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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 25, 2018

Jamie Schneiderman is CEO of Toronto-based Career Spark.

After earning his MBA at Harvard, Jamie found himself obsessed with how to find a better match between employers & employees.

So he founded ClearFit, where he served as CEO for 10 years. They developed a patented Fingerprint™ technology based on research into the direct linkage between personality & motivation on job success. It provides a clear picture into what drives & motivates each employee.

4,000 corporate customers use ClearFit to develop clear action plans to manage & support each employee’s maximum performance and engagement.

In this 20 minute conversation, Jamie reveals what he’s learned about finding the right match between employer & employee.

Sep 18, 2018

It takes a lot to convince a successful entrepreneur to trade in their “Founder/CEO” title for employee status. You know that must be one pretty special organization.

Following a homerun experience starting, building, and selling Caring.com to a public company, Andy reconnected with an old friend from his time at Intuit.

And he became hooked on the shared vision.

Andy now leads sales at 350-employee Bill.com, one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing companies.That's one of the hardest recruiting & leadership challenges in business.

He inherited a mixed team.

But with upgrading, restructuring, and just plain caring, the team has gone on to incredible accomplishments. In fact, he’s scaled the business that now moves over $60 Billion per year.

Incredible.

In this 20-minute conversation, Andy reveals step by step how he’s build this high-performance salesforce.

Sep 13, 2018

Alex Salkever is a confessed former tech addict who had a near-death experience texting while driving.

That event got him fascinated by the topic of how tech affects our brain.

And it ain't pretty.

So, he just published his conclusions in the new book "Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain"

And there are many implications for how - and who - you hire. It's vital to find compatible working styles, with regard to inescapable technology.

He is a columnist for Fortune and Guest Researcher at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.

Alex has been a senior executive at a number of Silicon Valley startups, most recently at Mozilla.

 

Sep 11, 2018

Precision targeting… Imagine if you had a map that showed you where your target customers actually made their decisions to buy. 

Christopher “Toph” Day is Co-Founder & CEO of DemandJump.

Based in Indianapolis, Toph’s team helps marketers outmaneuver their competition & double their marketing performance using the Traffic Cloud Customer Acquisition Platform. 

With $6M in venture capital from Revolution, Flyover Fund, and Hyde Park Venture Partners, DemandJump is out to make customer referrals far smarter.

What’s not to like about that?

In this 20-minute conversation, Toph reveals how he’s building the organization that’s building one of Indy’s fastest-growing companies.

Sep 6, 2018

It’s not every day you met an entrepreneur who bootstrapped a company to $13 million revenues and 130 employees.

I just met one.

Tyson Quick started Instapage. 

And he’s on a mission to personalize & optimize online experience for all of your customers. In short, they make your marketing landing pages smarter.

They already have 15,000 customers.

Now he’s raised $15M in venture capital from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital to scale the business.

In this 20-minute conversation, Tyson reveals how he’s building the team that’s building these customized landing pages. (Hint: they’re located in San Francisco, Poland, and Romania)

Sep 4, 2018

As Denver suffered in its third year of drought, Chris Klein saw an opportunity.

So he co-founded Rachio, where today he’s CEO, leading 60 employees.

Rachio is the personal watering assistant that automatically adjusts for the weather & improves the water efficiency of your home.

Installation takes less than 30 minutes and you begin saving water & improving your yard's health immediately. And of course, its smartphone-controlled. 

Rachio is “blossoming” thanks to venture funding from top investors like Arborview Capital, Amazon’s Alexa Fund, and Bonaventure Capital.

I was blown away by his “First of Four” & “Hiring Sprint” process. In this 20-minute interview, Chris shares how he’s growing the organization that’s growing lawns everywhere.

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