A Geek Leader Podcast - inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world

A Geek Leader Podcast - inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world

The ultimate podcast for aspiring leaders in the creative or technology fields. John Rouda discusses leadership topics, interviews some of the greatest minds today and teaches you practical leadership tips, techniques, tricks and hacks to improve motivation, negotiation, and other much needed skills for leaders today.


February 3, 2023 36 min
About Jen

Jen Hope is an executive and leadership coach for startup leaders. With a background as the Vice President of Marketing for multiple high-growth startup companies, Jen understands the complexity of startup leadership. She leverages data and evidence-based tools that accelerate growth and scale individual and collective leadership. A self-kindness and mental health advocate, Jen is passionate about creating safe spaces for...

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About Keri

Dr. Keri Ohlrich has led an impressive career as an outcome focused business executive in her 20+ years working in the HR field. She is the CEO and co-founder of Abbracci Group, the co-author of the book, The Way of the HR Warrior and the co-host of the podcast reCHARGE® Your Life. Dr. Ohlrich has been featured in HR and business industry articles, interviewed on multiple podcasts and spoken at numerous events in the...

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About Alex

Alex is the CEO and Co-founder of Insquad, the platform to build remote development teams. He believes that the future of work is in remote teams – and this notion will radically change the world as it will bring opportunity and talent closer to each other.

Alex launched Insquad one year ago because he faced challenges hiring senior tech talents for his previous startup. He tried staffing services, but there were expensi...

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About Erica

Erica Rooney is a Keynote Speaker,  Executive Coach & HR Consultant, Chief People Officer and host of the Podcast, From Now to Next.

She is on a mission to help women get seen, get heard, and GET PROMOTED by breaking out of their "sticky floors", and busting through the glass ceiling, to live a life filled with purpose and passion.

As a top Culture Expert, Erica invigorates and educates organizations through...

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About Richard

Richard Newman is an award-winning writer and speaker with expertise in leadership communication.  He is also the Founder and CEO ofBody Talk. Since 2000, Richard and his team have trained over 100,000 people worldwide in 46 countries. In the new hybrid world, there are more ways to communicate than ever before, but finding true connection and engagement still eludes many of us. Without the ability to effectively eng...

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December 23, 2022 33 min
About Rishabh Dr. Rishabh Poddar is the CEO and Co-Founder of Opaque Systems, a confidential computing platform for collaborative analytics, AI, and data sharing at scale. Rishabh holds several US patents and has authored over 20 research papers in computer security, systems, and applied cryptography. Rishabh received his PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from ...
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    December 15, 2022 34 min
    About Mar Marjolein (Mar) Duermeijer is an international innovator with a background in production, licensing and content development. She currently leads as Chief Content Officer at Ryff, an A.I. technology company in Virtual Product Placement that allows brands to place their products into video content. Mar has lead senior executive leadership teams working with creators and producers of Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Master...
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    December 9, 2022 40 min
    About Faisal

    Faisal Hoque is an accomplished entrepreneur, noted thought leader, technology innovator, advisor to CEOs, BODs, and the US federal government, and an author with more than 25 years of cross-industry success. He is the founder of SHADOKANextChapter, and other companies. They focus on enabling sustainable and transformational changes. He is a 3 times winning Founder and CEO of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Deloit...

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    December 6, 2022 28 min
    About Steve

    Steven Mark Kahan has successfully helped to grow seven startup companies from early-stage development to going public or being sold, resulting in a total value of more than $4.5 billion.

    Bringing passion and positive energy, Steve inspires teams and their organizations to take on the impossible and succeed. He is best known for his ability to plan marketing strategy and execute it, so that companies can accelerate rev...

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    About Jeff

    As a software, mechanical, and manufacturing engineer, Jeff designed and developed a lot of products and processes. Now Jeff builds people. This is where his joy and professional satisfaction comes from—being a part of helping others succeed and grow. Every person is unique and has different challenges.

