Tips from challengers who crush it.

In our Dog Eat Hog quarterly speaker series designed for CLM clients and special guests, we bring you inside the game with key players from underdog companies that have risen to fame and glory by outmaneuvering and outwitting the market hogs in their way. Get an exclusive peek inside their playbook. You’ll eat it up.


Untethered from a venue, we’ve taken DOG EAT HOG virtual. Our award-winning series on challenger brands who crush it is entering its 3rd season, now digitally unleashed. Tune in—and see how far your business can go. Sign up now to RSVP. It’s a more interactive experience on every level. With no holding back.


Get Unleashed:
NOVEMBER 12, 2020
at 12pm MST

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Fall 2020 Speakers

John Hanousek

John currently advises private equity and venture capital firms on investments in the financial technology payments market. Previously he served as a business unit leader at AvidXchange after selling Piracle to the company in 2015. As the Chief Revenue and Operating Officer plus Board Member of Piracle, he led the turnaround and sale of the company over 4 years yielding shareholders a 24x return on invested capital. At Hewlett Packard, John served as a Director at Hewlett Packard for 8 of his 20 years at the firm, the last 6 as a Director of New Business where he led worldwide teams. John enjoys working with start-up companies and spending time in the great outdoors, particularly fly-fishing with his Spey rod.

Chris Elmore

Startup & AvidXchange Evangelist

Called a “Startup Hero” by North Carolina Business Magazine and a maverick and mold breaker by SouthPark Magazine, Chris Elmore has written 9 books, and is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNC–Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte. Chris serves on the board of four startups and as advisor of three other Charlotte based companies. He travels the country speaking on the topics of startup success, innovation, entrepreneurship, sales, technology, and automation. Chris began working at AvidXchange in 2000 as one of its earliest employees. AvidXchange, a global unicorn with a $1+ billion valuation, is one of the fastest growing fintech companies in the country with 1,300 employees across seven offices. Chris lives in Lake Wylie SC, where teaching, business, four kids and a wife keep him very busy.

About the Session

More information to come.

Past Speakers

Spring 2019

Raechelle Hoki
VP of Brand Communications, Dollar Shave Club
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Summer 2019

Branson Veal
Executive Creative Director, MOD Pizza
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Fall 2019

Todd Krautkremer
Chief Marketing Officer, Cradlepoint
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Winter 2019

Daren Nordhagen
Co-Founder, Foundant Technologies
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Spring 2020

Bobby Powers
Head of Learning & Development and People Analytics, Gravity Payments
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Summer 2020

Rick Murdock
CEO & co-founder of Autovol & Waypaver International, as well as co-founder of Prefab Logic
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