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The Changeup sits down with leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to learn about doing a big career switch from being a high-rising employee at larger company to starting your own thing. It's about the excitement of taking risks, following your passion, and building something new.
 
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This week's guest is the CEO and Founder of De Kabeza, Alana Kalin. De Kabeza is a tech platform with gamified communications and live interactive trivia and games, based in Mexico City. We talk about her decision to move herself and the company from New York to Mexico to refocus on a Mexican audience, the evolution of gamification, the differences…
 
This week's guest is the founder of Human Factor Media, Zack Slingsby. Human Factor Media is a video production and creative shop that makes videos people want to watch. They work with brands and clients to create original work that doesn't get skipped or scrolled by. We talk about his journey from writer to founder, the creative process, balancing…
 
This week's guest is CEO and Co-Founder of Cognitiv, Jeremy Fain. The media and marketing world has recently become obsessed with artificial intelligence and deep learning, marking it as the future of the business as a whole. Cognitiv has been applying these practices for years to help predict consumer behavior and drive marketing performance for t…
 
This week's guest is the CEO and founder of Reimaginez, Therese Gedda. Reimaginez specializes in designing, redesigning, and scaling culture successfully. They help founders, CEO's and leaders keep, attract and lead high achievers while living as high achievers themselves. We talked about how growing up in Sweden building her own company was always…
 
This week's guest is the CEO and Founder of Malida Advisors, Natasha Kehimkar. Malida Advisors is a strategic advisory firm, focusing on areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, organizational change, and scaling your HR function. We talk about her career journey in the Pharma world, to tech start-ups, to building her own thing. She also shares how d…
 
This week's guest is co-founder and CEO of Curacubby, Steven Khuong. Curacubby is a next-generation, fin-tech, SAS platform that helps education, recreation, and family service programs save time and money by optimizing finance and business workflow functions. We discussed how a very personal family hurdle led to the creation of Curacubby, how his …
 
This week's guest is the founder of Farmer Nick, Nick Cutsumpas. I met Nick when he was a sales executive at Thrive Global, where we hit it off due to his empathy and creativity and his love of baseball didn't hurt either. Nick bet on himself and has grown a small empire focused on urban farming. His Farmer Nick Instagram account has over 169,000 f…
 
This week's guest is Career Strategist, Executive Coach, and Consigliere, Jill Griffin. Before going out on her own, Jill was a senior executive at massive media agencies like Publicis, overseeing Fortune 500 branding, strategy, and media partnerships. We talk about how what was initially going to be a few months of consulting turned into a 6+ year…
 
This week's guest is Co-Founder of Bumper, Dan Misener. Bumper is a podcast growth agency that helps organizations reach their business goals through the power of audio. Dan is one of the sharpest minds in audio. We talk about the Faustian bargain some audio companies took to garner scale, what it means to focus on engagement versus download number…
 
This week's guest is the author and executive performance strategist, Laura Garnett. At Laura's firm, Garnett Consulting, Laura and her team work with highly driven, industry-leading executives and teams to achieve the impact and fulfillment they desire. We talk about her decision to leave one of the biggest companies in the world, executive burnou…
 
This week's guest is the founder of Schlaf & Co, Steve Schlafman. Steve was a venture capitalist who made the decision a few years back to leave the industry to focus on building his boutique leadership company that focuses on helping early-stage founders and VCs. He is also an avid reader and writer and something we explore during our conversation…
 
This week's guest is the Founder and CEO of Sparkfly, Catherine Tabor. Sparkfly is a retail technology solutions company that helps innovative retailers and merchants like Chipotle, Texas Roadhouse, and Great Clips leverage technology to create a meaningful connection to their customers We talk about how she was able to win her first big client and…
 
This week's guest is the creator of Shameless Acquisition Target, Laura Mayer. Laura and I worked together at the Slate group, where she was a producer at Panoply, also known as Megaphone, prior to its sale to Spotify. She has had a front-row seat to the podcast acquisition boom and helped launch dozens of award-winning shows. It has not punched he…
 
This week's guest is the Chief Learning Officer at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Ruth Gotian. Dr. Gotian is also the author of The Success Factor – Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance, where she researched CEOs, Nobel laureates, and Olympic and NBA champions to find out how we can all optimize our success. Last year, she was amon…
 
This week's episode is with the Founder and CEO of SalientMG, Mack McKelvey. SalientMG is a strategic marketing firm, focused on accelerating market position for growth stage tech companies. We talk about leveraging digital tools to better share your skill set, why being a Chief of Staff is the ultimate pipeline to becoming a CEO, and the discrepan…
 
