September 23, 2020 – Going Public Todd Goldberg, Entrepreneur Writer Dr. Brad Ricca and Edward Jones’ Dr. Nela Richardson

September 23, 2020 – Going Public Todd Goldberg, Entrepreneur Writer Dr. Brad Ricca and Edward Jones’ Dr. Nela Richardson

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Todd Goldberg – Co-Founder of Crush Capital and Creator of Going Public 

Going Public is a first of its kind, original TV series, it features
the stories of 5 founders on their journey to raise capital
and approach a NASDAQ IPO. 

Todd Goldberg is a sales and marketing expert with a deep knowledge of the health, financial and entertainment industries. He is the Co-Founder/CEO of fintech firm Crush Capital, where he is helping to create a retail investment revolution by expanding financial options available to all Americans. Todd is one of the creators of Going Public, a new streaming series that follows entrepreneurs as they attempt to take their companies public on Nasdaq, and for the first time ever, enables viewers to invest in the firms featured. Todd was previously Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Surgical Theater, a virtual/augmented reality medical technology startup. He was instrumental in building the company’s commercial expansion and marketing blueprints, and accompanied its founders in several successful private venture capital funding pitches. Todd was also Director of Sales at Neuronetics, another medical startup, where he spearheaded sales for the first ever medical device approved to treat depression.

Brad Ricca – Edgar-Nominated Author of Olive the Lionheart 

I got lucky. There is a lot of luck in this. At the same time, you
work in order to get lucky! 

Brad Ricca, author of Mrs. Sherlock Holmes and Super Boys, is a SAGES fellow who teaches classes on comics, popular culture, and narrative biography. He has a passion for telling unconventional stories that haven’t been told before, usually about people who are somewhat invisible and imperfect, in sometimes unconventional ways that explore that moment between someone’s actual life and the telling of it. His film Last Son won a 2010 Silver Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival. Brad has also written for The Beat, Belt, Book Riot, Narratively, History Extra, and the official Star Wars website. He has been in documentaries on the History Channel, AMC, and has been a guest on Criminal, All Things Considered, BBC radio, and Innovation Hub, among others. Brad Ricca’s latest book, Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman’s Journey into the Heart of Africa, is based on the extensive diary kept by Ms. MacLeod during her incredible adventure. The book is filled with high adventure, romance, history, heartbreak, and the very personal tale of a remarkable, trailblazing woman.

Dr. Nela Richardson – Principal, Investment Strategist at Edward Jones

Nela Richardson joined Edward Jones in 2018 and was named an Edward Jones principal in 2020. Today she serves as the firm’s investment strategist, analyzing and interpreting economic trends and market conditions, identifying risks and opportunities, and recommending strategies to help clients reach their long-term financial goals. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Richardson was the chief economist at Redfin Corp., a national real estate brokerage and technology company. Richardson also served as a senior economist for Bloomberg, L.P., covering housing and financial markets. Richardson obtained her master’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was a triple major in mathematics, economics and philosophy. Richardson regularly provides insight on the market, the economy, real estate trends and public policy to policymakers, consumers and media. She is a regular contributor to Marketplace from American Public Media and has frequently appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Yahoo Finance, the Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE magazine, The New York Times and other national media.