Rally Podcast: Ad agency executive led company through unexpected turnaround June 22, 2018 Updated: June 22, 2018 3:36 p.m.
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1 of5 Bullish Founder and Managing Partner Michael Duda poses at J House in the Riverside section of Greenwich, Conn. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media Show More Show Less
2 of5 Michael Duda and Brent Vartan, co-managing partners of Bullish, a strategic creative and consumer investment firm, which has offices in Greenwich, Conn. Contributed Photo / contributed Show More Show Less 3 of5
4 of5 Hearst Connecticut Media business reporter Macaela Bennett poses at Havemeyer Park in Greenwich, Conn. Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Bennett is recording and producing a new podcast called Rally in which local business people describe the challenges they've encountered in their rise to success. Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media Show More Show Less
When Michael Duda took over as CEO of a New York City-based advertising agency, he thought the business was headed for big growth.
Several weeks into his new job he realized things were not what they’d seemed. Before joining the company, Duda had hired professionals to review several years worth of financials. The firm looked stable. But, as is common in the industry, they hadn’t discussed the ad agency’s future contracts, he said.