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Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Yosmel (Joe) Gutierrez, CEO of YeeGoals (Episode 1478)

Yosmel Gutierrez, or as his friends call him Joe, is currently the CEO and Founder of YeeGoals https://www.yeegoals.com/, a platform committed to connecting businesses with industry-specific banks and bankers that see their clients not for who they are today, but for what they can become tomorrow. He is also a co-founder of EquipmentFinancings.com and a previous franchise owner of Lendio Anaheim. Joe brings the experience of working with multiple start-ups and small businesses in the search for capital. He has developed an uncanny ability to problem-solve and develop solutions on the fly, which helps him offer the stellar customer service he is known for.  As the previous owner of Lendio Anaheim, he had the privilege of helping over 750 businesses across the nation get their PPP loans during the pandemic, amounting to a total of over $25MM. Joe has also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, and currently for Pathway of Hope, a local food bank in the North Orange County Community College District.  -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

23m
Feb 14
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Philip Kang, Co-Founder of Wandery Capital (Episode 1477)

Philip Kang is the founder of Wandery Capital https://www.wanderycapital.com/ and has over 20+ years of real estate experience with 15+ years focused in multifamily/apartment investing. His roles have included Vice President of Redevelopment at Essex Property Trust, Inc., Senior Vice President of Investments at The Picerne Group and most recently Chief Investment Officer at E&S Ring Management. Mr. Kang has experience in asset management, operations, reinvestment, redevelopment, acquisition, disposition, and refinancing transactions, worth over $20B+ of total asset value across multiple states including California, Seattle, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Colorado. Mr. Kang holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Real Estate and Finance and a Bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

21m
Feb 07
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Adriana Lynch, Area Managing Partner at Chief Outsiders (Episode 1476)

Adriana Lynch has over 25 years of experience in Strategy and Brand Management. Her global experience has demonstrated significant success in the creation and execution of award-winning strategies and plans to improve product positioning, brand recognition and revenue. In the last 10 years, Adriana has worked both on Direct-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business either solely through Digital Channels or through a Multi-Channel approach. A wiz at brand and business strategy, Adriana has held management positions with The Walt Disney Co., Häagen-Dazs, Pillsbury International, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and St. Joseph Health System. After being classically trained in Brand Management at P&G Brazil - where she managed Pampers and Always - Adriana came to the USA and got her MBA from Harvard, graduating in 1996 with Second Year Honors. Since 2020, Adriana has been the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for FuelRod, responsible for leading and executing the company's marketing and branding initiatives and growing the e-commerce business. Adri works with cross-functional teams and leads outsourced agencies, to drive the development and execution of marketing strategies and plans that enhance the company's market position and drive revenue growth profitably. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

23m
Feb 06
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Randa Hoffman, Founder of RADIANT Wealth Planning (Episode 1475)

Randa Hoffman MBA, EA is the founder of RADIANT Wealth Planning, LLC, and RADIANT Tax Services, LLC. She is a financial planner, money manager, and tax nerd. She guides clients to build a life that they dream of but don't know how to achieve. She builds wealth and uses tax strategies to save their wealth. Randa is independent and fee-only, meaning she is never paid a commission of any kind and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice as a fiduciary.   -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning  

23m
Jan 17
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Gary Maggetti, General Manager of Disney California Adventure Park West (Episode 1474)

Gary Maggetti is the General Manager of Disney California Adventure Park West in Anaheim, California. Since beginning his career with the Walt Disney Company as a Jungle Cruise Skipper during the 1992 Fall College Program at Walt Disney World, and then as a Food & Beverage Host on Main Street during the 1994 Summer College Program at Disneyland Park, Gary has had a variety of roles at the Disneyland Resort: Restaurant Manager, opening project team for Disney California Adventure; Manager, Training and Development, and Operations Manager for Food and Beverage Business Solutions. He has served as Director, Disneyland Resort Hotels Food & Beverage; Director, Theme Parks Food & Beverage, and as General Manager, Food & Beverage Operations for Disneyland and Director, Food & Beverage and Merchandise Experience Integration for the Disneyland Resort. He has also worked internationally as Director, Food & Beverage for the Tokyo Disney Resort, providing strategic input to Oriental Land Company, who manages all operations at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Today, as General Manager of Disney California Adventure Park West, he oversees all operations for the Pixar Pier, Paradise Gardens Park, Pacific Wharf and Golden Vine Winery regions of the theme park including Attractions, Retail, Food & Beverage, Guest Show operations, as well as Outdoor Vending, Park Banquets and Festival events for both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park and the Disneyland Resort Central Bakery. In addition, Gary leads the Disneyland Resort’s College & Professional Internship programs. Gary has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the California Restaurant Association and is currently Chair of the Customer Experience Program Advisory Committee for the University of California at Irvine. Gary has also served on the Board of Directors for several local community organizations including the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, the Executive Advisory Board for the Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management program at California State University Long Beach, the Good News for Kids Foundation and the Tim Salmon Foundation. Gary graduated cum laude from the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management and was a Gold Spirit of Disneyland® Resort recipient in 1998 and was inducted into the Northern Arizona University’s W. A. Franke College of Business Hall of Fame in October 2021. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

