Conquering Columbus is a brand for those across Central Ohio who are determined to find a way to align their skills, values, and talents in order to make a lasting and long impact during their lifetime on the city of Columbus. With a podcast as our medium, we research and interview those across Columbus, and at times abroad, who have achieved success in areas ranging from business and athletics, to medicine and beyond.
The goals of the Conquering Columbus podcast is to document these individuals stories – from how they got to where they are today, to gaining a better insight into who they are and how they think – and provide our listening base in the city with valuable content to apply to their own lives. We have long term hopes that the podcast will become a central hub for all things extraordinary in Columbus, ultimately inspiring those across the city and connecting dots that otherwise may have been left unconnected for the worse.
Mark Kvamme is a Co-Founder and Partner at Drive Capital. Mark and Co-Founder, Chris Olsen, relocated from San Francisco to Columbus to start their own Venture Capital firm. Before founding Drive, Mark and Chris were working at Sequoia Capital (one of the most well known Venture Capital firms in Silicon Valley). Many would have called …
Studium is an education technology company offering high schools and colleges tools to build community and retain students. Studium improves student retention by breaking down barriers to student involvement and providing institutions with a holistic understanding of their student’s college experience.
JL Holdsworth is the Founder of The Spot Athletics, a World Champion powerlifter, and the Co-Founder of Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR). RPR is a system of daily self-care techniques that allow you to improve your performance. Whether you are a business owner, parent, special operations in the military or professional athlete, RPR helps you perform …
Steve Testa is the President of Nationwide Children’s Foundation; he was appointed the position in January 2018, after joining the Nationwide Children’s team in 2014. His previous roles with the foundation included Senior Vice President and Executive Director. Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s in 2014, Steve was Assistant Vice President, Foundation, at Valley Health System …
John Egnor is the Founder and President of JME Hospitality. Since the company’s beginnings in 1989, JME Hospitality has designed over 4,000 hospitality projects spanning the entire world.
Cathy Lyttle is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Worthington Industries. Lyttle joined Worthington Industries in January 1999 as Vice President of Corporate Communications, and then became the Investor Relations Officer in 2009. Before joining Worthington, she was the Vice President of JMAC Hockey, LLC, where she helped direct the startup …
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Keep it up!
I love the addition of Tim, Keep up the great guests!
I love the local angle showing real life leaders excelling in our own hometown. Very relatable!
I love listening to Conquering Columbus Podcast and every week they come up with someone fresh that tells us a little bit more about the city we call home. Great job guys! Keep it up.