Vishu Jhaveri CEO Trinnovate Ventures (investment subsidiary BCBS of AZ) is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Vishu and David talk about the future of healthcare, and changing times in the business of healthcare. The job of healthcare is to be a solver of problems and to share happiness. "We must use our experience as guidance."
Gary Shapiro President of the association that puts on the Consumer Electronic Show annually is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes. The Consumer Technology Association is the organization that allows the masses to experience new and emerging technology first hand at it's annual event over the course of 4 days in Las Vegas. David and Gary talk about the day-to-day of running the organization, and while you might think he gets to play with cool tech all day, it's not exactly the job. They also discuss what's hot in tech such as Internet of Things, and more smartphone technology to come. "Children should be taught to be innovative."
Carrie Martz co-founder of Clean Light Labs is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Clean Light Labs is the creator of the first UV sanitizer for adult toys. Martz previously was in business with the founder of GoDaddy, and to whom she eventually sold the company. Carrie and David get down talking about the Uvee cleaner, and how it works. "It's good clean fun!"
Rachelle Pierce founder of Trius Creative is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Rachelle discuss the challenges facing companies wanting to compete on a global scale, and those that need to grow globally to remain competitive in the marketplace. Rachelle also talks about the opportunities afforded everyone who remains open to cultural diversity in their business, and the value in finding community around us. Specializing in Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Indian dialects among thirteen languages.
John Montford Texas State Senator and Chancellor Texas Tech University is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. John in his tenure at TTU helped elevate the university's standing and raised funds and facilitated $1Billion in new construction and campus upgrades, guiding overall growth. As a State Senator for 14 years, he sponsored over 500 bills including groundbreaking work in civil justice. He talks with David about his consulting company in which he has served on over 20 boards. In his book, "Board Games Book" he helps inspire effective leadership and teaches about getting on a board when you're not a household name and more.
Gary Cohen CEO of EZLinks is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Gary is the founder of MusicNow which was sold to AOL and Circuit City. He continued in the music business as a pioneer of the digitization of music sales until joining EZLinks. EZLinks has an application TeeOff.com partnered by the Professional Golf Association. Gary and David talk about the business of music and golf, and Gary shares the secret to finding the perfect niche for growth. "Fun is a core value. We make sure to infuse fun in everything we do."
Scott Woolley co-founder Aubio Skincare is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Scott is the long-time business partner of John Paul DeJoria (Paul Mitchell Systems haircare and Patron Spirits companies). They previously partnered on Emmy winning TV Specials and was a concert promoter for acts like Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, and Lou Reed. Aubio focuses on alleviating the struggle those with cold sores face using carnivorous plant technology. "Stay positive, and have focus to achieve all you want in life."
Paul Mockapetris inventor DNS Internet system is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about how the problem of the early internet was solved by a relatively new computer scientist, Mockapetris. David and Paul discuss the inception of the internet as likened to the Wright Brothers first flight which changed the course of travel and history. Threat Stop is Paul's next focus and searches for the best ways to secure the internet for all. He also gives advice about how to thwart would be cyber criminals. "In work, you have to be passionate, look for opportunities, particularly where businesses overlap - that's where you'll find gaps that need bridging."
Michael Peters (aka 'Protector') CEO Lazarus Alliance and Continuum GRC is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Michael talk about the biggest threats facing computer users, that being individuals and businesses alike. Internet of Things products flooding our homes makes us even more vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals. "We are passionate specialists in our work"
Nicholas Andrews founder of Fund My Business AZ is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Nick and David talk about the Jobs Act and how it's making a difference for investors in Arizona. He says that in business, the most important quality is honesty so people learn they can trust you as a partner and know that they have your back. "The Jobs Act is great for the State and allows companies and investors alike opportunities they previously didn't have."
Drew Alcazar founder CEO of Russo and Steele Classic Car Auctions is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Drew knew from a young age that he loved cars and searched to find the perfect parts to rebuild a car himself. He even reveals the one car he still covets. "Cars are a kind of universal language, I've been playing with them my whole life and many are so energized by them."
Mitchell Yow CEO Torque Trends is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Mitchell creates green battery systems for powering fleet vehicles around the world. He strives for zero-footprint and creating ROI for fleet owners. Yow has been published in several magazines internationally. A pioneer like Sir Richard Branson, he builds relationships with companies to help further Electronic Vehicle usage globally. "Clean vehicles are our future if we are to preserve it."
