- 185: Digital Economy: The Inside Track on Driving Revenue
Phone: (312) 330-7163
Chris Madden is the Co-Founder of Matchnode, a digital marketing agency that uses strategy and advertising to help established brands that are shifting to digital. He also started Seabums, an NFT project focused on massively improving ocean health. They’ve donated over $144,000 to ocean charities so far. Chris and his team have worked on digital ad campaigns for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, LendingTree, Indiana University, and New Balance.33m | Nov 30, 2022
- 184: CryptoCurrency: The Inside Track on Virtual Money
YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/Crypto Yall
Josh Rhodes is the Founder & CEO of Crypto Y'all - Josh got his start as a real estate investor and marketing agency owner before discovering the power of crypto as a wealth building asset. Now, he helps the crypto curious safely understand how they can invest in the greatest financial technology in history.33m | Nov 23, 2022
- 183: Next Level Selling: The Inside Track on Guided Selling Technology
David John Bonney
David Bonney is the CEO and Founder of the world’s first SaaS platform specifically designed for Sales Trainers, FourtyFive.io. David has been focused on sales execution and process for 15 years. That focus has spanned the entire Revenue Operations Lifecycle and has allowed him to create a powerful yet unique sales platform that helps companies with a proven sales process drastically improve execution and ultimately conversion.
David works with process-oriented companies. They know that when great people and great process come together, anything can be achieved. It is with this focus that David has been able to innovate and progress the sales industry at levels that have never been seen before.
This innovation led to the creation of the world’s first Saas platform specifically designed for Sales Trainers. It focuses on improving the actual execution of discovery and demonstration calls to improve the consistency of outcomes across closed rate, average revenue per deal and time to close. This platform helps sales shops, of any size, produce like the biggest sales teams in the world and companies around the globe scale their revenue production faster than ever thought possible.
David is the author of More Sales, Bigger Impact. This game-changing book goes into detail about how the craft of sales is dying due to poor training and actionable ways we can turn that around! David lives in Nashville Tennessee with his beautiful wife and two daughters where great people, great food, and great times are the cultural order of the day.34m | Nov 16, 2022
- 182: Storytelling: The Inside Track on Captivating Your Audience
For more info on the The ABTs of Agile Communications™, go to:
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The Narrative Gym for Business book:
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Business storytelling is growing in popularity because leaders know it works. But it’s not working for everyone because they don’t know the narrative frameworks to follow. They try the multi-step process of The Hero’s Journey or the Pixar Way, but that’s where they get lost.
That’s why Park starts all of his executive mentees off with the ABT (And, But, Therefore) agile narrative framework where all influential and persuasive storytelling starts. Then, he graduates his clients up to the Five Primal Elements of a Short Story for Big Impact followed by his 10-step Story Cycle System™. One client deemed Park “The World’s Most Industrious Storyteller” because of his proven system that has grown brands by as much as 600 percent.
Park is a 35+ year veteran of the brand marketing game, ran his own agency, Park&Co, for 20 years, and began teaching leadership storytelling 15 years ago. He hosts the popular Business of Story podcast, which Feedspot named the #1 business storytelling podcast for 2022. The seven-year-old show is ranked among the top 10% of downloaded podcasts in the world.
