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42 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Ron Gidron, CEO and founder of Xtype.io
Ron is currently the founder and CEO of xtype, a Value Stream and DevOps platform for ServiceNow. Ron has over 25 years of experience in enterprise tech and a proven track record of taking innovative solutions to market. Ron started at test automation company Mercury interactive, spent ten years in the application performance management space, and has been a driving force in enterprise DevOps technologies since 2010. Ron lives in Tel Aviv with his wife and three daughters. He is also an avid marathoner and loves playing chess.
38 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Mik Kersten, CEO and founder of TaskTop
Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop and best-selling author of Project To Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework. Mik started his career as a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC where he built the first aspect-oriented development environment. He then pioneered the integration of development environments with Agile and DevOps tools while working on his Computer Science PhD at the University of British Columbia. Founding Tasktop out of that research, Mik has written over one million lines of open-source code that are still in use today and has brought seven successful open-source and commercial products to market. Mik’s experiences working with some of the largest digital transformations in the world has led him to identify the critical gap between business leaders and technologists, resulting in his creation of the Flow Framework® to connect strategy to delivery.
72 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Evolution of PLG Panel Discussion
This week on Capital GEEK we host a panel discussion with industry experts Heidi Farris, Dan Schoenbaum, and Wes Bush on the evolution of Product-led growth. This event was recorded in partnership with Elsewhere Partners, and we had a great panel discussion and several awesome questions from the audience. I'm excited to share this with you, so let's get to it.
33 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Lisa Xu, CEO at NopSec
Lisa Xu serves as Chief Executive Officer where she is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic and operational functions for NopSec. Lisa has a passion for connecting business with technology and thrives in transforming disruptive technology into leading solutions. Over the past two decades, Lisa has advised Fortune 500 enterprises on data security, privacy and technology risk management, and led many diverse teams at Ally Financial (GMAC), KPMG, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Lisa holds a B.A. in Economics and a Master's in Finance from Boston College.
38 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Ronen Yehoshua, CEO and founder of Morphisec
Ronen Yehoshua, co-founder and CEO of Morphisec, has over 20 year of technology management and venture capital experience. Prior to Morphisec, Ronen was a partner at Cedar Fund, an international venture capital firm with over $325M under management. In this strategic, hands-on role, he led investments and resided on the boards of several companies in seed and growth stage. Before that, Ronen held key leadership positions in managing, investing, and collaborating with start-up companies and cutting-edge innovations in software and telecom, such as business and technology consultant to the Hutchison Whampoa group, Investment Director at Partner FutureCom, Director of Business Development and Project Manager at ECI Telecom.
48 minutes | May 11, 2021
Kevin Fishner, Chief of Staff at Hashicorp
Kevin Fishner is the Chief of Staff at HashiCorp, where he treats the company as a product. He joined the cloud infrastructure automation company in 2014 as the first business hire, going on to spin up the sales, solutions engineering, account management, and marketing teams. Afterwards, he spent 3 years building the product management and education groups as VP of Product. Kevin graduated from Duke and studied Philosophy.
46 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Chris Anthony, founder and CEO of Teamworx Security and Cyber Warfare GEEK
Chris Anthony is the Founder and CEO of TeamWorx Security, a Maryland-based DEFENSE technology company creating technology to inspire the average IT enterprise. Mr. Anthony has an extensive background in technical and intelligence operations within the Department of Defense, Inter-agencies, Military Special Operations, and the Intelligence Community. He has domain expertise integrating advanced technologies into mission-critical operations and also serves as a technical advisor to NSRI, a University Affiliated Research Center that advanced technology research on behalf of the Department of Defense.
59 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Heidi Farris, Head of Operations at ActivTrak and Revenue Ops GEEK.
Heidi is the Head of Operations at Activtrak, a workforce analytics platform that improves team productivity. Heidi has responsibility across several functions, including HR, BI & Analytics, and Go-to-Market Operations. Previously, she served as CMO at Idera, Inc. and later as the company's General Manager for the Database Tools business where she helped acquire and integrate nearly a dozen companies.
