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.


May 15, 2024 32 mins

About Kandi

burnoutKandi Wiens, EdD, MSEd, MBA, is a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, the director of the Penn Master's in Medical Education Program and the Penn Health Professions Education Certificate Program, an...

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About Adityo

Adityo Prakash is the co-founder and CEO of Verseon, a company at the forefront of modern drug discovery. Adityo started Verseon because he wanted to change how the world finds new medicines. He enjoys building fundamental science-based solutions to major business problems. In addition to guiding the company’s business strateg...

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About AJ

living-constitutionallyA.J. Jacobs is a journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig who has written four bestselling books—including Drop Dead Healthy and The Year of Living Biblically—that blend memoir, science, human and a dash of se...

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About Landon

Landon Loveall is a certified financial planner and dedicated advocate for tech professionals to increase their wealth through financial, investment, and stock option planning. He is a partner of KB Financial Advisors which has been specializing in maximizing stock options for tech employees since 2014.

Landon regularly shares his thought leadership on the KB Financial Advisors blog...

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April 26, 2024 31 mins

About Lois

Lois’ eighteen years as CEO and co-founder of a workforce analytics and talent management software company, gave her front-row seats to people watching within the corporate habitat. Working with clients around the world developed her deep curios...

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About Jeff

ASK_Cover ImageJeff Wetzler is co-CEO of Transcend, a nationally recognized innovation organization, and an expert in learning and human potential.

Wetzler combines unique leadership experiences spanning more ...

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About Brandon

Programmed to FailBrandon Epstein is a world class Mental Performance Coach with over fifteen years of experience coaching professional athletes, entrepreneurs, and executives. He founded the Jump Rope Dudes Initiative, an online fitness community...

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About Dr. Ronald Razmi

RONALD M. RAZMI, MD is a cardiologist and the co-founder and Managing Director of Zoi Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in the applications of AI in healthcare. He completed his medical training at the Mayo Clinic an...
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About Elliott

illusion-of-innovationElliott is CEO of High Alpha Innovation, the leading venture builder that partners with organizations and entrepreneurs to solve big problems through startup creation. P...

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March 22, 2024 36 mins

About Alex

He is a seasoned engineering leader and CEO. Born in Belarus, he harbored a lifelong dream of becoming an engineer. After graduating from university, he moved to the USA.

During the initial years, he resided in New York, working as a software engineer in various companies. One of the most notable was the startup Conductor, where he joined as the 5th employee. It has now evolved into the...

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March 15, 2024 45 mins

About John

John has worked for a wide variety of companies including BPP, GP Strategies (on the HSBC contract), Training 2000 Ltd, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions and BAe Systems designing and delivering leadership and personal Development interventions, coaching and Project Management. He is experienced at operating at all organizational levels providing, not only development training but also coaching and Boost Growth b...

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March 8, 2024 35 mins

About Krishna

Krishna Bala, is currently Sr. VP of Engineering at Proscia, a leading provider of digital and computational pathology solutions, where he oversees the development of its enterprise pathology platform. He is an experienced healthcare technologist with more than 20 years of experience in software development, data engineering and AI/Machine-Learning. He is also an ent...

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About Hannah and Veronica

Hannah Ryu is the Co-Founder of Oak Theory alongside her other half, Veronica Shelton. Oak Theory is a design studio specializing in U...

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February 23, 2024 27 mins

About Vitaly

Vitaly is the Chief Business Development Officer of the global Adtech video platform for publishers Viqeo. During his career, he managed to work with Google, META, Amazon Ads as well as the largest publishers & advertisers. He is also an Investor, Limited Partner at True Global Ventures (16+ proje...

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February 16, 2024 38 mins

About Sean

Sean Falconer has a lofty goal: to make the digital economy safer. And he's doing so one API at a time. A former competitive programmer, entrepreneur, and expert storyteller, his many accomplishments include designing the software used to create ICD-11 at the World Health Organization, founding Proven.com, and leading developer relations teams at Google. When he's not interviewing industry insiders ...

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February 9, 2024 39 mins

About Lisa

Lisa Nestor, a seasoned strategist in the financial services industry, is the Chief of Strategy at Airtm, an innovative online platform that provides financial services to people around the world. With her guidance, Airtm has facilitated over 26M transactions and helped hundreds of thousands of individuals access financial markets.

Passionate about building solutions that empower individuals by improving their f...

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February 2, 2024 33 mins

About Nick

Nick is the Founder and CTO of Dagster Labs, the company behind Dagster, a popular open-source data orchestration platform. Before Dagster Labs, he was a Principal Engineer and Director at Facebook from 2009 to 2017, where he founded the Product Infrastructure team and co-created GraphQL.

After cutting his teeth at Facebook, he pursued his passion for working on engineer pain points after hearing that data infra...

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January 26, 2024 37 mins

About Debbie

customersDebbie Levitt, MBA, is the CXO of Delta CX, and since the mid-1990s has been a CX and UX consultant focused on strategy, research, training, and Human-Centered Design/User-Centered Design. She’s a change agent and business design cons...

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January 19, 2024 30 mins

About Tom

Tom Bairstow is a Creative Director, Designer & Founder of NorthHouse, a multi-award-winning creative studio focused on video & digital design for music, brands and live shows.

NorthHouse are globally recognized as a leading studio within the music and live events industry, working with the likes of Coldplay, Beyoncé, Adele, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Lewis Capaldi, Ferrari, GQ, BAFTA, The NFL SuperBowl Half-time ...

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January 12, 2024 42 mins

About Jon

Jon Perl is the co-founder and CEO of QA Wolf, a startup building the QA solution every engineering leader wishes for. Prior to QA Wolf, Perl led engineering teams in the healthcare and home services space, where he learned firsthand how difficult automated regression testing can be — and how critical it is for teams to have. His interest in software engineering comes from an overarching desire to eliminate borin...

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