#StandingOut with John Moran and Katrina Padron

May 16, 2018

John Moran is results-oriented marketing executive, digital content marketing consultant, MBA, CMO and business owner bringing 20 years of leadership experience producing and executing marketing campaigns for midsize companies to global brands.  He brings deep experience providing digital media and content marketing strategies to drive brand awareness, engagement, demand generation and revenues.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. 

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#StandingOut with Luz Gonzales and Katrina Padron

May 16, 2018

Luz Gonzalez is CEO and co-founder of Konviv, the Friendly Money Coach App. Konviv allows people to make better financial decisions with the money that’s currently in their bank account. Luz and her co-founder started Konviv because of their lived experiences -- having lived paycheck-to-paycheck, overdrafted, lived in financial fear and anxiety and seen the pain that fear and anxiety caused in the lives of their loved ones. They knew financial services could, and MUST, do better for the everyday hard-working American. Luz was born in Mexico, and is proud of her Latino roots, reads obsessively, is an ultra-runner, and is proud of her hustler ways. Luz has a B.A. and J.D. from UC Berkeley, served for Teach America, and believes that tech is the medium by which we will drive social impact forward. Luz loves hard challenges, her latest feat being completing her first 50-miler.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. 

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#StandingOut with Kate Barton and Katrina Padron

May 16, 2018

Kate Barton is the Vice President of the Executive Office and Special Projects at the Downtown Denver Partnership. Kate oversees the management of the Executive Office including marketing and communications for the Partnership. In addition, Kate manages the Partnership’s work to foster a culture of in entrepreneurship in Downtown Denver. She serves as the Executive Office liaison to board members and key stakeholders, manages the administrative functions of the President’s Office and oversees an array of organizational special projects and programs. Prior to the Partnership, Kate lived and worked in New York City primarily working for Vibrant Media, a digital advertising technology company. Her roles ranged from marketing to strategic operations. Kate has a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration at the University of Denver. Kate is on the Third Way Center Young Professionals Board of Directors and member of the Denver Startup Week Organizing Committee.

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This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. 

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#StandingOut with Jen Perry and Katrina Padron

April 26, 2018

Jelt launched in February 2014, out of a quaint office in downtown Bozeman, Montana. Jelt’s Owner and Inventor, Jen Perry, started Jelt out of pure necessity. As an athletic, busy working mother and business owner, Jen discovered a need for a functional belt to keep her jeans from sagging and her kids from cringing. With her passion for the outdoors and the company’s headquarters located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Jelt evolved from being a comfortable, flat belt to wear with jeans to the perfect belt for hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, traveling and everyday fashion.

Jen made sure Jelt would stand out from any other belt on the market. Not only is it modern-retro, with a nod to 80’s fashion, but it is also made from 100% recycled water bottles, has a patent-pending buckle design that won’t show a bulge under fitted shirts and an inner gel that grips to pants. The fact that there are no metal parts means it is great for traveling and can be worn through security checkpoints. Bonus!

The best part of the Jelt brand is our commitment to giving back—to organizations supporting veterans, children and the environment. We are also making a difference with our Montana manufacturing, which helps incarcerated women gain valuable job skills and build self confidence, prior to release. Our company strives to help people live a productive life.  

Jelt is dedicated to making a difference by enhancing lives with responsible and sustainable fashion. We’re never too serious – always ready for a good time and constantly growing through new adventures.

This is from another podcast:

“You’ll Never See My Crack Again!”

Laying on what she thought was her deathbed, Jen Perry decided that if she lived, she was going to do something that would make a BIG difference.

Fortunately, she pulled through and has been sharing her talents and enthusiasm for Social Entrepreneurship ever since. If you’re unfamiliar with this term as most of us were, it’s about creating a business that has a positive impact on social, cultural or environmental issues. In Jen’s case, she’s built a company that affects all three.

But her path is unconventional; out of necessity, Jen created the hip/eco/travel friendly Jelt Belt to keep that dreaded “Plumber’s Crack” from peering out of her skinny jeans. As she explains, part of the “necessity” was inspired by having two sons–the last thing they wanted to see, or she wanted to share, was their mom’s crack. From there, her story gets juicier because in addition to being an entrepreneur, Jen is a visionary.

Tune in to hear how and why she moved manufacturing from China to a women’s state prison even though production cost is higher, how contributing to humanity and the ecosystem has always been her number one priority, and how collaboration is a key to her success.

If any of these topics are top-of-mind, this podcast episode will inspire you to get creative and make it happen. “Baby steps to the bus, Bob,” as Jen Perry would say.

