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Mark S. Murphy joined Providence Business News as the newspaper’s editor in November 2005. He previously had served as the editor of Golf World Business, after working in a variety of editing positions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Murphy holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College, a master of science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a master of business administration from Columbia’s Graduate School of Business.
BIRTHING A STAR: When Max Winograd and his Brown classmates entered Betaspring’s 10-week “boot camp” after graduation, they were just three smart kids with a good idea. Today, thanks in part to that experience, they have attracted $3 million in capital and are well on their way to transforming the multibillion-dollar label marketplace. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Accomplished, yes, but so much more

Running a successful business today is an extremely difficult proposition. The treadmarks of the Great Recession are still fresh across nearly every sector of the...

Five Questions With Grafton H. ‘Cap’ Willey IV

If anyone has their pulse on what small businesses are thinking, it’s Grafton H. “Cap” Willey IV, the managing director of CBIZ Tofias’ Newport...
DAVID J. BYRNE III is looking to better serve existing clients and attract new ones now that Starkweather & Shepley has acquired his surety bond business.  / COURTEY STARKWEATHER & SHEPLEY

Five Questions With David J. Byrne III

Last week Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. acquired Byrne Bonding & Insurance for an undisclosed sum. BBI, which specializes in surety bonding for...

Five Questions With Samuel B. Slade

A week ago, USI Insurance Services acquired Bluff Head Enterprises Inc., a benefit consulting and brokerage firm. As part of the transaction, Bluff Head...
TEEING OFF: Wally Uihlein, CEO of Acushnet Co., says the company built a golf ball plant in Thailand to service the Asia-Pacific region. / COURTESY ACUSHNET CO.

Acushnet looks East with roots firmly planted here

After decades as a division of publicly traded Fortune Brands, Acushnet Co. was sold to a consortium of Korean investors led by Fila Korea...

Five Questions With: Kristin Fraser

A 17-year veteran of national accountancy KPMG, Kristin Fraser was named managing partner of the Providence office last week. The first woman partner in the...
WITH MORE THAN $ 1 billion in mortgages to his credit, Stephen C. Tetzner has been named the No. 1 mortgage originator in Rhode Island by National Mortgage News. / COURTESY HOMESTAR MORTGAGE

Five Questions With: Stephen C. Tetzner

Stephen C. Tetzner is founding partner and current vice president of Homestar Mortgage. He has originated more than $1 billion in mortgages in his...
DATA BREACHES caused 30 percent of customers to never purchase goods again from the company that was breached, according to Benjamin J. Goldfien.  / COURTESY RISCO

Five Questions With: <br>Benjamin J. Goldfien

Benjamin J. Goldfien is an account executive, professional liability, for RISCO Insurance Brokerage Inc. in East Providence. What that means is that he helps...

Five Questions With: Michael A. Lee

Providence native Michael A. Lee has more than 30 years of banking experience, including stints with Hospital Trust, Bank of Boston and FleetBoston. Most...
HIGH VALUE-ADDED GOODS from American manufacturers find greater resonance in the global marketplace, says Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg. /

Five Questions With: Fred P. Hochberg

Fred P. Hochberg is the chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, an independent federal agency that provides loans and...
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