Business Rockstars is a daily show on KFWB NEWS TALK 980 where we introduce you to the rock stars of the business world so you can become a rock star too! It’s two “idea-stimulating” hours every Monday through Friday from 2-4 p.m. Host Ken Rutkowski and some of the biggest names in business will “mentor” you and share their invaluable business experience and knowledge.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with internet entrepreneur Jake Winebaum, who currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brighter.com, a simple, free alternative to dental insurance that makes quality dental care affordable. Prior to founding Brighter.com, he served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Business.com, a leader in the online business-to-business commercial search space that has been recognized in the “Inc. 500″ and BtoB magazine’s “Media Power 50.” Winebaum sold the company to R.H. Donnelley in August 2007.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Tim Sanders, the maverick CEO of Los Angeles tech start-up Net Minds and the founder of research firm Deeper Media Incorporated. Prior to these positions, he was the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo, as well as its Leadership Coach (2001-2005). He’s a strategic consultant to leading brands, associations and government agencies.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Adam Bernhard, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of HauteLook, a leading online private sale site offering the top brands in women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, beauty, kids’ apparel and toys, and home décor. In 2011, Nordstrom aquired Hautelook for $270 million.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Talia Hancock, a teen model turned fashion entrepreneur. After graduating from business school, she started, Talia Hancock, a cross-cultural fashion company that blends Peruvian luxury with Southern California comfort.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Oren Klaff, a successful entrepreneur, investor, and author of the book, “Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal.” An expert at pitching projects, he has successfully raised over $400 million from investment banks, venture capital groups, and high net worth individuals.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with radio personality, television host, comedian, and actor Adam Carolla. He hosts, The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show that set a Guinness World Record for the “most downloaded podcast.”
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Grant Cardone, a New York Times best-selling author and star and executive producer of the reality TV show Turnaround King. A host of the Cardone Zone radio show, he is regularly seen on Fox News, MSNBC and NBC. He was named the Top Sales Expert and a Top 10 Business Coach to follow on Twitter.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with model, athlete, businesswoman, and mompreneur Lizanne Falsetto. From a one woman operation to a firm with over 20 employees, she has successfully grown her healthy snack and and weight-management protein bars, thinkThin® into a multi-million dollar company.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Michael Terpin, the author of Beyond Social Media and an expert in public relation. He is also the founder of SocialRadius, a social media marketing firm that has worked with artists like Will.i.am and TV shows like NBC’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Jon Taffer, an award-winning hospitality expert, highly respected management guru and top-rated television personality with nearly decades of vast experience. His renowned method of Reaction Management® has become the industry gold standard, saving literally thousands of bars and restaurants as proven weekly on his hit Spike TV series “Bar Rescue.”
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Dale Fox, the co-founder and CEO of Tribogenics Inc., a Southern California startup developing the world’s smallest portable X-ray sources with applications in mining, industrial, medical and military markets. He is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has launched, grown, managed, and sold several companies based on new breakthrough technologies, including the first company to be focused exclusively on mobile devices.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Robin Richards, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Internships.com. A proven successful entrepreneur and visionary strategist and a co-founder of Internships.com, he lead five companies (including MP3.com) that were sold for over $40 million.