15 Jan January 15, 2020 – Lendio Brock Blake and Ramping Brand James Richardson
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Brock Blake – CEO and Founder at Lendio
Brock Blake is the CEO and founder of Lendio, the largest online marketplace of small business loans in the U.S. Brock believes that access to capital should be simpler and quicker for small business owners, and he’s built a successful company around solving this problem. Brock leads the team that has helped business owners get access to more than $1B in funding. An Inc. 500 CEO, national keynote speaker, Forbes columnist, and Utah’s Emerging Executive of the Year, Brock’s dedication extends far beyond the boardroom. He has shaped a superior company culture with a humble and hungry team that is passionate about driving results and giving back. For every loan facilitated on Lendio’s marketplace platform, Lendio Gives, an employee contribution and employer matching program, donates a percentage of funds to low-income entrepreneurs around the world through Kiva.org.
Dr. James Richardson – Founder of Premium Growth Solutions – Host of Startup Confidential – Author of Ramping Your Brand
Dr. James Richardson is founder of Premium Growth Solutions, a strategic planning consultancy for early stage consumer packaged goods brands. As a professionally trained cultural anthropologist turned business strategist, he has helped over 75 CPG brands with their strategic planning, including brands owned by Coca-Cola, Hershey, General Mills, Kraft Foods, ConAgra Brands and Frito-Lay as well as emerging brands such as Once Upon a Farm, Mother Kombucha, Bobby Sue’s Nuts, Rebel Creamery, Zaca Recovery and others. He also hosts his own podcast – Startup Confidential. James posts regularly on LinkedIn. His thoughts appear regularly in industry publications such as Foodnavigator. His new book – Ramping Your Brand – is available now on Amazon.