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Join Rahul and Greg on their journey to discover the elusive Growth Equation. They endeavor to figure out exactly what it takes to build high performance companies, teams, and business functions by interviewing incredible entrepreneurs, innovators, and growth leaders.

Join Rahul and Greg on their journey to discover the elusive Growth Equation. They endeavor to figure out exactly what it takes to build high performance companies, teams, and business functions by interviewing incredible entrepreneurs, innovators, and growth leaders.

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Canada

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Join Rahul and Greg on their journey to discover the elusive Growth Equation. They endeavor to figure out exactly what it takes to build high performance companies, teams, and business functions by interviewing incredible entrepreneurs, innovators, and growth leaders.

Language:

English


Episodes

How to be a Resilient Entrepreneur, the untold stories of being a founder with Erik Severinghaus

5/26/2021
In one of our favorite episodes to date we had the pleasure of bringing on Erik Severinghaus a multiple time founder and current VP of strategy and development at Conexiom. Erik also has successfully scaled and climbed Mount Everest and talks about how that was easier then building a company! Erik shares the stories of entrepreneurship that no one talks about. He is very transparent on the challenges of being a founder and how hard it is mentality and physically to be successfully. It is...

Duration:00:48:37

Life of the first growth hire when scaling with Peter Zhi, Growth at AllyO

4/7/2021
In Today's episode of The Growth Equation we got to bring on Peter Zhi, The first growth hire at AllyO. Peter got to share his perspective of what life is like being the first growth hire and what growth means when you go from seed stage to all the way to being acquired. He had a very unique perspective on what growth teams should be focused at a very early stage and how they need to be focused on trying to experiment to learn and don't worry if something can scale. If you are looking to...

Duration:00:34:59

How to disrupt an industry and scale 10X Growth with Stephany Lapierre, CEO of Tealbook

3/24/2021
Have you ever wonder what it is like to scale a fast growing company in an industry that is getting disrupted? Well in today's episode of the Growth Equation we got to bring on Steph, CEO of Tealbook. Steph is a two time entrepreneur who successfully built her own consulting company and then made the jump to starting her own tech company. Tealbook is disrupting the procurement space and growing at a rapid rate. Steph got to share her story as a solo female founder on the keys to leading and...

Duration:00:30:21

Building a Biz Ops Team that drives 10X Growth with Ralph Sadowski

3/10/2021
In today's episode of the Growth Equation we had the pleasure to bring on Ralph Sadowski, Senior Biz Ops Manager at Shopify. Ralph got to share his expertise of what biz ops does , how they can be a more strategic function and what is needed to be a high performing team. Ralph is a big believer on why biz ops is the mix of strategy and execution and why it becomes a catch all and how this function will change as it becomes more mature. He got to share his experience both at Uber, Neo...

Duration:00:31:32

How to 10X a bootstrap sustainable growth engine with Diana Goodwin, Founder & CEO of Marketbox

12/9/2020
How you ever wondered what goes into bootstrapping a start-up and when it is time to start your next one while you run your first one? Well in today's episode we got to bring on Diana Goodwin Founder & CEO of Marketbox & Aquamobile. Diana got to share her story of how she scaled and bootstrapped her marketplace company, Aquamobile. We get to hear her story of scaling up her first company and when she made the decision to then launch her second company a SAAS business, Marketbox. Diana...

Duration:00:28:06

The Keys for Building Culture that scale with Larry Zolob, Founder of Upmarkit

11/11/2020
Scaling a business is hard but building a healthy high performing culture is even harder. People always talk how culture is so important no one knows what are the keys to building a culture that people can do the best work of their lives. Well in today's episode of The Growth Equation we got to bring on Larry Zolob and expert in building cultures. We had a great discussion on what makes a good work culture but also the right things to focus when scaling a business. In today's episode we...

Duration:00:48:16

How to Lead a scale-up during Turbulent Times with Naveed Ahmad, CEO of Heart Health Institute

10/28/2020
Building and leading a scale-up is hard but leading a company during turbulent times like COVID is even more challenging. In today's episode of the Growth Equation we had the pleasure of bringing on Naveed Ahmad, CEO of Heart Health Institute and leader of scale-ups. Naveed got to share his perspective of his key fundamentals of leading companies and what tech companies need to do a better when it comes to scaling. We got to hear his formula of what he thinks is important when building a...

Duration:00:35:16

The Keys for scaling a Sustainable Marketplace Business with Marketplace Leader, Blake Connoy

10/21/2020
Marketplace are some of the toughest businesses to scale but what makes it so tough? Should you be supply or demand led when scaling? The jury is still out if marketplaces can ever be profitable and if you wonder wonder if these businesses can build sustainable growth then today is a can't miss episode. In today's episode we got to bring on Blake Connnoy, Founder of Hurrahome a consumer marketplace. Blake has dedicated years of his life within the marketplace space and shares his...

