March 25, 2024 – Top 2% of the Best Designers Johnathan Grzybowski and ID Partner Rod Boothby

March 25, 2024 – Top 2% of the Best Designers Johnathan Grzybowski and ID Partner Rod Boothby

Johnathan Grzybowski – CMO and Co-Founder of Penji

Be damn good and ask for reviews! To date, we are the number one rated
graphic design company next to Canva in the world.

Johnathan Grzybowski

Johnathan Grzybowski is the CMO and co-founder of Penji. Penji is a platform that gives you on-demand access to the top 2% of the best designers in the world. As a SaaS, we focus on different kinds of marketing strategies, streamlined leadership, and top-of-the-line service for our customers to effectively grow our company. Johnathan has been eager to share his success story and we found your podcast to be a perfect fit. After experiencing firsthand how difficult it was to find talented graphic designers for his business, Johnathan and his co-founder Khai launched Penji in 2017. Their goal was to provide an innovative solution by making essential tools and resources more accessible and affordable for entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders. Penji has been named as “top startup to watch” according to Philadelphia Magazine and mentioned in major publications like Success Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes, and Inc. Prior to Penji, Johnathan founded multiple marketing-related startups and worked for Apple. Johnathan is also the host of Blind Entrepreneurship, a podcast that has been mentioned as a top business podcast on Apple Podcasts and downloaded over 100,000 times. His mission with his podcast and business is to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs so they too can execute their vision to profitability.

Rod Boothby – CEO of IDPartner

Proving who you are online and in social media is a great way to get
rid of a lot
fraud, misinformation, exploitation, all of these things, just
by simply knowing
someone is a real person and who they claim to be.

Rod Boothby

Rod Boothby is CEO of IDPartner, a company he co-founded in 2021 to establish a user-controlled, global marketplace for identity verification that enables people to thrive online. Rod is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader with over 20 years of experience at the intersection of economics, finance and technology. His extensive experience in the technology industry includes co-founding npm, Inc, where he served as COO. npm was acquired by Microsoft. Under leadership of Rod and his co-founders, npm became the world’s largest registry of open-source JavaScript packages, serving as a critical resource for developers around the world. Today, npm packages support nearly every major website, improving the lives of 5 billion people on a daily basis. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Rod held a range of quantitative, technical, and leadership roles at leading financial institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank, AIG, Ernst & Young, and most recently, Global Head of Identity at Santander. During his tenure at these companies, he demonstrated an ability to drive innovation and foster growth while focusing on delivering value to customers. Rod also co-organized the Open Digital Trust Initiative at the Institute of International Finance and the Global Assured Identity Network movement with leading standards bodies. He has repeatedly designed, built and brought to market IaaS and SaaS products; one with 20 million users. He has raised over $125 Million in VC funding at three start-ups. One, Joyent, was acquired by Samsung.