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This is the Level Up Podcast where we generate authentic conversations with business and industry trailblazers on how to bring growth, diversity, and leadership to the next level.

This is the Level Up Podcast where we generate authentic conversations with business and industry trailblazers on how to bring growth, diversity, and leadership to the next level.

Location:

United States

Description:

This is the Level Up Podcast where we generate authentic conversations with business and industry trailblazers on how to bring growth, diversity, and leadership to the next level.

Language:

English


Episodes

Fostering Relationships in Your Community with Momin Sheikh, Managing Partner of Frankel Management Company

6/14/2021
Momin Sheikh is the Managing Partner of Frankel Management Company (FMC), a full-service real estate firm that develops, builds, operates, and manages real estate. FMC specializes in strategic and diverse acquisitions, including residential, industrial, commercial, office, and retail properties. With his partners, Momin is responsible for fund strategy, capital raises, and investor relations. Before joining FMC, Momin was the Founder and President of MerakiCMO, a creative agency that...

Duration:00:49:05

Building a Diverse, Value-Based Team with Rasagna Holt, Founder and CEO of KGTiger

6/7/2021
Rasagna Holt is the Founder and CEO of KGTiger, a company that serves the in-house recruitment and talent acquisition industry. KGTiger provides solutions that combine human intelligence and machine learning to solve critical talent acquisition problems. Rasagna and her team have serviced companies including MathWorks, Microsoft, Disney, ESPN, Under Armour, and many more. Throughout her career, Rasagna has helped major organizations build talent strategies around diversity hiring,...

Duration:00:45:02

Strengthening Your Marketing Strategy with Lance Hollander, Co-Founder and Partner of The Agency Shop

5/24/2021
Lance Hollander is the Co-founder and Partner of The Agency Shop, a company that provides due diligence and assessment of digital strategies, ROI, agency competence, media effectiveness, and technology selections. In addition to this, Lance is a board member at From the Future, an advisor at CourtAvenue, and the Principal of Lance Hollander Consulting. Lance has over 20 years of experience in digital strategy, customer experience, marketing technology, and media. He has owned, led, and sold...

Duration:00:47:07

The Art and Science of Talent Acquisition with Andrew Norrie, Founder and Partner of Forward Path Group

5/17/2021
Andrew Norrie is the Founder and Partner of Forward Path Group, a company that provides human capital solutions to help businesses achieve growth. Andrew has 25 years of experience in executive search, client service, strategy, planning, and growth. Throughout his entrepreneurial career, he has led many start-ups to success and generated millions of dollars in revenue. Before launching Forward Path Group, Andrew founded Four Corners Group, an executive search firm that reached #42 on the...

Duration:00:40:41

Leading Social Change with Dr. DeRetta Rhodes, EVP and Chief People Capital Officer for the Atlanta Braves

5/10/2021
Dr. DeRetta Rhodes is the Executive Vice President and Chief People Capital Officer for the Atlanta Braves. Dr. Rhodes oversees people capital initiatives for the organization’s major leagues, minor leagues, and The Battery Atlanta operations. In her three seasons with the Atlanta Braves, she has transformed the people capital department, expanded the organization’s culture, and created an internal diversity, equity, and inclusion council. In addition to this, Dr. Rhodes has served in...

Duration:00:46:22

Redefining the Human Resources Role with Laura Remaker, Head of People Operations at gettacar

5/2/2021
Laura Remaker is a diversity champion, a leader in human resources, and the Head of People Operations at gettacar, an online platform that helps users buy, trade, sell, and finance used cars. Laura has managed HR, talent acquisition, employee engagement, and leadership and succession planning for seven fast-growing companies. Before joining gettacar, Laura served as the Advisor and Chief People Officer at Spring EQ and the Vice President of Human Resources at Greenphire. With over 18 years...

Duration:00:53:59

Using Creativity and Curiosity to Become an Effective Leader with Jim Caruso, Chief Financial Officer of Knipper

4/26/2021
Jim Caruso is a financial executive and the Chief Financial Officer of J. Knipper and Company (Knipper), a leading healthcare solutions company that serves the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Jim is a former CPA/consulting firm partner with 30 years of experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, business process outsourcing, information technology, and operations. Prior to joining Knipper, Jim served as the CFO of a home healthcare provider,...

Duration:00:47:02

Creating an Ensemble Work Environment with Omar Abdullah, VP of Marketing & Outreach at Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education

4/19/2021
Omar Abdullah is the Vice President of Marketing & Outreach at Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education. In this role, he helps raise awareness about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy through marketing, branding, communication, sales, and advocacy. Prior to joining Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education, Omar was an interdisciplinary scholar and communication consultant. He taught courses at the University of California, Davis, and Texas A&M University and has spoken at conferences...

Duration:00:42:16

Navigating Personal and Professional Change with Lori Hardwick, CEO of Wealth Tech at Red Rock Strategic Partners

4/12/2021
Lori Hardwick is the CEO of Wealth Tech at Red Rock Strategic Partners. With 25 years of experience in the wealth tech industry, Lori is known for her intense passion for continuous improvement on behalf of financial advisors and their firms. She currently serves on several boards, including the Strategic Advisory Board for Genstar Capital, the Board of Directors for Riskalyze, and more. In 2017, Lori co-founded Advisor Innovation Labs, where she built systems of engagement for financial...

