Gina Peter, Executive, Breaking Bias for Leaders in Commercial Banking – Episode 63

Gina Peter is the North Division Executive for Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo.  She has an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a MBA from the University of Chicago that she earned while working full time. Gina developed a love for sports, travel and business at a young age that…

Greg Marshall, Chief Story Teller, Sacrificially Adding Value to People – Episode 62

Greg Marshall is the Chief Storyteller at CI Design, a creative marketing agency that provides strategic planning, brand, app and video creation and more.  He’s an entrepreneur, having merged his creative business with CI Design, a 2 time Emmy winner and the producer of a video series with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and attorney…

Taking a Chance on New Meetings – Episode 61.5

In this story, I share what goes on in my introverted head when I’m ‘forced” to meet new people in networking type situations and how I’ve learned to deal with it. I know it’s not my “fault” that I’m an introvert but being so has made it difficult for me to enthusiastically seek out and…

Xiao Wang, CEO, Making Boundless Opportunities for Immigration – Episode 61

Xiao Wang is the Co-Founder and CEO of Boundless, a Seattle, Washington based startup that is democratizing the immigration process offering an inexpensive, and highly successful, online platform for marriage green cards and US citizenship.  He has an undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and earned his MBA at Harvard University.  Before starting Boundless, Xiao worked…

Kelly Fitzsimmons, CEO, Creating Resilience with Unique Strengths – Episode 60

Kelly Fitzsimmons is the Founder and CEO of several technology focused companies and currently the co-founder of Custom Reality Services, a firm that tells stories and creates amazing experiences using Transformative Applied Virtual Reality.  She is also the author of “Lost in Startuplandia – Wayfinding for the Weary Entrepreneur” a book in which she details the…

Randy Shows Me the Way – Episode 59.5

I share a story about a lapse in my leadership that resulted in me reacting to a situation in a way that was beneath me. It almost doesn't make sense for me to say I'm glad it happened, because I wish it hadn't. But if it hadn't happened, I might still be searching for the…

Mark Shapiro, CEO, Courageously Taking the Road Less Traveled – Episode 59

Mark Shapiro is the President and CEO of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee.  Mark attended Indiana University before exploring a career in restaurant management with Ed Debevic’s where a chance encounter with a couple of entrepreneurs he was serving led him to become a freight broker, moving truckload shipments of…

Jill Young, CEO, Guiding and Challenging Leadership Teams in Growth Mode – Episode 58

Jill Young is the Founder and CEO of TractionFirst LLC, a Texas based Certified EOS Implementation Firm.  Jill is also a keynote speaker, a two time author – her latest book is called “In Courage – How Entrepreneur’s and Their Leadership Teams Can Experience Less Pain in Growth Mode” – and an energized, dynamic leader.  Jill grew…

Slowing Down to Grow Up – Episode 57.5

On the football field when I was a kid and a teenager, I was fast.  Not the fastest, but in the top 10%, I’d say.  One of a few hares amongst many other tortoises.   Those days are long gone and, these days, I’m definitely the reverse, a tortoise settled into the comfort of a slow and steady…

Brad Zepecki, CEO, Unlocking the Code on Best Places to Work – Episode 57

Brad Zepecki is the Founder and CEO of Octavian Technology Group, a Milwaukee based technology consulting firm that provides strength to its clients with fractional CIO and AI Datascience expertise. He’s a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a Management Information Systems and Marketing degree.  Brad began his career as a software engineer and…