From The Archive: Chris Riegel On Growing His Stratacache Empire

It is VERY hard to find people working – full days, or at all – in the lovely, hot summer most of us are seeing in North America and Europe. A couple of podcast interviews have fallen through in recent days, so I decided to go into the archive and revive an episode from a couple of years back.

I’m in Montreal next week, and hope to get at least a couple of interviews in the can while there.

This is a chat from about 18 months ago with Chris Riegel, the Founder and CEO of Stratacache. We did the interview while were both attending ISE 2017.

Riegel got into a lot of things in this podcast – notably how his company got to north of $500 million in sales in 2016 and how he plans to double that within a couple of years. We also talk about how he got started and how he manages a high-growth company that now has some 750 people, but is very much centered around him.

This is a seriously smart, ambitious guy. He’s also a smart-ass and doesn’t bother using much of a filter when it comes to things like talking about companies he sees as the real enemy in this business.

If you haven’t heard, enjoy. If you have, have another listen.

Dave Haynes

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Editor/Founder at Sixteen:Nine
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than 12 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He's based near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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