Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.
Kerry came out of the womb interested in the persuasion arts and started on her career path early. From music to branding to politics to helming a revolution against the establishment, Kerry’s inability to accept the status quo has led her to forge a remarkable career. Now the CMO of one of the hottest co-working space companies, The Riveter, Kerry is changing the world one day at a time and sat down with Joleen to tell us how it all happened.
Dave Young wasn’t content wearing a suit as a Wall Street analyst or finance manager at a major telecom company. Instead, he donned a motorcycle jacket and cracked the proverbial code to develop ground-breaking patents in cloud storage with his lifelong friends and business partners. A numbers guy, Dave is an avid fund and investment manager and the CEO of a start-up. Joleen sits down with Dave to learn how he pivoted a photo-centric partnership with one of the biggest brand-names in the industry into DeskLess Workers, a company that provides communication and productivity technology – and was just awarded an Innovation Award by the United States Air Force.
Concise and lean is the name of the game. Ian Freed, former RealNeworks mafia member and current CEO and Co-Founder of Bamboo Learning, has been at the forefront of some of our most compelling and transformative consumer products of the past couple of decades. While at Amazon, he headed the business teams responsible for both the Kindle and Echo devices. Ian shares with Joleen why he made the leap into entrepreneurship and how Bamboo Learning is poised to be the next game-changing consumer product in the world of voice-powered education.
Find out more about Bamboo Learning here.
Jennessa West’s rise to power producer in Seattle started with her passion for film. Beginning with Seattle production jobs for DreamWorks, Warner Brothers and Walt Disney, Jennessa moved to Hollywood to work on episodic television for Warner Brothers, CBS and FX. When she returned to Seattle, Jennessa obtained a degree in Non-Profit Arts Management and ran development for two prominent theater companies in Seattle. Joleen learns the compelling story of how this bad-ass producer has used her combined production and fundraising experience to become one of the most sought-after producers in the Pacific Northwest.
You can learn more about Jennessa and her production company Pressing Pictures here.
John Cook, the founder of Seattle’s seminal tech startup/publication Geekwire knows that if you “just hang around long enough and you will be successful.” A former journalist from an entrepreneurial family, John and his co-founder, Todd Bishop started GeekWire to bring stories of the amazing start-ups in Seattle, Washington to the world. Committed to its mission of highlighting diversity and to tell stories that haven’t been yet told, GeekWire is the go-to place for information about the Seattle tech scene and beyond.
You can find new stories and reporting daily at www.geekwire.com and be sure the check out the Geekwire Summit October 7-9th to be held in downtown Seattle. More info and tickets can be found here. The Lawyer Who Rocks listeners have been provided the promo code ROCKON20 for the summit for a 20% saving on registration. Yay! Thanks John!
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