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This LEHI Mindset episode is featuring Sofya Asfaw, a distinguished surgeon and Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Experience at the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Sofya specializes in trauma surgery, surgical critical care, and acute care surgery. She has a strong educational background with a medical degree from Southern Illinois…
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This episode features one of the most respected figures in marketing, Professor Tim Calkins. As a distinguished faculty member at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, Tim specializes in marketing strategy and branding. His insights are grounded in his extensive real-world experience, including a successful tenure at Kraft Foods w…
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This episode features Matthew Taylor, the founder and managing partner of MTT Ventures and the President of TransMachine. TransMachine is an industrial manufacturing company focusing on heavy duty truck, oil and gas, and agriculture industries. Prior to his entrepreneurship through acquisition journey with TransMachine, Matthew was the Head of Sale…
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This episode features Abdol Moabery, a serial entrepreneur, a prominent philanthropist and a community service champion. Abdol is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of GA Telesis, a global leader in integrated commercial aviation services. Abdol is a distinguished alum of the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive MBA Program. He …
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This episode is featuring Greg Parranto, a leading figure in orthopaedic trauma and medical device sales and a seasoned US Army veteran who served in various critical missions in different countries and war zones. Greg is currently the CEO of Endeavour Orthopaedics, a specialty medical device company focused on advancing orthopaedic trauma products…
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This episode is featuring Kellogg legend Harry Kraemer. Harry is a Kellogg School of Management Professor, former CEO of Baxter International, and author of three best-selling leadership books. He is currently an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm and he serves as a board member at various impactfu…
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This episode is featuring Enis Hulli, a prominent VC investor. Enis is a General Partner at 500 Emerging Europe, focused on investing in Central Eastern European and Turkish entrepreneurs on pre-seed and seed. Enis has assisted various tech unicorns, guiding them from their seed stage to their IPOs. He is a native of Istanbul, he holds an engineeri…
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This episode is with Joe Manone, President and CEO of Rite-Hite Products Corporation. Rite-Hite is a world leader in the manufacture, sale, and service of loading dock equipment, industrial doors, safety barriers, HVLS fans, industrial curtain walls, and more. For over two decades, Joe has been instrumental in steering Rite-Hite's remarkable growth…
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This episode is featuring Devesh Sachdev, the founder, Managing Director, and CEO of Fusion Microfinance. Since its inception in 2009, Fusion Microfinance has become one of the fastest-growing microfinance institutions in history. This growth is largely attributed to Devesh's leadership, which is focused on adopting state-of-the-art digital technol…
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This episode is with Manvendra - Manny - Saxena, founder and Executive Chairman of Mars Energy Group. Mars Energy Group is a private equity holding company that acquires renewable energy businesses and provides support after acquisition by utilizing technology, implementing systems, and driving process improvements. The main focus of Mars Energy is…
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This is a thought-provoking episode with Professor Mohanbir Sawhney, a globally recognized scholar, consultant, speaker, and author in technology, innovation and marketing. He's a distinguished professor at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, and an advisor to global Fortune 500 companies. We sat down with Professor Sawhney…
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This is a unique episode that was recorded with Kostas Poulakidas in Bangalore, India, featuring two amazing Indian female tech leaders. Joining us are Sonia Arora and Preetha Menon. Both have over 15 years of impactful tech leadership experience in the United States in diverse industries. In this episode we are delving into their inspiring stories…
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In this episode we are hosting Orie Browne, a distinguished physician, tech entrepreneur, and community service leader. As the Chief Medical Officer at Checkpoint Health, Orie plays a pivotal role in providing innovative health management solutions for people with chronic illnesses. His extensive career as a physician spans various locations in the…
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In this episode, we are hosting Ashish Sinha, a distinguished non-profit leader in the US democracy space. Ashish currently serves as the Chief of Staff at the Institute for Responsive Government, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. This organization is dedicated to assisting policymakers in finding solutions that enhance government…
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In this episode, we are hosting Ardaman Singh, a senior executive of Axtria, a global provider of cloud software and AI-driven data analytics to the life sciences industry. The company officially became an unicorn with over $1 billion valuation after raising $150 million from Bain Capital Tech Opportunities in 2021. Ardaman is a seasoned business e…
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Hi from Evanston, Illinois. In this podcast Kostas Poulakidas and I, Volkan Emre, are hosting Oender Boyman, a fellow Kellogg Executive MBA and a seasoned venture capital investor. Onder is currently a Partner at Swiss Venture Capital firm VI Partners. Vi Partners was founded in 2000 by ETH Zurich, McKinsey and ten Swiss blue-chip companies with th…
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Hi from Bangalore, India! In this episode, Kostas Poulakidas and I, Volkan Emre, are hosting Anant Vidur Puri, a technology and entrepreneurship enthusiast who is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners’ India branch. Bessemer is one of the World’s leading VC companies, with more than 135 IPOs and 200 portfolio companies in the enterprise, consumer …
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Hi from Bangalore, India. Today, Kostas Poulakidas and myself, Volkan Emre, are hosting Abhinay Choudhari, the founder of BigBasket.com, one of the largest and most impactful e-commerce ventures in the World. BigBasket was sold to Tata Group for over $2 billion valuation in 2021. Abhinay is also the founder of LaundryMate, a groundbreaking platform…
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Today we are hosting Linda Maclachlan, founder and current Board Chairperson of Entara, a Chicago-based leading Cybersecurity and IT Managed Services company. Linda is also the Co-founder and CEO of Forecheck, a cybersecurity startup. Linda is an alum of the Kellogg School of Management's Executive MBA program.…
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