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 79: Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw is the CEO and Principal of Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners in Rogers, AR. Brian first became interested in studying real estate in high school, and chose to study industrial engineering. However, Brian decided to study in the Sam M. Walton College of Business in pursuit of the strategic business side of real estate. He then went on to earn his MBA at the University of Denver with a focus in real estate and construction management.

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Episode 78: Pu Liu

Dr. Pu Liu is a professor of finance and chairman of the department of finance at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Liu recognized the importance of a Master of Science in Finance program after seeing the need to address the challenges of a digital economy driven by technology and innovation. In this program, students learn essential financial skills and gain the expertise to excel in their careers.

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Episode 77: Reynie Rutledge

Reynie Rutledge is the President and CEO of First Security Bancorp, a bank that began in Searcy, AR, and now has locations throughout the state. Reynie is a recent inductee into the Arkansas Business Hall of fame. After graduating with a degree in industrial engineering, he returned to get an MBA from the Walton College of Business.

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Episode 76: Terry Esper

Terry Esper is an Associate Professor of Logistics in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Dr. Esper was previously the Oren Harris Endowed Chair of Logistics and associate professor of supply chain management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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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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