Duration:00:53:19

How to Achieve Super Bowl-Level Results with Chukky Okobi, Founder of Basic Instructions and Former NFL Champion

4/5/2021
Chukky Okobi is a keynote speaker, mindset coach, entrepreneur, and former NFL Super Bowl Champion. He is currently a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the Founder of Basic Instructions, a mental bootcamp that helps organizations, leaders, and teams work through roadblocks to achieve peak performance. Chukky offers workshops, training, and one-on-one coaching focused on reaching your highest personal and professional potential. In addition to this, Chukky is an...

Duration:00:51:03

Going Beyond the Numbers with Todd White, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at AchieveNEXT

3/29/2021
Todd White is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at AchieveNEXT. He is a high-impact senior financial executive, strategist, and business developer with over 20 years of experience in private equity and venture capital transactions. In his role at AchieveNEXT, Todd has led merger and acquisition activities, financial and business planning and analysis, and reporting. He has also directed the preparations, solicitations, due diligence, and closings for private debt and...

Duration:00:46:22

How to Adapt in an Evolving Industry with Bryan Lapidus, Director of the FP&A Practice at the Association for Financial Professionals

3/22/2021
Bryan Lapidus is the Director of the FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) Practice at the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP). AFP is a professional society committed to advancing the success of treasury and finance members and their organizations. In addition to his FP&A expertise, Bryan is also skilled in collaboration and leadership, multi-year strategic planning, investment portfolio and business case analysis, and more. Bryan has over 20 years of experience developing and...

Duration:00:51:02

Finding the Right Fit with Alan J. Kaplan, Founder and CEO of Kaplan Partners

3/15/2021
Alan J. Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Kaplan Partners, an executive search and board advisory firm. Alan launched Kaplan Partners in 1994 after beginning his corporate banking career with First Pennsylvania Bank and Meritor/PSFS. Since then, he has built Kaplan Partners into a nationally recognized boutique firm that has been named five times to the Philadelphia100® as one of the region’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition to this, Alan serves on the Board of Directors of the...

Duration:00:49:59

Effective Change Management with Nikki DiCaro, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Data Officer of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Philadelphia

3/1/2021
Nikki DiCaro is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Data Officer for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, an organization that mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to address the Jewish community’s most critical priorities. In this role, Nikki is responsible for the organization’s accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, annual audits, and more. Before joining the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Nikki served as the Chief Financial Officer and...

Duration:00:50:03

How to Become a Joychiever with Tracy LaLonde, Author of The Joychiever Journey

2/22/2021
Tracy LaLonde is a professional speaker, business development coach, and author of The Joychiever Journey. She has 28 years of experience in professional public speaking and 20 years of experience in the legal industry. After transforming her life and career through her own joy journey, Tracy founded Joychiever to help other overachievers discover their unique path, define their joy, and apply their ambition to achieve a balanced, happy life. Tracy is also the Founder and Managing Partner...

Duration:00:40:22

Balancing the Demands of Work and Home in 2021 with Colleen Mook, Former Founder and CEO of Baby Be Hip

2/15/2021
Colleen Mook is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, speaker, podcaster, and small business consultant. Since selling her successful business, Baby Be Hip, in 2019, Colleen has focused her time on helping other entrepreneurs develop their businesses and balance the demands of work and home. In addition to her consultant work, she is also the host of the motivational podcast, Be Bold, Be Brave, Be YOU‪!‬ Colleen has been featured in various television, print, and online media, including...

Duration:00:42:12

Building Inclusive and Healthy Teams with Dr. Shelton Goode, CEO and President of Icarus Consulting

2/8/2021
Dr. Shelton Goode is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Icarus Consulting, a veteran-owned consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations create an inclusive culture. Dr. Goode has over 20 years of experience with diversity and inclusion, HR, talent management, and organizational and leadership development. In 2019, he was named one of the "Top 10 D&I Trailblazers" by Forbes. Prior to joining Icarus Consulting, Dr. Goode held executive positions for companies ranging...

Duration:01:01:53

Cultivating Transparency and Authenticity in a Virtual Workplace with Jim Dawson, President of Heidolph North America.

2/1/2021
Jim Dawson is the President of Heidolph North America. Heidolph is a leader in the production of premium laboratory equipment for the scientific research industry in more than 100 countries worldwide. At Heidolph North America, Jim and his team provide dedicated customer service, shipping logistics, technical support, and sales management to the US and Canadian laboratory market. Prior to joining Heidolph North America, Jim was the Executive Director for Brinkmann Instruments. He received...

Duration:00:42:19

The Power of Curiosity and Understanding in the Middle Market with Michele Juliana, Principal in the Technology Consulting Practice at RSM US

1/26/2021
Michele Juliana is the Principal in the Technology Consulting Practice at RSM US, where she leads the business applications team. RSM is a leading audit tax and consulting firm focused on the middle market. At RSM US, Michele works with various public and private sector organizations to optimize technology use. Prior to joining RSM US, Michele was an Account Manager at Keystone Information Systems and a Federal Grant Program Manager for the State of New Jersey. She has a broad range of...

Duration:00:44:19

How to be a Responsive Leader with Del Keffer, Vice President of Sales at Kirby-Smith Machinery

1/11/2021
Del Keffer is the Vice President of Sales at Kirby-Smith Machinery, a leading distributor of heavy equipment and cranes in the central United States. In his role at Kirby-Smith Machinery, Del believes in the value of teamwork and trust-based business relationships that drive superior results. In the last 40 years, Del has carved out a powerful career path, transitioning from garden sales to the executive suite. Before joining Kirby-Smith Machinery, Del was the President of North American...

Duration:00:53:20