41 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Wes Bush, founder and CEO of ProductLed and bestselling author of Product-Led Growth
Wes Bush is the founder and CEO of ProductLed. He is the bestselling author of Product-Led Growth: How To Build a Product That Sells Itself and is one of the most sought-after product experts in the world. After working for some of the world’s fastest growing companies in the world, today he trains teams around the globe how to turn their product into a powerful growth engine.Follow Wes: https://productled.com/
43 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Mike Roth, CEO and Founder of Evo Security and Identity Management Geek
Mike is an engineer, former private equity fund founder and manager turned serial tech entrepreneur. His life-long passion of using creativity, innovation, and perspective shifts to solve hard problems with elegant solutions is what has defined his career across multiple industries. He believes nothing is out of reach if you're willing to convert thoughts into action and stay laser-focused on the belief that a new reality is constrained only by a bit of time. For more information on today's episode, visit https://capitalgeek.io/Connect with us:Josh's LinkedIn Josh's TwitterJosh's FacebookMike's LinkedInLeave Some Feedback: Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Links Mentioned In Today's Episode: https://www.evosecurity.com/https://elsewhere.partners/
30 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Artem Golubev, CEO and Founder of testRigor and Test Automation GEEK
Artem Golubev had been in the software business for more than 20 years and a co-founder and CEO of testRigor. testRigor uses AI to solve test maintenance and speed of test creation problems for its customers by allowing them to execute tests from end-user's perspective and autonomously generating tests based on end-user-usage analytics.Follow Artem: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agolubev/
58 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Chris Wade, CTO and co-founder at Itential and Network Automation GEEK
Chris co-founded Itential in 2014 to simplify and accelerate the adoption of network automation and to transform network operations practices. Using a model-based approach, Chris leads the innovation and development of the company’s flagship portfolio of network automation products.For more information on today's episode, visit https://capitalgeek.io/Connect with us:Josh's LinkedIn Josh's TwitterJosh's FacebookChris's LinkedInItential TwitterItential LinkedInLeave Some Feedback: Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Links Mentioned In Today's Episode: Website: www.itential.com
68 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
Richard Earnest, Veteran Six-time CEO and Leadership GEEK
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Graduated from US Naval Academy in 1964 with BS in Engineering. Played football there with Roger Staubach on the 1963 team that played for the national championship (we lost) 10 years in the Navy as a carrier based fighter pilot, 320 combat missions in Vietnam, test pilot at McDonnell Douglas and obtained a Master’s degree in Management while serving in the Navy. 30 years in the computer software business, serving as CEO of six different companies including two public companies. Served as City Councilman and Mayor of Del Mar from 1996 to 2010. A serial entrepreneur dedicated to finding ways to clean up our environment and make money at the same time. Happily married for 26 years, two great kids and one marvelous grandson. Love biking, reading, travel and golf (still searching for the perfect swing). Intense interest in helping veterans find their place in the civilian world after giving there all to our country.For more information on today's episode, visit https://capitalgeek.io/Connect with us:Josh's LinkedIn Josh's TwitterJosh's FacebookRichard's LinkedInLeave Some Feedback: Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review.
46 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Nikki Jennings, Vice President of Pre-Sales Engineering and Services at Veam Software and SUPER GEEK
Nikki Jennings is an energetic, executive-level professional with over 20 years of progressive experience in global sales leadership, corporate and business development and global product management/marketing roles in the technology sector. Her high-level capabilities as a transformational leader are demonstrated in many successes developing and restructuring high-performing sales teams, pioneering revenue-driving product launches and driving complex M&A activity from due diligence to post-acquisition integration. Nikki joined Veeam in April of 2019 heading up the Sales Engineering and the Professional Services organizations for the Americas. Responsible for overseeing a team of 170 employees that provides pre-sales support to Veeam’s field and inside sellers, and channel partners, while also leading the professional services organization dedicated to supporting Veeam’s Accredited Services Partner program. Prior to joining Veeam, Nikki held a successful 11-year journey with SolarWinds as leader of two distinct business functions as Group Vice President of Global Sales Engineering, as well as Group Vice President of North American Sales for dedicated Strategic Accounts. She oversaw a team of over 150 employees that consisted of dedicated sales and pre-sales support to the SolarWinds Core IT Customer Install Base. Nikki also held leadership roles in product marketing and management and corporate development. For more information on today's episode, visit https://capitalgeek.io/Connect with us:Josh's LinkedIn Josh's TwitterJosh's FacebookNikki's LinkedInLeave Some Feedback: Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Links Mentioned In Today's Episode: https://www.veeam.com/
53 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Ernest Mueller, founder DevOpsDays Austin and Chaos Engineering GEEK
