Execepreneur: From Executive to Entrepreneur
By Launch & Lead
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What do you do if you’re a corporate executive in your 30s, 40s or beyond, have kids, a mortgage - and have this undeniable desire to start a company? Execepreneur covers the journey from successful corporate executive to entrepreneur. We navigate the transition from accomplished corporate leader to launching, building and growing your first business. We interview successful, high growth executives that have made the leap, like Matthew Lieber from Gimlet and Startup, Gary Swart from oDesk, and many others that have left McKinsey & Co., Boston Consulting Group, Microsoft, IBM, investment banking, hedge funds and more.
||Clean20: How to Use a Relationship Map to Create a $4 Million Company||Tamara Nall founded The Leading Niche, a consulting firm to the federal government and larger firms. She shares with us the secret of growing her company to $4M in revenue - the relationship map. For complete show...||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: A Customer Acquisition Strategy To Grow From 2 to 27 Employees||Randy Reyess is co-founder of VenturePact, a technology services firm that matches companies with talented application development teams from around the globe. He has also written in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company and Harvard Business...||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: How To Systematize And Productize A Services Business||Rachel Rodgers started the Rodgers Collective, a cool, innovative take on a law firm. She has grown the company over the past 5 years or so, and has lot to share, including a great way to think about protection as an entrepreneur. Four...||9/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: The Rand Fishkin Case Study on How to Build an Online Presence||We continue our conversation with Rand Fishkin this week and dive into the details of how to build an online presence - even if you're starting from scratch. We started with search engine strategy and ended the conversation with a case study to bring...||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Rand Fishkin on How to Focus Your Online Marketing Efforts (Part I)||Rand is known as the Wizard of Moz - the godfather of SEO and all around highly respected online marketing thought leader. He's the founder of Moz, a suite of popular tools to help build and manage your online presence. The episode covers the...||9/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: How To Build a Business That Lands $700,000 on Shark Tank||Brittany Hodak is co-founder of ZinePak, a company that creates custom, interactive publications for super-fans. They partner with top brands and entertainers (ahem... Taylor Swift) to elevate regular consumer promotions (e.g., CD in a store) into an...||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: How Did Engineers Create a New Fashion Category?||Aman Advani co-founded Ministry of Supply while at business school at MIT. They have created the performance professional category - business professional attire that's actually comfortable. You can see from the way they run themselves that...||8/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: The Path to 1 Million Users. Twice.||Theban Ganesh has built and sold two different businesses that have attracted over 1 million users. In today's conversation, we cover the rise and exit of his two startups, why he chose to go back to corporate after his first, how to...||8/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Growing oDesk to Become The Market Leader in Online Work||Gary Swart joined oDesk in 2005 as CEO and led the company for over 8 years, turning into the market leader in the online work industry. It was the first workplace to reach $1 billion in work, and has over 5 million freelancers and thousands of jobs...||8/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Leading oDesk to Market Leader||Gary Swart joined oDesk in 2005 as CEO and led the company for over 8 years, turning into the market leader in the online work industry. It was the first workplace to reach $1 billion in work, and has over 5 million freelancers and thousands of...||8/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: From $2 Billion to an Internet Startup||Manpreet Singh is co-founder and President of TalkLocal, a company that connects users with service providers over the phone within minutes of their request. He started his first company in high school - a website that had 300K visitors per...||7/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: How they grew from 6 people to $100 Million||Alim and Steve left the University of Waterloo in 2001 and went on to help build Infusion into a $100 Million company. Hear the story of how they did it - through hustle, paranoia, audacity and insanity. This week's...||7/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: People First - Building a Company Where Your Customers, Employees and Partners All Love You||James Costa started the first version of his business when he was just 17. He was in high school, a newly minted single father and juggling a business on the side. He now runs a 13 person digital agency in Toronto where his clients,...||7/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Starting as a Self-Funded Solopreneur||Pat Murray was Director of Pricing Analytics at Home Depot and Senior Vice President of Client Service & Development at a reputable analytics consultancy before striking out on his own. Pat discusses how he launched "operations soft landing"...||7/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: From Bay Street Lawyer to Toronto Gold||In this episode, Ronan Levy talks about something that likely rings true for many of us that went down a Corporate path - the desire early on to do something entrepreneurial, but delaying for something safe. He really nails why he thinks many of...||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: How to Grow to $500M and IPO||Burton Goldfield has led explosive growth at three different companies and in this episode we learn how he grew TriNet from $100M in revenue to over $500M in revenue. Burton describes what two things were key to the growth and how they can even apply...||6/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: From Boston Consulting Group to co-founder of hot media startup, Gimlet||Former NPR producer, MIT MBA and Boston Consulting Group consultant Matthew Lieber co-founded Gimlet Media with Alex Blumberg - and has a hit on his hands. With highly successful shows like Startup, Matthew shares the story of his transition,...||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Pivoting an outdated point rewards company to a VC-backed data analytics firm (Part II)||In Part II of our conversation with Eric Green (CEO) and Dennis Sarafa (COO), we discuss how they executed on the strategy they came up with in Part I. There were several key takeaways, including why it's important to operate with an...||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Pivoting an outdated point rewards company to a VC-backed data analytics firm (Part I):||This is part one of a two-part conversation with Eric Green (CEO) and Dennis Sarafa (COO) on the strategy and introduction of their pivot to customers. It’s a fantastic episode that covers how they took over a company that was missing...||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: From McKinsey & Co. to Franchisee||Learn how Mike Tayter left the corporate world (Engagement Manager at McKinsey, Director at Dell) to start a fast-casual franchise. Hear what he thinks his unique advantages are and how TV advertising turned his business around. For insightful...||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great topic. Having been an exec for a decade before launching into business… there are great insights here to help keep learning! Can’t wait for more! x
Interesting and advanced
I like the podcast because it speaks to a very specific audience that often contemplates making the jump from successful corporate life to entrepreneurship… yet often hesitates and delays due to the many risks and unknowns. InderpaI deconstructs these issues one by one with real world examples and first-hand stories of trials and successes. I also appreciate that the podcast is noticeably advanced and speaks to the audience expecting that they are sharp professionals with advanced careers in business. It feels like an EMBA focused on entrepreneurship.
This podcast speaks to me!
As a former senior manager at Intel Corp, a dad of 3 kids (all under the age of 7) and an entrepreneur this podcast speaks directly to me. I’m listening! KEEP ROCKING…
~ Joel Louis