Good Fit Careers

Good Fit Careers

Candid conversation with people who’ve found work that they love. We discuss how they found their way, the struggles they faced, and their advice for people interested in working in their field.

Episodes

June 12, 2024 78 mins

Patrice Drake, Senior Manager at Deloitte, sits down with Ryan to walk through her career, discuss her experience in cybersecurity, and to talk about her thoughts on hiring and being hired.

Connect with Patrice on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricedrake/

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Patton Gleason, CEO of Relay, sits down with Ryan to walk through his career, discuss his company's approach to the 99% new market, how being a wilderness guide taught him how to be a leader, and what he enjoys about running ultra-marathons.

Connect with Patton on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pattongleason/

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Mike Smith, Manager at Ernst & Young LLP, sits down with Ryan to discuss his career, consulting in large scale transformation projects, and his thoughts on hiring and being hired.

Connect with Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/masmith1/

The views reflected in this podcast are the views of Mike Smith do not necessarily reflect the views of Ernst & Young LLP or other members of the global EY organization.

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May 22, 2024 67 mins

Sharon Love, CEO of Cordance, sits down with Ryan to walk through her career, discuss her companies approach to growing businesses, and to talk about her thoughts on hiring and being hired.

Connect with Sharon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonlove/

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Travis Peace, Co-Founder of Novum Home Loans, and former Navy Nuclear Engineer, sits down with Ryan to walk through his career, discuss his companies new approach to home loans, and to talk about his thoughts on hiring and being hired.

Connect with Travis on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/travis-peace/

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Erin Pryor, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer at First Horizon Bank, sits down with Ryan to walk through her career, discuss her perspective on marketing, and her approach to hiring and being hired.

Connect with Erin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinpryor/

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Dan Croft, former Director of Engineering Productivity at GitLab, sits down with Ryan to walk through his career, discuss his perspective on open source software, and talk about his approach to hiring and being hired.

Connect with Dan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielacroft/

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April 24, 2024 94 mins

Nate Buch, Product Manager for commercial laptops at Dell, sits down with Ryan to walk through his career, discuss his perspective on product management, and talk about his approach to hiring and being hired.

Books Nate recommends:

  • Stratechery - Written by Ben Thompson, this is a must-read tech strategy newsletter that is consumed by all of Silicon Valley. He breaks down tech news and helps put context around why companies...
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Chad Connally, Senior Conversation Designer on Amazon's Alexa team, sits down with Ryan to walk through his career, discuss his perspective on AI, and talk about his approach to hiring and being hired.

Connect with Chad on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cconnally/

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Varun Puri, CEO and Co-Founder of Yoodli, sits down with Ryan to walk through his career, discuss his perspective on speech coaching with AI, leadership, startups, and talk about his approach to hiring and being hired.

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Connect with Varun on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varun-puri001/

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Matt MacDonell, the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Communications at Leo Burnett, sits down with Ryan to walk through his career and his approach to hiring and being hired.

Connect with Matt on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattmacdonell/

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Jennifer Adkins, Data Scientist on Microsoft's Search Relevance and CoPilot teams, sits down with Ryan to walk through her career, her perspective on hiring and being hired, and her advice to aspiring professionals.

Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferdadkins/

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Brian Hurtak, Executive Director of Portfolio Governance and Insights with Wells Fargo, sits down with Ryan to walk through his career, discuss his perspective on portfolio governance, and talk about his approach to hiring and being hired.

Connect with Brian on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianhurtak/

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March 15, 2024 62 mins
Mayra Rivera, the former Chief Marketing Officer of USAA, sits down with Ryan to walk through her career, discuss her perspective on marketing, and talk about her approach to hiring and being hired. Contact Mayra at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayrarr/
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March 15, 2024 73 mins
Kevin Wertz, the former Chief Marketing Officer of the Smile Direct Club, sits down with Ryan walk through his career, discuss his perspective on marketing, and talk about his approach to hiring and being hired.
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February 16, 2024 2 mins

Welcome to Good Fit Careers, where we explore perspectives on work that fits. I'm Ryan Dickerson and for the last decade I’ve worked as a recruiter, and career coach. Through this work, I’ve seen how much of a difference finding the right career can make. I’ve had the privilege of working with, guiding, and learning from some of the biggest names in business. And I’d bet you can learn something from them, too.

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