Ray Carballada is the Managing Director and CEO of AmpiFLY, a next stage evolution video production company. He is an accomplished and creative business leader in the converging worlds of content: advertising, television, motion pictures, social, and online media. Before joining AmpiFLY as President & CEO/COO, Ray led Alkemy X’s transformation from a small crewing and post company into a fully integrated creative content company.
Mike McDerment is the Co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the #1 accounting software in the cloud, designed exclusively for freelancers and growing service-based business owners. Built-in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 24 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars.
Jonathan Slain is a recession expert, traction implementer, and speaker. He coaches high growth leadership teams across the United States and helps them implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). He focuses on working with entrepreneurial niche specialty firms and large corporations with over $10 million in annual revenue.
Dr. Jeremy Weisz | [Start a Podcast Series] Do Downloads Matter? Why Your Most Important Metric Is Not Subscribers
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by his Rise25 Media co-founder, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, to explain whether or not a podcast’s download numbers matter. They also talk about how a podcast can help with solving business and personal problems, how to get amazing guests for a podcast, and how SEMrush can help podcasters with getting website traffic data.
Cynthia Cleveland | Leadership Lessons From a Five-Time CEO/President with Over $4 Billion in Revenues
Cynthia Cleveland is a five-time CEO/President who has led companies that have generated over $4 billion in worldwide sales across consumer products, entertainment, and retail. She is an expert in developing, translating, and monetizing intellectual property rights into major global consumer brands and new businesses across diverse industries. Her 30+ year career has spanned well-known companies including Universal Studios, Mattel Toys, and Teleflora driving significant growth and profitability. She has also worked on brands such as Barbie, Hot Wheels, Jurassic Park, Myers Briggs assessment, and Imaginarium.
Rob Greenlee | Spotify, Apple, Amazon and What’s Next in Podcasting, with a Podcast Hall of Fame Member
Rob Greenlee is the VP of Content and Partnerships at Libsyn. He is a podcasting legend, a seasoned veteran expert, and evangelist for the podcast industry. A 2017 Inductee into The Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, Rob spent many years focused on the early development of the internet, the world wide web and technology with a nationally syndicated radio show called WebTalk World Radio Show, which started in 1999 and went through to 2006.
Craig Handley | Hanging with Richard Branson on Necker and Building a Great Culture at a 1000-Person Call Center Company
Craig Handley is the Co-founder and CEO of ListenTrust, a bilingual call center services company which has been ranked multiple times on the Inc 500 and 5000 list. ListenTrust is currently doing about $150 million in sales for their clients and they answer hundreds of thousands of customer service calls and lead generation calls. It employs close to 1000 people working thousands of miles away in Mexico. Craig is also the author of the best selling book, Hired to Quit.
Brendon Lemon is a comedian and author from Detroit, where he started performing regularly at the famous Comedy Castle at the age of 16. Two years in, he was filmed for the documentary “Be Funny” which featured Christopher Titus and Mike Green. He moved to Paris in the summer of 2013 to write and perform stand-up in both French and English. He returned to the US and lived between Boulder, Colorado and Chicago performing and writing plays, as well as being featured on the TV show “Sex Sent Me to The ER”, and the movie “Do You Believe”. Brendon’s new book is called “The Power Bible”.
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Our Rise 25 Podcast Formula
At Rise25, we help B2B companies to get ROI, strategic partnerships, referrals and clients, using a podcast and content marketing. With over 20 years combined experience in the podcasting space, we have developed a proven strategy which allows our clients to build life-changing relationships using a podcast and we have built a top-notch team which handles all of the details to produce a podcast so our clients can focus on the highest and best use of their time.