The Mark Haney Podcast

The Mark Haney Podcast

Mark Haney is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and media personality who has founded or funded a portfolio of 30+ Sacramento-based companies across various industries including: new media, tech, consumer products, real estate, construction, transportation, distribution, and security. Mark's accomplishments include successfully exiting a Rocklin, CA based enterprise that maintained hundreds of employees and generated over $200M in annual revenues. Having scaled the entrepreneurial mountain and achieved many of his lifelong dreams, Mark has turned his attention and resources to helping entrepreneurs succeed. He is currently CEO for HaneyBiz, an investment platform he designed to help entrepreneurs be entrepreneurs by providing one-stop access to capital, expertise, and a strong community. When Mark is not company building, he can be found in his studio igniting the Entrepreneurial Revolution as host of The Mark Haney Show podcast and radio program. Mark also serves as President of the Sacramento chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and on various corporate and non-profit boards and he and his family devote time to helping military veterans through his "Allegiant Giving" non-profit. You can learn more about Mark at


November 16, 2022 68 min
Have you ever been faced with supporting a grieving employee or co-worker?  Have you ever had to manage your own grief while continuing to lead? 
Margo Fowkes, President of On Target Consulting and Founder of Salt Water, joins Mark to talk about the important and often avoided topic, grief and loss in the workplace.  
Inspired by her son Jimmy who passed away in 2014 after an eight year fight against brain cancer followed by the ...
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Mark Romney, Chief Industry Alliance Officer for UC Davis, and Nikki Sims, the newest member of our Growth Factory team, join Mark to dive into the details of Aggie Square, the large scale, multi-billion dollar development where the university will converge with industry and community. The development will include state-of-the-art research facilities, modern office and mixed-use space, and world-class amenities all designed to adva...
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The tables are turned as Mark takes on the role of guest for Bryan Verduzco’s FITFO (Figuring It The "Father" Out) podcast.  While Bryan and Mark certainly cover entrepreneurship related subjects, this conversation is a lot more about Mark’s personal journey – including his life experiences, lessons learned, thoughts on being a dad and now grandfather, and leaving a legacy.  Tune in for a fun and heartfelt discussion on a r...
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Phil Scott from the Greater Folsom Partnership brings his incredible energy, enthusiasm, and belief in our Greater Sacramento region to this conversation with Mark as they discuss the economic development and business opportunities that are growing here.  
Phil, who is himself a business owner, angel investor, and community leader, talks about key entrepreneurial initiatives specifically in the Folsom area such as Startup Folsom, ...
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October 19, 2022 50 min
Nu Boonkham and Scott Williams, founders of Moksa Brewing Company along with their Head Brewer, Derek Gallanosa, are trailblazers and experienced craftsmen who are obsessed with creating innovative, best in class brews served in environments that offer a stellar customer experience.  
They’ve recently launched Barrel House in partnership with the owners of Hawks and are bringing their same commitment to excellence to this venture ...
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Get fired up about Placer Valley 2022, the region’s largest business summit, bringing together South Placer’s economic leaders to connect and collaborate on October 19th at Bayside’s Blue Oaks campus.  
Mark talks with the incredible team of leaders who are bringing this event to life: Rana Ghadban, CEO of the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Richardson, Senior GM of the Westfield Galleria, and Ann Bouchard, President of B...
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October 5, 2022 50 min
Marc Doerfer is COO of PEM Motion, USA, a consulting company headquartered in Aachen, Germany and Sacramento and a driving force, alongside SMUD, behind the California Mobility Center.  
PEM Motion is on a mission to drastically reduce the time to market and the required investments to allow future mobility solutions to accelerate to market.  At the CMC, they are standing up a full mobility innovation ecosystem based on the succes...
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Meet Michael Arredondo and Ray Weisberg cofounders of EyeRate, an innovative customer communication platform that recognizes and rewards employees with cash incentives for their great work, while providing business owners with stronger reviews and new insights into their operations.  
Michael and Ray have known each other since they played basketball together as pre-teens.  They talk with Mark a little bit about how their life jou...
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September 21, 2022 52 min
After a career in the Fire Service including two decades as a Paramedic, Clive Savacool recognized the need for an effective way to track narcotics. So, he developed LogRx as a standalone medication tracking application which allows EMS providers to easily and effectively record and track controlled substances. LogRx has since become internationally used and recognized as a resource not only for EMS providers, but for veterinarians...
