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Mike Russell / PuroClean of Arkansas

Mike Russell, loves being able to help those in need through his service with PuroClean. As a longtime volunteer with youth sports, youth counseling at North Little Rock High School, and The VAN warming shelters in winter, he cares deeply about his community. Continue reading

Eric Buckner / 10 Fitness

Born and raised in Jonesboro, Eric Buckner has been interested in health and wellness his entire adult life. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2001 with a degree in Business Administration, he decided to pursue a career in fitness, eventually opening his first 10 Fitness location in North Little Rock in In the decade since, 10 Fitness has expanded to 11 locations serving more than 50,000 members. Continue reading

Paul Kroger / Granite Transformations of Central Arkansas

Paul is a professional Leader with broad experience in communications, technology, customer service, and construction. Emphasis on cultivating a cohesive, competitive, forward-thinking culture that fosters simultaneous competition and teamwork. He is energetic, highly motivated, and success-oriented in all that he does. Continue reading

Alese Stroud / Corporate Insight Strategy

Mrs. Stroud currently provides executive leadership for Corporate Insight Strategy. Her company coaches client organizations to prepare for large multiple growth and leadership transitions using a fact-based model to assess the status of organization, operations and culture. Corporate Insight Strategy draws on her decades of experience managing program level projects and merger integrations for many of the largest banks in the US. Continue reading

Tommy Keet / JTJ Restaurants

In 2007, Tommy Keet decided that practicing law was not for him, and began looking for other opportunities. His dream had always been to own and operate restaurants with his Father, Jim Keet, and brother, Jake Keet.Jim, Tommy and Jake (collectively referred to as “the Keet Boys) formed a company, JTJ Restaurants, LLC Continue reading

Barry Goldberg / Vistage Peer Advisory Group

Barry Goldberg is an Executive Coach (with a global practice) and a Vistage Peer Advisory Group Chair here in Little Rock. Barry hosts monthly private peer advisory meetings with CEO’s, owners, and key executives of businesses from $2 million to $500 million who dedicate a day each month to sharpening their leadership skills and helping each other to solve their toughest business and personal leadership challenges. Continue reading

Allen Engstrom / CFO Network

Allen has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and previously worked for Motorola Semiconductor, as well as Intel Corporation in a variety of roles within Finance, Strategy and Business Development. For years prior to joining CFO, Allen has been involved in small business development and mentoring, serving on the Planning Committees of both the Arizona Venture Capital Conference and the Arkansas Venture Forum. Continue reading

Ken Clark / Chenal Family Therapy

Ken Clark is the Founder and Practice Director of Chenal Family Therapy here in Little Rock. Under his leadership, CFT has grown by nearly 70% annually since its inception in 2010. Ken specializes in working with high conflict couples, business owners and high-powered sales professionals, complex family issues involving multiple members and generations, anger management, sex / intimacy issues, and personality disorders (specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder). Continue reading

Brian Mears, CRNA / Arkansas Ketamine Clinics

Brian Mears, CRNA, has spent his career exploring pain management techniques, with a particular focus on regional anesthesia and ketamine therapy. He’s brought this experience to Arkansas Ketamine Clinics in Little Rock, Arkansas, heading up the state’s only clinic that specializes in IV ketamine therapy: A revolutionary solution for longtime sufferers of treatment-resistant mental disorders and chronic pain. Continue reading

Dr. Jim Karrh / Managing the Message

Dr. Jim Karrh is an expert at helping business professionals, teams, and entire organizations lead more effective conversations with customers, clients, members, donors, and other stakeholders.

Jim’s award-winning column, “Karrh On Marketing,” has been a staple in Arkansas Business since 2001. Continue reading