Posts in Interviews
Shawn Nelson on Building a Retail Company, Adapting to the Trade War, and What Keeps Him Up in the Morning

From selling bean bags in college to debuting his company on the stock market, Shawn Nelson, the founder and CEO of Lovesac, talks about Lovesac’s commitment to making consumers buy better, the implications of the US-China trade war on retail, and the importance of grit in entrepreneurship.

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Investing with Mark Baumgartner, CIO at the Institute for Advanced Study

“The key is not to avoid risks, it’s to control them and manage them to the extent possible. That’s the art of investing.” Mark Baumgartner is Chief Investment Officer at the Institute for Advanced Study, an endowment supporting a community of scholars in Princeton, New Jersey. 

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An Interview with Orthogon Partners: Investing in Esoterics and Building Human Capital

“Don't confuse the kinds of things that a firm is doing with the skills that you are acquiring“ - Rishi Ganti and James Lavelle of Orthogon Partners on economics, esoterics, and career.

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Breaking into Business School with Shaifali Aggarwal (CEO and Founder of Ivy Groupe)

Shaifali Aggarwal is the Founder/CEO of Ivy Groupe, a boutique MBA admissions consulting company whose mission is to help clients tell their story to business schools so that they can achieve their dreams and impact the world.

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Karen Raskopf on Innovation at Dunkin’ and Advice for Students

Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer at Dunkin’, talks about being proactive on the job, building an authentic brand, and promoting sustainability in Dunkin’ stores and coffee.

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The Era of Women’s Financial Independence

Sallie Krawcheck’s professional mission is to help women reach their financial and professional goals, thus enabling them to live better lives and unleashing a positive ripple effect for our families, our communities and our economy.

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Interview with Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a platform that helps modern parents find local daycare, preschool, and more. Winnie is growing fast with over 2M users in 10K cities across the United States. Prior to Winnie, Sara held product leadership roles at Postmates, Twitter, YouTube and Google.

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Interview with Carl Ferenbach, Co-Founder of Berkshire Partners and Chairman of High Meadows Foundation

Carl Ferenbach is the Co-Founder of Berkshire Partners and the Chairman of High Meadows Institute. Berkshire Partners is a private equity firm with $16 billion worth of assets. High Meadows Foundation is a Boston-based think tank and policy institute.

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Interview with Rob Woollen

Rob Woollen is the current CEO and co-founder of Sigma Computing. After graduating from Princeton University with an engineering degree in computer science, Woollen began working at BEA. Woollen then worked at Salesforce as the CTO for the Salesforce Platform and Work.com, as well as Sr Vice President in product management.

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Inspired by the International Conference: the Creation of the Latam Impact Program

Santiago Martinez is a Colombian student who attended Business Today’s 44th International Conference. He talks about how he drew inspiration from the International Conference to start his own venture: the Latam Impact Program.

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Interview with Gary Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners

Gary E. Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners, speaks to National Geographic’s Free Solo win, his takeaways from leading legacy media companies, and the evolution of National Geographic’s legacy.

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Interview with Liz Wessel, Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp

Liz Wessel is the CEO of Co-Founder & CEO of WayUp. WayUp is a job site and mobile app for that college students and graduate students can use to connect with employers. As of 2017, the app has over 5 million users and 300,000 employers.

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Interview with Akos Gabossy CEO and Co-Founder of PanIQ

Akos Gabossy is the CEO and co-founder of the PanIQ Escape Room Franchise. PanIQ Escape Rooms is one of the fastest-growing escape room franchise in the country, with locations in Hollywood, Chicago, New York City, and many more cities. He began his career in entertainment at age 18, and now 15 years later, he has made himself into one of the biggest names in the industry.

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