 2013|

Panelists for “Shared Values for Optimal Results” include Shauna Harrington, Workforce Development Director, VSP Global; Doug Kirkpatrick, business coach and consultant, Redshift3; and Eric Stille, CEO, Nugget Markets. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address is [...]

Breaking through the Barriers Which Limit Our Success

June 25, 2013|

Panelists for “Breaking through the Barriers Which Limit Our Success” include Carrie Meek, President, Meek's Lumber and Hardware; Jay B. Hunt, Principal, The Development Group; and Dave Kovar, founder, Kovar's Satori Martial Arts Academy. Moderated by Curt Rocca of [...]

Preparing for Takeoff

April 8, 2013|

Panelists for “Preparing for Takeoff” include Robb Moore, CEO, ioSafe; Tom Dwelle, General Partner, Flyers Energy; and Rick Davis, retired Air Force Colonel. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, "One Bad Decision Can Be Fatal", [...]

Success Stories of the Year

September 19, 2012|

Success Story of the Year Honorees include: Dale Carlsen, founder and CEO, Sleep Train Penny Leavy, HBGary Kevin Marshall, CEO, Clear Capital Rick Wylie, CEO, Beutler Corporation The keynote address, "Business Plan for Your Body" is presented by Jim [...]

High-Impact Innovation

May 10, 2012|

Panelists for “High-Impact Innovation” include Rick Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Direct Technology; Yatish Mishra, co-founder, RagingWire Data Centers; Tom Kandris, CEO and founder, American River Packaging; and Mark Otero, serial entrepreneur. Moderated by Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. The [...]

The Power of Focus

February 28, 2012|

Panelists for “The Power of Focus” include Tony Cooper, founding Partner and Director, Shirlaws USA; Eric Palmaer, regional chair, Vistage International; Mike Kvarme, Managing Shareholder, Weintraub, Genshlea, Chediak, Tobin, and Tobin; and Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. Moderated by [...]

Igniting Brilliance

October 11, 2011|

Panelists for “Getting Extraordinary Results Through Ordinary People” include Gary Johnson, CEO, Zoom Imaging Systems; Hayes Barnard, CEO, Paramount Equity; Keith Schuler, CEO, Interwest Insurance; and Peter Van Deventer, CEO, SynapSense Corporation. Moderated by Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. The [...]

Transformational Leadership

March 3, 2011|

Panelists for “How to Inspire and Empower Your Team During Times of Transformational Change” include Matt Mahood, President, Sacramento metro Chamber of Commerce; Scott Syphax, CEO, Nehemiah Corporation of America; Rick Wylie, CEO, Beutler Corporation; and Lial Jones, Executive Director, Crocker [...]

Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

October 13, 2010|

Panelists for “Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” include Jeff Starsky, Mayor, City of Folsom; Roger Niello, California State Assemblyman; and Tom McClinktock, United States Congressman. Moderated by Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. The keynote address, [...]

Adapting to the New Reality

June 15, 2010|

Panelists for “Adapting to the New Reality” include Sanjay Varshney, Karen O'Hara, Gary Orr, Curt Rocca, and Ron Crane. The keynote address, “Positioning Yourself for Success”, is presented by Boaz Rauchwerger. Over a 25-year span, Mr. Rauchwerger has conducted [...]

Become an Industry Disruptor

September 19, 2019|

Most industries are undergoing massive transformation at an accelerating pace. Innovation is no longer an option—it’s the only way to avoid being left behind. The Success Series assembled four panelists who have been on the leading edge of [...]

Lessons Learned the Hard Way: How Area Business Leaders Are Applying Lessons Learned from the Last Recession to Mitigate the Impact of the Next One (Whenever It May Be)

February 12, 2019|

It's never too early to prepare your business! Our panel shares stories from the front lines of the last recession, as well as recommendations on topics such as customer/contract diversification, receivables and cash flow management, customer relationships, key employee [...]

Discover Where Your Treasure Is Buried

June 26, 2018|

Panelists included Jason Johnson of Quick Quack Car Wash, Thaddeus Barsotti  of Farm Fresh to You, and Colleen Gray of Consensus Orthopedics. The keynote address, "Where To Go & Where To Grow" was presented by Carl Schroeder. [...]

Building a Highly Efficient Sales Team

September 13, 2017|

Panelists for "Building a Highly Efficient Sales Team" include Bob Rae, President & CEO, ClearCaptions; Stephen Leopold, Executive VP of Sales, DialSource; and Geene Alhady, Director of Sales & Marketing, Clark Pacific. Moderated by Craig Mitchell of DCA Partners. [...]

Success Is Not an Illusion

April 5, 2017|

Panelists for "Success Is Not an Illusion" include Scott Syphax, President, Syphax Strategic Solutions; Lance Reid, CEO, Telcion Communications Group; and Kipp Blewett, Principal Partner & Co-Founder, Rubicon Partners, Inc. Moderated by Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. The keynote [...]

Leading with Strength

September 14, 2016|

Panelists for “Leading with Strength” include Bonnie Burnell, Director, Sac State CBA Office of Student Engagement; David Mizne, Content Manager, 15Five; and Kyle Finley, President, Twin Termit. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “Destination Excellence: [...]

Preparing for the Big Payoff

May 18, 2016|

Panelists for “Preparing for the Big Payoff” include Dale Carlsen, Sleep Train; Yatish Mishra, Xand and Raging Wire; and Mark Hockridge, Customer Link. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “Redefining Retirement: What's Your Encore” is [...]

