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Chetan Dube – Can Machines Think?

3/18/2019
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Chetan Dube, the CEO of IPsoft Inc, goes one on one with Anthony to discuss the future of the workforce and how technology will change how we think and work. IPsoft is the largest privately owned artificial intelligence company. Chetan started his company after a question began to haunt him – “Can machines think?” His goal is to have machines come together with carbon forms to create a more efficient planet. IPsoft has already created technology that is changing the way companies interact...

Duration:00:30:27

Dr. Ed Placke – The Bridge to Adulthood

3/11/2019
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After retiring as a superintendent of a state school district, Dr. Ed Placke got a call from Green Chimneys. At first Ed, who has over 35 years of experience in education, hesitated to take the call, but after 15 seconds of visiting the 160-acre farm, he knew it was the place for him. Green Chimneys educates students with disabilities from ages 5 to 21. The school’s goal is to guide their students across the bridge to adulthood successfully. Throughout this podcast consider how important the...

Duration:00:27:44

Cristina Vigilante – The Road to Mastery

3/4/2019
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Cristina Vigilante is an impressive young leader who is responsible for the global sales operations for Marsh. Cristina has just accepted a new role as the Head of Sales for Asia and is relocating to Singapore in that capacity. Within her role, Cristina sets strategy and vision in terms of the planning and execution for growth. She implements client engagement strategies and enables the sales force with the tools that allow her colleagues to access the strategies and utilize them. She also...

Duration:00:25:58

Rupert Holmes – A True Renaissance Man

2/25/2019
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Today’s podcast guest brings humor and personality that will keep you truly entertained as he illuminates his journey to success. As a “true renaissance man” Rupert Holmes’ list of accomplishments is endless. He is a mystery novelist, playwright, composer, arranger, screen writer, conductor, singer, song writer and as Anthony notes, a gifted leader. Rupert Holmes is a man of many faculties and many stories. With over 50 years in show business, Rupert explains how it took him 10 years to...

Duration:00:35:10

Michelle Sartain – Raising the Profile of Others

2/11/2019
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This podcast guest has so much wisdom to share that during the course of the discussion, Anthony even finds himself changing perspective. Michelle Sartain knows how to succeed and she uses her skills and knowledge to help others succeed as well. Throughout the podcast, Michelle gives valuable insight on a platform for a true leader. As the US Sales Leader for Marsh, Michelle is responsible for growth, retention, innovation, client service, and guiding sales strategy across the United States....

Duration:00:29:10

Eileen Torres – Doing More with Less

2/4/2019
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As the Executive Director of BronxWorks, Eileen Torres knows how to make the most out of her resources. BronxWorks is a non-for-profit agency whose mission is to help individuals and families improve their economic and social wellbeing. The south Bronx based organization touches the lives of over 45,000 individuals and families a year. Throughout its 38 locations with the hard work and dedication of their 900 employees, the agency feeds, shelters, teaches and supports their neighbors to...

Duration:00:36:42

Ed Danberry A Man with a Gentle Tenacity to Do Good

1/28/2019
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Ed Danberry is a former Army veteran whose never give up attitude and philanthropic outlook on business and life has positioned him into the successful leader that he is today. After a business opportunity introduced Anthony and Ed, Anthony knew that he had to have Ed on the show to discuss Ed’s path to leadership and his ability to connect with others and give back. Ed is the CEO of Group One Investments, LLC. He is also a jack of all trades when it comes to business and has experience in...

Duration:00:33:49

Jennifer Davis and Elizabeth McCourt – Define Your Success

1/14/2019
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What fulfills you? What are you passionate about? What is success to you? These are examples of what executive leadership coaches Jennifer Davis and Elizabeth McCourt help their clients to define. This episode of the Roots of Leadership is jam packed with leadership secrets and advice from Anthony’s two guests: Jennifer, the founder and CEO of Jennifer Davis Coaching, and Elizabeth, the founder and CEO of the McCourt Leadership Group. These two successful women have a laundry list of...

Duration:00:40:37

Leaders Have Huge Shadows – Paul Marden

12/19/2018
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Two industry leaders go one on one to discuss leadership, company culture and the changes in healthcare. Anthony and Paul Marden, the CEO of UnitedHealthcare, New Jersey, give insight for young leaders and entrepreneurs that are imperative for success. In his first question to Paul, Anthony inquiries about Paul’s earliest leadership memories. Paul recalls his early years in sports and how it took the group to come together to lock in on one goal. He remembers how being named captain meant...

Duration:00:33:39

A Man with a Fearless Love of Risks

12/3/2018
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Legacy. That is what Diversant CEO and founder Gene Waddy has on his mind every day. Gene has lead Diversant into becoming the largest African-American owned IT staffing and solutions firm in the US. From the inspiration of his father, to the motivation of his wife and children, Gene Waddy knows and continues to strive for excellence. Throughout the podcast with Anthony, Gene continuously references his family and community, the two areas in which his legacy are of the upmost importance to...

