Dr. Sean O’Mara, Optimizing Health and Turning Back the Aging Clock – Episode 66

Dr. Sean O’Mara is the lead partner at Lantu Solutions, a Minneapolis based medical startup that optimizes patient health by leveraging health and disease biomarkers.  Prior to Lantu, Dr. O’Mara founded Guardian 24/7, an innovative medical service company providing elite concierge medical care to ultra-high net worth individuals and royalty.  The company designed and developed clandestine, satellite…

Matt Parry, CEO, Sprouting Healthy Food Ideas in a Processed Food World – Episode 65

Matt Parry is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Good Crisp Company, the creator of the gluten-free canister potato chips that you feel good eating. Matt started the company in his home country of Australia.  As the brand took off in the US, he made the decision in early 2019 to open a US headquarters and moved…

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Chris Widmayer, CEO,Programming Culture for Hyper Focused Growth – Episode 64

Chris Widmayer is the Co-Founder & CEO of Penrod, a consulting company that delivers innovative solutions to clients using Salesforce software. Chris and his co-founder started Penrod working together on Skype while watching shows like Friday Night Lights and the Jersey Shore.  The business has grown dramatically and now employs more than 60 people in 3 states. Recently,…

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…