25m
Jan 08
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Chris Folayan, Founder of OCFX Inc. (Episode 1473)

Chris Folayan is a renowned and multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur, author and founder, celebrated for his exceptional ability to start and scale multi-million-dollar global companies. With an illustrious career spanning decades, Chris has demonstrated an extraordinary talent for investing, raising substantial capital, and building thriving businesses from the ground up. His entrepreneurial journey began at the tender age of seven and a half when he started a profitable recycling business, and since then, he has become an expert across various fields, founding and exiting several successful companies globally. Born and raised in Africa, Chris's relentless pursuit of knowledge led him to California, where he attended San Jose State University in the heart of Silicon Valley. Graduating with a degree in marketing, he discovered his passion for software development and embarked on a self-taught journey in mastering several programming and development languages. This impressive feat caught the attention of several Silicon Valley tech giants, including Quantum. At the young age of 19, Chris was recruited by Quantum, a cutting-edge hard drive manufacturing company. During his time at Quantum, Chris immersed himself in cutting-edge software engineering which led him to work with the due diligence group for mergers and acquisition division. White at Quantum he worked on the development of numerous technical patents. Remarkably, he accomplished all of this while simultaneously pursuing a full-time college education. Chris's expertise garnered widespread recognition, and companies across Silicon Valley eagerly sought his technical and market-oriented insights. Eventually, he left Quantum and co-founded NTM, a pioneering digital music label platform, revolutionizing the industry with the world's first indie music recording-to-digital rights and sales platform. Collaborating with artists from around the globe ensuring artists' music was safe while being encrypted and sold online. Chris dedicated his time to developing the patent for the encryption technology he developed used by NTM used by global artists. Having successfully exited NTM, Chris founded his first of many companies, OCFX Inc. As the founder and CEO, he built OCFX into a renowned Silicon Valley brand, collaborating with prestigious Fortune 100 and 500 companies such as SONY, Quantum, LSI Logic, Accenture, Adobe, Cisco, EMC, Merrill Lynch, Elo, CapitalOne, History Channel and many others. Under Chris's leadership, OCFX built a reputation for turning clients' imaginative ideas into exceptional revenue-generating software products. Additionally, Chris spearheaded the development of several spin-off companies within the OCFX ecosystem, offering valuable tools and solutions that companies could purchase and license. Chris sold and exited several of OCFX spin-off companies to major brands. While OCFX was growing globally with over 350 employees he had an idea and developed one of Africa’s largest eCommerce platforms MallforAfrica and MallfortheWorld. An idea he started to help people in Africa and the world who were unbanked shop on top USA and UK retailers. Starting the company from scratch wasn’t easy but Chris ended up building a multimillion-dollar monthly revenue business. And quickly became one of Africa and the world's leading eCommerce experts in emerging markets. Completing his 4th exit after selling MallforAfrica and Mallfortheworld to a UK based business Chris wrote a book titled “From Pitch To Close: What Founders and CEOs Need to Know and Do Before An Investor Meeting” which has won him several prestigious book awards. A book written to help entrepreneurs build companies at the highest valuation possible. Chris has also written other books about entrepreneurship and investments. Today Chris helps companies expand globally, consults, mentors, lectures, serves on several boards, invests and is an exciting public speaker with amazing motivational stories and lessons to share. Chris has spoken in over 50 countries and has a reputation for thinking outside the box and getting everyone to master the entrepreneurial mindset with his concept well known acronym P.I.N.K (Passion - Innovation - Network - Knowledge). Reading his books, hoping on a call or listening to Chris speak is a treat. His witty comedic yet inspirational insights into building a business with passion while thinking outside the box is a masterpiece. Over 25+ years of ownership Chris still owns OCFX as a legacy brand he works under.  -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. 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25m
Dec 20, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Gaye Tomlinson, CEO of Vaha Energy (Episode 1472)

Gaye Tomlinson is the co-founder and CEO of Vaha Energy https://vahaenergy.com/, a solar and energy storage project development firm, servicing California since 2008. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Vaha Energy as well as the procurement and strategic growth of the company. Gaye has extensive knowledge and experience on residential, commercial, and industrial solar and energy storage systems, financial models, the latest renewable energy technology, net zero goals, and the sustainability industry in general. She is a public speaker and loves sharing her insights on start-ups, balancing it all as a woman executive, as well as her personal journey in career and life. Gaye is an engineer by trade with an MBA from Cornell University. She is currently the President of the Cornell Club of Los Angeles. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

23m
Dec 20, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Erin Giglia, Founder of Montage Legal Group (Episode 1471)

