Category: Podcasts

Podcast: Democratizing Financial Markets with Accessible Tooling

Morgan Howell has founded and bootstrapped an eclectic landscape of five businesses after leaving Facebook as a Senior Software Engineer almost two years ago. From being the current CTO of Stock Alarm, an automated alerting tool for stock and crypto traders, and recently departing from his role as the first engineer and Director of Engineering at Learn to Win (L2W), an adaptive micro-learning platform that supports training for frontline works and the Department of Defense, to starting three family businesses: two brick and mortar (bar and barbershop), and an embeddable enterprise search engine called VeriFind to publicly verify employees — we’re not sure how Morgan finds the time, but we know he must be burning the midnight oil!.

Podcast: Transforming Healthcare Data

Joe Gagnon is a creator and explorer. He is that rare mix of entrepreneur and enterprise exec who has been a CXO for the past 20 years. Joe is currently CEO of 1upHealth a cloud-based data interoperability platform that unlocks healthcare data to improve outcomes. He is the founder of THPL,The High Performance Life, an avid blogger, co-host of the Chasing Tomorrow podcast, and a serious endurance athlete. He co-founded Performance Tea where his mission has been to help people achieve their potential and uncover the leading edges of performance with plant-based beverages. Joe was previously CEO of Sparkcentral a company focused on providing digital messaging solutions for customer care.

A firm believer in the parallel challenges of leading a company and pushing physical fitness limitations, Joe is also an accomplished endurance athlete. He has completed six Ironman Triathlons and over 70 marathon distance races. He recently published his book Living the High Performance Life. In 2017 he ran a marathon on Six continents in Six Days.

Podcast: Startup and Scaleup Culture in a 100% Remote Environment

A serial entrepreneur, Alejandro Rivas Micoud has been founding or co-founding companies since he launched his first business, a grocery delivery business, in Spain at the age of 14.

A San Francisco native and Nuclear Operations Engineer with an MBA from INSEAD, Alejandro has lived, worked and launched companies in Japan, Europe and the U.S. Some of his startups have had phenomenal exits, some have been learning experiences, but all of them had a strong international/global component to them.

Alejandro has had the experience of managing the preparation of an IPO, has launched and completed an MBO as well as a major restructuring, and has successfully managed company acquisitions, mergers, divestitures and joint ventures.

With experience in the utility, telecom, and the B2B SaaS industries, Alejandro has learnt the crucial importance of a great user experience for the success of any company, whether a startup or a fortune 100 firm. His current venture, Userlytics, founded in 2009, is one of the global leaders in remote user experience optimization.

In his free time Alejandro likes creative writing, amateur film directing & producing, skiing, sailing, travel and fine dining.

Podcast: Generalized Autonomy in Automation for Buildings

Troy Harvey is the CEO of PassiveLogic. He has a proven track record of 20 years of vision and leadership: building and delivering game-changing products by blending cutting-edge technology with emerging market opportunities. Troy holds unique cross-over expertise in the fields of product development, building science, and control systems engineering.

Prior to forming PassiveLogic, Mr. Harvey founded Heliocentric, a leading building science and controls engineering firm that innovated a new approach to building design using simulation technology. In his capacity as CEO he oversaw the development of next-generation controller technology to address the unmet needs of high-performance building energy systems and led his team on several award-winning building designs.

Podcast: Virtual Neurology: Headache Care at a Keystroke

Liz Burstein is CEO and Co-Founder of Neura Health. She founded Neura Health based on her personal journey with chronic pain, which exposed her to the key challenges of specialist access and care quality that patients face when navigating chronic neurological conditions. Previously Liz led product development teams at digital health companies Maven Clinic and Zocdoc.

Liz started her career in product management at LinkedIn, where she shipped many core products across both the consumer and enterprise side of the business. Liz also spent time as a venture capital investor focused on enterprise AI, healthcare, and consumer technology. She holds dual degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Stanford University.

Podcast: APIs and the Future of Cybersecurity

Giora Engel is the co-founder and CEO of Neosec, an API Security Platform. Giora is also the chair of the fraud prevention task force at Financial Data Exchange. In 2011, Giora founded LightCyber, which used network and endpoint behavioral analytics to help lay the groundwork for what would later become XDR. Palo Alto Networks acquired LightCyber in 2017. Giora served as VP of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks after LightCyber was acquired. Before venturing into the private sector, Giora served for nearly a decade as an officer in Unit 8200, the elite technological unit in the Israel Defense Forces, where he pioneered the development of cyber technologies.

Giora is a recognized innovator in cybersecurity, cyber warfare and behavioral analytics, and holds several patents. His broad range of technology experience spans network analysis, cybersecurity, algorithmic coding and mission-critical systems. His research in the fields of computer vision and physics has been published in Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and the International Journal of Computer Vision. He has also contributed to Dark Reading and other publications. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics with honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Podcast: The Science of Hitting the Inbox

Ruari Baker, CEO & Co-Founder of Allegrow, has been working on the science behind inbox placement (where emails land after they’ve been delivered) since 2018. After automating more than 18 million emails through multiple SaaS applications, Ruari has developed unique expertise on the emerging issue of inbox placement effecting business and customers.

