Jason Komosa

Chief Business Officer of BlackCart. With 2020, everything is indoors. Which means we are online more than before (if that’s possible) and shop online constantly. BlackCart lets you pick out clothes from your favorite stores, get it shipped to try on at home for free, and only pay for what you keep. Simple concept, solving…

Darren Guccione

With our lives so dramatically increased remote and online due to the pandemic, cyber security has never been more tested. Our friend Darren Guccione from Keeper Security joins the show to tell Scott how they have seen huge spikes in cyber attacks, including ransomware and phishing attacks since we’ve all moved indoors. Darren says that…

Marie Trzupek Lynch

President & CEO of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future. Marie Trzupek Lynch knows job placement – or just getting a job in general – is tougher than it it should be for employers and prospective employees. The pandemic has only further put a spotlight on glaring holes in the job market – namely: there isn’t much…

Adam Hughes

CEO of Amount. Institutional change doesn’t come fast, but when it comes to banking during the pandemic, adaptation has been crucial for customers and banks alike. Amount spun out from online lending company Avant to focus on helping banks bridge the digital divide to better assist customers’s needs safely. Founder and CEO Adam Hughes joins…

Eric Kinariwala

CEO of Capsule. Eric Kinariwala was like most folks trying to pick up a prescription order at his local pharmacy. An hour-long line and a dead phone later, he got to the front of the line only to find out the pharmacy was out of stock in his prescription. This friction-filled experience helped motivate Eric…

Michael Burdick

CEO and Co-Founder of Paro. Michael Burdick joined the workforce like many a bright-eyed bushy tail millennial looking to build his career and develop his passions. Instead, he found himself locked into a job that made him feel like another cog in the machine – undervalued, lack of growth opportunity and underutilizing his skill set.…

Lara Vandenberg

CEO of Publicist. Too often, brands turn to agencies that offer PR, advertising and marketing services but come away dissatisfied with the full suite. Now, companies can find the best people for certain PR/marketing jobs on their own with Publicist. Lara founded Publicist to be the 2020 answer to getting the quality marketing talent when…

Reid Rooney

CEO of BetSperts. Sports has taken a back seat with the crisis this year, but the anticipation for their return – including interest in online sports gambling – has surged. Reid Rooney founded BetSperts to build a social network specifically for online sports betting, creating opportunities for sports experts in every league and team to…

Scott Grimes

CEO of Stackin’. Scott Grimes set out with a simple mission to help people better understand their finances and how to save and invest. Participating in the financial systems we have is one of the easiest ways to understand how money is made, and too often most young folks (and older) go through school and…

Lindsay Stewart

CEO of Stringr. Lindsay Stewart, a former tv news producer, used to sift through limited options for current news video, either their on-site staff, freelancers, or mostly searching the internet and social media channels for the video she was seeking. The struggle to find the right video for her storytelling became the bedrock of her…