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The Early Years
38 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
14 Bailey Richardson | Instagram. Bailey was one of the earliest employees at Instagram.
Bailey was one of the earliest employees at Instagram - she has since deleted the app. Bailey’s job was to create a worldwide community and she is now on a mission to build a scalable approach to helping others build their communities.
24 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
13 Jennifer Johnson | Tanium, Tenable. Part two. JJ has been a CMO at some of the most technical companies in Silicon Valley.
JJ has gone from low level product marketing manager to CMO at some of the most technical companies in Silicon Valley. Here’s part two of her story.
27 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
12 Jennifer Johnson | Tanium, Tenable. Part one. JJ has been a CMO at some of the most technical companies in Silicon Valley.
JJ has gone from low level product marketing manager to CMO at some of the most technical companies in Silicon Valley. Here’s part one of her story.
19 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
11 Gold Nuggets.
We’re introducing a segment called Gold Nuggets where we pick the best stories and advice from our most recent episodes. This is advice from executive level people, things that they did to help them get to where they are now.
25 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
10 Jordan Wild | SimpleNexus. Jordan Wild joins as first full-time engineer and employee #7 at SimpleNexus.
Jordan shares his perspective on joining as the first full-time engineer at this growing Utah tech company.
56 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
9 Jen Grant | Google, Box. Jen's behind-the-scenes stories from her time at Google and Box are unlike any you've heard before.
Jen Grant has been at the beginnings of the most successful companies in the world (Google, Box, Looker, Elastic, etc.) and has been an instrumental member of those teams. Today, you get to hear stories that you will not hear anywhere else.
46 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
8 Nathan Usher | DealerSocket. Nate joins as employee #22 and later becomes Head of Product at DealerSocket
Nate Usher saw a company go from 22 employees to over 1,000 employees during his 15 year tenure at DealerSocket. Starting as a traveling consultant helping dealerships install the software, then leading a team of consultants, and eventually becoming the Head of Product, Nate saw it all. See what it's like to see a startup get purchased by one of the most successful private equity firms out there - Vista Equity.
50 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
7 Kim Stites | Amazon, Marketo, Google Looker, Cloudinary. Kim has been a trailblazer as a sales ops pioneer and as a gay woman in the tech world
Kim has dealt with discrimination by employers and individuals throughout much of her career as a gay woman. The good news? She’s seen a lot of progress over the years and has been a trailblazer for the gay community in the tech world. Kim has also been a trailblazer for a role that frankly didn’t exist 20 years ago. Kim was doing sales operations before it was cool and when Salesforce was a relatively new company. She has applied those learnings to companies like Amazon, Marketo, Google Looker, and Cloudinary.
46 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
6 Meagen Eisenberg | DocuSign, MongoDB, TripActions. Meagen goes from early employee at DocuSign to CMO at MongoDB and TripActions
Meagen Eisenberg is the Chief Marketing Officer at TripActions, previously at MongoDB, and was an early executive at DocuSign. Meagen has been featured in Forbes, has been named one of the most influential martech leaders, was recognized as a Top 25 B2B Marketing Influencer, and Adweek's Top 50 most retweeted by mid-sized marketers.
72 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
5 Josh Robbins | Amazon, Qualtrics, Lucid, Rags. Josh risks tech career to become COO at Rags
Josh Robbins is the Chief Operating Officer at Rags, and their first c-level hire. Rags, which you may know from the TV show, Shark Tank, has seen a lot of success and was even offered a deal by Robert Herjavec because of their unique, stylish, and easy-to-wear kids rompers.Josh has taken his experience as founder of a company to graduating from Cornell Johnson’s MBA program, to working at Amazon, one of the best brands in the world to join Rags and help this clothing startup thrive.
29 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
4 Jake Thompson | SimpleNexus. Jake begins his career as an unpaid intern and employee #9 at this growing tech company
Jake Thompson is one of the earliest employees at SimpleNexus, a growing tech company based in Utah. Jake joined as employee number 9 and, how their president put it, when the company was essentially working out of a closet.
31 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
3 Danny Holmoe | Qualtrics. Danny helps turn a survey company into an iconic brand
Danny is one of the earliest members of the Qualtrics Creative and Marketing team. Danny joined Qualtrics when there were about 100 and has been instrumental in creating the cool, sexy brand of one of Utah's most successful companies.
4 minutes | May 30, 2020
The Early Years Trailer | Featuring influential people from DocuSign, Marketo, Google Looker, Amazon, Lucid, Qualtrics, Rags, and many more.
This is the Early Years, a show about influential early employees at the most successful companies and their stories that have made a lasting impact. Featuring influential people from DocuSign, Marketo, Google Looker, Amazon, Lucid, Qualtrics, Rags, and many more.
30 minutes | May 28, 2020
2 Craig Daly | Qualtrics, Podium. Craig goes from early Qualtrics sales rep to a top leader of the Utah tech scene
Craig joined Qualtrics, one of Utah's most successful companies, as employee 54. Hear stories from the early days and what it was like to be an employee at a such a young company, how he went from sales rep to sales leader, and how he has applied these learnings to another one of Utah's rising tech companies, Podium.
53 minutes | May 21, 2020
1 Rich Taylor | MySQL, Xamarin, Qualtrics, Looker, Qualio. Rich goes from door-to-door salesman to VP of Marketing
Rich has worked for MySQL, SunMicrosystems, Pentaho, Datameer, Xamarin, Qualtrics, Looker, Sourcegraph, Mattermost, Pusher, and now Qualio. Hear how Rich has worked for some of Silicon Valley’s best start ups, how he went from a door-to-door pest control salesman to VP of Marketing, and why he typically only spends, on average, one year at each company he works for.
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