Allegrow today is used by hundreds of market leading businesses in sales and technology like SaaStr, Black Kite Software, Path Robotics and Vise. Previously Ruari was an early employee for London’s fastest growing start-up, while they scaled from 8,000 to 40,000 recurring customers.

Podcast: Starting a New Company: Learning to Cry

Jim Donnelly is a career entrepreneur who co-founded Restore Hyper Wellness in Austin, Texas in 2015. After founding and exiting his first company in grad school, Jim spent time in the US military as an Army officer before marketing stints at brands that included Kraft Foods, AT&T, Coca-Cola and Citibank. In 2001, Jim leveraged his love for travel to build one of the most popular online travel communities in the world, IgoUgo.com, which earned a Webby Award for “Best Travel Site in the U.S.” After IgoUgo was sold to Sabre Holdings/Travelocity, Jim founded Pursuit Group, an incubator that launched high-end experiential retail businesses and one-of-a-kind boutique real estate projects.

Podcast: Preparing for Today’s Security Landscape

Adam Gordon is an experienced Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) / Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with over 35 years of experience working in the information technology and services industry. As a consultant, author, and educator, he is a strong information technology professional skilled in IT Service Management, IT Strategy, Virtualization, Cloud, Security, and Infrastructure across multiple vendor platforms. Adam holds pretty much every IT certification worth holding, including many from Microsoft and (ISC)2.

He runs CISSP and Azure training, having trained thousands of IT pros over the course of his career.

Belsasar (Bel) Lepe is co-founder and CEO of Cerby. He was previously the Head of Product at Impira, where he led the company’s product life cycle, helping drive a 4x increase in revenue. Prior to his role at Impira, Bel was co-founder and CTO at Ooyala where he led a global product, design, and engineering team of 300+ Ooyalans spanning five countries and seven offices. Ooyala achieved two successful exits totaling over $440M.

Bel began his career as an engineer at Google working on Enterprise Collaboration products and studied Computer Science at Stanford University. He is an active advisor and investor in start ups, with a specific focus in Latin America.

Podcast: AI-Powered Media Mix Modeling, Built for the Post-IOS14 Reality

Rob Palumbo helps consumer scale-ups optimize paid media mix and grow revenue as CEO of OutPoint. Prior to OutPoint, he previously built and led the growth & marketing functions for a few high-growth consumer fintech companies, Borrowell.com (credit & lending), PolicyMe.com (life insurance), and, most recently, Properly.ca (real estate).

Rob has a track record in supporting the growth of companies from 0-to-100k+ users and millions in revenue, taking startups from Seed to Series B+ stage.

Podcast: RevOps and Revenue Marketing: The Emerging Practice of Unifying Go-to-Market Operations

Daniel Raskin, Co-founder, CMO and CPO of Mperativ, has more than 15 years of experience building brands and driving product leadership. Prior to Mperativ, Daniel served as CMO of Kinetica, held executive product strategy and marketing roles at ForgeRock, and served as Chief Identity Strategist at Sun Microsystems.

Daniel also held leadership positions at McGraw-Hill, NComputing, Barnes & Noble and Agari. He has a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a master’s degree in publishing from Pace University.

Podcast: The Role of Digital Treatments in the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis

Jon Sockell is a technology entrepreneur and co-founder of Limbix, a company providing digital therapeutics for adolescent mental health. Limbix’s flagship product is SparkRx, an evidence-based adjunct treatment intervention for adolescents aged 13-22 with symptoms of depression.

Jon has spent over a decade working on business teams at venture backed startups in Silicon Valley. Prior to Limbix, he was the first business hire and head of marketing at KeepTruckin, and before that he worked in product marketing and client services at Medallia. Jon has a BA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. His hobbies include golf, travel, NBA, and scrabble.

Podcast: Looking for Talent in Unexpected Places

Richard Bronson is the founder and CEO of 70 Million Jobs–the first national, for-profit employment platform for people with criminal records. Richard had an extremely successful career on Wall Street, but along the way broke some securities laws. He paid the price by losing everything, including his freedom, through a 2-year prison sentence.

When he left prison, he was destitute and homeless, but had found his calling in life: help his brothers and sisters returning to society so that they could lead safe, productive lives.

Podcast: Inclusion and Outperformance: The Twin Imperatives of Unstoppable Teams

John Estafanous is the founder and CEO of RallyBright, a team development platform that helps business leaders improve team performance and strengthen team dynamics.

As a repeat founder with extensive digital transformation, marketing, and operations experience, John leverages his executive leadership and technology background to build solutions that drive business impact and are easy to use. Prior to founding RallyBright, John served as the Global Managing Director of the Digital practice at a leading Omnicom agency where he led global digital strategy, operations, product, and growth initiatives and grew the team from 100-400+ members and annual revenues from $27M to $100M+. Before that, John was CTO & President of Technology Services for WhittmanHart Interactive, a top 10 US digital agency which acquired his SaaS marketing software company and agency.

He believes that resilient, high-performing teams can change the world.

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