Duration:00:33:02

David Dean – Lifelong Servant Leader

11/19/2018
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Did we help someone today? Is what we do ever enough? Imagine running a corporate culture where answers to these questions determine success. Normally, success is measured on sales revenue, net profit margin, cost of customer acquisition and more. Of course, these metrics matter to the leadership team at Easterseals New Jersey. But for David Dean, he strives to make a difference. While Dean’s Easterseals journey began 11 years ago, his desire to help others started much earlier. When he...

Duration:00:22:30

The Youngest Female Franchisor Knows No End with Hakika Dubose-Wise

11/5/2018
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We are joined with HaKika Dubose-Wise, the nation’s youngest female franchisor, HaKika, aka Kika, is the founder and CEO of Kika Stretch Studio’s. Her business began with a $500 tax return and a never before seen stretching routine creating flexibility while simultaneously reducing tension and increasing circulation. Today, Kika Stretch Studio’s has expanded to 4 locations between New Jersey and New York. She has been recognized in NJBIZ, The New York Times, US News, and more! Conditions...

Duration:00:36:03

Innovative Disrupter – Barry Beck

10/22/2018
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Serial entrepreneur, Barry Beck, sits down with Anthony to discuss his successes and strategies as a leader and innovator. Barry, the Co-Founder and COO of Bluemercury Inc., started his first business at a young age shoveling snow in his Philadelphia neighborhood. He has an innate entrepreneurial spirit that was cultivated when his father told him that “he could be anything as long as he owns it”. Before starting Bluemercury with his wife Marla, he had three successful previous business...

Duration:00:43:14

The Power of Persistence

10/8/2018
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When he was first starting out in his career, Chris Sugden was given a piece of advice that has stuck with him. He was told to “go find work, don’t wait for work to come to you”. This advice complimented with his dad’s instructions from his youth football days to “hit or be hit” has led Chris to live and work with the consciousness that opportunities do not just show up. Now a partner and the Chair of the Investment Committee of Edison Partners, Chris seeks out opportunities to grow new...

Duration:00:32:34

When Vision intersects with Mission with Dennis Johnson

9/24/2018
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Dennis Johnson, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at the Children's Health Fund, joined us on the latest episode of the Roots of Leadership. The Children’s Health Fund started in 1987 and has grown to support and serve the needs of over 4 million children. Mr. Johnson sat down with host Anthony C. Gruppo and reflected on his fascination with politics and the healthcare system, the type of skills needed for his position at the Children’s Health Fund, the amazing inspiration from...

Duration:00:35:15

Defying the Odds: An Extraordinary Woman with Extraordinary Goals featuring Crystal Kelly

9/10/2018
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We are joined with Crystal Kelly, a shining example of someone who believes that anything is possible as long as you have a strong focus, drive, and dedication. Crystal is a motivational speaker, Amazon best-selling author, and a community organizer who started a foundation, Power of your Purse. The story behind all of these achievements showcase Crystal’s passion for personal and professional growth. Her drive and dedication can be traced far back to her childhood. Conditions were not...

Duration:00:36:55

The Grind to Greatness with Keith Kefgen and David Mansbach

8/27/2018
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The Greek word ethos means the character that best describes a person(s) values. When listening to today’s episode, we understand the ethos/values that made AETHOS leaders, Keith Kefgen and David Mansbach, hospitality titans. Combined, they have more than 50 years’ experience in the hospitality space, published a book, and have lectured aspiring professionals. Keith, Dave, and Anthony discuss the essence of great leaders, learning from obstacles, and along the way we pick up three pieces of...

Duration:00:24:34

The Child Leader Inside Us.

8/13/2018
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As Jim Henson once said, “the most sophisticated people I know — inside they are all children” How can we tap back into those childlike lessons of leadership? The ones that come so intuitively to us as kids, but that we lose sight of as we enter adulthood? On today’s podcast, we look back and explore those facets of leadership with our co-host and guest Ainsley, granddaughter of Anthony C. Gruppo. Ainsley Jane is a kind, curious, and comical 10-year old. Through her love of Frozen and...

Duration:00:14:44

One on One with HeartShare Human Services Leader Bill Guarinello

7/30/2018
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One simple question was all it took to remind Bill Guarinello what keeps him going. Some 45 years ago, after his army career concluded, all he carried was a psychology degree. His parents worried. So Bill’s strong-willed Italian born mother intervened. She waved down their next door neighbor, who was the head of what is now HeartShare Human Services, and secured a job at the nonprofit for her son. Guarinello still runs the company today through a distinctive leadership style, urging...

Duration:00:27:26

Jennifer Walsh – Inspirational Visionary

7/16/2018
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How would you classify someone who started their first business before their 30th birthday, sold it, and can say that business is now part of Amazon’s collection? We’ve run out of adjectives to describe Jennifer Walsh. Oh, and did we mention that Walsh also writes, advises on beauty, and appears on television regularly? Like most of us, her life’s journey was not planned. She experienced many setbacks, some more personal than others. But through it all, she embraced change and picked up many...

Duration:00:29:00