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The Changeup sits down with leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to learn about doing a big career switch from being a high-rising employee at a larger company to starting your own thing. It's about the excitement of taking risks, following your passion, and building something new.

The Changeup Keith Hernandez

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

The Changeup sits down with leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to learn about doing a big career switch from being a high-rising employee at a larger company to starting your own thing. It's about the excitement of taking risks, following your passion, and building something new.

    Michael Cioffi, Owner of Phoenicia Diner

    Michael Cioffi, Owner of Phoenicia Diner

    This week's guest is the founder of Phoenicia Diner, Mike Cioffi. If you have ever been to the Catskills or ever had a friend go to the Catskills, you have surely heard of Phoenicia Diner. It's a time warp to classic diners and yesteryear. It almost feels like you pulled up in a wood-paneled station wagon. And the food is really good. Actually, it's fantastic. We talk about his choice to change careers, how it became a social media phenomenon, some mistakes along the way, and ...

    • 47 min
    Matt Gallira, President & CEO of Big Mozz

    Matt Gallira, President & CEO of Big Mozz

    This week's guest is Matt Gallira, the Founder and CEO of Big Mozz. Big Mozz is just that... Big mozzarella sticks, and they are delicious. We talk about his journey from creating the recipe, to entering the Brooklyn Shmorgasboard, to scaling the business to be in over 1000 grocery stores across the country. If you can find them at a store near you I highly recommend snagging a few to chew while listening to his story.

    • 49 min
    LeAnn Darland, Co-Founder of TALEA Beer Co

    LeAnn Darland, Co-Founder of TALEA Beer Co

    This week's guest is the Co-founder of TALEA Beer Co., LeAnn Darland. Leann and her co-founder Tara Hankinson have built an amazing brewery with 2 locations in Brooklyn and 2 in Manhattan. I am lucky enough to have one two blocks from my office so I visit it pretty frequently. We talk about her journey from the Navy, to Google, to startup land, to finally going all in on building her own company. We discuss how they are bucking the trend of the Bearded Beer Bro, which I'm one of, ...

    • 48 min
    Andrew Rowles & Kyle Bergen of Wayward Lane Brewing Company

    Andrew Rowles & Kyle Bergen of Wayward Lane Brewing Company

    This week's guests are two of the founders of Wayward Lane Brewing, Andrew Rowles and Kyle Bergen.Wayward Lane is an amazing farm, brewery, and taproom located in a restored 1800's hophouse in the town of Schoharie, New York. They were crowned 2023 New York Brewery of the Year and since opening my shop they have become one of my favorite breweries as they make some amazing IPAs, crisp lagers, and dense porters- They're just crushing it! The interview was done at their brewery so y...

    • 44 min
    Chris Genteel- Founder and Principal at Glidelane

    Chris Genteel- Founder and Principal at Glidelane

    This week we talk to the founder of Glidelane, Chris Genteel. Glidelane is an advisory firm with a mission around economic equality to marginalized communities. By supporting founders of color, they are rooting bias out of products, services, and go-to-market stories. We talk about how his career at Google evolved as he grew into leadership roles, his transition from the corporate world to startup life, how growing up as the black child raised by a single white mom formed his view on se...

    • 54 min
    Bharanidharan Rajakumar, CEO of Transfr

    Bharanidharan Rajakumar, CEO of Transfr

    This week we talk with Bharani Rajakumar, the CEO and Founder of Transfr. Transfr aims to provide every person an opportunity to acquire the skills needed for employment. Through their VR coaching platform, prospective employees get hands-on training at real technical jobs.We talk about how growing up working class shaped his vision for what entrepreneurship could be, how he scaled his company, and how VR and AI will play a pivotal role in the future of the workforce.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Crimson peony ,

Insightful and Inspiring

New fan! Loved the interview with New Majority Ready and New Majority Storytelling. Can't wait to dive into more episodes, keep em coming!

Big Brown Dad ,

Insightful Questions

Questions cover both the story and mechanics behind business making. Love the attention paid to underrepresented communities.

Aiderojas ,

Awesome Show

Love the lovely convo !!

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