Thriving companies, run by women, who give-back and do-good are becoming more prevalent in the world today. Check out this podcast to get inspired.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. http://meetjointly.com/

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#StandingOut with Nick Laperle and Katrina Padron

April 26, 2018

Nick Laperle is a 20-year veteran in hearing health, following in the footsteps of his family, who over a 40-year period, pioneered hearing health clinics across Quebec. His goal is to eradicate the world's most prevalent occupational disease, hearing loss caused by noise. In 2014, Nick founded EERS, a company dedicated to the protection of workers' hearing safety and wellbeing. In partnership with ÉTS University, he has lead a team that developed a wearable bionic ear and platform called SonX for the Connected Protected Worker of the Future. Protected by more than 43 patents, SonX won first place at the U.S. Department of Labor's prestigious Noise Safety Challenge.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. http://meetjointly.com/

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#StandingOut with Camille Jamerson and Katrina Padron

April 18, 2018

Known as the “Olivia Pope of the Midwest”, Camille D. Jamerson is the Senior Principal Consultant as well as President and CEO of CDJ &Associates. CDJA is a boutique business management consulting firm that specializes in Strategy, Branding, PR & Content. She is also the Founder of a new lifestyle brand, The Camille Company which features a behind the scenes look at balancing your personal life and entrepreneurial ventures. Its tag line is #LetsDoLifeTogether Camille has been quoted nationally in the New York Post, USA Today, Yahoo Travel, Costco Connection, CEO Blog Nation, NCR and Successful Meetings. Locally, she has been featured in Crain’s Detroit Business, Hour Magazine & Metro Times. Eventually leaving behind a 6-figure salary and longtime career, Ms. Jamerson formalized CDJ & Associates with nothing but faith, her confidence in her skill sets and her hand-picked team. The firm formally announced its opening at their 300-person black tie formal launch event and within 30 days of launch CDJA landed two major contracts and was sought after for proposals on numerous others. The company has experienced exponential growth ever since. Additionally, Ms. Jamerson is an award-winning author of two books and a freelance writer of numerous published articles and white papers. She is a former international beauty pageant Queen and a nationally featured public speaker. Camille is also the founder of The Mogul Makers Entrepreneur & Leadership Symposium which is held in August. Camille is certified through Harvard University, graduating with honors and receiving executive certifications in business, leadership and management. She is also trained and certified through the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] for crisis and disaster management. Camille loves the theater. She enjoys traveling both domestically and internationally as well as reading. Most importantly, she is a wife and mom and lives in Oakland County Michigan with her family.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Meet Jointly. Across the country there are small businesses just starting to scale, get distribution and launch in national retailers. They all share one really big challenge! Reaching new customers and growing their brand on a shoestring budget. Meet Jointly is a platform that connects growing brands with the influencers who are ready to share their products and stories with their engaged audience. http://meetjointly.com/

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#StandingOut with Paige Goss and Katrina Padron

April 12, 2018

Paige Goss is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Point Solutions Group, a professional services and technology solutions firm founded on a philosophy that people are the center point of all successful missions and programs.  Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, PSG operates nationwide, providing innovative solutions in information technology, engineering, and professional services for government and commercial organizations on issues of national and global significance.  Under Paige’s leadership, Point Solutions is fueled by the Company’s vision of providing diverse and inclusive programs where technology and people together drive innovation and results.

 

Prior to starting Point Solutions Group, Paige served as the VP of Operations for The Select Group, a technology services firm.  She joined TSG at the inception with a team of 8 personnel and helped grow the company to over 300 with 12 locations across the country.  She was responsible for departments spanning customer experience, human resources, technical operations, and logistics. Over the course of her 10 years with TSG, she spearheaded company growth by building teams of experts in IT workforce management that supported Fortune 500 companies in the commercial sector.   

 

Paige served as the only female on a 10-member executive team for her last 5 years with TSG. Prior to moving on from the organization, she was responsible for 8 teams and 50 people across the country. She was responsible for opening the companies 12 locations as the executive sponsor for corporate expansion. Paige’s passion for leadership and development led her to create the company’s leadership development program which she delivered to up and coming leaders. 

 

Paige holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Elon University.  She was a member of the Varsity Softball team, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) president, and Business fellow’s member. She was born in Wichita, KS and currently resides in Centennial, CO with her wife Lizzy and their 4 month old twins.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Matthias Bollmus and Katrina Padron

April 12, 2018

Matthias currently works as an executive at a Milwaukee-area non-profit organization as well as owning is own business with his business partner John Schlick. Previously Matthias was employed as a full-time faculty member at a local University for eight years where he primarily taught strategy, finance and accounting classes. Before that, he worked for five years for a national mortgage company as Director of Wholesale Services and Manager of Secondary Marketing. Originally from West Germany, Matthias came to the United States in 1994 to pursue a career as a musician. After a total of six years of extensive travel though the United States, Australia, and Europe, he changed direction and decided to pursue a University degree in Wisconsin. Matthias now holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Finance and an MBA with a Finance emphasis from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in addition to three undergraduate degrees. Matthias lives with his wife, three children, and too many rescue animals in Waukesha, WI. Matthias is an avid supporter of Borussia Dortmund and a big fan of the Denver Broncos.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Amy Bowman and Katrina Padron

April 4, 2018

A Commercial Banker for Colorado Business Bank, Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado and has 16 years of experience in banking.  Amy also serves as a board member for Hope House of Colorado, an organization that helps young mothers. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and children.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Laura Wilcox and Katrina Padron

April 4, 2018

As CEO of Service Made Simple for almost 4 years, Laura enjoys the opportunity to work with some of the brightest in the business to couple the stability of best practices with the innovation of “best fit” and agile change roll-outs. Whether it be partnering with key individuals, client leadership or channel partners who want to provide greater service to their clients, the focus is always on delivering value

  •       25 years of experience providing success for IT clients and their business customers
  •       Specialized in CIS Systems and analysis and development
  •       BS from California State Polytechnic University

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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