Erin Giglia is an owner and founder of Montage Legal Group. Erin graduated cum laude from Wellesley College.  She then graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2001, cum laude, where she was a member of the San Diego Law Review. After law school, Erin practiced litigation at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison until 2002.   Erin then joined Snell & Wilmer, LLP where she defended companies in product liability, premises liability, environmental and commercial litigation. Erin left Snell & Wilmer in 2009 to co-found Montage Legal Group, a freelance attorney company comprised of 400+ exceptionally trained freelance lawyers who opted out of the traditional law firm model in favor of career flexibility. Erin is a frequent writer and speaker on legal outsourcing, work-life balance, women in law, legal ethics and contract attorneys. Erin’s speaking engagements include presentations for the ABA, numerous bar associations and other state and regional attorney associations, and private entities. Erin and Montage have also been featured in numerous publications, including The ABA Journal, CNBC, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, and Forbes.com. In 2015, Erin and Montage were featured in “Disruptive Innovation: New Models of Legal Practice” by UC Hastings Work Life Law Center. Erin is also a frequent podcast guest. Erin and Montage serve the community through philanthropic efforts, and were named the National Philanthropy Day Small Business of the Year in 2017 for their charitable leadership. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

21m
Dec 19, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Kurt Lohse, Co-Founder of Bored & Thirsty (Episode 1470)

Kurt Lohse, a dynamic entrepreneur and co-founder of Boredroom LLC, is making waves in the beverage industry with his innovative approach to consumer packaged goods (CPG). Alongside his partner Darin Rasmussen, Lohse has embarked on a mission to transform the conventional water category into a vibrant platform for artistic expression through their venture, Bored & Thirsty https://boredandthirsty.com/. This revolutionary Media + CPG brand stands out for offering a unique and refreshing premium alkaline water experience that aligns with contemporary consumer demands for both quality and creativity​​​​​. Lohse's journey with Bored & Thirsty is marked by significant achievements and partnerships, reflecting his visionary leadership and strategic acumen. Notably, the company has gained prominence as the exclusive water partner for the Life is Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas, leveraging this opportunity to gain mass exposure. Bored & Thirsty also introduced an innovative Augmented Reality (AR) enabled can of alkaline water featuring a song clip from Snoop Dogg, illustrating Lohse's commitment to merging technology with consumer goods. Further solidifying the brand's market presence, strategic relationships have been established with major players like 7-Eleven, Save Mart / Lucky, and C3 Presents the festival arm of Live Nation. These partnerships, along with the company's focus on sustainability and high-quality manufacturing processes, underscore Lohse's dedication to creating a brand that resonates with a wide range of consumers while maintaining an environmentally conscious footprint​​. Kurt Lohse's professional background extends beyond Boredroom LLC. He founded and led Releventure LLC, a content marketing agency since its incorporation in California thirteen years ago, and before that as the CEO of his media start-up, Keycode, from 1999-2010, demonstrating his longstanding commitment to entrepreneurship and business development​ that positively transforms industries.   -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

25m
Dec 12, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Catlin Tran, Founder & CEO of Nutripair (Episode 1469)

As the founder of FoodTech startup Nutripair https://www.nutripair.co/, Catlin Tran is embarking on a journey to transform the Restaurant Dining landscape. Tran is passionate about leveraging innovation and technology to drive positive impact on society and food accessibility. She is dedicated to sharing her experiences with others in hopes of motivating young founders to begin their own entrepreneurial journeys.  -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

22m
Dec 07, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Mohammed Omar, Crumbl Cookies & Toastique (Episode 1468)

Mohammed Omar is a 31-year-old entrepreneur with a passion for business that started back in middle school. He kickstarted his journey by selling candy and snacks from his locker, undercutting the school cafeteria's prices with products he sourced from Costco. This early experience ignited his love for the world of business. His entrepreneurial career took off with an e-commerce venture, specializing in selling branded, overstocked US products acquired from swap meets and third-party sales events. As this business grew, he transitioned it into a distribution and logistics company, broadening his industry expertise. He later delved into product development, contributing to the design and marketing of over a hundred successful products in the US market. With the success of these endeavors, he ventured into the film industry, serving as an Executive Producer for holiday movies, and he's made a strong mark in the franchise industry, currently involved in three major franchises: Crumble Cookies, Ace Pickleball Club, and Toastique. Additionally, he is in the process of relaunching a pet shampoo brand called Splash Plus, which offers dermatologist-level skincare for pets. His entrepreneurial journey continues to evolve and expand across various sectors, fueled by a passion for innovation and growth. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

22m
Dec 05, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Bret Englander, Co-Founder of Cerno Group (Episode 1467)

