CEOs spill the secrets on business issues that are important to them. Find out what CEOs today are focussed on, how they grow businesses, what investors care about and more.
Karla Reffold interviews Tracy Chadwell
Named to the inaugural Forbes ``50 over 50” list in 2021 and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Powerful Women,” Tracy Chadwell founded 1843 Capital in 2016. An experienced venture capital investor and attorney, Tracy’s notable investments include early investments in Beautycounter (Exited: $1 Billion valuation) Tempo Automation, HopSkipDrive, and May Mobility.
1843 Capital is an early stage venture capital fund. The fund makes investments in technology and CPG companies, and prefers diverse teams. Companies of interest must demonstrate a cohesive team, product - market fit and a clearly defined competitive advantage.
Karla and Tracy talk about elder security, an area she is passionate about finding solutions for, and keen to invest in. They also talk about the investment market and the gender diversity of the industry.
Karla Reffold interviews Michael Levitt
Michael Levitt is Chief Burnout Officer of the Breakfast Leadership Network as well as a speaker, therapist, and author.
Karla and Michael talk all about burnout. Michael shares his story of experiencing burnout and how he lost his job, car, home, and almost his life as a result. They also talk about the state of burnout within IT and cybersecurity teams as well as how to avoid it for yourself and your employees.
Karla Reffold interviews Victor Gichun
Victor is co-founder of Excess Logic. If your company is downsizing, laying off employees, or renew tangible assets Excess Logic can help.
Excess Logic is a Nationwide Excess Asset Decommissioning Company.
We remove unwanted equipment, excess inventory, and IT assets, and recover up to 80 cents on a dollar.
Victor and Karla talk about their experiences of starting a business in the United States when they grew up in different countries. Useful to anyone considering expansion to the USA on what to expect and what business advice they wish they had.
Karla Reffold interviews Rocky Lalvani
Karla and Rocky talk about profit in business. Rocky works with small business owners to help them maximize profit, through his company Profit Comes First.
Karla and Rocky discuss what most companies don't consider when it comes to profit and profitability. They discuss the skills needed to run a profitable and successful company. And why profit isn't often discussed in the venture-backed world of cybersecurity.
Karla Reffold interviews Bella Englebach
Bella owns Lean for Humans, which helps leaders use their scientific thinking for leadership helping them achieve their career goals. She also hosts the podcast, Edges of Lean and is the author of Creatively Lean: How to get out of your own way and drive innovation through your organization.
Karla and Bella talk about her journey and how technical leaders can improve their people skills, without changing who they are.
Karla Reffold interviews Akeel Jabber
Akeel Jabber is Investment Director at Horizen Capital.
Karla and Akeel discuss acquisitions including some of the areas that they have seen go wrong in M&A. They also discuss why Akeel has changed his strategy recently to include investments as well as acquisitions and what might be coming for the investment market.
HoriZen Capital is a team of SaaS Operators, Marketing and Finance
experts focused on growing and exiting businesses through growth marketing and M&A.
As a leading SaaS operations group, they partner with a handful of carefully selected B2B SaaS companies to maximize their valuation through our efficient growth marketing playbook and investor-ready positioning.
They increase top line growth through our tested and data-driven approach, they help structure financial & KPIs reporting and they handle the fundraising or M&A process of our partners by leveraging our global network of investors and strategic acquirers.