The Open Honest and Direct Podcast

The Open Honest and Direct Podcast


Latest Episodes

The power of the two person team: Bracken Darrell | President & CEO, Logitech
June 29, 2020

In the 8 years under President & CEO Bracken Darrell’s leadership, he has transformed Logitech and their stock price has octupled - that’s 8x growth! But in our conversation, Bracken doesn’t talk about stock price, profits, or revenue – instead, he share.

Keep an open mind: Tom De Weerdt | EVP & CFO, Mauser Packaging Solutions
June 17, 2020

Tom De Weerdt, EVP and CFO of Mauser Packaging Solutions, blends a bit of right and left brain into his leadership style. Using a philosophical and growth mindset along with plenty of spreadsheets, Tom has led several global teams at a variety of large c.

From salesman to CEO: Devin Gross | CEO, SonarMD; Former CEO, Emmi Solutions
May 19, 2020

In 2003, Devin Gross started as the first salesperson at a pre-revenue healthcare engagement company called Emmi Solutions. In 2010 Devin was named by the board as the CEO, where he went on to grow them from 35 team members to nearly 200 at the time of t.

Football was my avenue, not my end game: Desmond Clark | Author, Speaker, Co-Owner, The Insurance People
April 29, 2020

In today’s episode, Desmond Clark, the former Tight End for the Chicago Bears, two-time author, motivational speaker, philanthropist and Co-Owner of The Insurance People talks about the similarities between leadership on the field and in the boardroom, o.

Enabling my team to succeed: Kris Rudeegraap | Co-Founder & CEO, Sendoso
April 16, 2020

In today’s episode, Kris Rudeegraap, the Co-Founder, and CEO of Sendoso, a leading sending platform for innovative ways to engage with customers, shares why his number one priority as the CEO is hiring and retaining top talent and then enabling that tale.

Accountability + Collaboration = Success: Ryan Leavitt, Co-Founder of Pillar Booth, LearnCore and Catapult Chicago
March 10, 2020

Some things never go out of style: collaboration, the importance of sales, and phone booths. Serial entrepreneur Ryan Leavitt, the Co-Founder of Pillar Booth, LearnCore and Catapult Chicago, says there’s one equation that is necessary for a business to s.

Always be learning: Corbett Drummey | Co-founder & CEO, Popular Pays
February 12, 2020

In this episode, Corbett Drummey, the Co-Founder and CEO of Popular Pays, shares his journey in starting a content sharing platform that helps brands generate high-quality content to tell their unique stories through influencer marketing. Drummey started.

The otherside of authenticity: Laura Coe | Author, Coach, Entrepreneur
January 23, 2020

When the business Laura Coe created sold to a Fortune 500 company, Laura took the path less often taken, leaving corporate America to pursue her lifelong passions of philosophy, coaching and spirituality. She wrote her first book, Emotional Obesity and s.

Building a “Best Place to Work”: Frank Riordan | Founder & CEO, DMC, Inc.
December 17, 2019

Frank Riordan, Founder and CEO of DMC, Inc., has built a company that has consistently been a staple on the “Best Places to Work” lists, with over 170 employees in 8 cities across the US. This happened by building a process to hire the very best people, .

Culture is caught NOT taught: Jeff Ellman | Co-founder, Homescout, Hireology, and UrbanBound
November 26, 2019

With 4 successful companies under his belt and over 2,000 employees hired, Jeff Ellman, visionary and co-founder of Humatal, Homescout, Hireology, and UrbanBound, knows something about starting and building a successful business. It’s all about the first.