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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving manufacturing leader to share the positive messages around the industry with two goals:

1) To share best practices amongst manufacturing business leaders to help each other to grow and succeed

2) To spread the word that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 


Ari Santiago is the CEO of CompassMSP a Technology Managed Service Provider with offices from Miami to Milwaukee and down the eastern seaboard. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it makes on our economy.


This podcast is brought to you by CompassMSP -

Produced by Miceli Productions -

May 6, 2024

Adapting and thriving through uncertainty and change is one thing that Jack Birtwell, President and Owner of Porter Preston, knows well!


On this episode, Jack shares his journey and how he turned a career setback into a successful enterprise. He and Ari delve into the importance of supportive partnerships - both his business partner and his wife have been instrumental to the company's start and success. They talk about what makes a successful partnership.


Jack also talks about the fun and positive culture that propels Porter Preston forward. He highlights both his "harmony policy" and their innovative recruitment tactics that ensure a great workplace.


Jack's favorite business books:

Customers for Life, Carl Sewell

7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey


Jack Birtwell, Porter Preston






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Jack and Ari discuss:

Partnerships, company culture, interview process, business 101