February 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30500.mp3 Travis Brodeen - Co-founder and CTO of Newchip [caption id="attachment_20848" align="alignright" width="170"] Travis Brodeen[/caption] Travis Brodeen’s non-traditional career path began in the e-commerce arena with Shopping.com, when the dot-com sector was beginning to materialize as a market. A business foray next took Travis to Microsoft certified partner, KORE, where the then-19-year-old helped bring the majority of Los Angeles record labels into the digital age. Next, Travis was brought on as co-founder and CTO for Physiciansite.com, where he successfully raised $10M in venture capital at the ripe age of 21. He then joined Buy.com, which had recently had a $900M IPO. From there, he withdrew from the dot-com world to work with Ernst & Young’s grey hat hacker group, E Security Online. Travis played a critical role in delivering the first online Pay Per View event in history and was vital in building the world’s first online shopping cart. In 2012, he helped found the 21st fastest growing private company in America (and #1 in Austin), Charfen Institute. Today, he is building a crowdfunding marketplace called Newchip.      Nicole Ertas - Author of Free Range Brands and Founder of The Ertas Group  [caption id="attachment_20921" align="alignright" width="180"] Nicole Ertas[/caption] Nicole Ertas is a recognized global brand strategist, author, and speaker who has helped build many of the world’s finest and most powerful brands. Her thinking has been embraced by companies such as Beam Suntory, Wrigley, SC Johnson, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Kraft, and Nestle. Nicole’s success in global innovation and brand leadership gained her recognition in Forbes, The New York Times and selected to be one of Crain’s Chicago “40 Under 40.” She is also the founder and president of The Ertas Group, a distinguished network of provocative thinkers, strategists, innovators, and creative change-agents who help global brands cultivate, validate and activate cutting-edge brand strategies. Today, Nicole continues to help global brand leaders rethink how they bring their brands to market and navigate the ever-changing terrain of brand building.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30492.mp3 W. Brad Johnson, PhD - Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, Faculty Associate at Johns Hopkins University and Author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women [caption id="attachment_20843" align="alignright" width="210"] Brad Johnson[/caption] W. Brad Johnson, PhD is professor of psychology at the United States Naval Academy, and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Medical Clinic at Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology. He is recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. He has served as chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee and as president of the Society for Military Psychology. Dr. Johnson is the author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of mentoring—and 13 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. Books of related interest include: On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, The Elements of Mentoring, The Elements of Ethics for Professionals, and Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way.      Zachary Barden - Founder of BUZZ COCOA [caption id="attachment_20927" align="alignright" width="180"] Zachary Barden[/caption] Zachary Barden created BUZZ COCOA in an effort to serve the need of those who do not find coffee or tea desirable. Indulge in the delicious appeal of hot cocoa, savor the caffeinated experience! This ingenious blend of caffeine and hot chocolate provides the powerful effects of coffee with the tastiness of hot cocoa. Each scoop of BUZZ contains approximately 75 mg of caffeine, with each serving size providing 150 mg of caffeine (2 scoops). Zach is also the Principal Consultant at Exapto Enterprises, has worked with 130+ startups & entrepreneurs, has helped brand non-profits & raise seven figure campaigns, has networked with countless Fortune 500 CEOs, and genuinely enjoys entrepreneurship & business.     ...