Season 3 Premiere! So excited to welcome the CEO and Co-Founder of Mojo, Vinit Bharara. Mojo is a sports stock market, where fans can literally invest in their favorite players' careers. Along with Vinit, there are some pretty big names as co-founders, Bart Stein, Mark Lore, and a baseball player turned businessman, you might have heard of Alex Rod…
 
We took the month off of interviewing and while on break, we put together two special episodes with some of our incredible past guests to highlight some themes that were recurring. This week we focus on diversity and race. These entrepreneurs have firsthand experience with the disparities within the corporate and business world and offer insight in…
 
This week we welcome the CEO and Co-Founder of Quantified, Noah Zandan. Quantified is the leading firm in combining behavioral science, AI, and experiential learning technology to help people enhance their impact, improve their interactions and establish a greater human connection. We talk about how a former Wall Street guy got into behavioral scie…
 
This week we welcome my friend and my mentor, Andy Wiedlin. Andy is the founder of the VERY creatively titled Andy Wiedlin Consulting, an advisor to many startups and publishers, and the host of the marketing podcast, Backstage with the Brand. We talk about what it takes to be a great sales leader, the differences in the advertising world now versu…
 
Phluid launched initially as a physical and online store that makes gender-free, non-binary apparel and accessories. It has grown into a movement committed to challenging the dated practices that inhibit freedom and self-expression. We talk about building a community by being a listener and always learning, creating a place where people can freely …
 
This week we welcome the CEO and Founder of SquadLocker, Gary Goldberg. SquadLocker is innovating the athletic apparel market by making it easier for coaches and league administrators to manage purchasing for sports teams. We talked about the thousands of hours he had in the textile business, how he applied that to build his own company and the rea…
 
This week we welcome Winnie Sabbat, Managing Partner of Sabacica Capital. Sabacica Capital is a women-led venture fund that focuses on exceptional women and people of color-led startups. We talked about how they are changing the game with funding, their unique approach to partnering with startups, and her passion for global travel.…
 
This week's guest is Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of ExecOnline, Julia Alexander. ExecOnline is a premier provider of online leadership development experiences that are democratizing access to high-quality leadership training and creating a diverse pipeline of future-ready leaders. We talk about the value of finding mentors outside your fie…
 
This week's guest is Co-Founder at Imagen Insights, Cat Agostinho. Imagen Insights is a company that helps agencies and brands get direct crowd-sourced ideas and insights from the Gen Z community. We talk about the differences between this upcoming generation and the ones before, the spark that got the company going, and how to be prepared to hire …
 
This week’s guest is Founder and CEO of Playmaker, Brandon Harris Playmaker is a next-generation sports media and athlete management brand. We talk about the early lessons learned building his own media company, his refreshing take on the power of sports gambling, and why we both agree that having a chip on your shoulder leads to success.…
 
This week’s guest is the founder and CEO of Hype Dance Community, Liza Brody. Hype Dance Community is a virtual and outdoor dance lesson company for all kids of all abilities. We talk about her decision to leave the advertising events world to start her own business during the pandemic, why movement is so important for everyone, and why the focus o…
 
This week’s guest is CoFounder and CEO of Squared Away, Michelle Penczak. Squared Away is a team of trusted assistants who span across the nation. They help businesses and people scale by offering virtual assistance to get busy executives organized. They also have a really compelling hook: they are all military spouses. We talk about the originatio…
 
This week’s guest is Co-Founder and CEO of Tumble Media, Lindsay Patterson. Tumble Media is an educational children’s audio company that has been a pioneer in the kids’ podcast space since 2015. Their mission is to inspire curiosity and discovery through accessible storytelling. We talk about how Lindsay’s part-time project turned into a full-time …
 
This week’s guest is Founder and CEO of Wave Sports and Entertainment, Brian Verne. We talk about the expansion and evolution of WSE and their move into sports personality driven content, how Brian’s leadership style allows others to thrive and how he has grown the team from a handful of people in a San Francisco loft to a global sports + media phe…
 
This week’s guest is CoFounder of Mondo Brewing Company, Todd Matteson. Mondo Brewing Company is one of the most celebrated craft breweries in London. We talk about his decision to leave advertising sales and pursue a life in brewing, the cultural differences in the craft scene between the UK and the United States and what style of beer every brewe…
 
This week’s guest is Co-Founder of Think Now, Mario X Carrasco. ThinkNow is the research company for the America we live in today - a multicultural, nuanced landscape. Through their diverse research panel set, ThinkNow helps brands better understand and communicate with their audiences. We talk about growing up aware of the two cultures in his life…
 