Bret Englander is the Co-Founder and Director of Sales and Marketing at Cerno http://www.cernogroup.com. A native of Laguna Beach, CA, a melting pot of artists, surfers, hippies, and entrepreneurs, Bret developed a passion for the natural environment, design, and entrepreneurship in his youth. Bret’s parents ran their own business specializing in product development for the homebuilding industry. This meant many weekends were spent touring the latest completed homes, which Bret credits for his drive and ability to combine the creative and analytical sides of running a business. Originally, Bret wanted to pursue a career in journalism and film, graduating from the University of Colorado. After working at a newspaper, he decided to switch gears and pursue a career in business, which led to a few informative roles in finance and marketing. In 2009, Bret teamed up with childhood best friends Daniel Wacholder and Nick Sheridan to start Cerno. As co-founder, Bret wears many hats but focuses his efforts on business development as Cerno’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Cerno is a California-based design and manufacturing company that, over the last 14 years, has grown from three founders to a team of approximately 50 people who share a passion for design and making modern lighting in Southern California. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

26m
Nov 30, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Craig Cooke, Entrepreneur & Author of Business Kung Fu (Episode 1465)

Craig Cooke is the author of the newly released book Business Kung Fu. A successful entrepreneur, Craig had the foresight to start a “digital first” company utilizing the Internet long before “digital first,” “digital transformation,” and other buzzwords of today were created. With extremely limited resources of $1,300 and an Apple computer, he started RhythmNet.com with a couple friends from college. Over the years of struggle, adaptation, and repositioning the brand, “Rhythm“ was sold to a world-class digital creative agency in 2019. Craig stayed with the company for just over 3 years, completing a 26-year marathon of running the company as CEO. During his tenure at Rhythm®, Craig worked with middle market to large enterprise companies, such as American Honda Motors, Beats by Dr. Dre, ZO Skin Health, Irvine Company, The Travel Corporation, Segway, U.S. Bank, FivePoint, Online Trading Academy,Allergan, Abbott Labs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and many other B2C and B2B brands. During the course of leading Rhythm® to success, numerous organizational achievements were attained, including been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies, five years in a row, and listed among the top 15 Advertising and Marketing Agencies in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal. In addition to the organization achievements above, Craig has been honored with several personal awards and recognitions, including being named one of the 5=40 under 40 of Orange County Professionals by OC Metro Business Magazine in 2009. Today, Craig shares his business wisdom, experience, and expertise in three key areas: executive leadership, brand development, and marketing communications. He continues his training in martial arts, continuously learning and evolving his skills. Also, he has studied and served as a practitioner of Chinese Medical Qigong since 2015, bringing energy healing to hundreds of people. Currently, Craig is pursuing a doctorate of Chinese Energy Medicine from the Temple of Change and Transformation. Craig incorporates his skills, knowledge, and expertise in energetic practices into the world of business to provide a truly unique perspective and method in working with professionals across a wide variety of industries. Outside of his consulting and qigong practice, Craig enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids, and two dogs in Southern California. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

30m
Nov 16, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Robert Riggs, Founder & President of Oralogix LLC (Episode 1465)

Robert Riggs is the founder and managing member of Oralogix LLC http://www.oralogix.com, a health-care consultancy and specialty retailer of oral and perioral care products. He has over 20 years of experience in product commercialization and entrepreneurship. Robert is the innovator behind the Full Face Fitness™ movement – a program designed to integrate four previously siloed care areas: Face, Mouth, Neck, Upper Chest - plausibly uniting them into one high interest, high visibility region of the body…. The Social Zone™. Riggs is a credentialed member of various professional societies aimed at restoration and rejuvenation of the mouth, jaw and face. He holds a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School and is currently an Integrated Healthcare Practitioner candidate. Robert resides in Southern California. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

20m
Nov 16, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Addison Adams, Founder of Adams Corporate Law, Inc. (Episode 1464)

Addison Adams is the founder of Adams Corporate Law https://www.adamscorporatelaw.com/ and stands out as the go-to voice on Mergers and Acquisitions for California-based businesses. With nearly three decades dedicated to closing deals, Addison’s expertise isn’t confined to just M&A transactions. He guides business owners, helping companies of all sizes and across all industries in the Golden State achieve growth. Whether it’s mastering investor offerings, crafting watertight contracts, or navigating intricate corporate structures, Addison’s touch is evident in everything he oversees. Whether you’re a startup enthusiast or a seasoned business professional, Addison’s tales from the trenches of deal-making and California’s dynamic business environment promise to both educate and captivate. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

26m
Nov 16, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Ria Berger, CEO of Healthy Smiles for Kids Orange County (HSK) (Episode 1463)