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September 14, 2022 53 min
Kenny Blakeslee, Founder and CEO of Apex Site Solutions and Pulse Signal Solutions, has a candid conversation with Mark sharing some of his hard-earned entrepreneurial lessons in leadership, culture building and vision setting.  Hear how he worked through his own journey to transform a self-described toxic work culture into a positive and thriving one steeped in hard work, continuous improvement and focused on creating opportunity ...
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September 7, 2022 50 min
Melissa Anguiano, Economic Development Director and Wayne Wiley, Economic Development Manager from the City of Roseville join Mark to talk about what makes Roseville a great place to live, work and grow a business.  As a part of the discussion, they share more details about the new Roseville Venture Lab and Roseville Rising programs launching this fall as a part of a partnership between the City and the Growth Factory and talk abou...
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August 31, 2022 52 min
Meet Tom Alston, Founder & CEO of Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, and an expert in California sales tax involving airplanes, vehicles or vessels. He and his team help clients legally avoid sales & use tax from the state of California.  Tom is also a Grant Cardone licensee, business and personal coach and a retired high school baseball coach.  Mark and Tom have a wide ranging conversation that covers everything from for...
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Meet Dr. Ayla Ahmad and Dr. Tasnim Khan, co-founders of  ShaMynds Healing Center, where they offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) to treat chronic and debilitating depression and anxiety.  They join Mark, along with one of their clients, to talk a about why they’ve integrated legal psychedelics into their care practice, how Ketamine Therapy works, and who most benefits.  Tune in to learn more about how centuries old Medicina...
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August 17, 2022 51 min
Mark sits down with Monique Brown, one of his Growth Factory co-founders to chat about the Growth Factory’s progress over this last year and about their upcoming startup showcase and venture conference – GFX
Scheduled for August 25th at the Grounds in Roseville, GFX is designed to “Activate the Backyard Advantage” by bringing together Sacramento’s most innovative, committed, and successful mentors, investors, corporate, civic an...
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August 10, 2022 50 min
Brian Bennett, founder and operator of Bennett’s Hospitality Group, which includes a portfolio of local restaurants like one of our favorites – Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market in Roseville - talks with Mark about his journey from entry level employee at Chevys to becoming a seasoned restaurant entrepreneur.  Core to his success are Brian’s grit, determination,  and commitment and his talent for creating high quality, welcoming environ...
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August 3, 2022 50 min
Marcus Haney, a Marine Corps veteran, entrepreneur and Mark’s son joins Mark on the show to share more about how Allegiant Giving, the non-profit their family founded, is helping veterans realize their full potential and design a successful post-military life and career through an initiative called Patriot U. Tune in to learn more about Patriot U’s custom upskilling program that includes hands-on internship opportunities with emplo...
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July 27, 2022 53 min
Azra Games, recently funded by Andreessen Horowitz, is arguably the hottest new startup in the Greater Sacramento region.  Sonny Mayugba, successful entrepreneur and now COO and Cofounder of Azra Games along with Neel Upadhye, VP of Creative Development at Azra Games, join Mark to talk their new Web 3 collectibles and combat RPG game franchise called Legions and Legends that they are building alongside the illustrious Mark Otero.  ...
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Scott Emerich, Founder of East Wind Yoga (and Mark’s yoga instructor) joins Mark to talk about the practice of yoga and how it supports a life of balance, harmony, mindfulness, and success.  Learn more about Scott’s journey to becoming a studio owner and enjoy a moment to take a deep breath and reflect on your own wellness goals.
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Dean Forman, co-founder of John Adams Academy, joins Mark to talk about why and how he launched the school in 2010, what has been accomplished since and about his vision for the future of education.
John Adams Academy is the culmination of decades of work by Dean and his wife Linda. With 3 schools and 5000 scholars, the academy embodies their vision of an American Classical Leadership Education® by Restoring America’s Heritage and...
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July 6, 2022 54 min
Lauren Johnson is an athlete-turned-mental performance coach, who is highly motivating, and relatable with a passion for developing the minds of the elite. From the playing field to the boardroom, Lauren helps elite performers develop mental toughness so they can be their best regardless of circumstance. She joins Mark for an engaging and informative conversation about what it takes - from clarity to consistency to consciousness - ...
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