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● Mentors & Masters taps into Founders Space's global network of startup advisors, domain experts, and visionaries. Every episode brings you incredible insights into how to rethink and reinvent your business, your management style, and your future! ● Founders Space is one of the leading startup accelerators in the world, with over 50 partners in 22 countries. Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazines ranked Founders Space the #1 incubator for overseas startups. ● Captain Hoff (Steve Hoffman) is the ...
 
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Jennifer Spooner is the Co-owner and CEO of The Aesthetic Experience, a Digital Smile Design (DSD) clinic that provides luxury dental and aesthetic services. Jennifer started her career in the real estate industry in 2002 and worked as a mortgage broker for 16 years. She systematized her mortgage business and in 2020 joined her sister, Dr. Olesya S…
 
Ashley Ingle is the Founder and CEO of Profit Matters, an accounting company that provides bookkeeping, taxation, CFO, and other financial services to businesses, with a specialization in the construction and manufacturing industries. Profit Matters is 100% virtual and uses a powerful combination of skilled professionals and automated software tool…
 
Krish Ramineni is the Co-founder and CEO of Fireflies.ai, an artificial intelligence assistant platform that records, transcribes, and organizes voice conversations for virtual meetings. The platform integrates with various project management, CRM, and storage apps like Slack, Asana, Trello, Zoho, Salesforce, HubSpot, and Dropbox. Before founding F…
 
Dan Zawacki is the Founder of Lobster Gram, a company that sold and delivered live lobsters and seafood around the US as gifts. He started Lobster Gram in his garage in 1987 and bootstrapped it into a $15 million company before selling it in 2017. Dan is now a Certified Traction/EOS Implementer with a passion for teaching, facilitating, and coachin…
 
Nelson Tepfer is the Co-founder and CEO of ProCFO Partners, a company that provides financial advising to businesses. ProCFO Partners has over 35 fractional CFOs that help companies scale their businesses through financial reporting, analysis, and KPIs. Before launching the business, Nelson served as a Chief Financial Officer, interim CFO, and cons…
 
Michele Williams is the Founder and CEO of Scarlet Thread Consulting, where she coaches six- and seven-figure business owners in the creative space and interior design industry. She began her career in financial software development, where she nurtured her tech, testing, and organizational skills. Now, Michele is a certified Profit First coach and …
 
Kate Winkler is the CEO of Ruby, a leading provider of live virtual receptionists and 24/7 chat services. The company's mission is to help small businesses make real, meaningful human connections with their customers. Kate took over Ruby’s leadership from its founder, Jill Nelson, in 2019. She has been in the technology sector for over 25 years and…
 
Ruth Domber is the Co-founder of 10/10 Optics, a luxury and specialty eye care and eyewear boutique in New York. She is a trendsetter and influencer in the area of luxury optical wear and has been the owner of the business for over four decades. Ruth has been quoted extensively by many major beauty and health publications, including Women’s Wear Da…
 
Wendy Marvin is the Founder and CEO of Matrix Roofing, a licensed, bonded, and insured company providing roofing and home solutions to homeowners and commercial property managers in Vancouver, Portland, and the surrounding areas. Wendy started the company with her ex-husband 15 years ago and took over the operations in 2017. She is also currently a…
 
Adi Klevit is the Founder and CEO of Business Success Consulting Group, an organization that provides businesses with the infrastructure, processes, and systems they need to thrive. Adi and her team help companies scale up, transfer knowledge, and prepare for succession. She has over 25 years of experience as a trained industrial engineer, manageme…
 
Russell Benaroya is an author, entrepreneur, and the Co-founder of Stride. Stride provides outsourced bookkeeping, accounting, and CFO services to professional service firms in the US and currently serves over 100 clients. Russell also delivers executive coaching to help entrepreneurs succeed in business and in life. His drive and commitment have e…
 
Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, a leading unsweetened flavored water brand. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including being named the EY 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California, one of InStyle’s 2019 Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs…
 
Danny Mizrahi is the Founder and CEO of Contango IT and the Co-founder and Managing Director of GRSee Consulting. He is a cybersecurity expert who is on a mission to help businesses implement the best IT systems and processes. Over 10 years ago, Danny founded Contango IT to provide unique and top-of-the-line IT consulting, services, and systems man…
 
Joy Gendusa is the Founder and CEO of PostcardMania, a full-service postcard direct mail marketing and online advertising company. Since starting PostcardMania in the late ‘90s in a 600-square-foot cottage, Joy has amassed millions of dollars in sales and now employs over 300 people. Her mission is to empower small businesses with affordable market…
 
Adi Klevit is the Founder and CEO of Business Success Consulting Group, an organization that provides businesses with the infrastructure, processes, and systems they need to thrive. Adi and her team help companies scale up, transfer knowledge, and prepare for succession. She has over 25 years of experience as a trained industrial engineer, manageme…
 
Brett Trembly is an accomplished lawyer, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the Founding Partner of Trembly Law Firm, a franchise and business law firm that focuses on business and commercial litigation. The firm was recognized as one of the fastest-growing small law firms in the country for four years in a row by Law Firm 500 and recently re…
 
Talia Harari is a New York licensed attorney specializing in business law and estate planning. As the Owner of Harari Law PLLC, she empowers business owners, investors, asset managers, and others through her extensive legal experience in both domestic and international corporate transactions. Having witnessed the injustices experienced by those who…
 
Steven Hoffman, aka Captain Hoff, is the Founder and CEO of Founders Space, a global startup incubator and accelerator for entrepreneurs. He is also a venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and author of several award-winning books, including Make Elephants Fly, Surviving a Startup, and The Five Forces That Change Everything. Previously, Steven was…
 