Ria Berger is the CEO of Healthy Smiles for Kids Orange County https://healthysmilesoc.org/. She is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 25 years of Operations, Business Development, and Human Resources experience in multi-cultural, multi-site locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Berger served for four years as a member of the Board of Directors at CalOptima (Orange County's single largest health insurer), with $3.6 billion in revenue. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow. Berger was previously a VP of Human Resources for several Fortune 500 companies ($2B-42B revenue). She is currently the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, one of the nation's largest oral health care providers for children. Since the beginning of her tenure in 2014, the organization has increased its revenue by 250% within three years, tripled in employee headcount and launched an innovative Teledentistry program (one of the largest in the US.) Healthy Smiles was named one of Orange County Register’s Top Workplaces in 2017, 2018 and 2021, and Orange County Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2022. She is a co-founder of Art 4 Fun, a 22 year-old business headquartered in London and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Ria Berger's greatest strengths are in the successful execution and transformation of world class organizational and business development programs. She has extensive experience in strategy, operations, board recruitment, leadership reorganization, culture transformation, and mergers and acquisitions. She masterfully architects innovative systems integration and delivers outstanding results to Fortune 500 companies, private corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Berger holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC), and has taught HR and business courses at the University of California, Irvine and USC. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

21m
Nov 14, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Jan Miller, President of 21-13 Impact Graphics Inc. (Episode 1462)

Jan Miller is a graphic artist, creative solutions specialist, and president of 21-13 Impact Graphics Inc. After graduating high school in his hometown of Downey, Califonia, Jan worked for Mann's Theaters for about a year doing accounting. From there, he started working for Musicland Group, where he stayed for a decade before deciding to go back to college to combine his business skills and artistic skills by pursuing graphic design. He graduated with high honors in 1998. Jan was soon after recruited by PSB, The Marketing Supersource (now known as West America Communications), as a graphic designer. His career then brought him to Advanced Media Post (AMP), where he served as a senior graphic designer, working on graphics for multi-media DVD menus, as well as print-work for films such as movie posters and DVD wraps. In 2005, Jan formed his own company, 21-13 Impact Graphics, Inc. https://21-13impactgraphics.com/ He has won several awards, including Graphic Design USA Magazine's “2022 Designer to Watch” recognition, and Small Business Diversity Network's Presidents Award (2023). Jan currently lives in Irvine, California, with his wife. When he is not working, his hobbies include Peloton, bike-riding, and networking. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

22m
Nov 08, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Nicholas Yrizarry, CEO of Align Wealth Advisors (Episode 1461)

Nicholas Yrizarry is the CEO of Align Wealth Advisors https://alignwealthadvisors.com/. An alumnus of Princeton University, with nearly 30 years as a financial professional, Nicholas values his unique relationships with his clients. His personalized wealth management approach helps investors create financial stability, aligned with a desirable lifestyle. Some of the nation’s leading media outlets have called on Nicholas for his insight on issues impacting investors and their money. His commentary has been featured in outlets that include The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, MSNBC.com, Fox News, ABC News, and Bankrate.com, and he has also appeared on CNBC. Nicholas served on the board of trustees for the Laguna Playhouse from 2016 through 2019 and loves to support the arts. As a classical guitarist, he has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and for charitable organizations such as Laguna Art Museum, Laguna College of Art & Design, Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CASA) and Project HOPE Alliance. A native of Toms River, New Jersey, Nicholas currently makes his home in Monarch Beach, California. He is the proud father of three grown children: Jasmine, Shannon and Dustin. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

24m
Oct 28, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Mandy Schaniel, Founder & CEO of Schaniel Consulting Inc. (Episode 1460)

Mandy Schaniel is the founder and CEO of Schaniel Consulting Inc. https://www.schanielconsulting.com/, providing leadership and business coaching to startups looking to build a culture of inclusivity, progress and success for both business and employees. Her rise to leadership came early when she was recruited to join the executive team at ZipRecruiter as employee number 19. During her four-and-a-half years at ZipRecruiter http://ziprecruiter.com, Mandy helped lead the company to its first million-dollar month, built the company’s first account management team, created a safe space for women and men to seek mentorship from growth-minded leaders like herself and led many on her teams to the next steps in their careers. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

23m
Oct 28, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Nicole Andrews, CEO of Fastapp AMC (Episode 1459)

Nicole Andrews is the CEO of Fastapp AMC https://fastapp.com/. Nicole has a career spanning over two decades in the financial services industry, and brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to her role. Her journey in the industry began as a licensed appraiser and earned her Certified Residential Appraisal license in 2005. This early experience laid a solid foundation for her understanding of the appraisal landscape. Nicole's leadership extends beyond her impressive credentials. She is recognized as one of the top sales producers in the industry, achieving a remarkable milestone of 10 million dollars in sales in 2017 as an account executive. This achievement is a testament to her dedication, strategic acumen, and unwavering commitment to her clients. Nicole owned and operated Andrews Appraisal Company from 2001 to 2012. During this time, she honed her skills as a residential appraiser in California, further deepening her understanding of the industry's intricacies. This experience has been instrumental in her current role, where she bridges the gap between appraisers and appraisal management companies, ensuring seamless operations and fostering strong relationships. Nicole's leadership extends beyond the confines of her professional life. She is a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where she served as a Law Enforcement Specialist. This experience instilled in her a deep sense of discipline, integrity, and commitment to service, values that she carries into her work at Fastapp. Under Nicole's stewardship, Fastapp has thrived, even amidst challenging market conditions. Her strategic foresight, coupled with her strong relationships within the industry, has allowed the company to not only maintain its existing client base but also attract new clients. Nicole's vision for Fastapp extends beyond the present, with a focus on conducting and facilitating outreach programs to educate clients and vendors, thereby ensuring the integrity of the field as a whole. Nicole's journey is a testament to her resilience, strategic acumen, and commitment to service. As she continues to lead Fastapp, she remains dedicated to fostering strong relationships, driving growth, and ensuring the integrity of the appraisal industry. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