A story is only as good as the villain is evil. That’s why Park helps his customers overcome boring messages by entertaining to educate, and that’s how he helps leaders excel through the stories they tell.34m | Nov 9, 2022
- 181: Amazon: The Inside Track on eCommerce Super Selling
Ryan Flannagan - Founder & CEO at Nuanced Media, - as an Amazon partner, with a combined client base revenue of over $1.5 billion, the Nuanced Media team has sold 100s of millions in products online, including making one client $18.5 million in a five-week period, at a staggering 5200% ROI29m | Nov 2, 2022
- 180: Big Brand Promotion: The Inside Track on a Specialized Tool
Phone: (604) 362-5319
Roger is a lateral thinker, problem solver, strategist and finder of new ways. He believes in the power of the happy customer and spent years managing client relationships and building brands for world-famous agencies like DDB and Cossette. Throughout his career, he’s found himself working with a number of industry giants, including (but certainly not limited to) Netflix, Expedia, Walmart, Nordstrom, Lamborghini, Cineplex, Four Seasons Plus and Vancouver’s own lululemon. On top of all of this, he followed his passions to become a Board Member for TEDx Vancouver and has recently become an expert-level toddler wrangler through the magic of parenthood. When he’s not at work, he likes to golf, read and—no surprises here—binge the occasional podcast.33m | Sep 21, 2022
- 179: Blockchain: The Inside Track on Big Changes for Your Business
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com @DeCentialMedia
Matthew Leising has been a reporter since 2001, and for 17 years worked for Bloomberg News. He began covering crypto in 2015 as one of the first mainstream journalists to understand what the breakthrough of blockchain technology could mean for finance, culture and industry in general. His expertise lies in the Ethereum blockchain world, where he has immersed himself in stories of the people who invented and then built the world’s most-used blockchain. He published the definitive history of Ethereum in 2020, Out of the Ether. The book has been optioned and is in the process of being made into a documentary series. Out of his book came DeCential, a media company he co-founded in 2021 that’s dedicated to telling the stories of the founders, builders and visionaries who are creating a new decentralized economy and Internet experience.
Matt has written extensively on the intersection of Wall Street and decentralized finance and how new peer-to-peer systems can change the way the current Internet works. He’s one of the foremost experts on the DAO, the early and ill fated defi experiment in Ethereum that was hacked to the tune of $55 million in 2016. This all culminated in his 2020 book Out of the Ether, the Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist That Almost Destroyed It All.36m | Sep 14, 2022
- 178: Strategic Marketing: The Inside Track on Smooth Selling
Take the Quiz: https://www.SizzleForce.com/quiz
Stephanie Nivinskus is the CEO of SizzleForce Marketing, a Fractional CMO agency that services scaling companies. Since 1995 she’s been developing brand-building marketing campaigns that have been used by companies including Starbucks, Quiksilver, The National Football League and Cox Communications along with thousands of privately owned companies. Stephanie has written for Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines and is the author of the international #1 best-seller, Absolutely Unforgettable: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Creating A Heart-Centered Brand And Standing Out In A Noisy World.
Known for her ability to humanize commerce and market products and services in an authentic & powerful way, she delights audiences with attention-grabbing stories and strategies that connect the dots between people and profit. Her raw, heart-centered approach to creating meaningful conversations gives scaling companies a big voice in the marketplace.
Stephanie speaks nationwide. When she’s not helping brands showcase their sizzle, Stephanie is enjoying time with her husband and three teenagers in San Diego.29m | Sep 7, 2022
- 177: Adaptability: The Inside Track on Changing Your Mindset
Robert Overweg is the founder of the Adaptable Mindset program. He and his team empower people to develop their own Adaptable Mindset, to develop mental flexibility. Learn how to create mental space and to find new possibilities. In our rapidly changing world we keep feeling the impact of unpredictable events to which we have to adapt. Robert teaches how adaptability is about empowerment and finding new perspectives. The Adaptable Mindset program has been applied at several Fortune 500 companies (Chanel, Heineken), multiple SMEs and innovative schools. They have also supported over a thousand students and solopreneurs with their online program.33m | Aug 31, 2022
- 176: CEO Spotlight: The Inside Track on Raising Early-Stage Capital
InnoCan Pharma Ltd
Mrs. Iris Bincovich is an experienced healthcare manager, with a proven track record in developing global business strategies to open and penetrate new markets. With nearly 20 years of international marketing, biz dev and sales experience, she has led and managed hundreds of successful international transactions in the OTC, cosmetics and dermatology sector.
Iris was formerly the VP Global Marketing & Sales for the OTC botanical specialist, Kamedis, where she established their successful International marketing strategy including establishing digital marketing platform and global e-commerce site. She has also led the marketing/sales strategy and world-wide distribution network for a variety of dermatology, cosmetic and OTC companies (Promedico (Wellcome), Pollogen (Lumenis; NASDAQ: LMNS), Starlet Derma, Power Paper) and has worked with leading international cosmetic customers (Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, J&J, Channel, etc.).
