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Join host Jeremy Bergeron as he sits down with the founders, CEOs, CTOs, COOs, and change-makers who are the powerhouses behind some of the world’s most innovative and exciting companies.

Most Recent Episodes

Bryce Maddock: The Ultimate Underdog Story: How TaskUs Went Used an Outsider’s Perspective To Unearth Hidden Talent Around the World

Bryce Maddock built TaskUs using $20,000 of his and his co-founder’s savings. Today, TaskUs is valued at $3.46 billion. During those early startup years, Bryce never took a penny of venture capital, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Investors simply didn't want to invest – they passed on every opportunity Bryce offered, leaving him to fend for his business on his own. On Business X factors, Bryce tells the origin story of TaskUs including how he is taking what he learned as the forgotten outsider to turn his undervalued company into the massive success it is today.

Bob Walters: Making New Rules to Scale with Bob Walters, CEO of Rocket Mortgage

Some companies know the rules of the game so well they change how the game itself is played. Bob Walters, the CEO of Rocket Mortgage and President and Chief Operating Officer of Rocket Companies, shares how Rocket Companies blossomed from a small team to a colossus of 26,000 by simplifying complexity for customers and betting on remote processes before that was even a thing.

Kim Budil: A Blue Collar Scientist: Changing the World Through Boundless Ambition and Company Ethos, with Kim Budil, Laboratory Director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Kim Budil, Laboratory Director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been working on some of the biggest problems in the world for a long time, and as a result of her work, and the work of LLNL, the world is a better, safer place. But what does it take to actually change the world? Find out on this episode.

Steve Smith: The Marriage of Decentralization and Centralization with Steve Smith, CEO of Zayo

When Steve Smith joined Zayo as CEO, he found himself at the head of a company that was a Frankenstein of 46 acquisitions. And while the company’s decentralized approach had served it well in the early years, Steve saw an opportunity to take the company further. This time — and almost paradoxically — through centralization. Tune in to learn how Steve married these two concepts to better serve customers while still empowering innovation and creativity.