University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Be Epic Podcast

We're sitting down with innovators and business mavericks to discuss strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. The Be EPIC Podcast is hosted by Dr. Matthew Waller, Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. 

Recent Episodes

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Episode 45: Kyle Berger and Natalie Means

Kyle Berger is the Undergraduate Director for the McMillon Innovation Studio. In the Walton College, he is studying Finance and Entrepreneurship with a focus in Small Business Administration. Natalie Means is the Graduate Director for the McMillon Innovation Studio. Natalie is currently in the full-time MBA program at the Walton College.


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Episode 44: Simone Peinkofer

Simone Peinkofer is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. Simone is an alumnus of the Walton College and received her PhD in Supply Chain Management in 2016. With a strong focus in inventory visibility, Simone's research focuses on how price promotions affect consumer responses to online stockouts.


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Episode 43: Brad Henry

Brad Henry is the Managing Partner at Natural Capital. He's an alumnus of the Walton College and has held many finance roles around Arkansas. Brad is passionate about the future of Arkansas and sees great value in investing in the heartland of the U.S.

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Episode 42: Leslie Keating

Leslie Keating served as Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Transformation for Advance Auto Parts before retiring in 2018. Before taking this role, she served as Senior Vice President Supply Chain for Frito-Lay North America.


Why Epic?

Epic is instilled in the core values at the Sam M. Walton College of Business:

  • Excellence: We are driven to be the best in everything we do.
  • Professionalism: We operate with integrity, humility, respect, and inclusion.
  • Innovation: We imagine possibilities, we create, and we inspire others.
  • Collegiality: We respect each individual, we value our differences, and we welcome all.

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