Ernest has a degree in electrical engineering from Rice University has been working in technology and technology management for more than 25 years, ranging from enterprises like FedEx, National Instruments, and AT&T cybersecurity to startups like Bazaarvoice, CopperEgg, Precision Autonomy, and Verica. He's been a web developer, operations engineer, product manager, engineering director, and more. He advocates for using Agile, Lean, DevOps, and smart management processes to solve business problems in a fast-moving world. Ernest is noted leader in the DevOps movement and the Austin technical community. He helps organize the CloudAustin user group and the DevOpsDays Austin and All Day DevOps conferences. He blogs with a cadre of like-thinking professionals at theagileadmin.com. Currently, Ernest resides in Round Rock, Texas. His engineering team at Verica develops a product that performs chaos engineering experiments for Kubernetes, to help enterprises use continuous verification to ensure the resilience of their systems.For more information on today's episode, visit https://capitalgeek.io/Connect with us:Josh's LinkedIn Josh's TwitterJosh's FacebookErnest's LinkedInLeave Some Feedback: Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Links Mentioned In Today's Episode: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/devops-foundations/development-and-operations-2https://www.verica.io/ https://elsewhere.partners/
32 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Vijay Navaluri, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer at Techforce.ai and AI-driven Digital Assistant GEEK
Vijay is Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer at Techforce.ai and serves on the company’s executive team. He is responsible for fostering a company-wide customer-centric culture. He is known for steadily introducing eclectic strategies aimed towards creating value across verticals – marketing, sales, customer support, product development, operations. Vijay comes with a vast experience across technology positions in multinational companies including Deloitte and Oracle. He has also served as the member of NASSCOM’s Regional Council and been on the Steering Committee of NASSCOM’s startup initiative. A graduate in Bachelor of Technology, Vijay is passionate about giving back to the startup ecosystem and is a volunteer for various not for profit organizations.For more information on today's episode, visit https://capitalgeek.io/Connect with us:Josh's LinkedIn Josh's TwitterJosh's FacebookVijay's LinkedInLeave Some Feedback: Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Links Mentioned In Today's Episode: https://techforce.ai/
37 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Mark Beavers, Principal at Scale Engine and RevOps + Product Ops GEEK
In Austin since 1998, Mark has worked in Austin’s startup community, where he’s helped to build technology teams at several venture-backed startups, including Trilogy Software and SolarWinds. Most recently, Mark has been a long-time part of AlienVault (a cybersecurity company), which was acquired by AT&T in 2018. At AT&T, Mark was an Associate Vice President in their Cybersecurity business. Outside of work, Mark has been a long-time supporter and volunteer at many Austin organizations, including Generation Serve, Habitat for Humanity, Austin Parks Foundation. He is currently serving on the Board at Seedling, and Austin-based mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents.For more information on today's episode, visit https://capitalgeek.io/Connect with us:Josh's LinkedIn Josh's TwitterJosh's FacebookMark's LinkedInLeave Some Feedback: Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Links Mentioned In Today's Episode: https://www.solarwinds.com/https://elsewhere.partners/
43 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Charlie Cuddy, Senior Customer Success engineer & Tech Learning GEEK
Charlie Cuddy currently works at OpsCompass, a cloud security posture management leader, as a cloud solution engineer with an emphasis on customer success. Prior to working at OpsCompass, Charlie spent nearly a decade as a public high school math and computer science teacher as well as a head cross country and track coach. He is passionate about learning, relationship building, and helping others successfully recognize and reach their full potential.For more information on today's episode, visit https://capitalgeek.io/Connect with us:Josh's LinkedIn Josh's TwitterJosh's FacebookCharlie's LinkedInLeave Some Feedback: Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Links Mentioned In Today's Episode: https://opscompass.com/https://www.solarwinds.com/https://elsewhere.partners/
43 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
John Grange, CTO and co-founder of OpsCompass and cloud operations management GEEK
John Grange is a seasoned entrepreneur and is co-founder and CTO at OpsCompass, a leading SaaS product for managing compliance and security in clouds like Azure, AWS, and GCP. He has 15 years of experience building products and companies including co-founding a top 5 global Microsoft ASP.net hosting provider and creating SaaS products in areas as diverse as healthcare and marketing tech. John's passion is identifying those mega-trends that truly impact how technology is consumed and then building the tools necessary to help real customers leverage new technology and create value.For more information on today's episode, visit https://capitalgeek.io/Connect with us:Josh's LinkedIn Josh's TwitterJosh's FacebookJohn's LinkedIn Leave Some Feedback: Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Links Mentioned In Today's Episode: https://opscompass.com/https://www.solarwinds.com/https://elsewhere.partners/
48 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Patrick Bosek, CEO and co-founder of Jorsek, makers of easyDITA and product documentation geek
Patrick is CEO and a co-founder of Jorsek Inc, makers of easyDITA. Since beginning with Jorsek in 2005 Patrick, has worked on a wide range of projects all focused on improving authoring, production, and distribution of content. Most recently, his primary focus has been empowering the users of easyDITA and generally advancing the knowledge management and product documentation industry.
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