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Wisdom and truths from the trenches. All things business from seed stage to public companies with Entrepreneurs, CEOs, VC, Corporate Development Gurus, M&A Advisors and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/andreas-penna/support

    21. Sara Clemens - COO @ Twitch

    21. Sara Clemens - COO @ Twitch

    Sara Clemens is COO of Twitch and the former COO of Pandora!  She has over 20 years of leadership experience in the broadcast, technology, and entertainment industries. Prior to Twitch Sara was COO at Pandora, where she worked to transform the internet radio pioneer into a personalized music service connecting artists directly with fans at scale.  Prior to Pandora, Sara was on the Executive Team at LinkedIn, responsible for CorpDev and new ventures, during which time she led the company’s successful entry into the China market.   Sara spent five years in a range of leadership positions at Microsoft, including leading international expansion, business operations and new ventures for the Xbox division. During this time she was a founding member of the team that created #HoloLens, Microsoft’s market-leading AR headset.   Sara has extensive experience building consumer internet businesses across a broad range of international markets, including EMEA, LATAM, and the Greater Asia Pacific. She holds an MA with honors from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.


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    20. James Glasscock - Founder & CEO of GoodHuman

    20. James Glasscock - Founder & CEO of GoodHuman

    James Glasscock is the CEO of GoodHuman, an immersive mobile app for all things sustainable and ethical. Glasscock has spent much of his career as a leader of media and new product businesses. He has worked for media giants like Warner Bros, Machinima and Turner Broadcasting, and as an analyst for Zone Ventures LLP and KPMG's Digital Media Incubator. He is a cryptocurrency investor with a focus on projects that are pioneering new forms of distributed coordination for the future of work. He is also a decorated veteran, having served in the US Navy during Operation Desert Storm. In his spare time, he is a nature and haiku enthusiast.


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    19. Veronica Juarez - VP @ Lyft & Lightspeed Scout

    19. Veronica Juarez - VP @ Lyft & Lightspeed Scout

    Veronica Juarez is the VP of Social Enterprise & Government @ Lyft.  She is also a Lightspeed Venture Partners Scout looking to invest in companies that address societal inequities, and under-represented founders / operators. 

    Veronica is a 5th generation Mexican-American from Houston, TX, and a 1st generation college graduate from Stanford University.  Veronica is passionate about creating access and opportunity for low-income and vulnerable communities.

    She serves on the board of Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), a contemporary Latino arts organization, and is an advisor for Vamos Ventures, a VC fund that supports Latinx entrepreneurs. Veronica enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and breaking bread with family and friends. 

    Veronica is a proud native Houstonian, home of her family’s infamous taqueria, Villa Arcos. She is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and #Stanford and resides in West Hollywood, CA.


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    18. Brian Goldfarb - CMO/SVP BD @ Chef (M&A)

    18. Brian Goldfarb - CMO/SVP BD @ Chef (M&A)

    Brian Goldfarb was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of Business Development at Chef Software, which was sold to Progress Software in October 2020.   Prior to joining Chef, Brian was the Chief Marketing Officer at Splunk from 2016 to 2019, leading that business through a major digital marketing transformation.   Brian also served as Senior Vice President, Platform and App Cloud Marketing at Salesforce.com, a provider of enterprise cloud computing software, from 2015 to 2016.   From 2012 to 2015, Brian served as Head of Marketing of Cloud Platform at Google, launching Google’s multi-billion dollar cloud service provider to compete with Amazon and Microsoft.   Previously, Brian served in product marketing and product management roles at Microsoft from 2003 to 2012 across developer tools and platforms, IT infrastructure systems, digital media, and cloud computing.   Brian holds an A.B. from Duke University in Computer Science and Economics.





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    17. Charlie Newark-French - COO @ Hyperscience

    17. Charlie Newark-French - COO @ Hyperscience

    Charlie Newark-French is the COO @ Hyperscience. The company just raised a $80M Series D with Tiger Global Management & BOND! Hyperscience modernizes mission-critical processes and operations for Global 2000 organizations and governments.

    Previously, Charlie was an Investment Partner @ Fusion Global Capital, a growth stage #VC fund focused on enterprise software. He began investing in the venture space in 2012. Notable investments include: RingCentral (IPO), The Trade Desk (IPO), VeloCloud, Now part of VMware, Instart Logic Inc, & Barefoot Networks (Intel).

    In 2014 Charlie was President Fuze, a 120-person video conferencing software start-up, where he helped scale the organization and lead the company through its M&A by ThinkingPhones.

    Charlie began his career in London with McKinsey & Company before moving to Vodafone. Charlie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School & a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.






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    • 26 min
    16. Secretary Carlos Gutierrez: Former U.S. Commerce Secretary

    16. Secretary Carlos Gutierrez: Former U.S. Commerce Secretary

    Secretary Carlos Gutierrez is the former WhiteHouse U.S. Commerce Secretary, CEO of Kellogg, Vice-Chairman @ Citi, Chair @ Albright Stonebridge Group & now Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of EmPath, a SaaS tech platform that uses machine learning to transform the way talent is managed and grown inside a company!  Previously, Secretary Gutierrez served as Chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategic advisory firm. Secretary Gutierrez served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2005 to 2009 under President G.W. Bush. Secretary Gutierrez played a key role in the passage of landmark free trade agreements that remove trade barriers, expand export opportunities, and boost global investment.  Secretary Gutierrez spent nearly 30 years @ Kellogg Company, becoming President and CEO of Kellogg − the youngest CEO in the company's 100 year history. In 2000, he was made Chairman.  Secretary Gutierrez spent nearly 30 years @ Kellogg Company, becoming President and CEO of Kellogg − the youngest CEO in the company's 100 year history. In 2000, he was made Chairman.  Current Boards: Boao Forum for Asia, Occidental, MetLife, PwC. Former Boards: TimeWarner, United Technologies, Corning & Colgate-Palmolive.  Secretary Gutierrez was born in Havana, Cuba. He is based in Washington, DC.


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