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59 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Blenders Eyewear: Chase Fisher
Chase Fisher is the founder of Blenders Eyewear, a company he bootstrapped to success and that was acquired by the second biggest eyewear company in the world for $90 million in 2020. It's an inspiring story of how Chase overcame his childhood struggles with learning in the classroom with his scrappiness, incredible work ethic, creativity, and desire to win. Blenders Eyewear makes sunglasses, snow goggles, and perscription eyeglasses and is based in San Diego- just a couple blocks off PCH.
48 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Invisible Universe: Tricia Biggio
Invisible Universe is an entertainment tech company behind the popular, celebrity-backed animated characters on social media including Qai Qai (Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian), Clydeo (Jennifer Aniston), Squeaky & Roy (The D'Amelio Family), and Crazynho (Dani Alves). In this episode we talk with Invisible Universe CEO, Tricia Biggio, about its wildly fun cast of characters and the business behind its success.
44 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Pacific Marine Mammal Center: CEO Peter Chang
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals along over 40 miles of the Southern California coastline. In this episode, we hear CEO Peter Chang share some moving stories about the work they do day in and day out to help out these seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales- and our ocean. The PMMC is located in Laguna Beach, California.
45 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
75 & Sunny Venture Capital: Wil Chockley
Venture Capital (VC) provides the funding to get visionary ideas and entrepreneurial innovations off the ground. In this episode, we talk with Wil Chockley, a partner at 75 & Sunny, a seed-focused VC firm based in Los Angeles founded by serial entrepreneur Spencer Rascoff. In this episode, Wil shares his thoughts on the most important skills of early stage founders, helpful advice for entrepreneurs on how to create the most effective pitch deck to raise money, the future of work and HR, and the Metaverse.
29 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Recon Food: Sophia Rascoff
Sophia Rascoff is the co-founder of Recon Food, a social media food app where people connect through a shared love of food. She co-founded this app while cooking at home during the pandemic with her dad, Spencer Rascoff. In this episode, we talk to Sophia about the future evolution of social media and why it’s unbundling into verticals, entrepreneurship, the value of intrapreneurship, and how a post-heroic leadership style can optimize team performance. Oh, and we also talk a lot about food.
4 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Bonus: Spencer Rascoff, co-founder Zillow, Hotwire, dot.LA, Recon and 75 & Sunny
In this rapid fire of questions, we reveal some fun, little known facts about Spencer Rascoff like... What's his favorite style of architecture? Where's his favorite place to "staycation" in Southern California? What's his favorite restaurant? What scares him? Join us for some fun in this bonus episode of PCH Driven. Be sure to check out the full conversation with Spencer Rascoff too.
65 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Co-Founder & Former CEO of Zillow, Co-Founder of Hotwire, dot.LA, Recon and 75 & Sunny: Spencer Rascoff
In this episode, Spencer Rascoff shares with us what drives him as the co-founder and former CEO of Zillow; and co-founder of Hotwire, dot.LA, Recon and his VC firm 75 & Sunny where he's invested in over 75 start-ups including SpaceX, Robinhood and more.
4 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Bonus: Greg Creed, former YUM! CEO and Creed UnCo
In this rapid fire of questions, we reveal some fun, little known facts about Greg Creed like... Would he order a Doritos Locos Taco or Crunchwrap from Taco Bell? Would he take a free ride in a Bezos Blue Origin Rocket to space- yes or no? Join us for some fun in this bonus episode of PCH Driven. Be sure to check out our full conversation with Greg Creed too.
62 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
YUM! Brands former CEO & Creed UnCo: Greg Creed
As a kid, Greg Creed played a game with his dad where they would watch TV and try to guess the brands and products the commercials were promoting. This encouraged Greg to become a marketer. Greg then went on to become the CEO of YUM! Brands where he was at the helm of Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and The Habit Burger. Greg shares with us what he's learned about leadership and culture along the way, marketing insights and the stories behind some of the most iconic marketing campaigns of all time. He also talks about Creed UnCo and his new book R.E.D. Marketing: The Three Ingredients of Leading Brands.
66 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Pro Skimboarder & Wakesurfer: Austin Keen
Not only is Austin Keen a pro skimboarder and wakesurfer, he is also an innovator who helped take the sport of skimboarding to uncharted waters with his athleticism, creativity and his entrepreneurial instincts. In this episode, we talk to Austin about the hard work that went into blazing this trail- including the role social media, video and content creation played in his success. One of my favorite parts of our conversation is hearing him describe what goes into creating some of his epic athletic stunts like Hijacking a Boat Wake, the Tunnel Stunt and more. I have never in my life seen more captivating videos than Austin has created. Check out his videos at www.pchdriven.com.
46 minutes | May 26, 2021
Gemological Institute of America (GIA): Susan Jacques
What's it like reporting to Warren Buffett? Well, our next guest, Susan Jacques, tells us. She reported to him directly for over 20 years as the CEO of one of the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio companies before becoming the global CEO of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) headquartered off PCH in Carlsbad, California. Susan shares with us the leadership lessons she learned from him and brought with her to role at GIA. She gives us a fascinating look inside the diamond, gem and jewelry industry and how technology like blockchain and AI is transforming its mission into the future.
3 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Bonus: John Ashworth of Ashworth Golf and Linksoul
In this bonus episode, we do a fun rapid fire of questions with John Ashworth of Ashworth Golf and Linksoul. Be sure to also check out the full conversation with John Ashworth on our podcast.
58 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Ashworth Golf and Linksoul: John Ashworth
John Ashworth is a legend in the golf industry, with his namesake clothing line Ashworth having been worn by players like Freddie Couples, Tiger Woods and more on the PGA Tour. And if you were golfing in that era, odds are you were probably wearing his clothes too. Now John Ashworth is the co-founder of the incredibly stylish golf line Linksoul based on PCH in Oceanside, California. Linksoul is worn by some of the greatest players in golf, including Bubba Watson. John Ashworth has touched so many parts of the golf game, including how he helped save Goat Hill Golf Course. His stories and impact on the game are legendary.
43 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Just Food For Dogs: Shawn Buckley
Listen to Shawn Buckley's story, the founder of Just Food For Dogs, who invented an entirely new fresh whole-food category of pet food to improve the lives of our pets through nutrition. Hear the fascinating story of how he disrupted an $80 billion pet food industry to make it better- and it all started on PCH in Newport Beach, California. And if you have a dog or cat, this episode could really change your pet's life. Learn more at www.pchdriven.com.
37 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Brevvie: Kristine Everly
We explore the sharing economy and the City of The Future as we talk with Kristine Everly, the co-founder of Brevvie, where you can go to briefly rent everything.
30 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
The Butchery: Brian Smith
After having worked at a butcher as a young kid on the east coast, Brian Smith later went on to co-found The Butchery with four successful locations across Southern California.
1 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
Welcome to PCH driven
Welcome to the PCH Driven podcast where we'll talk with Southern California entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders on their road to success. You'll hear never-been-told stories from the people who built some of the most successful companies in Southern California. To learn more, visit us at www.pchdriven.com.
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