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Upstate Tech Company Wants To Help You Store “Memories”

Logan Metcalf
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  Originally from New Zealand, our next guest ended up in the US 16 years ago.  After attending Harvard Business School, he moved to Greenville, SC to become the chief financial officer of

Immaculate Baking Company where he helped bake the “world’s biggest cookie” and create the country’s leading brand of natural and organic refrigerated cookie dough.  Four years ago, that company was sold to General Mills and now he has started his own technology company aimed at revolutionizing the way you store your digital memories.

Mike Switzer interviews Logan Metcalfe, founder of Arkiver in Greenville, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.