All posts by Todd Uterstaedt

352 — Jeroen Corthout

Podcast Summary:

Meetings are are an interesting topic. When you combine that with SaaS “feature” talk, you can burn through a lot of time. Jeroen and his team have created a great platform to help you sell more and input data less. While doing so, he has become even more savvy about how to best bring his team together, who needs to be at certain meetings, and who needs to focus on the growing work of his SaaS platform without being at meetings.

Click to Tweet Not everyone needs to be at all meetings https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=4845

 

Name: Jeroen Corthout

Company:
Salesflare

Headquartered In: Antwerp Area, Belgium

Powerful Promise of Value: Salesflare is a simple yet powerful CRM for small businesses selling B2B.

Contact: www.salesflare.com, Jeroen on LinkedIn

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

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351 — Heidi Zak

Podcast Summary:

Data science and bras? An unlikely combination? Not if you are a former Google employee and MIT grad. Heidi and her team have systematically taken on an industry that saw very little innovation and along the way helped millions of women find better comfort and and confidence.

Of course, as any listener of this show knows, success comes with lots of opportunities for growth. Heidi explains what happened when her Creative Director went on the ABC TV show Good Morning America (GMA), while she was in labor with her first child, and their system crashed. From that experience Heidi explains what she learned about her leadership style and how to bring team members along when you need to make a tough decision.

Thanks for being so candid, Heidi. We all benefit from you transparency.

Click to Tweet Making tough decisions is sometimes part of the job https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=4840

 

Name: Heidi Zak

Company:
ThirdLove

Headquartered In: San Francisco, California

Powerful Promise of Value: ThirdLove is on a mission to get every single woman in a great-fitting, beautiful and comfortable bra that makes her feel confident.

Contact: www.thirdlove.com, Heidi on LinkedIn, Heidi on Twitter

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

350 — Ben Chestnut

Podcast Summary:

Millions of entrepreneurs know about Mailchimp, because Mailchimp made millionaires of entrepreneurs known. What started as an email marketing platform for small businesses has grown to a full-fledged marketing platform made for growing businesses. And, at the helm for 20 years with his Co-Founder Dan Kurzius, is Ben Chestnut.

Ben and I had a very candid conversation about his journey from Co-founder to CEO. He shares a story about a very critical moment in the company’s history. A relatively new employee bravely gave him feedback that would be hard for many of us to swallow.

Please let Ben and I know what you think about this interview. He is a rare leader who candidly shares such vulnerable information.

Click to Tweet Ben's new employee: you really bombed. https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=4808

 

Name: Ben Chestnut

Company:
Mailchimp

Headquartered In: Atlanta, Georgia

Powerful Promise of Value: Mailchimp is the All-In-One integrated marketing platform for small businesses, to grow your business on your terms. 

Contact: www.mailchimp.com, Ben on LinkedIn, Ben on Twitter

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

349 — Ralph Pahlmeyer

Podcast Summary:

I always find it so fascinating when Founders create technology that helps creates win wins for everyone. That’s what Ralph and the team at Vestorly did for many of us who are content creators. Listen as Paul details the path he took and how his aversion to conflict created a problem that he has learned to overcome.

Click to Tweet Ralph: learning to overcome conflict avoidance helped me grow. https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=4778

 

Name: Ralph Pahlmeyer

Company:
Vestorly

Headquartered In: New York City, New York

Powerful Promise of Value: Vestorly personalizes content for your audience with their AI-driven content marketing platform.

Contact: www.vestorly.com, Vestorly on Twitter, Vestorly on Facebook

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.