The Power of Resilience

March 2, 2016|

Panelists for “The Power of Resilience” include Denton Kelly, LDK Ventures LLC; Tim Poole, Dome Printing and Marketing Solutions; and Terry Richardson, ProPacific Fresh. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “Destination Excellence: The Strengths-Based Leadership [...]

Exiting Your Business by Choice and Not by Chance

October 7, 2015|

Panelists for “Exiting Your Business by Choice and Not by Chance” include Aaron Reeves, former CEO, Kids Care Dental; Yatish Mishra, former CEO, Raging Wire & Xand; and Kraig Clark, former CEO, CoreLogic. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA [...]

Winning the War for Talent

July 22, 2015|

Panelists for “Winning the War for Talent” include Barry Broome, President and CEO, Greater Sacramento; Dave Sanders, President, WorldBridge Partners; and John Webre, President, Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “You’re [...]

Embracing Generational Diversity

April 9, 2015|

Panelists for “Embracing Generational Diversity” include Phil Horn, Sacramento Kings; Christine Calvin, Comstock's Magazine; and Ryan Vanni, BKWLD. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, “Embracing & Leveraging Generational Diversity” is presented by Dr. Annika Hylmo, [...]

The Perils and Profits of Listening to Your Customers

October 15, 2014|

Panelists for “The Perils and Profits of Listening to Your Customers” include Mark Hockridge, founder and CEO, CustomerLink; Steve Baker, president, Eyefinity; and Chris McCarley, co-founder, The Trade Foundation. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, [...]

Maximizing Your Web Marketing ROI

March 19, 2014|

Panelists for “Maximizing Your Web Marketing ROI” include Dani Loebs, Web Marketing Manager, Kovars Inc; Jim Bonfield, Senior Vice President of Products and Partnerships, CustomerLink; and Greg Bauer, serial entreprenuer. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote [...]

Shared Values for Optimal Results

October 16, 2013|

Panelists for “Shared Values for Optimal Results” include Shauna Harrington, Workforce Development Director, VSP Global; Doug Kirkpatrick, business coach and consultant, Redshift3; and Eric Stille, CEO, Nugget Markets. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address is [...]

Breaking through the Barriers Which Limit Our Success

June 25, 2013|

Panelists for “Breaking through the Barriers Which Limit Our Success” include Carrie Meek, President, Meek's Lumber and Hardware; Jay B. Hunt, Principal, The Development Group; and Dave Kovar, founder, Kovar's Satori Martial Arts Academy. Moderated by Curt Rocca of [...]

Preparing for Takeoff

April 8, 2013|

Panelists for “Preparing for Takeoff” include Robb Moore, CEO, ioSafe; Tom Dwelle, General Partner, Flyers Energy; and Rick Davis, retired Air Force Colonel. Moderated by Curt Rocca of DCA Partners. The keynote address, "One Bad Decision Can Be Fatal", [...]

Success Stories of the Year

September 19, 2012|

Success Story of the Year Honorees include: Dale Carlsen, founder and CEO, Sleep Train Penny Leavy, HBGary Kevin Marshall, CEO, Clear Capital Rick Wylie, CEO, Beutler Corporation The keynote address, "Business Plan for Your Body" is presented by Jim [...]

High-Impact Innovation

May 10, 2012|

Panelists for “High-Impact Innovation” include Rick Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Direct Technology; Yatish Mishra, co-founder, RagingWire Data Centers; Tom Kandris, CEO and founder, American River Packaging; and Mark Otero, serial entrepreneur. Moderated by Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. The [...]

The Power of Focus

February 28, 2012|

Panelists for “The Power of Focus” include Tony Cooper, founding Partner and Director, Shirlaws USA; Eric Palmaer, regional chair, Vistage International; Mike Kvarme, Managing Shareholder, Weintraub, Genshlea, Chediak, Tobin, and Tobin; and Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. Moderated by [...]

Igniting Brilliance

October 11, 2011|

Panelists for “Getting Extraordinary Results Through Ordinary People” include Gary Johnson, CEO, Zoom Imaging Systems; Hayes Barnard, CEO, Paramount Equity; Keith Schuler, CEO, Interwest Insurance; and Peter Van Deventer, CEO, SynapSense Corporation. Moderated by Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. The [...]

Transformational Leadership

March 3, 2011|

Panelists for “How to Inspire and Empower Your Team During Times of Transformational Change” include Matt Mahood, President, Sacramento metro Chamber of Commerce; Scott Syphax, CEO, Nehemiah Corporation of America; Rick Wylie, CEO, Beutler Corporation; and Lial Jones, Executive Director, Crocker [...]

Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

October 13, 2010|

Panelists for “Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” include Jeff Starsky, Mayor, City of Folsom; Roger Niello, California State Assemblyman; and Tom McClinktock, United States Congressman. Moderated by Curt Rocca, Partner, DCA Partners. The keynote address, [...]

Adapting to the New Reality

June 15, 2010|

Panelists for “Adapting to the New Reality” include Sanjay Varshney, Karen O'Hara, Gary Orr, Curt Rocca, and Ron Crane. The keynote address, “Positioning Yourself for Success”, is presented by Boaz Rauchwerger. Over a 25-year span, Mr. Rauchwerger has conducted [...]