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Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson is the CEO of Piper Creative. On this show, you'll hear thoughtful, focused conversations with entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators. Guests include Nathan Chan, Kevin Kelly, Bill Peduto, Morgan Housel, Noah Kagan, Tucker Max, and Barry Ritholtz. This is the biggest business podcast in Pittsburgh.
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Jun 29, 2020

Brian Burley is the founder of YNGBLKPGH, a book and community of talented black professionals in and around the city of Pittsburgh.

 

Brian came on Going Deep to discuss the absolute necessity of cities and corporations adopting more empathetic and diverse approaches to attracting and retaining talent.

 

He has a distinct perspective that he has earned through writing his book profiling over 100 black professionals, working in economic development for the Pittsburgh region, and leading conversations about diversity at ADP.

 

Aaron and Brian also cover the rise of Juneteenth into the national conversation and effective ways to market & message these important ideas.

 

Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Brian Burley’s Challenge; Go learn something new about someone else’s culture or experience. Try to put yourself in their shoes.

 

Connect with Brian Burley

Linkedin

Brian’s Instagram

YNGBLKPGH Instagram

Facebook

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 418 with Marco Marandiz where we discuss hip hop, branding a B2B company, and the future of online commerce.

 

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Jun 22, 2020

Henry Schuck founded his company, originally named DiscoverOrg, in 2007 at the age of 23. The company IPO’d on June 4th, 2020.

 

After acquiring ZoomInfo in 2019, they took the new name and consolidated their position as one of the leading sources of business information and now drive the go-to-market initiative of over 15,000 companies worldwide. 

 

Henry sees ZoomInfo changing the way every company goes to market, the way sales reps engage with buyers, the way marketing targets, and the way HR recruits.

 

In this episode, Henry and Aaron discuss bootstrapping the company to $25 million, the IPO roadshow during a pandemic, and Henry’s skills as a sales trainer.

 

Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Henry Schuck’s Challenge; The professional you are today, isn’t who you need to be to accomplish your goals. Take an inventory of where you need to improve and go execute on it.

 

Connect with Henry Schuck

Linkedin

Twitter

Website

henry.schuck@zoominfo.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 361 with Jason Wolfe where we discuss building multiple businesses that earned 8-figure and 9-figure exits.



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Underwritten by Piper Creative

Piper Creative creates podcasts, vlogs, and videos for companies. 

 

Our clients become better storytellers. 

 

How? Click here and Learn more.

 

We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs.

 

Follow Piper as we grow

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Jun 15, 2020

Joe Hipsky’s long career in financial services have allowed him to identify and develop a solution to the pipes of the financial system.

 

His company, iraLogix, is aimed at reducing the administrative burden placed on financial service providers. 

 

In this conversation, Joe and Aaron discuss fundraising, why the financial services industry has been slow to adapt, and the regulatory climate for fintech.

 

Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Joe Hipsky’s Challenge; If you’re looking for investors, study the investment process and how venture capitalists make decisions. 

 

Connect with Joe Hipsky

Linkedin

iraLogix.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 231 with Andy Rachleff where we discuss how he identified the opportunity to build Wealthfront.

 

Text Me What You Think of This Episode 412-278-7680



Underwritten by Piper Creative

Piper Creative creates podcasts, vlogs, and videos for companies. 

 

Our clients become better storytellers. 

 

How? Click here and Learn more.

 

We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs.

 

Follow Piper as we grow

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Jun 8, 2020

Charlie Dolan is the founder of Sequoia Waste Solutions, a technology company aimed at modernizing waste management.

 

When Charlie first looked at the waste management industry, he saw business still being run on paper with enormous inefficiencies needing to be addressed. So, he started building.

 

Today, the firm employs more than a dozen people and offers a suite of software and hardware solutions that drastically reduce costs associated with billing for and hauling away garbage.

 

In this conversation, Aaron and Charlie discuss the evolution of the company, the benefits of bootstrapping, and when to ‘build’ vs ‘buy’.

 

Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

Charlie Dolan’s Challenge; Realize most of the world around you was designed by another human. Use that to build confidence in your own ability to make an impact.

 

Connect with Charlie Dolan

Linkedin

Twitter

SequoiaWaste.com

Discoveryapp.io

 

If you liked this interview, check out more interviews with entrepreneurs and leaders that have vision, patience, and work ethic.

 

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Piper Creative creates podcasts, vlogs, and videos for companies. 

 

Our clients become better storytellers. 

 

How? Click here and Learn more.

 

We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs.

 

Follow Piper as we grow

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Jun 1, 2020

John Feghali’s technology startup blends augmented reality, digital media, and animation to enable a new style of storytelling.

 

Most animated videos take thousands of hours of work and come with hefty price tags. For example, Frozen 2 cost $150 million and Toy Story 4 cost $200 million.

 

John’s company, Toaster Pets Cartoons, allows children and adults to make their own animated cartoons by recording cardboard cutouts and using artificial intelligence to translate the live action into a digital cartoon.

 

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In this episode, Aaron and John discuss how he found this market opportunity, the technology powering the service, and the enormous potential of the Intellectual Property.

 

Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.

 

John Feghali’s Challenge; Create opportunity for others.

 

Connect with John Feghali

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Instagram

Twitter

ToasterPets.com

Getpaperstudio.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 361 with Jason Wolfe where we discuss his string of enormously successful technology startups.

 

Text Me What You Think of This Episode 412-278-7680




Underwritten by Piper Creative

Piper Creative creates podcasts, vlogs, and videos for companies. 

 

Our clients become better storytellers. 

 

How? Click here and Learn more.

 

We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs.

 

Follow Piper as we grow

YouTube

TikTok

Instagram



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