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Nichole Castillo – MMA Matchmaker – The Open Boardroom Ep. 17

November 15, 2018 • By

Nichole Castillo has been behind the scenes in the mixed martial arts world since 2005, and in that time she has been responsible for some of Pennsylvania and Ohio’s most successful events. As a matchmaker, she coordinates the bouts for the events, which means managing everything from picking exciting fights to recruiting fighters, to following through on a litany of responsibilities to both the event promoter and to the state’s athletic commission.

Though Nichole’s business is not a traditional one in terms of what businesses are usually covered in podcasts like the Open Boardroom, some of her insights are universal. Those insights include:

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Trey Taylor – The CEO Academy – The Open Boardroom Ep. 15

October 18, 2018 • By

At the helm of the Taylor family’s many business ventures, Trey Taylor wears many hats but in all roles takes a deep focus on leadership. Through The CEO Academy, Trey coaches and mentors CEOs across the country to make them more effective business leaders. That work, combining experiences that span multiple industries and meshing Trey’s own insights as the CEO of Taylor Insurance Services with the best practices of some of the greatest minds in business, is forming the basis of Trey’s upcoming book, tentatively titled the Three Things a CEO Does.

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Brian Arnone – President and COO of ShowClix – The Open Boardroom Ep. 14

October 4, 2018 • By

Brian Arnone has spent his career immersed in the event technology space. At the time of this interview, he was the Chief Revenue Officer for Patron Technology and the President and Chief Operations Officer for Pittsburgh-based ShowClix (he explains the relationship between those two companies in our interview. Shortly after we talked, he was promoted to President, North America Ticketing for Patron Technology.

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Dave Karraker – Vice President of Communications for Campari Group – The Open Boardroom Ep. 13

September 4, 2018 • By

You may not know Dave Karraker by name, but you have almost certainly experienced or been touched by his work. With high-level marketing experience spanning brands like Kmart, Allied Domecq Spirits and Wine, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and his present work with the Campari Group, Dave’s marketing work has been hard to miss.

In his work with Campari alone Dave played a part in brand collaborations with the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Reynolds, orchestrating campaigns that elevated Campari brands on a range of platforms, from ambitious television commercials to bold and controversial billboards looming over city streets.