Podcast

Here are some of our favorite Founding CEO interviews!

“Thanks Todd for a great conversation. You're so good at this that it would be a mistake to call it an interview.”
Marc Randolph
Co-Founder of Netflix

Podcast Summary: It was a true honor to speak with such an amazing icon. Brian Smith epitomizes the strength, determination, grit, and hard work that comes with being a successful Founding CEO. Brian and his team are largely responsible for bring the iconic sheepskin boots and footwear, UGG, to the…

Podcast Summary: After trading in his life on Wall Street for the Meat Packing District in Chicago, Lenny traveled over 103,368 miles, welcomed countless encounters with cattle, and conducted enough research to fill a library. He is a true beef guru. And, he is super passionate about great tasting beef with…

Podcast Summary: You may be hard pressed to find a more positive and uplifting person than Brooke Griffin. Her enthusiasm for life is infectious. And, her dedication to healthy Moms around the world will make you realize that Founding CEOs like her have a profound impact on the world around…

Podcast Summary: Ross is one of those people that you just can’t help but like. This former lacrosse player and coach joined forces with his siblings to launch and grow one of the fastest growing crafting sites on the internet. The business model is very creative and the way Ross…

Podcast Summary: “Spinosa,” as he likes to be called, has been working since he was 15 years old. All that experience paid off when he decided to quite his job and build his amazing company, Unleashed Technologies. He and his team build custom web solutions…a difficult thing to scale. But,…

Podcast Summary: With fast growing clients like Everything But The House and Lisnr, Michelle Joseph’s company PeopleFoundry is on the ground floor of helping Startup CEOs build their team.  Her passion for talent acquisition and team development is super clear. And, her humble admissions about her own struggles as a Startup…

Podcast Summary: Christopher is forging new paths in the beverage and productivity markets by measuring brainwaves using neurofeedback to gauge how various factors (meditation, diet, distraction) affect performance in the modern, stressful setting. His company, truBrain, has captured the attention of a growing number of enthusiasts in addition to being backed by a…

Podcast Summary: You have seen him on The Today Show, Fox and Friends, FOX Business, CNBC, NBC 5, ABC 7, CBS 2, WBBM 780, WGN TV and Radio, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and many other media platforms. Why? Because Tom Gimbel…

Podcast Summary: Tarek is an accomplished five time entrepreneur. His new venture, Cerkl, is driving audience engagement and helping his customers earn email opens rates that are double the national average. He shares how he is doing this. And, he answers this BIG and very insightful question: What does it mean to…