Siggi Hilmarsson creator of Siggi's Dairy is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Siggi was a grad student in New York who missed the traditional skyr yogurt of his Icelandic home. So he set out to re-create his grandmother's recipe then started sharing and selling it at Farmer's Markets. David asks him about the day that Whole Foods called and he had to figure out how to scale quickly. "I think it's sometimes good to be happily ignorant so you can see how far you can go."
Joe Guith President of Cinnabon is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Joe and David talk about the craveable indulgence that makes million's of mouth water at shopping centers all over. Joe creates WOW experiences for his clients and strives to continue to adapt to consumer tastes; Cinnabon works hard to remain at the heart of consumer trends and technology. "Great brands are made by Great People."
Erin Heit co founder of Vitamin and Smart Water is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about what it takes to build a solid brand and how it was selling the company to Coca Cola for $4Billion and $200 Million. She also co-founded Qurb a healthy shot of energy and WOW Me Tonight a meetup/party workout platform.
Craig Newmark founder of Craigs List is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They discuss how Newmark started Craigs List as a way to let people in his area know of events around town, it grew by leaps and bounds through his dedication to rigorous customer service giving users what they want. Newmark now focuses his effort on bringing awareness and action to causes he believes in with his craigconnects.org. He also reveals some interesting things about the craigs list platform that you'll want to know.
Sir Richard Branson founder of Virgin Group is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Branson is known as the billionaire rebel founder of such companies as Virgin Music, Virgin Galactic, Virgin Air and many more. David talks with him about his mother's influence on his life, and the concept of risk taking to achieve meteoric success. "Were I saner person, I wouldn't take such risks, but I am known as Dr. Yes."
John Hewitt Founder of Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax is interviewed by David Cogan of the Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Jackson is a pioneer in the tax preparation field having created two of the top three in the industry. He discussed with David about keeping track of expenses and keeping good records to ensure accuracy in reporting. They discuss how the Federal Tax Code is roughly 74,600 pages long and takes 2 hrs. to read. Because of this, Hewitt stresses the importance of working with a pro to prepare your taxes. "I took a [tax preparation] course and found I loved tax, not just math!"
Bob Unanue President of Goya Foods is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Unanue helped build Goya Foods to a $1.4Billion company, developing over 2,500 products and employing over 4,000 employees in the US, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Spain. He also discusses with David about his post on the Boards of Directors for the Maestro Cares Foundation with famed latin start, Marc Anthony. Bob said about faith, "We are here for a short time...we have to work hard in this life to find salvation in the next."
Charlie Davis co-founder Davis Miles McGuire Gardner is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Davis tells Cogan how he realized the true value of what he does for a living, and shares the knowledge of beginning with what you know and building on it for having passion in career. Davis also helped his wife launch scrapbooking dot com, a successful scrapbook website.
Robert Pasin CEO Radio Flyer is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Pasin is the Chief Wagon Officer who promotes a fun work environment and brings pre-launch ride on toys home regularly to see how kids interact with them. Innovation is key to staying current as the oldest wagon manufacturer in America and most loved. Cogan talks with Pasin about being born into the familly with a silver wagon handle as Pasin is the grandson of the Radio Flyer founder an Italian immigrant.
Tom O'Neil CEO of The Nerdery is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart. O'Neil and his company believe that nerds drive the success of business worldwide. He leads 500 nerds who provide consulting for businesses on the move.
Jason Feifer Chief Editor of Entrepreneur Magazine is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Feifer has worked at some of the top magazines in the business and is now Chief Editor of Entrepreneur magazine. David and Jason talk about how he got his start going to ska concerts and writing about them. It lead him on the path of being a writer.
Christine Bailey the Executive Director for a business incubator is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Bailey and Cogan discuss business in their home state of Arizona and the ways to lead startup founders toward enduring success.
Gerry Gorman the founder of Lawyer and Mail dot com websites is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Gorman talks about purchasing one word domain names at the dawn of the internet industry and building businesses around them. David discusses with Gorman what it took to build mail dot com into a $1Billion NASDAQ listed platform. Gorman methodically creates companies and then moves on to the next domain name.