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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.

Dog Eat Hog

Our award-winning speaker series on challenger brands who crush it is now in its 3rd season. Join us in-person or virtually to learn from tech-industry startup superstars Scott Wald and Geoff Surkamer as they talk about the strategy, execution, and secret sauce behind scaling big deal successes.


Live In-Person & Virtual Event:
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
7:30-9:15am MDT
At the Arid Club

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Fall 2021 Co-Presenters
Topic: Entrepreneurial Tips on Growing a Business Successfully

Scott Wald

Chief Executive Officer & President, Romar Services, L.L.C.

Named an “Entrepreneur of the Year” by INC. Magazine, Scott Wald is currently the founder and president of Romar Services, a private family office and investment firm. In his career, Wald helped launch seven firms, all of which had successful exits. Wald is also the founder, former president, and CEO of ASAP Software Express—a business he grew from a two-employee shop to one of the largest and fastest-growing PC software resellers worldwide—with revenues exceeding $600 million. Scott has lectured on entrepreneurship for the Business Research Center at the Library of Congress, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He currently teaches the New Venture Challenge, a graduate level entrepreneurship course, at Arizona State University.

Geoff Surkamer

Chief Executive Officer & Board Member, MSI Data

Geoff Surkamer has been building and leading global teams in the software industry for three decades. His career launchpad and first job out of college was working for Scott at ASAP. He’s currently the CEO and Board Member of MSI Data, a leading SaaS platform for field service management. Geoff focuses on strategy, execution, and leading functional teams with the goal of growing and scaling the company. With a relentless passion for growing revenues, developing teams, building awesome cultures, and leading change, Geoff’s simple approach to any interaction is always based on the same principle—transparency creates trust.

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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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Fall 2020

John Hanousek
Financial Technology Payments Market Advisor
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Fall 2020

Chris Elmore
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Professor, & Author
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Summer 2021

Don Day
Founder and editor of BoiseDev
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