75 episodes

Welcome to 1st Floor Conversations where the view at the top is ONLY as good as the foundation which preserves it. On “1st Floor Conversations”, we provide relatable stories, actionable strategies, and impactful insights which anybody can apply to build and preserve a foundation that enables them to build with certainty.

1st Floor Conversations Jeremy Francese

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to 1st Floor Conversations where the view at the top is ONLY as good as the foundation which preserves it. On “1st Floor Conversations”, we provide relatable stories, actionable strategies, and impactful insights which anybody can apply to build and preserve a foundation that enables them to build with certainty.

    #73: CEO & Founder of ZIGR, Jesse Mauck Stops By To Discuss Foster Care, Taking Ownership, & Buy-Side Private Equity

    #73: CEO & Founder of ZIGR, Jesse Mauck Stops By To Discuss Foster Care, Taking Ownership, & Buy-Side Private Equity

    On Episode 73 we are joined by the CEO & Founder of ZIGR, Jesse Mauck.

    Jesse and his team specialize in buy-side acquisitions through an innovative approach to private equity. 

    Throughout his life, Jesse has experienced firsthand what it's like to face adversity, rebuild, and find a way forward in business and in life. 

    In this episode, we discuss topics including those listed below:

    - Navigating out of foster care
    - Fighting through your early 20s
    - Finding entrepreneurship
    - Identifying high-value opportunities 
    - Personal development
    - Mergers & Acquisitions

    and much more! 

    If you're interested in connecting with Jesse directly you can do that here.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessemauck/
    Website: https://zigr.io

    • 57 min
    #72: CEO & Co-Founder of Inspirant Group, Meighan Newhouse Talks Winning The Digital Transformation While Building A Vibrant Culture

    #72: CEO & Co-Founder of Inspirant Group, Meighan Newhouse Talks Winning The Digital Transformation While Building A Vibrant Culture

    On Episode 72 we are joined by the CEO & Co-Founder of Inspirant Group, Meighan Newhouse.

    Meighan and her team are committed to "unconsulting" which in words is a relentless approach to high-quality, unpretentious consulting that creates measurable improvements. 

    Throughout her career, she has been laser-focused on helping companies align their people, processes, and technologies to foster vibrant communities and deliver sustainable business outcomes. 

    In this episode, we discuss topics including those listed below:

    - Bootstrapping a business
    - Creative alternatives to identifying growth opportunities for your business
    - Improving leaders
    - Mobilizing change in your organization
    - Modern State of Management
    - 2022 Strategic Planning

    and much more! 

    If you're interested in connecting with Meighan directly you can do that here.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meighannewhouse/
    Website: https://inspirantgrp.com/

    • 54 min
    #71: Developing Sales Infrastructure for Growing Enterprises with Seasoned Sales Executive Chris Miller

    #71: Developing Sales Infrastructure for Growing Enterprises with Seasoned Sales Executive Chris Miller

    Welcome to Episode 71! In this episode, we are joined by Chris Miller, President of Elevate Sales Advisors. After an extensive career building, executing, and leading domestic and global sales teams, Chris went to build an organization that now helps companies establish scalable and effective sales infrastructure. 

    Elevate Sales Advisors was founded to help small and mid-sized businesses execute proven strategies to accelerate their revenue. Their approach is hands-on and highly engaged with clients, leading the way to build the sales foundation and team that can deliver ongoing growth and success at the conclusion of each engagement.

    If you want you to connect with Chris to learn more at chris@elevatesalesadvisors.com

    Interested In Learning More?
    https://elevatesalesadvisors.com/

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    • 54 min
    #70: Social Tech Entrepreneur Adrian Martinca Speaks About Closing The Technology Gap For Those In Need

    #70: Social Tech Entrepreneur Adrian Martinca Speaks About Closing The Technology Gap For Those In Need

    Welcome to Episode 70! In this episode, we are joined by Adrian Martinca, Founder of Technology For The Future, a nonprofit organization designed to help empower underprivileged youth by providing them with access to technology and the framework to use tech to make their dreams come true. 

    Adrian and his team have impacted thousands of lives since Technology for The Future was created back in 2016 and they're not stopping anytime soon!

    If you want you to connect with Adrian and his incredible team to help Cosette Anderson at cosette@dreamguide.com

    Interested In Learning More?
    https://technologyforthefuture.org/

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    #69: Corporate Attorney Paul Schwinn Shares Insight Into the Process of Raising Capital, Managing Dilution as a Founder & the Reality That is the World of Venture Capital

    #69: Corporate Attorney Paul Schwinn Shares Insight Into the Process of Raising Capital, Managing Dilution as a Founder & the Reality That is the World of Venture Capital

    Welcome to Episode 69! In this episode, we are joined by Corporate Attorney Paul Schwinn! For the last 7-8 years, Paul has been a Corporate Attorney at Shulman Rogers, a leading law firm in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.
     
    In his time at Shulman Rogers, he alongside his team has specialized in helping executives, founders, and organizations to effectively raise capital, negotiate deals, and move their business forward.

    So in this episode, Paul gives us the honest look into the world of venture capital through the eyes of both the VCs and the founders.   


    Interested In Learning More?
    https://www.shulmanrogers.com/attorneys/paul-m-schwinn/
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    • 41 min
    #68: 5-Years in Prison To CEO & Entrepreneur, Zachary Babcock Stops by to Talk Podcasting, Underdog Empowerment & Mental Toughness

    #68: 5-Years in Prison To CEO & Entrepreneur, Zachary Babcock Stops by to Talk Podcasting, Underdog Empowerment & Mental Toughness

    Welcome to Episode 68! In this episode, we are joined by Zachary Babcock. After spending years in prison, Zach rebuilt himself and his life. Currently, Zach is the Host of Underdog Empowerment Podcast, CEO of Podcast Powertrain, and Alpha Podcasting Association.  Zach and his team have successfully launched over 150 top-rated podcasts. Above all the business success, Zach is a shining example of what is possible in the world of recidivism when you put your head down, get self-aware, and get to work. 
     
    In this episode we unpack entrepreneurship, winning with an underdog mentality, mental toughness, networking, podcasting, and much more. Zach is an absolute beast and a genuine dude all in one. Hope you enjoy the conversation!

    Interested In Learning More?
    https://underdogempowerment.com/
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

rileyIC ,

Absolutely compelling

Jeremy has an innate ability to pull truly inspiring messages and takeaways out of the folks he interviews. Excited to hear what else is in store for this show!

i.ahn ,

Important topics explained in easy to understand terms

This podcast gives valuable insight to many topics surrounding organizational productivity and challenges in a tone easy to understand across all levels, with the common theme being the foundation is a fundamental component to organizational success. Awesome stuff, keep it up!

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