1. Ken Rusk - Rusk Industries Mike Mayer and Donovan Morrison 39:46

When most people hear the term “entrepreneur,” they think of Silicon Valley, tech companies, and venture capital. Many CEOs, however, find success via alternative paths. 

Join us this week as we speak with Ohio-native Ken Rusk, a professional ditchdigger, author, and blue-collar entrepreneur. 

Mike Mayer CEO Next Door

For the past 25 years, I've led digital transformations for billion-dollar B2B companies including Thermo Fisher Scientific, Crescent Electric and U.S. Electrical Services.

In 2020, I had an ‘aha’ moment. There were no agencies specializing in digital marketing for distributors and manufacturers, so I built one!

I also host a podcast called the CEO Next Door where we have weekly conversations with groundbreaking entrepreneurs who share their journeys to success.