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Change Wave is an exclusive look at the real, first-hand stories of how cutting-edge leaders rose to the top, smashed through barriers and created lasting impact. Brought to you by Treehouse, the company that has taught 850,000 people to code and helps companies like Nike, MailChimp, Airbnb and more hit their hiring plans and create diverse teams. If you’d like to know more, head to






2019 Top 50 Women In Technology & CXO: Reema Poddar

Reema Poddar is a highly successful executive with 26 years of experience in the software Industry. Poddar is a respected thought leader in Technology and authority on Digital and Organizational Transformation. Her successes include accelerating Digital & Organizational transformations enhancing customer experiences, enabling companies to improve automation, developer productivity, and operational excellence. She recently served Teradata Inc, as the Executive Vice President and “Chief...


#100DaysOfCode Motivation Podcast – Trailer

Here's a sneak peek into the #100DaysOfCode with Treehouse challenge launching April 6th! Subscribe to the podcast today to start receiving motivational and empowering messages from software engineers, engineering leadership, Treehouse staff, Influencers, tech executives, and more – to support your #100DaysOfCode with Treehouse journey. Join us starting April 6th and beyond for the #100DaysOfCode challenge at!


Pillar Technologies: Matthew Joyal

Matthew Joyal is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Pillar Technologies, a risk management platform for construction site developers and general contractors to monitor for destructive environmental conditions through the deployment of on-site sensor for real-time notifications. Matt started Pillar back in 2015 shortly after developing sensor technology applications in college. Since then, Matt and his cofounder were listed on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list of 2019.


Liberty Mutual Insurance: Monica Caldas

Monica Caldas is the Chief Information Officer for Liberty’s Global Retail Markets (GRM). In this role, Monica is driving the digital transformation within GRM’s global IT organization by delivering innovative solutions for customers and employees. Monica brings IT industry expertise from both the financial services and industrial sectors to deliver business model innovation through a robust digital strategy. Monica joined Liberty after a 17-year career at General Electric where she held...


Cotiviti: Nicole Neumarker

Nicole Neumarker is currently working as Vice President of R&D for Cotiviti, a leading solutions and analytics company that leverages unparalleled clinical and financial datasets to deliver deep insight into the performance of the healthcare system. At Cotiviti she is responsible for delivering value through the software engineering and innovation teams globally. Nicole is the former VP Technology of Helix Education, and originally began her technical career at Cisco Systems’ headquarters in...


FabFitFun: Will Feng

My name is William Feng (or Will). I am a proud father of a four-year-old son Zachary. I’m also an Organizational Psychologist, Coach, and currently the Director of Learning & Organizational Development at FabFitFun. I lead my team to develop amazing people and a culture that best supported our growing business across five pillars: Onboarding, Learning, Leadership Development, Performance Management, and Culture & Engagement. While my team and I had some amazing accomplishments here in the...


Sentry: Saloni Dudziak

Saloni has almost two decades of experience working with early- and mid-stage, high growth startups, building and running key foundational teams from the ground up. As the Vice President of People at Sentry, she is passionate about organizational design & strategy, transformation and change management, while fostering intellectual honesty and empowering others to develop autonomy and unleash their talents.


GoDaddy: Monica Bailey

As head of GoDaddy’s people and culture, Monica is responsible for talent and performance management, total rewards, learning and development, hiring, inclusion and partnership with our people and leaders worldwide. Since joining GoDaddy in 2013, Monica has implemented several initiatives including an updated performance review process in partnership with Stanford to reduce unconscious bias, while reinforcing great performance and a distinct culture. Additionally, she’s been instrumental in...


Coupa Software: Donna Wilczek

Donna is an energetic software executive passionate about making customers successful. She is an executive sponsor of the Coupa Executive Advisory Board and an inventor with multiple software patents. Donna started at Coupa in 2011 and leads product strategy and innovation; identifying innovative solutions that solve global business spend management challenges elegantly. Her leadership has helped propel Coupa from early startup days to a public company. In her time at Coupa, she has worked...


Catalina: Kevin Hunter

Kevin Hunter is a pioneering product visionary with 20+ years of entrepreneurial leadership in global strategy, business development and product leadership. As Catalina’s Chief Product Officer, Kevin leads innovation and is responsible for driving global product strategy from concept to commercialization to solve customer challenges and transform the in-store experience for buyers. Kevin’s team also builds strategic partnerships that add dimension and scale to Catalina’s personalization...