This week we sit down with the Founder of PositiveHire, Michele Heyward. PositiveHire is a tech company which helps to recruit and retain experienced Latina, Black and indigenous women STEM professionals into management positions. Our software assists these women in finding the best fit employer for them to advance their careers. This in turn helps…
 
This week’s guest is founder and CEO of IV Bioholdings, Marty Keiser. IV Bioholdings is on a quest to radically improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Listen as I try to keep up with Marty as he shares their bold innovations that are radically improving patients ability to detect diseases like cancer earlier and potentially save…
 
This week’s guest is the founder of Evergreen Strategic Communications, Emily Heck. Evergreen is a marketing agency specializing in nonprofit, education and small business services. We talk about her decision to leave the corporate side of academia and non profits to strike out on her own, what it means to be an accidental entrepreneur and the heal…
 
This week’s guest is Founder and CEO of Team Friday, Michelle O’Grady Caballero. Team Friday works at the intersection of communications, culture and community helping brands deploy new strategies to reach diverse audiences. We talk about her decision to leave the corporate marketing world to venture out on her own, how she uses her company’s insig…
 
This week’s guests are Jackie Hernandez, Co-founder of New Majority Ready and Jack Rico, Managing Partner of New Majority Storytelling. New Majority Ready helps businesses and brands connect with the increasingly multicultural world. We have a frank discussion about the continued lack of diversity in executive leadership, media and entertainment. A…
 
The purchasing power of the Latinx community has grown substantially in the past 30 years, from $213 billion in 1990 to over $1.9 trillion in 2020. Yet, venture capital funding for businesses started by Latinx founders still sits below 2% year over year. Brittany Chavez is here to change that. She built Shop Latinx to create a shopping experience a…
 
This week on The Changeup, we sit down with the CEO and Founder of Atlas Solutions, Ansley Fender. Atlas Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) company that streamlines grant management. We talk about the limitations of a typical 9 to 5 job, how the "American Dream" concept is perfect for those that are more entrepreneurial-minded, and she sha…
 
This week we sat down with Partner and CEO of Open Seat Direct, Michael Collazo. Open Seat Direct empowers anyone to organize events easily, get paid instantly and connect with customers directly. We talk about Michael's growing up in the live event space, from Minor League baseball to the NHL, and how that helped him formulate the idea for Open Se…
 
C.J. Toledano is the Founder of Follow Through Studio, a creative sports studio is at the intersection of sports and comedy. We worked together at Bleacher Report, where he was pivotal in building and scaling the Social Moments team that fueled B/R's social growth and then was the creative director for House of Highlights. We talk about why pop cul…
 
Brian Morrissey has been fascinated with how sustainable media businesses scale for quite some time. Amidst the pandemic, he left Digiday Media, moved to Miami and started to build a newsletter and podcast called The Rebooting to examine what makes a modern media company hum. As a big fan of Brian's works, especially his interviews, it was extremel…
 
This week’s guest is principal and cofounder of Sparrow Digital Holdings, Ana Milicevic. Sparrow advisors is a digital advisory firm that works with companies across ad tech, mar tech, e-commerce and media to generate and grow revenue. We talk about the disconnect ad tech has with it’s intended value, our own perception of advertising, working with…
 
Digital advertising was built on a false promise: the ability to track everything would lead to the right ad being served to the right customer at the right time. In reality, what it created was a massive multi-billion dollar arbitrage ecosystem where disinformation and bad actors pull money from advertisers who are unaware they are even running on…
 
The business of sports is bigger and more integral to the game than ever before. And for athletes that means they have the chance to share their personal journey and personality outside of the field, on their own terms. Walt Brock started his company, CrossOvr Collective, to help with just that. Working with athletes from all sports, his production…
 
Nick Demos is a Tony and Olivier Award winning producer, filmmaker, business coach, as well as a yoga and meditation instructor AND he hosts his own podcast. We talk about growing up in Montana, his decision to leave dance and theater when from all outward appearances he was at the top of his game and how important the beginner's mindset is to his …
 
This week we talk with the founder and partner of agency Marcy Avenue, Benjamin Aziz. Marcy Avenue is a creative collective of designers and strategists united by a common goal: to bring people together through art and culture. We talk about how his career has traveled from law to sports to politics back to sports and now helping some of the most i…
 
What does fandom look like now? For Drop Party, it's the emotional relationship between brands and fans. Founder Marco Marandiz has been obsessed with how we obsess and build his company to further deepen that bond. With partners like Will Smith, Patrick Mahomes and the Mars 2020 initiative, Drop Party is creating culture with some of the coolest e…
 
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