Avenicast

Avenicast

Everyone has a first job, and we’re here for it. The stories we hear from individuals from entry-level candidates (our expertise) to C-Suite executives parallel in many ways. That first job is a time of clunky awkwardness and many times, a lot of “fake it ‘til you make it”. But there are moments that pierce through some of the mundane and shape all of us in our careers; those are the moments we explore on Avenicast.

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July 22, 2022 25 min

In the first official Minisode of Avenicast, Scott deep dives into the concept of the 'consumer candidate' and how this new dynamic has resulted in a drastic shift within standard hiring processes and the world of work.

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In this episode of Avenica, we're flipping the script and having Scott in the hot seat. Taking his role as the host is our very own Cassidy Gable, Growth Strategy Manager at Avenica. Listen as Scott dives deeper into his first professional experiences and how it led him to be a CEO at 31. 

Scott is a dynamic leader with a strong track record of driving growth through transformation and innovation in the human capital arena. He h...

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In this episode of Avenicast, Scott sits down with our very own CFO of Avenica, Angie Swatfager to talk careers, goals, and motivations. Angie is a values-based financial and operational executive with expertise in innovative and high-growth organizations and was named CFO of the Year by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2018. 

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In this episode of Avenicast, Scott sits down with Corey Welch, Appeals Director and Disability Product Lead at Aflac. He is an experienced leader with 35 years of claims expertise but what many people might not know is that when Corey graduated from college with a degree in Marketing, he had his sights set on becoming a writer. Listen now to learn about how his career journey led him to a job he loves, even if it wasn't in the...

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Scott sits down with Ari Vafaei,  Sr. Manager, Military & Diversity Recruiting and Sourcing at T-Mobile. As a knowledgeable leader with over 10 years of professional experience in sourcing and full life cycle recruiting, Ari shares his incredible life story and the impact it had on his career.

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In this episode of Avenicast, Scott interviews Amber Rainge and Tamara Reed of Triad Bank. Amber's unexpected career journey led her to become Assistant Vice President of Triad Bank where she manages the lobby of their recently opened second location in Creve Coeur. Tamara has been in the Banking industry for over 20 years and is the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Treasury Management for Triad.  

 

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From Peace Corps volunteer to CEO & Founder of Illoominus; Noelle London shares her inspiring story and important lessons learned along the way. Her entrepreneurial journey started from a young age with a jewelry business and ever since she worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua for 2.5 years with female founders, she was hooked. 

Over the years, she’s been immersed in and helped entrepreneurs grow their companies in rol...

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In this episode of Avenicast, Scott sits down with Stephen Baier, Vice President of Demand Generation at Sapper Consulting, to talk about his current role, what it means to be hyper-competitive, and the best advice he's received in his career.

Stephen is a dynamic business strategy and development professional with more than a decade of experience building innovative strategies to achieve aggressive goals, deliver sustainable fi...

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In this episode of Avenicast, Scott speaks with Stacy McMurray, a dynamic professional with more than 20 years of leadership, talent management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion experience. In her current role, Stacy is the Director of Culture and Change Management for Bi-State Development (BSD) in St. Louis, MO.

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From professional basketball player, to sales, to non-profit founder, Lewis McKinney has done it all.

In this episode of Avenicast, Scott Dettman chats with Lewis about career transitions, his experience growing up being one of 12 children, and how his competitive nature has guided his career path resulting in the founding of A Caring Plus, a non-profit focused on enhancing the quality of life for seniors.

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Join Scott Dettman (CEO, Avenica) as he chats with Michael Cleveland about how he discovered the world of insurance, the learned lessons of his early career journey, and how it led him to be the President, Advisory Services of Brown & Brown Absence Services Group.

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On this episode of Avenicast: The First Job Podcast, Scott chats Dan Feller, Director of Account Management of Rocket55, who Avenica actually matched with his first professional role many years ago. Listen to hear about Dan's incredible career journey!

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On this episode of Avenicast: The First Job Podcast, Scott sits down with Lauren Olson, VP of Growth Strategy here at Avenica. From her graduation from the University of St. Thomas during the economic downturn of 2009 to where she is today, Lauren shares her story and some tips for anyone looking to further their career in a variety of industries. 

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On this episode of Avenicast: The First Job Podcast, Scott chats with Olivia Brandt, a Pharmacist Consultant at Willis Towers Watson to share her career journey out of college and what she's learned along the way.

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On this episode of Avenicast: The First Job Podcast, Scott meets with Julie McCallum of Inspire Medical Systems, a medical innovation company based in Minneapolis, MN to chat about her career and how she unintentionally found herself in her role in Human Resources.

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Join Scott Dettman (CEO, Avenica) as he chats with Faisale Boukari about how he got into the Nursing Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, his very first job out of college as a Registered Nurse, and how it led him to be the CEO of Plateau Healthcare.

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Join Scott Dettman (CEO, Avenica) as he meets with Executive Chairman of Xcel Energy, Ben Fowke, to talk about how he kickstarted his career after graduating during a time of economic struggle, advice he follows for staying focused and organized with his work, and how it translated into his work at Xcel Energy today.

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Join Scott Dettman (CEO, Avenica) as he chats with Dana and Peter Smith of local MN boutique MinnyRow Market about their first jobs, their experience opening their own business during a pandemic, and the story of how they ultimately chased their dreams.

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September 27, 2021 37 min

Join Scott Dettman (CEO, Avenica) as he chats with Tori Tanaka of Uber about her first job, what drives her to be successful in her career, and how she found herself in her current role at Uber.

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Join Scott Dettman (CEO, Avenica) as he chats with Teron Buford of Avenica about his first job, his career journey, and how it shapes his view of the world.

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