OfferUp: Ameesh Paleja

Ameesh Paleja is the Chief Technology Officer for OfferUp. He oversees the company’s engineering and data science teams and is responsible for all strategic aspects of the technology organization, including infrastructure, security, product engineering, and architecture. Before joining OfferUp, Ameesh was the CTO of Starz and oversaw the modernization of Starz’s technology platform, enabling an international expansion and managing the overhaul of the company’s digital media publishing...


NetApp: Debra McCowan

Debra McCowan is SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for NetApp, responsible for developing the global HR strategy and leading the entirety of the function including talent acquisition, talent development and learning, business partnerships, organizational development and effectiveness, total rewards, diversity, inclusion and belonging and operations. Debra is a change and transformational HR leader with 20+ years of global experience focused on integrating the people strategy...


Carta: Nolan Church

Nolan Church is the Chief People Officer at Carta, a Series E fintech company headquartered in SF. As the CPO, Nolan oversees all employee touchpoints including HR, Recruiting, Total Rewards, Internal Communications and Real Estate. Prior to Carta, Nolan was the Head of Talent at DoorDash as its first hire in HR and scaled the company from 50 to >800 employees in three years. Nolan has also worked at Google in recruiting as the company doubled in size to 60k employees. He studied Political...


The Rubicon Project: Shawna Hughes

As the Head of Global HR, Shawna leads the company’s efforts to attract, develop and retain the best talent. Prior to her current role, she led global People Operations to streamline and scale processes, systems, benefits and immigration at Rubicon Project. Shawna has a unique career path that has contributed to her being a highly respected people leader. She was previously at Concur Technologies leading the Diversity and Inclusion efforts globally across more than 20 offices. Prior to...

Duration:00:22:38 Brent Turner

As Chief Operating Officer at, Brent brings over 20 years of experience building and leading high-performing teams to the nation’s largest network of five-star pet sitters and dog walkers. Prior to joining Rover, Brent was president of Code Fellows, a digital trade school in Seattle. He also worked in various roles at aQuantive, as executive vice president of call products for Marchex, and as general manager of the search and display media network at Microsoft. When Brent isn’t...


Stash: Brandon Krieg

Brandon Krieg is the CEO and co-founder of Stash - the financial platform revolutionizing the way millions of Americans save and invest for their future. Brandon has been recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of 2018’s “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs,” and Stash was highlighted by Forbes’ “Fintech 50 2018” as well as the Wall Street Journal as one of the "Top Tech Companies to Watch in 2018." Prior to Stash, Brandon spent +15 years in financial services, most recently at Macquarie Securities...


theSkimm: Matt Boggie

Matt is a leading thinker and practitioner in the application of new technologies to media. He currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at theSkimm, a membership company that makes it easier for millennial women to live smarter. He most recently worked as the Chief Technology Officer and part of the founding team for Axios, the news and information start-up. Prior to that he was the Director of the New York Times’ Research and Development Lab, where he had extensive experience in...


Andela: Evan Green-Lowe

Evan Green-Lowe is VP, Engineering Talent Supply at Andela, an organization which believes talent is equally distributed around the world, and leverages that belief to help companies build distributed engineering teams. Evan believes in investing in communities of talent, and creating value for people as a way to bring the best out of them. During his time at Andela Evan has helped grow the engineering workforce from less than 40 engineers in Nigeria to over 1,200 across Egypt, Ghana,...


Yelp: Miriam Warren

Miriam Warren is the Senior Vice President of Engagement, Diversity and Belonging at Yelp and Board Chair of the Yelp Foundation. Miriam joined Yelp in 2007, serving in a variety of marketing and operational roles, including leading the company’s expansion efforts internationally as Vice President of New Markets. Presently, she heads a team working at the intersection of culture, engagement, corporate philanthropy and diversity, equity and inclusion.


Copper: Charles Ashworth

Charles is the Global People and Culture Leader at Zendrive, where he leads the global people organization. Charles has been instrumental in Hacking HR’s SF Chapter, bringing thought leadership to the discussion of emerging technologies. With 25 years of significant experience in key leadership roles at high-growth organizations, Charles has successfully reorganized entire company cultures and visions to adopt a “one team,” collaborative approach time and time again. He is active in the...