Podcast

Podcast Summary: Andrea (“Drea”) and her team inspire me. I have personally traveled the world and fully appreciate when I am able to authentically connect with the people of the region I am visiting. Drea’s emphasis on authentic experiences rather than simply bus “drive by gazing,” is a refreshing approach…

Podcast Summary: A few years ago the wood swing set in our back yard had deteriorated enough for me to start worrying it may not be safe for my family. I knew it would take me forever to disassemble it. And, then there was the issue of what to do…

Podcast Summary: Ry and his team at Astronomer have goals as big as the sky. You know all that growing data that you are having a hard time wrangling? Well, Ry co-founded the company that is helping you move that data to where it is needed and when it is…

Podcast Summary: Eric has a growing list of accolades that all reflect the growth and success of his company, Vacasa. He’s a humble guy whose fast-growth company all started with his family’s 1800s cabin. That experience combined with two great first hires, hard work, diligence, and an amazing team have…

Podcast Summary: What’s it like to found and scale the #1 cloud accounting software for small businesses and the self-employed? What’s it like to work out of your parent’s basement for three years while you grow your startup?  What’s it like to wait ten years to accept venture capital money…

Podcast Summary: Supplier diversity is a hot issue. Rod Robinson took his corporate knowledge of supplier diversity and corporate procurement and turned it into a SaaS platform that is having a huge impact on the industry. He shares: The challenges he faced in founding his unique company. Why it was…

Podcast Summary: We break the normal routine with this episode of the podcast. As many of you know, we usually interview Founders who are currently the CEO of the company they started. Our interview with Joel Holland is a bit different. Joel Holland is the founder and now Executive Chairman…

Podcast Summary: Have you ever thought that you and your company would be better off with a partner? Not just someone to work with you as an employee, but someone who has an equity stake in your growing company? Well, listen in on this very interesting episode as our guest…

Podcast Summary: Do you know TOMS Shoes? Well, think of Smile Squared as the TOMS Shoes for toothbrushes. Eric and his wife created Smile Squared as a way to sustainably help improve the health of children around the world with a simple toothbrush. Their simple bamboo toothbrush has even been…