This is Drive Profit with Purpose. Listen in each week as we talk with successful industry leaders about how to lead a values-based professional services firm.
Resiliency, Perception vs. Reality, and the Hidden Secrets of M&A with Bane Hunter, CEO of GetSwift
Bane Hunter is the CEO of GetSwift, an all-in-one last mile delivery service that has revolutionized the way large and small companies manage the challenges of delivery and fulfillment. But he's much more than that. His experience spans multiple sectors and includes leadership roles at MTV, Conde Nast, and Annie. But more than his stellar resume. Bane is a values-driven leader who has the courage of his convictions and will take the sometimes-difficult steps to protect his people and his personal, as well as professional values.
Give more than you take. How to design a purposeful and profitable business with Sunny Kaila, founder of IT by Design
Sunny Kaila, CEO of IT by Design, is a Purpose Champion who proves that purpose and profit, far from being opposites, actually go hand in hand. In this engaging conversation Sunny shares:
-His immigrant journey
-How a values based culture starts with hiring
-How challenges like the pandemic are the proving ground of profit
Are shared values the missing link of successful M&A? A conversation with Don Scales, CEO of Investis Digital
Don Scales is a master of M&A, he’s also a Purpose Champion— consistently driving businesses to profit through purpose and values. In this conversation, Don shares his insights on the importance of values in mergers and acquisitions, the subject of his newly released book.
Core values, brand equity and the importance of the customer experience with Jose Herrera, CEO and founder of Horatio
Jose came to America from the Dominican Republic for college. Upon graduation, he got a start in business in Wall Street, where he helped rebuild Morgan Stanley's Latin American portfolio. After eight years, he decided to go to business school. And on the very first day, he met his co-founders in what became Horatio, a white-glove outsourced customer service solution for some of the world's most well-known brands. Jose's story is one of purpose, perseverance, and values-driven growth.
Humility, Passion and the Business of End-of-Life Planning with Liz Eddy, CEO of Lantern
Liz Eddy is a Purpose Champion that isn’t afraid to take on taboo topics, head on. As CEO of Lantern, Liz leads the premier application for helping others approach end-of-life and death issues and planning. Liz shares the secrets of her early successes and the delicate dance between humility and purpose.
Getting to No, Getting Through No with Akiba Covitz
The world has placed a tremendous value on “getting to yes”. This week’s guest Akiba Covitz thinks we’ve missed the boat. Of course, we want people to say “yes” to us, but we’ve overlooked the importance of “no”. From his Deanship at Harvard Law to being a founding VP at EdX and now the CEO of an online education platform, Foundry College, Akiba learned the importance of understanding what “no” really means, and he shares that, with lots of other insightful learnings and lessons.