The novel Coronavirus has affected everyone’s day-to-day lives. Businesses and people alike are having to adapt to the new normal and have shifted how they go about working. Companies, some for the first time, have adjusted to a remote working model while supporting their employees from home.
Scott Lambert is the founder and owner of Travertine Elevator Interiors, a company that designs, manufactures, and installs elevator interiors. Along with his wife, Scott is a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of companies including window washing, auto detailing, siding and astro turf companies. He is currently building a 92-room hotel in Norman, Oklahoma.
Ken Miller is an educator and former Oklahoma senator and treasurer. Before his political career, Ken was an economics professor at Oklahoma Christian University for several years. He has since become Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for OG&E.
Tim Wackel is the Founder and CEO of Tim Wackel, Inc., an on-demand or in-person tailored sales training platform for businesses. Prior to creating his business, Tim spent many years at Hewlett Packard (HP) and other technology companies in sales and sales management roles.
Bryan Clifton is the Founder and CEO of Myriad Insight, an advisory and strategic services company focused on assisting companies through transitional phases. Outside of Myriad Insight, Bryan is the Founder of Council of Entrepreneurs, an entrepreneurial peer advisory group, and a Partner at Clevyr, Inc., a custom software and applications solutions company.
Academia is notoriously slow to embrace new trends until it has been fully studied and vetted. Thankfully, Michael Aguilar (OU Esports) is doing everything possible to get esports accepted at a higher level and understood to be a dynamic and powerful tool to teach students.
Nick Hathaway, the CEO of ELocker, is a passionate innovator in the education space and, through ELocker, is working to connect learners and employers in the U.S. Our conversation ranged from the challenges facing universities in the COVID-19 crisis to exciting opportunities made possible by comprehensive learner records and learning data.
In this episode we talk to Brian Sampson, the owner of multiple ServiceMaster franchises in Louisville and Nashville specializing in disaster restoration and commercial cleaning services. Join us as we talk to him about what it’s like to manage an essential business, how his employees are reacting to COVID-19 and how he transitioned from a 6 figure salary with perks and benefits in the oil and gas industry, to a business owner.
Today we talked to one of those fund managers. Nathaniel Harding is the Managing Partner at Cortado Ventures, a new Venture Capital Fund in Oklahoma looking to invest in the most promising companies in the state and region. Join us as we talk to him about the dire need to invest in local startups, and the struggles of establishing an early stage fund in Oklahoma