26m
Oct 27, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Rieva Lesonsky, Founder & CEO of GrowBiz Media / SmallBusinessCurrents.com (Episode 1458)

Rieva Lesonsky is president and CEO of two companies that focus on small business and entrepreneurship — GrowBiz Media https://growbizmedia.com/ and SmallBusinessCurrents.com http://SmallBusinessCurrents.com. She’s a nationally-known speaker, best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and authority on entrepreneurship who has covered the industry for more than 40 years. Before starting GrowBiz Media, Rieva was the long-time editorial director of Entrepreneur magazine. Lesonsky served on the Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council for six years. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization honored her for helping drive “the entrepreneurial revolution in secondary education.” The ASBDC awarded her a “Champion of Small Business” award, and she received the prestigious Lou Campanelli award from SCORE. Rieva regularly writes about small business and entrepreneurship for print and digital outlets, has a podcast devoted to small business issues, and consults with and produces content for corporations targeting entrepreneurs and small business owners. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

26m
Oct 27, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Eileen McDargh, Founder & CEO of The Resiliency Group / McDargh Communications (Episode 1457)

Since starting her consultancy practice in 1980, Eileen McDargh has become known as a master facilitator, an award-winning author, and an internationally recognized keynoter/trainer and executive coach. Clients have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to educational institutions, from hospitals to the U.S. Armed Forces. Eileen is the author of seven books, including Your Resiliency GPS, A Guide for Growing Through Life & Work. Her book, Gifts from the Mountain, won the Ben Franklin Gold Award and was turned into a training program featuring Eileen. Her newest book was released to great acclaim: Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge and Reclaim What Matters. For the last six years Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication and sales training, has ranked Eileen in the top five of the World’s Top 30 COMMUNICATION Gurus following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals. Eileen is a certified speaking professional (CSP), a certified virtual trainer, and was elected into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. She’s also listed as a recommended expert through the Sloan Work and Family Research Network. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning  

25m
Oct 20, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Dr. Chip Espinoza, Dean of Strategy at Vanguard University (Episode 1456)

Dr. Chip Espinoza is the co-author of Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce Second Edition, Millennials Who Manage: How to Overcome Workplace Perceptions and Become A Great Leader, and Millennials@Work: The 7 Skills Every Twenty-Something Needs to Overcome Roadblocks and Achieve Greatness at Work. His books have been translated into several languages. He is also Dean of Strategy and Innovation at Vanguard University of Southern California and an Instructor in the UCLA Technical Manager Program. Chip keynotes internationally and across the country on creating an environment where managers and young professionals can thrive. Chip is a leading expert on the subject of generational diversity in the workplace. He consults in the civic, corporate, and non-profit sectors. His client list features great organizations, including The Boeing Company, Microsoft, Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric, Special Olympics, The Department of Defense, Sandia National Labs, and SAS Business Software Systems. Chip is the go-to person for news agencies on the topic of integrating younger workers into organizations. He is a content expert for CNN on the subject of generational diversity in the workplace. He has also been featured on Fox News, CBS Radio, and in major publications. Chip was named a top 15 Global Thought Leader on the Future of Work by the Economic Times and a top 500 influencer in Orange County. Chip serves as Board Chairman for the Jesse Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership and as an Advisory Board Member at Trilogy Investments. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

25m
Oct 13, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Kent Schmidt, Litigation Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP (Episode 1455)

Based in Dorsey & Whitney https://www.dorsey.com/'s California offices, Kent Schmidt has an international practice focused on defending and advising companies around the globe on navigating the perils U.S. litigation. Kent's legal practice includes virtually all types of general business litigation in the U.S., with emphases in unfair business practices, trade secret litigation, consumer class actions, product liability, securities and shareholder litigation and disputes, commercial contract disputes, Prop 65 (environmental) claims and labor/employment matters. He is a zealous and creative courtroom advocate, equally accustomed to representing plaintiffs and defendants.​ In addition to his general business litigation practice, Kent is an experienced First Amendment lawyer, representing clients on both sides of defamation cases and other matters involving free speech, including California’s unique anti-SLAPP statute.​ Kent speaks and writes on litigation risks, authored Avoiding and Managing U.S. Litigation Risks https://www.litigationrisks.com/the-book(Globe Law and Business 2021) and hosts a twice-monthly podcast, SharkCast https://www.litigationrisks.com/sharkcast, where he interviews guests on these topics.  -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

