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Shauna Swerland, CEO of Fuel Talent, launches the What Fuels You podcast, where she sits down with influential, interesting and successful leaders to learn from them. She digs into the stories and choices that made them who they are today, with the goal of sharing the inspiration, perseverance and stories of resilience that are normally only shared within an inner circle. You'll walk away feeling fueled by each episode as Shauna uncovers things like personal hardships and failures, what it’s like to become an entrepreneur and tips on building a successful career.

Shauna Swerland, CEO of Fuel Talent, launches the What Fuels You podcast, where she sits down with influential, interesting and successful leaders to learn from them. She digs into the stories and choices that made them who they are today, with the goal of sharing the inspiration, perseverance and stories of resilience that are normally only shared within an inner circle. You'll walk away feeling fueled by each episode as Shauna uncovers things like personal hardships and failures, what it’s like to become an entrepreneur and tips on building a successful career.

Location:

United States

Description:

Shauna Swerland, CEO of Fuel Talent, launches the What Fuels You podcast, where she sits down with influential, interesting and successful leaders to learn from them. She digs into the stories and choices that made them who they are today, with the goal of sharing the inspiration, perseverance and stories of resilience that are normally only shared within an inner circle. You'll walk away feeling fueled by each episode as Shauna uncovers things like personal hardships and failures, what it’s like to become an entrepreneur and tips on building a successful career.

Language:

English

Contact:

206-465-2000


Episodes

S15E6: Megan Jasper

10/4/2022
Megan Jasper currently works for Sub Pop Records as the label's CEO. She started working for Sub Pop in 1989 and eventually went back to the label in 1998. Before working at Sub Pop she was the Northwest Sales Representative (for five years) for Alternative Distribution Alliance, a music company that distributes mostly independent music to retailers in the US. Megan has also volunteered for numerous non-profits, served on the Board of Directors for SCBWI for four years, volunteered and...

Duration:00:59:27

S15E5: Lisa Gersh

9/20/2022
Lisa Gersh is an experienced operating executive and public company board member, having been the CEO of multiple companies and currently serving on three public company boards. Most recently, Lisa was the CEO of the fashion brand, Alexander Wang. Prior to that, Lisa served as the CEO of Goop, Inc. (a lifestyle brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow) and was the President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. In 2000, Lisa co-founded Oxygen Media with Geraldine Laybourne and served as...

Duration:01:11:05

S15E4: Nancy Xiao

9/6/2022
Nancy Xiao is the CEO at Mason, where she is responsible for day-to-day company leadership as well as driving its next stage of innovation. She previously served as the President of Mason–overseeing the company’s meteoric growth both in terms of company expansion and platform adoption. A mobile technology and hardware industry nerd, Nancy has undertaken complex challenges, from pushing the boundaries of VR to enabling companies to build their own smart hardware product lines. Prior to Mason,...

Duration:00:56:01

S15E3: Matt Ehrlichman

5/31/2022
Matt Ehrlichman is the CEO, Chairman, and founder of Porch Group, a Seattle-based vertical software platform for the home. Porch’s mission is to help home services companies grow and through these relationships to help make the home simple, from moving to maintenance and everything in between. Prior to founding Porch, Matt created his first technology startup, Thriva, in his dorm room at Stanford University, where he also received his Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Engineering and...

Duration:00:52:15

S15E2: Poppy MacDonald

5/24/2022
Poppy MacDonald is the President of USAFacts, the non-partisan, non-profit civic initiative, and source for well-visualized data on the American people and how we are doing as a nation – leading an effort to help Americans ground their democratic debate in facts. Previously, Poppy served as president and chief operating officer of POLITICO USA; President, publisher, and chief revenue officer of the National Journal, as well as executive director of business development at POLITICO Pro,...

Duration:01:02:08

S15E1: Tom Skerritt

5/17/2022
Tom Skerritt is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Triple Squirrels, a PNW lifestyle focused media content provider. Tom has led a successful acting career, being a two-time Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. In a 60-year acting career, Tom has appeared in more than 40 films and over 200 television episodes, including roles in classics, such as M*A*S*H, War Hunt, Alien, Steel Magnolias, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, and Picket Fences....

Duration:01:05:31

S14E12: Manoj Pinna

5/3/2022
Manoj Pinna is the Co-Founder and CEO of Seattle based Pebble Health. Pebble Health levels the playing field between small businesses & startups and Fortune-500 companies for employee benefits. Pebble Health is used by people in 20 states, making it available for small employers to offer generous benefits like fertility, $0 deductible health plans affordably, or save 30% on benefits spending. Over the past 17 years, Manoj has been driving change in staid and inefficient industries including...

Duration:00:54:17

S14E11: Lisa Sun

4/26/2022
Lisa Sun is the Founder & CEO of GRAVITAS, a company whose origin story dates back to Lisa’s first professional review: that she “lacked gravitas” and “should go buy a new dress, big jewelry, and great shoes.” Realizing the transformative power that clothing can have, Lisa secured the patent on building shapewear into dresses and launched Gravitas as a Confidence Company that offers innovative apparel and styling solutions designed to makeover women from the inside-out. Prior to founding...

Duration:01:06:30

S14E10: Erin Quick

4/19/2022
Erin Quick is the Co-founder and CEO of PairTree. With more than 20 years of global brand marketing experience, and more importantly, as a two-time adoptive mother, Erin is a leader in the movement to modernize adoption in the U.S. Previously, Erin co-founded Stoke Strategy, a Seattle-based brand strategy firm, which she led for 12 years. She began her marketing career at Addison in San Francisco and New York, where she worked on global branding for Domino’s Pizza, Merrill Lynch and The...