Marcus Sheridan is a global keynote speaker and consultant in the digital sales and marketing space. He has been referred to as a “web marketing guru” by The New York Times, and his story of saving his swimming pool company, River Pools, from the economic crash of 2008 has been featured in multiple books, publications, and case studies around the w…
 
Steven Neuner and Ryan Cassin are Partners at Superpowers, a company that helps successful entrepreneurs achieve new levels of freedom and growth. Their team is made up of US-based, work-from-home executive assistants. In addition to this, Steven is an Associate Coach at Strategic Coach, a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Insurance Provider, and a member…
 
Chris Ronzio is the Founder and CEO of Trainual, a leading SaaS platform transforming the way small businesses onboard, train, and scale teams. He is a two-time Entrepreneur of the Year Mountain Desert Region Award finalist and Phoenix Business Journal 40 Under 40 Awards recipient. Trainual has been recognized on the Inc. 2021 Best Workplaces list …
 
Michael Oberther is the Director of Business Development at Supporting Strategies, a company that provides outsourced bookkeeping services and operational support to growing businesses. His experience spans information technology, human resources, payroll and benefits administration, and labor compliance. Michael’s expertise in understanding client…
 
Kirsten Meneghello is the CEO and Founder of Illumination Coaching, a company that provides executive coaching, training, and development resources for leaders — with a strong focus on communication skills. Kirsten is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), attorney, frequent speaker, and former member of the Forbes Coaches Council. She is also an aw…
 
Jessica Yarbrough is a Business Growth Consultant and Sales and Marketing Strategist. She is the Founder of the Jessica Yarbrough company. She works with entrepreneurs to help them build an expert platform, rapidly raise their value, build their credibility online, and attract high-paying clients. She also guides coaches and consultants to build hi…
 
Simon Severino is a Business Growth Coach and the Founder and CEO of Strategy Sprints, a company that helps Saas and service businesses double their revenue in 90 days. He helps companies find better clients, focus on high-value tasks, build better referral systems, and regain their freedom. Simon is also a Business Growth Advisor at Consilience Ve…
 
Gigi Rosenberg is a renowned public speaking coach. She works with leaders and corporate organizations to help them present online, lead panels, give speeches, and nail elevator pitches, both online and in person. Gigi has a background in corporate communications, theater, and fundraising. Her past clients include Microsoft, Mercy Corps, Portland S…
 
Dr. Olesya Salathe is the Co-founder and Co-owner of The Aesthetic Experience, a Digital Smile Design (DSD) Clinic that provides luxury dental and aesthetic services. She is also a dentist at The Dentist Off Main, an entrepreneur, and a podcaster, as well as a wife and mother. Dr. Salathe received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from George Fox Un…
 
John Busick is the Owner of Bob Kunst Painting, Inc., a premier residential and commercial painting company located in San Rafael, CA. He is also the Co-founder of Workglue, a project management and field communication app for contractors. Workglue is changing the way traditional construction, design, and field teams communicate. In addition to thi…
 
Jennifer Lillie is an Oregon-based realtor and the Founder of We Got The Keys Real Estate. She started her career in event planning before moving to the real estate industry. Jennifer is passionate about giving her clients the best experience possible and takes the time to establish systems for every step of a real estate transaction, from staging …
 
Cesar Quintero is a serial entrepreneur, Certified EOS Implementer, and the Founder of The Profit Recipe. The Profit Recipe is a coaching firm that helps entrepreneurs work on their business instead of in their business. As an entrepreneur since the age of 24, Cesar has expertise in what works in business and the tools entrepreneurs need to succeed…
 
Ryan Buchanan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thesis, a digital marketing agency based in Portland, Oregon. Ryan is an experienced entrepreneur who grew an early email marketing agency into a full digital agency focused on strategic planning and creative execution. He is also the Co-founder of two nonprofits, SINE (Survival Is Not Eno…
 
Verne Harnish is the Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 200 partners on six continents. He is also the Founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), which has over 16,000 members worldwide. Verne is the author of multiple books, including the best-seller Mastering the Rockefe…
 
Robin Schuckmann is the Executive Director of BNI Oregon and SW Washington. As the world’s largest business referral network, BNI helps members grow their businesses through sales referrals, business training, peer learning, and networking opportunities. In her role, Robin empowers and leads directors and ambassadors to serve over 1,000 members in …
 
Jonathan Freeman is the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer of Centura Wealth Advisory, a fast-growing wealth management firm based in San Diego, California. Throughout his career, Jonathan has held leadership positions for companies in a variety of industries, including technology, professional services, consulting practices, …
 
Keith Gillette is the Founder and CEO of TaskTrain, a process management platform. TaskTrain designs and develops simple workflow solutions to enable teams to consistently and efficiently achieve excellence. Keith is also the CIO of GilletTEK and a Senior Collaborator at Educational Collaborators. He has a background in IT operations management and…
 
Chris Martin is the Owner and President of Mt. Hood Pro Painting, a Portland-based residential and commercial painting company. Mt. Hood Pro Painting delivers over 15 years of professional painting experience to its wide range of clients. Chris currently runs the business with his wife, Alexandra Martin. In this episode: As a business owner, do you…
 
David Baer is the Creative Partner and Co-owner of The Prepared Group, a strategy-first marketing consultancy. He is a veteran direct response marketer who started his career at the dawn of email marketing selling classical music subscriptions online. Since then, David has served as the marketing director for three wine importers, the founder of a …
 
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