22m
Oct 07, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews David Cristofaro, Founder & CEO of Actionable Research (Episode 1454)

David Cristofaro founded Actionable Research https://www.actionable.com/ in 2001 with the goal of developing marketing research solutions custom-tailored to the unique requirements of clients. His natural passion for discovering the attitudes and emotions behind the opinions and behaviors of the people around him is a perfect fit for marketing research, a field that allows David to think about the things he enjoys thinking about most. David has performed, designed and/or coached well over 375 primary research projects over the last 22 years, for companies including Johnson and Johnson, 3M Healthcare, Align Technology, Bio-Rad, NVIDIA, and many others. During his time off, David actively explores his passion for music – be it writing or performing on drums. His band, The Rewinders, recently released their third album, The Rewinders 3, which can be found on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/0PFtn7Qj7PznI15mtodKaG. David’s other interests include hot yoga, wake surfing, spending time with his 6 children and keeping up with the latest trends in the healthcare and technology marketplaces. David holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

26m
Oct 06, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Tom Snelling, President & General Manager of Food Systems Inc. (Episode 1453)

Tom Snelling is the President and General Manager of Food Systems Inc http://www.fsi72.com/., a wholly-owned California corporation that was established in 1972. With a mission to provide the highest quality foods and service without compromise, the company's main business is providing corporate dining services for business, industry, and educational facilities. Prior to his role as President and General Manager, Tom served as the company's Director of Sales and Marketing. Tom has a background in the food service industry and professional and collegiate sports. With experience working with C-level executives with an emphasis on sales and marketing, Tom is experienced at establishing goals, developing strategies to meet and surpass those goals, and focusing team dynamics on accomplishing these goals. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

27m
Sep 29, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Bill Carpou, CEO of Octane (Episode 1452)

Bill Carpou is the CEO of Octane https://octaneoc.org/, a business accelerator for early-stage companies. Octane has created one of the nation's most dynamic ecosystems to enable technology industry growth in Orange County by connecting people, resources and capital. Portfolio companies have received more than $4.4b in capital since 2011. He is also the founding partner of Visionary Ventures and Elevation Ventures; both provide series A and growth capital to high-quality companies. Prior, Bill was an Operating Partner with The Blackstone Group, working with portfolio companies to grow revenue and improve enterprise value. Bill relocated to Orange County in 1998 as the President of IKON Office Solutions and held several positions prior to leaving after the strategic exit of the company and acquisition by Ricoh Corporation in 2007. Bill has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Villanova University where he serves as a board advisor for both the Villanova School of Business and the Villanova Institute of Innovation. He is also a member of the Chief Executive Roundtable at the University of California, Irvine. He resides in Laguna Niguel, California. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

24m
Sep 28, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Brenda Rodriguez, Executive Director of Affordable Housing Clearinghouse (Episode 1451)

Brenda Rodriguez has served as Executive Director of Affordable Housing Clearinghouse https://www.affordable-housing.org/ (AHC) since 2009. This is her fourteenth year with the organization which is celebrating over 30 years of addressing the evolving affordable housing needs of the community. Some of her responsibilities include identifying business opportunities to sustain the organization, overseeing fee-for-service programs/contracts, managing housing developments (both rental and for sale), financial literacy and counseling, and representing the organization at various community events, cultivating relationships between nonprofits, lenders, and other community groups to facilitate Community Reinvestment activities. Although homeownership continues to be a challenge in Southern California, Brenda is steadfast in ensuring the community is educated on the process and benefits of this long-term investment through support and collaboration of lenders, nonprofits, and various partners. Under her leadership, AHC successfully made homeownership a reality for families throughout southern California; a geography with significant barriers to first-time homebuyers. She secured National Stabilization Funds (NSP 1 & 2) and currently oversees monitoring for the remaining portfolio. She maintains relationships with contacts at US Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve. Brenda is dedicated to the Orange County community and serves on several Boards focused on housing and uplifting families with very little means. Some of these boards include the Kennedy Commission, Orange County Community Housing Corporation (Chairwoman) and Hope Through Housing Foundation. She is passionate about helping the underserved, low-income families, educational programs, and the veteran community. She facilitated the 2016 Veterans Symposium on Housing in Orange County and has previously served as the Chair for Orange County Military and Veterans Families Collaborative Steering Committee for Housing. Her speaking engagements include participating as a guest on the Ron Siegel broadcast in January 2016, Radio Santa Ana (Spanish broadcast), and Telemundo Canal 52 promoting of down payment assistance program for working families. Brenda also established the organization’s relationship with the Veterans Administration and partners with them to offer life skills. The focus of the series ranges from tax savings, credit information to homeownership and other topics. Lastly, Brenda served as a Board Director of the Southern CA Association of Nonprofit Housing for six years where she also volunteered as part of the Fundraising and Recruitment Committees. Brenda previously held positions in both the private sector at companies like Czarnowski Exhibit Services, IBM as well as in the Public Sector (County of Orange Housing & Community Services). Brenda earned a BA in Social Work from UC Berkeley and an MSPPM from the Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She studied at the University of Padua, Italy and is fluent in both Italian and Spanish. Brenda was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, CA. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... 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22m
Sep 27, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Johnlery Cruz, Founder & CEO of Carbon Fiber Cabinets (Episode 1450)