Duration:00:45:51

Leveraging Product-Led Growth to for building more sustainable growth with Wes Bush

7/22/2020
Have you ever wondered how to create growth within your product? As channels become more and more expensive to acquire customers and people's willingness to pay go down, you need to think of new ways to drive growth of your company. Well on episode #7 of The Growth Equation, we talk to Wes Bush, founder of Product Led Growth Institute and a massive advocate of Product Led Growth frameworks. We had a great discussion on:

Duration:00:25:26

A founder's mindset into the key's to build a company that scales with Jesse Abrams

7/8/2020
In Today's episode of the Growth Equation we had the pleasure of bringing on Jesse Abrams, the CEO and Founder of Homewise. Jesse brought in an amazing perspective of someone who is a serial entrepreneur and has started his second company, first time in tech industry. He shared some of the untold stories inside a mind of a founder trying to scale a hyper growth business with radical transparency. You will not want to miss this episode to here a raw and transparent interview into the life as...

Duration:00:32:03

How to Build a Strategic Product Marketing Team with Anthony Milto

6/17/2020
In today's episode of the Growth Equation we had the pleasure of bringing on Anthony Milto head of Product Marketing & Business Strategy at Intuit. With our conversation we got to cover what is product marketing and how you can create a strategic arm for your business if done right and talked about how to build sustainable businesses. Anthony is one of the thought leaders when it comes to how to build a successful product marketing org. If you ever ask the question what is product marketing,...

Duration:00:38:13

What does the tech world look like post COVID with Greg & Rahul

6/10/2020
In today's episode of The Growth Equation Greg and Rahul had a discussion and shared their thoughts of what does this post COVID world look like for the tech industry. It was a honest and raw conversation about how the entire industry will change forever. We had a chance to go in depth about what companies will be focused on post COVID, what industries will thrive and which ones will struggle and so much more. This has to one of our most in depth conversations we have had on the...

Duration:00:42:17

How to rapidly test growth channels to scale with Dan Gray

6/3/2020
In today's episode of The Growth Equation we are excited to bring on Dan Gray, Director of Growth at Kotn. Dan brings on a very unique perspective of working for early stage companies and helping to build growth engines. We go in depth of how you go about testing different channels, what KPIs matter the most, how having a strong brand can help you scale & what he really thinks of paid channels. In this episode we cover:

Duration:00:27:07

The Secret to building a profitability ecommerce business with Cristian Contreras

5/26/2020
In today's episode of the Growth Equation we got to bring on Cristian Contreras, Product Operations at Shopify. Cristian brings an unique perspective of working for Shopify and providing his perspective on how to build proper ecommerce unit economics to scale a business. He also bring's a whole wealth of experience of some of his other past start-up/scale-up experiences on the keys for success. What we cover:

Duration:00:31:40

How to implement the right retention & churn model to scale with Andrew Michael

5/7/2020
In Today's episode of the Growth Equation we got to bring on Andrew Michael who leads Business Intelligence for Hotjar and runs a successful podcast on churn called Churn.fm. Andrew gets to talk about the challenges businesses struggle with churn and some of the most important fundamentals of retention. We get the pleasure of talking more in depth of all of the insights he has collected through his podcast and talk more about some of the things Hotjar is doing and how is leading their...

Duration:00:32:35

The Keys to Building a Sustainable High Growth Business with Sylvia Ng

4/23/2020
In today's episode of the Growth Equation we had the pleasure to bring on Sylvia Ng, General Manager, Start Product Line at Shopify. Sylvia had one of the most interesting perspectives of having a very experienced tech career doing a ton of different roles. She is a fundamental believer in building sustainable businesses then the growth at all cost mentality. We get to go at the leadership leader of an organization and how everything starts within a culture and how to build high performing...

Duration:00:31:23

The Keys to Building a Successful Demand Gen Engine with Roger Figueiredo

4/16/2020
In Today's Episode of the Growth Equation we had the pleasure of bringing on Roger Figueiredo VP of marketing at #Paid. Roger had some amazing insights to share when it comes to demand generation and how to take a much more strategic approach when building a marketing growth engine. You will get to hear his perspective on how you first need to focus on who your is customer, work on the right positioning & then find the distribution based on the customer & your message. What we cover:

Duration:00:25:48

How to build a sustainable growth marketing engine with Lachlan Kirkwood

4/8/2020
On Today's episode of the growth equation we got to bring on Lachlan Kirkwood, Growth advisor for fast growing start-up companies. An interesting fact about Lachlan is that he is based in Australia (our first guest from there). Lachlan has a great perspective since much of Australia's tech scene is based on more bootstrapping then VC funded companies. This means that many companies need to focus on the fundamentals of proper unit economics to drive profitability when trying to acquire...

Duration:00:37:04

How to Build & Lead a Growth Team with Connor Bradley

3/23/2020
In today's episode of the growth equation we had the pleasure of bringing on Connor Bradley from Jobber who leads up the growth team. We really went deep to understand how you build a growth team and how the team adds value at Jobber. He also goes into to define where a growth team sits in the org and how they build their experimentation plan. In this episode we will cover:

Duration:00:37:04

How to build the fundamentals to become a growth leader with Greg Leach

3/8/2020
In today's episode of the growth equation we got to switch things up an interview our co-host Greg Leach, experienced tech growth leader. Greg explains his career and how he ended up becoming a growth leader and talks a lot about building sustainable growth and where companies get it wrong when it comes to growth & why. What we cover:

Duration:00:37:15