Startup Grind Columbus
About This Show
AWH is a development agency based in Columbus, Ohio and focused on enterprise, web, mobile, internet of things, and augmented reality. Ryan Frederick is the Principal at AWH and has had the privilege of being part of several startups and growth companies. He has helped companies grow from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. During the evolution of these companies, Ryan has served on company boards and been instrumental in capitalization activities. He has also helped companies expand to international markets. Ryan brings a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to help companies and customers achieve their objectives. He enjoys the process and challenge of starting and growing a company. Ryan is also the Columbus Director of Startup Grind, Advisor at Rev1 Ventures, Advocate for i.c.stars|*Columbus, Co-Founder of , and leader of ProductCamp Columbus.
In this podcast series he welcomes you to learn and gain insight from local entrepreneurs and business leaders in Columbus and the central Ohio region. Each episode features the audio from these live events.
ProductCamp Columbus is a monthly event to discuss the challenges and approaches of building great products. We have product people from Columbus area companies discuss how they think about and approach product personally and at their companies.
Startup Grind Columbus hosts monthly startup events to teach, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, and meet new hires and investors in Columbus or our 200 other startup communities around the world.
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted over 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users. Our Values:
We believe in making friends, not contacts.
We believe in giving, not taking.
We believe in helping others before helping yourself.
Ryan Frederick: @ryanfrederick
Most Recent Episode
Startup Grind Columbus: Greg Moran - COO, Wiretap
As the Chief Operating Officer at Wiretap, Greg Moran has a unique talent for asking the people around him to go beyond the limits they see for themselves – a standard he also adheres to, as he turned down multiple enterprise CIO jobs to join Jeff Schumann at this venture-backed software start-up. Greg leverages his extensive background in technology, strategy and digital transformation to scale the company, with a focus on sales and operations.
A far cry from the jungle of Zambia where he grew up, Greg launched his career as an IT consultant in Columbus, Ohio, advising clients on strategy and process. It was after joining Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase), though, that Greg really started leaving his mark. As Enterprise Chief Technology Officer, Greg designed and implemented the integration strategy to convert the bank to a single, unified application platform – a platform that still runs JP Morgan Chase today.
When he transitioned to Ford Motor Company, Greg’s path to success really took off. He led Ford’s efforts to build high-scale application delivery capability in every major market – across the Americas, the European Union and the Asia Pacific – overseeing a team of 5,000. Later, Greg worked closely with the Ford family to lead corporate strategy at a pivotal time in Ford’s history, leaving behind a corporate legacy well-documented in Bryce Hoffman’s book American Icon.
Greg was then recruited by the CEO of Nationwide Mutual Insurance to create the Business Transformation function – a key role to propel Nationwide’s transition from a house of brands to a branded house approach. He later took over as SVP and CIO for IT infrastructure and operations, overseeing a team of 2,000 and the buildout and commissioning of one of the few Tier 4 data centers in the U.S. While working at Nationwide, Greg met Jeff Schumann, kicking off the great relationship that the pair now uses to build and run Wiretap.
At Wiretap, and throughout his career, Greg creates an environment that inspires great leaders to emerge and thrive. A natural mentor, he believes in transparency and a gentle candor. This is also evidenced by Greg’s commitment to Junior Achievement, where he is a current board member and past chair. Greg is also an executive fellow on the Ohio University College of Business faculty and sits on the board and advisory board of Koios Medical and MyAgData, respectively.
Greg is a graduate of Cedarville University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and MIS. A proud Pelotonia advocate, and member of the inaugural team, Greg enjoys cycling, as well as adventure, travel, motorcycling and fishing. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children (2 of whom will be Buckeyes this fall).
This is the audio recording from the live event on 4/9/2018.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 28, 2017