Johnlery Cruz is the founder and CEO of Carbon Fiber Cabinets https://www.carbonfibercabinets.com/, a company with a mission to craft exclusive carbon fiber cabinets and architectural pieces while also serving as the Director of Operations and business development for PCW Millworks. The carbon fiber brand represents luxury craftsmanship showcasing the perfect backdrop within the automotive industry and car enthusiasts. Johnlery has ten years of experience in the construction industry ranging from cradle-to-grave large commercial buildings to small retrofits. He has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chico State University, and started his construction internships during his last two years of college. His career started at the largest Mechanical Firm on the West Coast and has transitioned to luxury craftsmanship in the carpentry industry. In his free time, Johnlery loves to play golf and spend time with his family. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

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Sep 20, 2023
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Braelyn Davis, Co-Founder & CEO of Planet Based Foods (Episode 1449)

Braelyn Davis is the CEO and co-founder of Planet Based Foods https://planetbasedfoods.com/, the first company to develop plant-based meat and dairy products with hemp as a key ingredient. The brand represents the culmination of six years of research and development around how to utilize hemp seed in delicious plant-based food applications. Davis has enjoyed more than a decade in the space, backed by training as a nutritionist. Prior to founding Planet Based Foods, Davis introduced a range of retail products using hemp and CBD. He is responsible for building the brand as it expands its consumer product innovation. Davis is on a mission to establish hemp as a superfood protein source that can feed the world sustainably for generations to come. -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi http://linkedin.com/in/ricfranzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums https://executiveforums.com/ Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. http://www.ricfranzi.com./ Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnFkbUowc1cza2dXWXgxSTExMGh1cklXa0RVUXxBQ3Jtc0ttV1c5aDJHbFNJZGZMS0l5ZVk2RTFDTk13NkJUMGNWRl9yS0YtSm1QZFhKbnhvUDgtQ1ZHWXNINWFZM1JqU3UzLWxZTVZpZzM5X1dpcGZzTUMzVFN4VUptMVNITFBmZzNvRGJmTE9mSGl2bzZlMVFVWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgHKT2gmF&v=d6G1i1CUHbc LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1dBMDl1U0F5UXpmMjJmT2VWWmthUlpDWF9Xd3xBQ3Jtc0ttNS1xdVJ1ZFZTWEQteHVPTm5GQzBIU3N1T1UtcWwzcmF1ZXR3Q1BHcncwXzFxSmxmZjB6Y0pnNkg0TURudkdEUHRvNUFjQjA5N0hoUy12TDhDTmxYNmREQTNEOV9DTUIxci1QSWJDZm1aRXZtNkN1QQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2Fg2PzRhjQ&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGcwMVE1WFVQT2RFdkt4ODFlbk1OVFdpUDcwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttWXUwblI0RDZXdjNJSlJVYXNqVXFydG9ITGhhUFZrMHRoMEdzSFdOUGZzX3pxSmo2eEZKSkFjYmZZd1hsQ2dCQzBEdkZVNHFOWEJoay1YSEk2NE1XcHYtTVlZdmRZcXVWejlzTmZGV3RmQ1YxS0xNWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FeWpNVRi&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFZLam5OWmtQa1JZZV9RSFRBM214dXZoVWxMUXxBQ3Jtc0tuUXRYVXpaSTl4Z3dfMjdjZTNfdm5GV2dKTC1WS1U2TEQ3TE95R001VHplcGZwc2J0ZG96VHFKanltenZnUWFhSW02dzVQYVRnWU4zWTBPQVo3T3hEaV9OUDNNT3RoajM4WXJBajVJRWg1TzJCRXZLZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgRd_863w&v=d6G1i1CUHbc Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFpybi11Ri1uMGZ1Xy1wZGgzM1FmQXlmZXRPUXxBQ3Jtc0ttS0w1RmowSEdjN1dXYWFxTkFyalJ2bWNhdUMtMnJtWWVGQUpONUxmdWF2eHdlMUFqZTM0SDZPOTFzMzFuOFU3VjFmT1lEeDl5WDhyb0c3eWwydkdoU2hjRll3aFAtclFiQk5HcVpQQ1BST0NwTHVlTQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FgruexU6m&v=d6G1i1CUHbc #orangecountyca https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/orangecountyca #mastermind https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mastermind #ceopeergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/ceopeergroups #peergroups https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peergroups #peerlearning https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/peerlearning

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Sep 11, 2023