172 episodes

Hear directly from marketing and business leaders. Secrets to success, struggles along the way, optimal career paths and life in general.

Moving Up Alex Grodnik

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 299 Ratings

Hear directly from marketing and business leaders. Secrets to success, struggles along the way, optimal career paths and life in general.

    E179: Adam Dell (Clarity Money acquired by Goldman Sachs) – Run towards what you’re good at

    E179: Adam Dell (Clarity Money acquired by Goldman Sachs) – Run towards what you’re good at

    Adam discovered his interest in venture capital while in law school then hustled his way into the industry by offering to work for free. Not being afraid to do the work, going deep and the importance of focus. Starting Clarity Money and selling it to Goldman Sachs 18 months later for $$$

    • 39 min
    E178: Joseph Woodbury (CEO/Co-founder of Neighbor) – The startup journey

    E178: Joseph Woodbury (CEO/Co-founder of Neighbor) – The startup journey

    Joseph is the co-founder of Neighbor, the Airbnb of storage. Turning down a job at Bain, how to raise capital from business competitions and create FOMO with investors at the same time. Also, building a company guided by values and why it’s all about the people.

    • 34 min
    E177: Frank Rotman (QED Investors) - Getting to yes

    E177: Frank Rotman (QED Investors) - Getting to yes

    Getting a job at Capital One before it was called fintech. The importance of exploration in a career, what to look for in your job and the future of consumer finance.

    • 37 min
    E176: Khaled Hussein (Red Door) - Trust the network

    E176: Khaled Hussein (Red Door) - Trust the network

    Founding Tilt and the learnings from the incredible journey. Now building a real estate tech company to simplify the mortgage process. Working on difficult problems that will can change the world and being stubborn on where you want to be but flexible on how you get there.

    • 36 min
    E175: Colin Walsh (Varo Money) – Building a delightful bank

    E175: Colin Walsh (Varo Money) – Building a delightful bank

    Colin had a huge career in finance (GE Capital, Amex and Wells Fargo). He got the experience, identified the problem, and started Varo to re-invent the model. Also, banking in the US vs UK.

    • 24 min
    E174: Immad Akhund (Mercury) – The biggest risk in not capturing the upside

    E174: Immad Akhund (Mercury) – The biggest risk in not capturing the upside

    Immad has gone from startup to startup. Joining a company already in YC, starting a video game company and now a bank for startups. Also, his advice for how to network successfully.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
299 Ratings

299 Ratings

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Figuring it Out

Trying to figure out the optimal career path to get to where you need to be? Then this is podcast for you!

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Very insightful

I’ve really appreciated the thoughts and conversations from this podcasts. Great guests and overall a very enjoyable listen.

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Amazing!!

It is so valuable to hear about real world experiences and get advice. I recommend this to anyone interested in finance!! Additionally, the guests share valuable insight and information!

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