innovations

Matthew May, Founder of EDIT Innovation

Matthew May on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Matthew May, the founder of EDIT Innovation, who helps companies like Toyota become more innovative. Later on the show, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Warren Stout shares how he grew his medical practice.

10/21/2013

Jake Winebaum

Jake Winebaum on Business Rockstars

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.

07/25/2013

Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders on Business Rockstars

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.

07/18/2013

Adam Bernhard

Adam Bernhard on Business Rockstars

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.

07/16/2013

Talia Hancock

Talia Hancock on Business Rockstars

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.

07/15/2013

Oren Klaff

Oren Klaff on Business Rockstars

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.

07/12/2013

Adam Carolla

Adam Carolla on Business Rockstars

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.”

07/11/2013

Chef Duff Goldman

Chef Duff Goldman on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes star, Chef Duff Goldman. Known for his unusual and daring cakes, he has opened Goldman’s Cakemix, a new cake decorating shop in Los Angeles.

05/30/2013

Mariam Naficy

Mariam Naficy on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Mariam Naficy, the co-founder of Eve.com, which she sold to Idealab for over $100 million. Named one of the 2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, her latest company, Minted is crowd-sourcing design.

05/16/2013

Illusion Inudstries

Todd Tucker and Ron Halvas on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Todd Tucker and Ron Halvas, the co-founders of Illusion Industries, a special effects makeup studio that provides productions the finest in prosthetic makeup, animatronics, puppets, specialty costumes and design. Their work has been featured in a wide variety of films ranging from “Watchmen,” “The Passion of the Christ” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” to more recent productions including “The Smurfs,” “The Iceman,” and “GI Joe: Retaliation.”

05/15/2013

Dr. Joel Aronowitz

Joel Aronowitz on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Joel Aronowitz. The founder of University Stem Cell Center, his company works with adipose stem cells, which are now being viewed as the “miracle cure” of the 21st century.

05/14/2013

Aaran Stephens, founder of Nature's Path Organic Foods.

Arran Stephens on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Arran Stephens, the Founder of Nature’s Path Organic Foods, a privately owned, family-run, and certified organic manufacturer of cereals, granolas, oatmeal, and snack bars. The recipient of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, he will share how he turned his small vegetarian restaurant into North America’s largest organic breakfast foods company.

05/09/2013

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