Meet with an Entrepreneur in Residence
While selling TV airtime at a local affiliate, Arnie Malham created a small side venture to help a few clients market beyond just the TV station. In 1994, that venture ultimately got him fired and quickly became his best and only career option. Without a clue as to how to run a company, Malham repeatedly “got it wrong” when it came to hiring, firing, and everything else related to building a business. Armed with his belief that different is better than good, outliers are fascinating, and mind-set is everything, he persevered.
Thanks to hundreds of business books, dozens of patient mentors, and a universe conspiring to help him, Malham stumbled upon a bold, culture-first approach that gave his fledgling company the momentum it needed. cj Advertising grew to become the largest full-service brand- building agency in the country exclusively for law firms. Along the way, Malham also launched a call center named Legal Intake Professionals (LIP) in 2005 that was also strictly focused on serving personal injury law firms. Both businesses were sold to separate buyers in 2017, and Arnie turned all his attention toward a concept that played a huge role in creating the successful culture of growth at both cj and LIP: BetterBookClub.com.
Malham lives in Nashville with his wife of more than 20 years. When he’s not ranting about improving work cultures across the country or cheering for his son and daughter at their respective colleges, you’ll likely find Arnie with his dog Katy on his side porch enjoying a decent cigar, an affordable scotch, and an inspiring book (usually all at the same time).
Dan Hogan founded Medalogix—a Nashville-based post acute specific predictive modeling and workflow company—in 2009 to help home health providers deliver more efficient and effective patient care. A former home health agency owner and operator, Dan’s hands-on healthcare knowledge guides Medalogix in solving some of today’s most pressing healthcare challenges like hospital readmission reduction and end-of-life care coordination.
For his work developing Medalogix, Dan has been honored as Nashville’s “2016 Entrepreneur of the Year,”one of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEOs” and a “Healthcare Hero.” He was also recognized as the Nashville Technology Council’s “2016 Innovator of the Year.” Additionally the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society awarded Medalogix the Health Information Technology award, which distinguishes the software as one of the best emerging technologies in the Southeast. Most recently, Medalogix was recognized by Fierce as a Fierce Innovation finalist, Harvard University as a Health Acceleration Challenge finalist, Becker’s as a “Top Disruptive Healthcare Company to Watch” and the Nashville Technology Council as “2016’s Early Stage Company of the Year.” Dan has also presented at premier conferences, including the National Association of Home Care and Hospice’s annual conference, the Visiting Nurse Association of America’s annual conference, Harvard’s Forum on Healthcare Innovation, Yale’s Global Health and Innovation conference and TEDx Nashville.
Active locally in several civic capacities, Dan currently serves on the Boards of Safe Haven’s and TEDx Nashville. He is a member of Leadership Nashville’s 2016 class and is also an active member and past president of Nashville’s Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) chapter.
A Chicago native, Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the University of Georgia and spends his free time running, dabbling in photography and hanging out with his wife Annie and his daughter, Maddie.