Julie Hall – Author, Why Most Product Launches Fail
In this episode, author Julie Hall shares her expertise in launching new products, answering the question of why the majority of product launches fail. What can brands learn from the missteps of CPG giants and startups alike, and how can they avoid becoming part of a disheartening statistic?
Denise Natishan – Senior Partner, Cameron Smith & Associates
As a senior partner at Cameron Smith & Associates, Denise Natishan helps suppliers find the talent they need to succeed. In this episode, she traces the path that led her to the supplier community in Northwest Arkansas.
Bill Kirk – Co-Founder & CEO, Weather Trends International
As co-founder and CEO of Weather Trends International, Bill Kirk’s job is to predict the notoriously unpredictable. In this episode, he explains how using statistics to make predictions about the weather helps suppliers and retailers make better decisions for their businesses.
Fahim Naim – Founder & CEO, eShopportunity
As founder and CEO of eShopportunity, Fahim Naim lives and breathes e-commerce. With the expertise acquired as a category manager at Amazon, he helps big CPG brands and small DTC businesses alike win at online retail.
James Farmer – Founder & CEO, EasyBins
In this episode, entrepreneur and CEO James Farmer talks about his career, from his background in accounting to his fascination with retail. The latter led him to found EasyBins, an online grocery delivery company that takes care of the shoppers that big e-commerce players often overlook.
Manny Lubin – Co-Founder, Slate Milk
As co-founder of Slate Milk, Manny Lubin has made it his mission to bring joy to customers with a high-protein chocolate milk they can drink every day. He has navigated the world of crowdfunding and the investors of Shark Tank to find Slate Milk a place in thousands of retail stores – and he’s not done yet.
Olga Yurovski – CEO, Shopperations
Olga Yurovski was a teenager when the Iron Curtain fell and a student when she fell in love with America. As CEO of cloud solution company Shopperations, she has weathered the pre-profitability doubts and experienced the thrill of a successful sale. In this episode, she discusses shopper marketing, its past and its future, as well as her path to business ownership.
Michael Connolly – Founder & CEO, Retail Monster
In this episode, Michael Connolly gives an overview of his career, from Walmart to Disney to DreamWorks, and the ‘aha’ moment that led him to leave it all behind to launch his own business. His company, Retail Monster, helps intellectual property holders and suppliers develop brands and get them on the shelves of major retailers.
Andy Murray – Founder, BigQuest
In this episode, Andy Murray talks about his entrepreneurial journey, from growing up in an entrepreneurial family to taking the leap in his early thirties out of the corporate world and into business ownership. He discusses the difference between building a great business and owning a great business, as well as the importance of developing principles and not just policies.
TJ Foltz – Founder & CEO, Humankind
Humankind Water uses 100% of net profits to build wells, install filtration, and fund access to clean water in developing countries. In this episode, TJ Foltz talks about the path to launching and leading his own company, from his background in ministry to the interest in business that saw an opportunity to use a bottled water company to save lives.