13 Nov November 12, 2019 – Podetize Tom Hazzard, Coors Winner Sandra Raffaelli and Home Makeovers Michele McLellan
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Tom Hazzard started as a product designer and co-designed and developed 250+ products generating almost $2 Billion in revenue for clients. With a degree from Rhode Island School of Design in Industrial Design and experience building in-house design teams for other companies, Tom has had products in all major retailers, wholesale clubs, electronics boutiques and office super stores, including the best-selling mesh office chair at Costco for over 6 years straight. Along with his partner, Tracy Hazzard, he holds over 37 utility and design patents with an unprecedented 86% commercialization rate. Tom is co-host of the 3D Printing Podcast WTFFF?!, ranked #1 on iTunes with over 100,000 listeners monthly; co-host of the Feed Your Brand podcast, listed as one of CIO’s Top 26 Entrepreneur Podcasts to listen to in 2018; and co-host of the top-ranked inventor and eCommerce brand resource podcast, Product Launch Hazzards. Tom’s expertise has been featured in television spots on FX Breakfast Time and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In June 2015, his 3D Print Twist Tie Design won Outstanding Work from the China World 3D Printing Tech Alliance. But despite all that, we are most excited to ask him about his new business Podetize!
Sandra Raffaelli – Founder and President at aZul For Better Living, Inc.
It’s determination. I don’t think it’s difficult, I think it takes time. It takes the courage to face what we don’t know.
Sandra Raffaelli is passionate about serving people with developmental disabilities and helping them live better, more fulfilling lives. After spending a good deal of time interacting with people with disabilities like down syndrome and autism, she discovered an opportunity to help disabled people of all ages figure out their role in society through expertly crafted training and development opportunities. For this reason, she founded aZul for Better Living, Inc. where she helps the disabled and their family members achieve their dreams through fashion design and art. Sandra’s charisma, creativity, and philanthropic nature give the company the energy and enthusiasm that is needed to help the disabled retain their dignity and develop financial independence. Sandra Raffaelli was named the 2019 Coors Light Líder of the Year and her award included a $25,000 grant to aZul for Better Living.
Michelle McLellan – Senior Product Management Executive at Bank of America
Michelle McLellanNearly 80 percent of homes in the U.S. are at least 20 years old according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. And many are much older than that. Aging homes means many homeowners either want to bring their homes up to date, or they need to replace well-worn parts of their homes. There are other ways to finance your home renovations, like a home equity line of credit (HELOC), but they can be a bit intimidating until you uncover the mystery. Michelle McLellan is the Product Management Executive for first mortgages and home equity lending at Bank of America. In this role, she leads the strategy, development and management of mortgage and home equity lending products.