Welcome to Ivy Podcast. We interview top executives from Fortune 500 with focus on strategy, innovation, negotiation and everything about leadership. Ivy Podcast features Thought Leaders who share practical insights for effective leadership, continuous innovation and strategy execution.
Leon Green – Head of PMO at VITAS Healthcare
Leon is an innovative and strategic Corporate Director at VITAS Healthcare with over 20 years of project management experience in multiple industries that include (Healthcare, Transportation/Logistics, Consulting and Software Development).
He currently oversees the development of telehealth applications that support clinicians to deliver care in today’s challenging COVID-19 pandemic, and also works with the VITAS Executive Leadership team to ensure the adoption of telehealth applications, and the sustainability of digital transformation.
Khalid Saleem – Chief Digital Officer at TBC Corp.
Khalid is Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer at TBC Corporation. He is a technologist at heart who loves to brainstorm tech architecture & design and rapid build out of technology solutions for his stakeholders. Khalid is a servant technology leader who believes in building bridges and venues to mentor & nurture future digital & tech leaders. Prior to joining TBC, Khalid led the e-Commerce team as Vice President of e-Commerce & Digital platforms. His tenure with Office Depot spanned 11 years in roles of increasing responsibility advancing through roles spanning application development, global systems, e-Commerce and digital business platforms. Before joining Office Depot, Khalid held software engineer roles and network support roles at Florida International University and The Answer Group supporting Bell South.
Khalid received his Master of Science degree in computer science with a focus on distributed multimedia systems and 3D animation systems from Florida International University and his Bachelor of Science in computer science with a minor in economics from North Carolina State University.
Jessica Hope – VP of Product Launch at REEF
Jessica Hope Elias is the VP of Launch for REEF Technology, the largest operator of mobility, logistics hubs, and neighborhood kitchens in North America, with a network of 4500 locations and over 15,000 employees.
Prior to joining REEF, Jessica served as the Director of Enterprise Project Management for City National Bank of Florida (CNB), one of the largest financial institutions based in the state.
She is dedicated to supporting her community and women’s leadership and currently serves on the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Young Leaders Executive Committee. She recently founded a startup non-profit called Hopetopia to encourage and support women empowerment.
Chris Michalak – Techabled-service CEO and Board Director.
Chris is a growth-oriented, visionary executive with a proven track record of exceptional performance in both public and private businesses. Expertise in business transformation, turnarounds, P&L management, strategy development, cost restructuring, operations, mergers & acquisitions, carve-outs, IPO leadership and global partnership development/management.
Steve Jacobs – Head of Talent at VOI
Steve is a Talent Acquisition and People Leader with over 15 years in the recruiting industry, recruiting at the highest level on a global scale. Steve has been lucky enough to experience 2 IPO’s and worked on the largest digital transformation programme on the planet. During his free time he is humbled to say that he is an Advisor to a number of startups and scaleups across Europe including some well known incubators as well as a Community Leader for DBR a Resourcing Leaders 100 recognised UK Group and other active live communities.
Timothy Ramsay – CISO at World Fuel Services Corporation.
Tim Ramsay joined World Fuel Services in 2016 as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Vice President of Information Security. He is responsible for leading the global information security, risk, and governance program including compliance with SOX, PCI-DSS and NIST 800-171 across all operating units for a Fortune 100 company (currently #83). Tim recently led the company in achieving ISO 27001 certification, joining the FBI’s Domestic Security Alliance Council, adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and modernizing the infosec technical controls portfolio with cloud-enabled defenses to protect both on-premise and multi-cloud workloads. Tim’s current focus is building a “culture of security” through a layered defense model, engaging third-parties in defending the energy supply chain for downstream customers, mitigating operational security risks associated with the “Internet of Things” (IoT), transforming crown jewel data protection into a revenue-enhancing competitive advantage, supporting the corporate data center migration to the cloud, segmenting the network and modernizing the identity infrastructure to align with the cloud first strategy, improving threat detection and response capabilities by implementing an external 7×24 Security Operations Center (SOC), and embedding automated DevSecOps security testing tools into development pipeline. Tim reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works alongside his executive-level peers on strategy, culture, metrics, talent recruitment and the adoption of Agile practices throughout the organization.
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Fantastic and Beneficial Business Conversations
This podcast archives a true wealth of industry insight and knowledge. Been truly impressed by diverse companies represented in the guest lineup.
Love the length of the episodes and how easy it makes it to fit one in my day.
I absolutely believe there is always at least one thing that can be taken from each conversation no matter the size of your business or company.
There is a great rotation of hosts leading the conversations. They really put a focus on enabling the guest to share their experiences and insights. I’ve especially been drawn to the conversations Fred Obiero has led.
Recommend this podcast to any business professional interested in growth and how to best navigate the economic landscape.
The topics offer a wide array of options for business minded professionals. I appreciate the variety in hosts, the provoking thought leaders tackling subjects and the casual dialogue. Highly recommend this if you’re on the track for top business/executive best practices.
Great podcast! I’ve found John’s content to be engaging and insightful! Looking forward to hearing more.