    For years, Jeff has had the pleasure of supporting engineers and software pros from new grads to executives. Having bee...

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    November 21, 2022 34 min
    About Lucy

    Lucy Chow is a Canadian and has been an expat for for close to 25years. China, Hong Kong, New York and most recently, 16 years in Dubai.

    Appearing in Life on the Move and The Possibilities Project has given her the impetus to focus on writing her own book.

    Lucy contributes regularly to entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, and investor events and forums as a speaker, moderator and judge. She is also passionate about de...

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    November 14, 2022 37 min
    About Jodi

    Jodi Daniels is a Certified Informational Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with more than 20 years of experience helping a range of businesses from solopreneurs to multi-national companies in privacy, marketing, strategy, and finance roles. During her corporate career, she proved a valuable asset to companies like Deloitte, The Home Depot, Cox Enterprises, Bank of America where she most recently served as the privacy par...

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    November 7, 2022 33 min
    About Christopher

    Christopher is the President and CEO of Storewise, Inc., a technology company that builds automation software for food retailers. Over the past 24 months, during the height of the pandemic, Storewise nearly tripled in growth, and maintained a 99% customer retention rate, far exceeding the average for a software company. Plus, according to Glassdoor, 70% of the employees recommend the company and 100% approve of th...

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    October 28, 2022 36 min
    About Jamin

    Jamin Warren founded Twofivesix, a strategic consultancy that helps brands engage in the world of gaming. His work helps you reach the right gaming audience on the right platform with the right message. He also served as an advisor for the Museum of Modern Art’s design department, acted as cluster chair for the Gaming category for the Webbys, and hosted Game/Show for PBS Digital Studios.

    Prior to founding Twofivesix, Ja...

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    About Eric

    Eric is a talented data science professional, with a Master's in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University. Prior to Consensus, Eric worked at the sports entertainment company DraftKings, where he served as an Analytics Specialist building predictive machine learning models to better understand the user base.

    Eric came up with the idea for Consensus after spending years as a die-hard amateur science consumer ...

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    About Matthew

    Matthew Scullion is the founder and CEO of Matillion, the leading provider of enterprise cloud data integration. Matthew has dedicated his career to making data useful, founding Matillion in 2011. Today Matillion serves thousands of customers across the globe, closely partnered with key players in data infrastructure including AWS, Microsoft, Google, Snowflake and Databricks, and has attracted venture funding from top...

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    October 10, 2022 44 min
    About Damien

    Damien is the founder and CEO of Scalable Path, a software staffing agency that matches leading companies and startups with vetted, remote software developers. Since Scalable Path was founded in 2010, the company has amassed a freelance network of over 23,000 software developers in 177 countries.

    Previously, he headed PHP development at SolutionSet, where he spent five months managing a team of developers in Goa, India...

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    September 30, 2022 39 min
    About Chuck

    Chuck Mollor is the founder, CEO and an executive coach of MCG Partners. We are a leadership and talent optimization firm aligning your business and people strategy for optimal business results. As an executive coach and strategic advisor, Chuck determines if leadership and culture are aligned to their business strategy and then develops and implements solutions to drive and attain results. He develops leaders, current...

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    September 26, 2022 43 min
    About Denis

    Denis O’Shea founded Mobile Mentor in New Zealand in 2004. Since then, the company has helped millions of people unlock the full potential of their technology. In 2017, O’Shea moved to Nashville, Tennessee to launch the company’s US business, with a focus on securing the mobile workforce in industries such as healthcare, education, finance and government services.

    Mobile Mentor is a global leader in the endpoint ecosyst...

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    About Phillip

    In his day job, Phillip Kane is a husband, father, and caring leader.  He has had a successful business career of more than 30 years in some of the world’s best-known corporations.  Working for brands like Goodyear, Pirelli, Rothschild, and NAPA, Kane has had the privilege to lead thousands of individuals and has managed billions of dollars in value for stakeholders.  Consistently recognized by the leaders of these or...

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