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Nanigans CEO Interviewed by CBS New York [Podcast]

Written by: Cheryl Morris, VP Marketing

Our founder and CEO, Ric Calvillo, was recently featured on CBS New York’s CEO Radio. CEO Radio is led by media veteran Ray Hoffman, who helped establish The Wall Street Journal’s broadcasting service and moved on to be known as “the voice of BusinessWeek” for two decades thereafter. Airing three times every day, Ray has interviewed prominent executives on CEO Radio from former Marriott CEO Bill Marriott to Shutterfly CEO Jeffrey Housenbold.

Ray spoke with Ric about everything from his early ventures to scaling Nanigans and what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur in today’s marketplace. The full interview is split up into the below shorter podcasts, which aired live throughout last week and the beginning of this week.

1. Moving from New York to Boston – Ric discusses the engineering drought in NYC several years ago, with the most talented engineers being scooped up by Wall Street, and why he moved to Boston:

 

2. Connecting Corporate Servers with Data Storage Units – Ric discusses one of his first ventures, Conley Corporation, which was sold to EMC and was the basis of the award winning EMC PowerPath product:

 

3. A Lot of Venture Capital Doesn’t Guarantee Success – Ric discusses his next venture after Conley Corporation, also in enterprise infrastructure, where he learned that access to venture capital does not always lead to success:

 

4. Hooking Right On to the Facebook Train – Ric discusses the story behind starting Nanigans, which has much to do with Facebook’s fast growth and the need to help online advertisers optimize their ad spend:

 

5. What to Do for An Encore – Ric discusses Nanigans’ designation by Facebook as a Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer (1 of 12, out of 250+), and our drive to continue to improve our predictive lifetime value algorithms with our PhD data science team and technical advisors from Harvard:

 

You can also watch Ric on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street with Carl Quintanilla last September here.

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