Whilst serving as the Business Unit Manager for Tagra, she accompanied the biotechnology startup from early stage to commercialization and established their worldwide distribution network.30m | Aug 24, 2022
- 175: CEO Spotlight: The Inside Track on Building a Recruiting Platform
Matt Blumberg is a technology entrepreneur, business builder, and CEO of Bolster, an on-demand executive talent marketplace that helps accelerate companies’ growth by connecting them with experienced, highly vetted executives for interim, fractional, advisory, project-based, full-time, or board roles.
Before Bolster, Matt was founder & CEO of Return Path, the market leader in email optimization, until its sale in 2019. Under Matt’s leadership, Return Path won numerous employer of choice awards including #2 on Fortune Magazine’s “Best Companies to Work for” list.
Prior to Return Path, Matt founded the Internet division of MovieFone (now a division of AOL), worked in venture capital at General Atlantic Partners, and prior to that, was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting.
Matt has served on numerous boards and chaired many of them, including public company, private company, nonprofit, local community, educational, and trade association boards. Through Bolster, Matt has helped place dozens of directors with private and public companies, as well as advised many CEOs on building and running their boards.
Matt is a co-author of the second edition of Startup Boards, set to be released in June 2022.32m | Aug 17, 2022
- 174: Software: The Inside Track on Buy v. Build
Ian and his team at Enliven design and build highly functional, collaborative web apps for expert operational and project management processes. Ian works with established professional services firms - from construction to accounting - which have a unique worldview and proprietary operations to build a sustainable and healthy culture of expertise through the ongoing practice of product development.
While Ian’s natural bent toward process improvement and the development skills he has cultivated over the years make him an astute leader, it is his genuine desire to help companies create healthier workplaces through custom software that sets him apart from a largely sterile sector. For Ian, a successful project is one that uses software as a means of making people’s daily lives and jobs more enjoyable.28m | Aug 10, 2022
- 173: Self-Insurance: The Inside Track on a King-Size Tax Loophole
Strategic Risk Alternatives 831 (b)
(208) 424-2249 (Mobile)
Ed has more than 20 years of sales and operations management experience with a consistent history of leading high-performing sales teams and operational excellence. As Director of Business Development, Ed leads the SRA team in partnering with clients and valued advisors to provide next-level strategies to business owners. He has been a featured speaker at numerous well-known national conventions and industry events in insurance, finance, and long-term planning.29m | Aug 3, 2022
- 172: Distributed Energy: The Inside Track on a Trillion Dollar Juggernaut
Contact info:Bill Nussey
Career Tech CEO, Clean Energy Disruptor, Author
Bill Nussey is a career tech CEO with three successful exits, including an IPO. He has also been an investor with the venture capital firm Greylock. After IBM acquired his marketing tech company Silver pop in 2014, he was promoted to IBM’s VP of Corporate Strategy, helping the CEO and SVPs set the company’s overall strategy. As a CEO, his companies have raised more than $400 million, created thousands of jobs and billions in shareholder value.
In 2016, he left IBM to create the Freeing Energy Project. It began with his 2017 Ted talk then grew into 100+ articles and, most recently, the #1 ranked renewable energy podcast, The Freeing Energy podcast. On December 7 2021, all this came together in a book called Freeing Energy: How Innovators Are Using Local-scale Solar and Batteries To Disrupt the Global Energy Industry From the Outside In. It is the result of 320 interviews across several continents.31m | Jul 27, 2022
- 171: CEO Spotlight: The State of Ground Transportation
American Bus Association
Peter is President and CEO of the American Bus Association (ABA), a position he has held since 1996. He also serves as President of the National Bus Traffic Association and the ABA Foundation.
ABA is North America’s leading and largest motorcoach, tour and travel association, representing over 70 percent of all motorcoaches on the road and also includes a $10 million foundation that provides research to the industry and has awarded over $1 million in scholarships since its inception. He oversees management services to other organizations, including Skal International – USA, the Florida Motorcoach Association, and the Hispanic Motorcoach Council, African American Motorcoach Council, Entertainer Motorcoach Association, Women in Buses Council among others.
