27 episodes

The opinions on this show are our own. The voices in our heads... still figuring that out. Charlie & Sid bring you some humanity, fun, and other useful stuff from the trenches of working in finance at Amazon. An interview show with our friends and colleagues at Amazon about how they ended up here, how they thrive, and most importantly…what are they doing this weekend. This show is all geared towards helping you perform better in your career, forming stronger teams, reducing stress & anxiety, and having plenty of laughs along the way. We’ll go micro on the day-to-day tactics and tips. We’ll go macro on creativity and mindset. We’ll give you all kinds of new ideas to play with about how to get into tech finance or what an optimal career might look like for you. We'll also bring you guests who you might not otherwise have access to. And since our number one objective is to bring you value we'll listen to you about the things you really want to hear. Sid joined Amazon in 2016 and AWS one year later. He's a value investor at heart so his presence on the show should be all you need to know about choosing to listen. Charlie (that’s me) has worked in finance at Amazon since 2014 and joined Amazon Web Services in 2015. He is also 1/2 of GoodBaby.band | Bass and songwriter for fornow.band | Recovering drummer | Author of the Art & Work weekly newsletter at charleskunken.com | Writer. Rider. New Yorker. Artist.

Finance Guys In Tech Charlie Kunken & Sid Dhodi, Finance At Amazon

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The opinions on this show are our own. The voices in our heads... still figuring that out. Charlie & Sid bring you some humanity, fun, and other useful stuff from the trenches of working in finance at Amazon. An interview show with our friends and colleagues at Amazon about how they ended up here, how they thrive, and most importantly…what are they doing this weekend. This show is all geared towards helping you perform better in your career, forming stronger teams, reducing stress & anxiety, and having plenty of laughs along the way. We’ll go micro on the day-to-day tactics and tips. We’ll go macro on creativity and mindset. We’ll give you all kinds of new ideas to play with about how to get into tech finance or what an optimal career might look like for you. We'll also bring you guests who you might not otherwise have access to. And since our number one objective is to bring you value we'll listen to you about the things you really want to hear. Sid joined Amazon in 2016 and AWS one year later. He's a value investor at heart so his presence on the show should be all you need to know about choosing to listen. Charlie (that’s me) has worked in finance at Amazon since 2014 and joined Amazon Web Services in 2015. He is also 1/2 of GoodBaby.band | Bass and songwriter for fornow.band | Recovering drummer | Author of the Art & Work weekly newsletter at charleskunken.com | Writer. Rider. New Yorker. Artist.

    Ep26 Staying Optimistic with Melissa Brown, Global FP&A, AWS

    Ep26 Staying Optimistic with Melissa Brown, Global FP&A, AWS

    "See the silver lining, even in difficult situations." - Melissa Brown, Global FP&A, AWS

    Howdy friends, today we talked with our good friend and three year Amazon vet Melissa Brown!  We discussed  her lessons learned in finance, on career progression, and the importance of having a healthy outlook.  We also talked about great books and how her passion for French literature led to a career finance , naturally :) Enjoy!

    Melissa on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-brown-90b53335/

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    CONTACT THE SHOW:
    Website | https://www.charleskunken.com/podcast
    LinkedIn Group |  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13919730/
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/financeguyspodcast/
    Email | charlie@charleskunken.com (Hit us up! Questions, comments, requests for guests, etc)
    Sid on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhodi/
    Charlie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleskunken
    Subscribe to the newsletter: https://www.charleskunken.com/subscribe 

    Theme music by Good Baby. ‘Rose Colored’.  You can peep the full music video here: https://www.goodbaby.band/musicvideos

    • 26 min
    Ep25 How to Win The Day with Keith Klein, AWS Real Estate, Managing Principal, Americas

    Ep25 How to Win The Day with Keith Klein, AWS Real Estate, Managing Principal, Americas

    "Win the day...but understand what your limitations are." - Keith Klein, AWS Real Estate, Managing Principal, Americas

    Howdy friends. This a great episode with our pal and 9-year Amazon veteran, Keith Klein. We dive into some great tactics for having success as an individual, how he sets his team up for success, and the importance of keeping family first.  We also get into golf, off-roading, and who he'd like to have lunch with. Enjoy!

    Keith on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-klein-620b4613/

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    CONTACT THE SHOW:
    Website | https://www.charleskunken.com/podcast
    LinkedIn Group |  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13919730/
    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/financeguyspodcast/
    Email | charlie@charleskunken.com (Hit us up! Questions, comments, requests for guests, etc)
    Sid on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhodi/
    Charlie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleskunken
    Subscribe to the newsletter: https://www.charleskunken.com/subscribe 

    Theme music by Good Baby. ‘Rose Colored’.  You can peep the full music video here: https://www.goodbaby.band/musicvideos

    • 27 min
    Ep24 Finding Your Interests with Van Tran, Amazon Treasury, Capital Markets

    Ep24 Finding Your Interests with Van Tran, Amazon Treasury, Capital Markets

    “Ask yourself what makes you happy.” - Van Tran, Amazon Treasury, Capital MarketsHello folks. Today we bring you a show with our our good buddy Van Tran, Treasury Manager, Capital Markets here at Amazon and with it, our first look inside the Treasury...

    • 41 min
    Ep23 - The Finance MBA Internship Experience with Alex Solomon (Columbia), AWS Infrastructure

    Ep23 - The Finance MBA Internship Experience with Alex Solomon (Columbia), AWS Infrastructure

    “All you ca do day-to-day is control the things that are within your power.” - Alex Solomon, MBA Intern,  Columbia,  AWS InfrastructureHappy new year!We’re kicking off the 2021 season with an interview we recorded at the end of last summer with Alex...

    • 36 min
    Ep22 Fifteen Years at AWS & The Early Days with Joe Minarik, Director, Data Center Supply

    Ep22 Fifteen Years at AWS & The Early Days with Joe Minarik, Director, Data Center Supply

    “It’s good to round yourself out but double down on your super powers.” - Joe Minarik, Director, AWS Data Center Supply

    • 33 min
    Ep021 Finding Meaning In The Process with Raj Uparkar, Sr. Mgr., DC Capacity, AWS

    Ep021 Finding Meaning In The Process with Raj Uparkar, Sr. Mgr., DC Capacity, AWS

    “Try to identify top goals, personally and professionally and work at them in a way that’s meaningful to you. Don’t drive towards output metrics…focus on what you can control and the other things will play out.” - Raj Uparkar, Sr. Manager, DC Capacity, AWS

    • 38 min

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