38 episodes

Aspiring Ops is a series meant to unite us around a common purpose, to amplify the voices of world-class Strategy and Operations Leaders as they share their personal stories and provide practical steps we can all take to help scale our companies and ourselves as leaders.

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Aspiring Ops is a series meant to unite us around a common purpose, to amplify the voices of world-class Strategy and Operations Leaders as they share their personal stories and provide practical steps we can all take to help scale our companies and ourselves as leaders.

    Making Effective Decisions while Embracing the Unknown

    Making Effective Decisions while Embracing the Unknown

    Jerry Limber is the VP of Strategy and Operations at ZoomInfo, a global leader in go-to-market intelligence solutions. On this episode of Aspiring Ops, we hear Jerry's unlikely journey from professional poker player to VP of Strategy and Operations at one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world. He also shares how his career in poker taught him to focus on the decision making process, not just the results.

    • 26 min
    How a Transformation Office Can Help Unlock Your Strategy

    How a Transformation Office Can Help Unlock Your Strategy

    Jordan Gift is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM), empowering organizations to secure and manage their entire universe of privileges. On this episode of Aspiring Ops, Jordan shares her journey into the Chief of Staff role at BeyondTrust, and how it led to her role as Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Transformation Office. She also highlights the impact the Transformation Office has within the business, and how the team has helped unlock the company’s strategy and drive alignment.  

    • 31 min
    Building a World-Class Operations Team

    Building a World-Class Operations Team

    Toby Carrington is the EVP of Global Operations at Seismic, the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. On this episode of Aspiring Ops, Toby shares how he’s helped build a world-class operations team, and the focus he’s placed on finding team members with a complementary skill-set. He also highlights the role Operations plays in Strategic Planning, and how OKRs have helped drive alignment and execution throughout the company.

    • 38 min
    Fundamentals for Bringing Your Strategic Plan to Life

    Fundamentals for Bringing Your Strategic Plan to Life

    Abby Parker is the COO and Co-Founder at Elate, the leading Strategic Planning software built to help high growth companies communicate their vision, create alignment, and track performance all in one place. On this episode of Aspiring Ops, Abby discusses some of the keys to success for making an effective transition from planning to execution. Abby, also shares why simplicity is the key to an initial OKR roll out, and highlights how focusing on the fundamentals can increase adoption across the company.

    • 29 min
    Fierce Prioritization in Strategy and Operations

    Fierce Prioritization in Strategy and Operations

    Lu Li is the VP of Global Sales and Strategy at Indiegogo, a leading crowdfunding platform empowering people around the world to fund projects that matter to them. On this episode of Aspiring Ops, Lu shares her journey into strategy and operations, and how her go-to-market experience helped shape how she connects a company’s vision with execution. Lu also provides a glimpse into how prioritization is key to success at a growth stage company when opportunities seem to be everywhere.

    • 29 min
    Aligning on the 'Why'

    Aligning on the 'Why'

    Matt is the former Chief of Staff at Segment and Twilio, a leading Customer Engagement Platform that helps power personalized interactions and trusted global communications to connect you with customers. On this episode of Aspiring Ops, Matt shares his journey to the Chief of Staff position at Twilio, and how he helped drive clarity for his executive team and employees by focusing on the problem to be solved. Matt also shares how his previous experience stepping into strategic planning at Segment shapes the advice he provides to new Chiefs of Staff looking to understand how to introduce strategic planning to a company for the first time.
     

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Sean-131313 ,

Fantastic SaaS podcast

There aren’t many podcasts out there that dig into the real life stories of growing business, centered around their operations journeys. Excited to start listening to Season 2!

PiperK315 ,

In operations? You will love the lessons from this podcast!

This podcast is crushing it! I love hearing stories from people in a role similar to mine - there is so much to learn from others who have gone down the path you’re on. Brooks is an awesome host and really digs deep into some great questions. Looking forward to season 2!

12345677890987654321 ,

Excellent

Real conversations with operations leaders that actually know what it’s like to scale a venture backed business from day one. Love this show.

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