Pete is also an appointee to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Council and the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure, and he sits on the Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America – National Capital Area Council.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from George Washington University’s School of Business and Government.
Pantuso is a 2016 recipient of the National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award and a 2018 recipient of the Alumni Award of Distinction from the University of Pittsburgh – Bradford Campus.33m | Jul 13, 2022
- 170: CEO Spotlight: Exploiting Sales Tools in a Virtual World
Link to Book, “Never Sit in the Lobby”: https://amzn.to/3whwPh3
Glenn Poulos is the cofounder, vice president, and general manager of Gap Wireless Inc. With over three decades of experience in sales, he has developed a successful strategy system by spending thousands of hours in the field or on the phone with customers and working with salespeople in several successful companies.31m | Jul 6, 2022
- 169: CEO Spotlight: The Inside Track on Monetizing Innovation
Hassan is the Chairman and CEO of Brain Scientific, a company revolutionizing the MedTech field with innovative neurology devices that eliminate time-consuming tasks for neurologists and increase the access to neurology care.
Hassan is also CEO of Piezo Motion, a leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative piezoelectric motors. Our core piezo technology replaces traditional small-size precision rotary and linear motors by providing significant performance improvements with increased energy efficiency and a lower cost of ownership.
Hassan Kotob is an experienced leader in incubating, scaling, and monetizing technologies and the industries they serve. As a master of connecting financial intelligence with operational excellence, Hassan has led a successful career as the founder/principal of major companies across technology, life sciences, and software verticals.
With more than 25 years of experience leading companies in EMEA, APAC, and the Americas, Hassan is a transformative leader who knows how to lift products and services from ideation to immense shareholder value.30m | Jun 29, 2022
- 168: Dashboards: The Inside Track on Data Visualization
Jack is the owner of Pineapple Consulting Firm, based out of Charlotte, NC and absolutely loves helping businesses become data-driven!
Originally from Connecticut, Jack spent years after college in Corporate America with roles ranging from analyst to partnership manager, but moved down to Charlotte and started his company, Pineapple Consulting Firm.
Now he and his team help businesses become more data-driven by creating KPI (Key Performance Indicator) dashboards with visual representations of their performance along with analytical support to fully tell the story of their business.30m | Jun 22, 2022
- 167: PR/IR: The Inside Track on Corporate Communications
Maxim Jacobs, CFA
Max Jacobs is Senior Vice President and head of Investor Relations at Russo Partners. He brings more than 20 years of experience to this role.
Max works closely with the executive management teams to design a proactive investor relations plans, drive execution, and provide recommendations on all aspects of key stakeholder and investor activities. Additionally, Max monitors market and sector dynamics as well as investment research related to our clients and their industry peers and provides data and metrics-driven insights into the market and competitive landscape.
Prior to joining Russo, he served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Avalo Therapeutics. Previously, he was Managing Partner and Director of Research for North America for Edison Group, a global investment research, investor relations and consulting firm. Prior to that, Jacobs led two primary market research teams as Director of Survey and Tracker Research at Guidepoint, a leading expert network. Earlier in his career, he spent a decade managing and leading investments in the healthcare sector for several institutions, including Broadfin, Ridgemark, Mehta Partners and Trilogy Advisors.
Jacobs earned a bachelor's degree in economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a CFA Charterholder.31m | Jun 15, 2022
- 166: Fired: The Inside Track on Professional Prenuptial Agreements
Phone: (650) 327-1900
Book website: NegotiateLikeaCEO.net
Jotham S. Stein is the principal of the Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein P.C. He has more than twenty-five years of experience representing entrepreneurs, C-Suite executives, board members, venture capitalists, private equity principals, investment bankers as well as employees of companies of all types and sizes. Stein is also the author of Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees, a how-to guide for practitioners. Stein’s new book, Negotiate Like a CEO, is an engaging look at how all employees can protect themselves with lessons learned from top entrepreneurs and executives and how you can too.32m | Jun 8, 2022