Stairway to CEO is a podcast, hosted by entrepreneur Lee Greene, featuring untold stories from inspiring Founders & CEOs about what it takes to start and grow a business.
Stolen Sauce and Roller Coaster Rides with Greg Vetter, Co-Founder and CEO of Tessemae's
Joining the show today is Greg Vetter, the Co-Founder and CEO of Tessemae’s. Available in retail stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Tessemae’s offers a variety of all-natural salad dressings, sauces, marinades, dips, and condiments that are gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free. Greg and Lee talked about his childhood growing up in Annapolis, what it was like playing professional lacrosse for three years, to realizing a friend stole his mother's lemon garlic salad dressing out of their own house, and how it sparked the idea to launch Tessemae’s.
From Funder to Founder with Amy Errett, Founder and CEO of Madison Reed
Amy Errett joins the show today to chat about her journey to becoming the Founder and CEO of Madison Reed, the hair color company revolutionizing the way women color their hair. Amy shared about her experience as a child being the peacekeeper of the family, her experience working as an investor at True Ventures and Mavron Ventures, how she came up with the idea for Madison Reed, and why she runs things by her astrologer first, before making any significant decisions.
Cutting up the Clothing Category with Steven Borrelli, the Founder and CEO of CUTS Clothing
Today, Lee sits down with Steven Borrelli, the Founder and CEO of CUTS Clothing. On a mission to find the perfect t-shirt, Steven started CUTS in 2016 and has since grown the business to a hundred-million-dollar company and created a new category, which he calls work leisure. Steven talks about his childhood growing up in Washington state, to working at an advertising agency and moving back home to start CUTS. We talk about how he got his first 1000 customers, how he leans on OKRs, and why he believes in blind faith.
From Meetups to Meatless Jerky with Matt Feldman, Founder and CEO of Moku Foods
Joining the show today is Matt Feldman, the Founder and CEO of Moku Foods, a mushroom-based jerky. Matt shares about how he partnered with a Michelin Chef to turn king oyster mushrooms into a delicious alternative beef jerky. In this episode, Matt talks about his childhood growing up in Hawaii, why he joined a vegan meetup in San Francisco, how he earned over 1 million views on YouTube, and how he's raised over $4 million for Moku foods.
Testing Over Failure with Erin Moennich, CEO of Draper James
Today, Lee sat down with Erin Moennich, CEO of Draper James, a classic American lifestyle brand founded by Reese Witherspoon inspired by her roots in the south. Erin shares about her journey to becoming CEO, what it was like growing up in the midwest, the different jobs she held before landing at Draper James, and why they believe failure should be named something else!
Mushroom Moments with Shane Heath, Co-Founder and CEO of MUD\WTR
Shane Heath, the Co-Founder and CEO of MUD\WTR joins the show to chat about his journey to founding the coffee alternative company on a mission to heal the mind through their daytime and evening beverages. In this episode, Shane shares with us his journey from experiencing a psychedelic trip as a 14-year-old, to starting his first company ishBowl, to moving to Silicon Valley, to taking a leave of absence to Bombay, where he was able to reconnect with his creativity and began questioning his caffeine addiction to coffee. He talks about the difference between lantern versus spotlight consciousness, how the business grew in revenue since 2018, and why he allows microdosing at work.
so much tangible business wisdom!
such a great show w/ awesome guests.
Lee is a great host!
This is one of my favorite business podcasts. The host does a great job making it fun and natural.
Inspiring and entertaining!
Such inspiring and real stories, enhanced by thoughtful questions by Lee - very helpful life / career lessons & wisdom, especially for of us at the beginning of an entrepreneurial journey!