Duration:00:54:04

S14E9: Omri Gazitt

4/12/2022
Omri Gazitt is the co-founder and CEO of Aserto, an authorization startup and his third entrepreneurial venture. He’s spent the majority of his 30-year career working on developer and infrastructure technology, most recently as the CPO of Puppet. Previously, he was the VP and GM of HP’s Cloud Native Platform, and General Manager at Microsoft with responsibilities for Azure, SQL Server, Application Server, and the .NET Framework. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:16:45

S14E8: Derrick Morton

4/5/2022
Derrick Morton is the Co-Founder and CEO of Seattle-based FlowPlay, and has been an entrepreneur, leader, and innovator in the digital entertainment industry for more than 25 years. At the helm of FlowPlay for the last 15 years, he has established the company as the creator of the industry’s most powerful immersive gaming platform, driving product innovation to build the engaging multiplayer social casino that captures the attention of 75 million users worldwide. Derrick has identified new...

Duration:00:59:58

S14E7: Andy Heily

3/29/2022
Andy Heily is the third-generation family member to lead Seattle-based Continental Mills, makers of Krusteaz® pancake and bake mixes and WildRoots® snacks, among other high quality, tasty products. Andy lives and breathes Continental Mills, having touched nearly every aspect of the business throughout his 19 years with the company, including roles in Sales, Marketing, Research and Development and Operations. He served as the company President and Chief Growth Officer (CGO) since 2015 and was...

Duration:01:04:22

S14E6: Ryan Frazier

3/22/2022
Ryan Frazier is the Co-Founder & CEO of Arrived. Arrived makes it easy for anyone to invest in shares of single-family rental homes, and earn passive rental income + property appreciation right away. The company is backed by Jeff Bezos, Marc Benioff, Spencer Rascoff (the former CEO and founder of Zillow), and Core Innovation Capital. Previously, Ryan was the Co-Founder and CEO of DataRank, an alumni of Y Combinator, and GM at Sprout Social. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:01:00:07

S14E5: Justin Hayashi

3/15/2022
Justin Hayashi is the CEO and Co-Founder of New Engen – a born digital, tech-fueled, people-powered, and growth-obsessed integrated marketing agency. Justin started New Engen in 2016 and has been fortunate enough to work alongside an exceptional team that has built the business to 230 employees and over 120 reputable brands, including General Mills, ViacomCBS, Google, FIGS and more. Prior to New Engen, Justin was at Zulily building attribution models to evaluate advertising effectiveness,...

Duration:00:57:07

S14E4: Dan Lewis

3/8/2022
Dan Lewis is the Co-Founder and CEO of Convoy, a digital trucking network that is transforming the trillion-dollar global trucking industry in service of its mission, “To transport the world with endless capacity and zero waste”. Before Convoy, Dan served as General Manager of New Shopping Experiences at Amazon, after having product and data roles at Microsoft, Google, and various startups. Dan started his career in supply-chain and strategy consulting for Oliver Wyman, working in operations...

Duration:00:59:59

S14E3: Lindsay Droz and Kristi Lord

3/1/2022
Lindsay Droz and Kristi Lord are the Co-Founders of L’Avant Collective, a female founded consumer product company based out of Seattle that creates high performing, plant-based cleaning products in countertop worthy packaging. L’AVANT Collective was born out of the near constant demand for cleaning up after our kids and pets but wanting the products we used to be non-toxic, highly effective, and conveniently located. Lindsay and Kristi formed an instant friendship sparked at a mutual...

Duration:00:53:38

S14E2: Erin Papworth

2/22/2022
Erin Papworth is the CEO and Co-Founder of Nav.it, the social and finance app that helps young earners find their personalized way to increased wealth. A two-time entrepreneur, she spent over a decade living and working overseas, managing multi-million dollar programs and working for organizations like Johns Hopkins University, Doctors without Borders, the United Nations, and the United States Government. During that time, Erin experienced firsthand the decline of societies when young people...

Duration:00:45:08

S14E1: Melissa Widner

2/15/2022
Melissa Widner is the CEO of Lighter Capital, the pioneer and leader in revenue-based financing for tech startups and scales-ups. Prior to Lighter Capital, Melissa was the Managing Director of NAB Ventures, the VC arm of the National Australia Bank and a General Partner at Seattle based SeaPoint Ventures. She was also the founder and CEO of 7Software, and the CEO of Northwest Industrial Supply, where under her leadership, both companies generated over a 10X return to investors. Melissa is...

Duration:01:00:17

S13E12: Demetri Themelis

2/8/2022
Demetri Themelis is the Co-Founder and CEO at Knock, the leading performance management platform and CRM for multifamily property owners and managers. In his eight years at Knock, Demetri has led the company to win three start-up competitions and successfully raised $50M in funding – all while developing meaningful friendships along the way. Prior to co-founding Knock, he worked in equity sales at UBS. He is an avid skier and outdoorsman, and has competed in numerous competitions including...

Duration:00:39:14

S13E11: Cara Oppenheimer

2/1/2022
Cara Oppenheimer is the Co-Founder of GoodBuy, the easy button for conscious shopping. Goodbuy is a browser extension that intercepts all of your mega-retailer shopping and diverts you to thousands of small businesses that align with your values. Before pursuing life as an entrepreneur, Cara lived the “agency life” for 17 years as a Creative Director, managing, building, and directing the vision for creative teams and Fortune 100 brands. Over the years she spent in the agency world, Cara...

Duration:00:56:33