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One Last Thing

Patrice M. Milos has been a leader in the life sciences for nearly three decades and has lived in Rhode Island since 1989. But until co-founding Medley Genomics roughly two years ago, she had been saddled with time-consuming commutes 
to work, an experience that informed her current position.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Finding purpose, passion, people and finally place here in Rhode Island

Patrice M. Milos | Medley Genomics Inc. co-founder, president and CEOOver the course of my 25-year life sciences career, I have been fortunate to...
Eric M. Shorr founded Secure Future Tech Solutions while a student at the University of Rhode Island and has grown the business by becoming the information technology department for many Rhode Island small businesses. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Strong core values are at the center of success and growth

Eric M. Shorr | Secure Future Tech Solutions founder and presidentOur mission at Secure Future Tech Solutions is to provide expert technology guidance to...
Prior to becoming head of The College Crusade of Rhode Island in 2016, Andrew Bramson, a former Peace 
Corps volunteer, held executive positions at 
The Providence Plan. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Succeeding through collaboration and collective wisdom

Andrew Bramson | The College Crusade of Rhode Island president and CEOAt The College Crusade of Rhode Island, our mission is to help young...
Pete Kaczmarek has developed teams that have multiplied sales and Ebitda in public, private and private-equity settings through innovative growth strategies, global mergers and acquisitions and well-executed synergy savings. An experienced global board director, he has guided multiple joint ventures between Asian and American companies to rapid growth. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Team vision produces results

Pete Kaczmarek | Mearthane Products Corp. presidentMy career has taken me from large corporations to middle-market businesses with internationally dispersed operations, and now to...
Brian Boyle has been in training design and development for nearly two decades, but a recent experience in a small-business growth program kicked his project into another gear, with the expectation that it will grow its client base 40 percent in the last quarter of 2018. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Move beyond the day to day and capitalize on the extraordinary

Brian Boyle | CrossTrainer founderMy growth plan began with an ordinary conversation at a wedding in 2016. I mentioned to a guy that I...
After launching Joy for All, Hasbro’s first brand focused specifically on the older-adult market, Ted Fischer and his former Hasbro team founded Ageless Innovation and executed a friendly management-led spin-out and acquisition of the Joy for All brand earlier this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

No straight lines on the journey to passionate impact

Ted Fischer | Ageless Innovation LLC co-founder and CEOOn my first day at Hasbro almost four years ago, I could not have imagined that...

To reach the next stage, leave the old ways behind

Clare King | Propel LLC owner and presidentPropel develops innovative textile technologies for war fighters and firefighters. We’ve been in business for more than...
After getting a finance degree from the University of Rhode Island and working for Xerox for about a dozen years, Andrew Coutu became a serial entrepreneur. R&D Technologies Inc., which he started with his son Justin about a decade ago, is his fifth company since 1983. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

3D printing is more than promise, it’s here and fun now

Andrew Coutu | R&D Technologies Inc. founder and CEOBefore R&D Technologies, I had two companies that failed and two that were sold successfully. I...
Inspired by a physical therapy experience for an injury that kept him from playing basketball his senior year of high school, Michael Nula has built Elite Physical Therapy from one office in 2002 in Warwick to nine offices in the region. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Expand your business with purpose

Michael Nula | Elite Physical Therapy founder and CEOSince our founding, we have stuck to five key commitments that have kept our balance, focus...
Before founding Luca + Danni and continuing a long family legacy in the jewelry business, Fred Magnanimi spent 12 years working in the finance industry, including as a partner in a hedge fund and head of a business development group for Citigroup. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tragedy can produce your finest moments – embrace them

Fred Magnanimi | Luca + Danni founder and CEOGrowing up, my father was always my hero.He was a successful entrepreneur, a dedicated family man...
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