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CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media &

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CEO Podcasts consists of CEO Chat (CC), I AM CEO (IAM) & CBNation.TV (TV) podcast episodes. Value packed episode including interviews & resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs, startups founders & business owners. The CEO Chat episodes are our long-form episodes w/ interviews and digital marketing resources. The I AM CEO episodes are laser focused (about 16 min.) w/ interviews & a discussion about what it means to be a CEO. Powered by Blue 16 Media & Hosted by Gresham W. Harkless Jr.
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Adam Robinson was born in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Rice University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.In 2014, after a decade of working on Wall Street, Adam launched Robly Email Marketing. The business grew to $5 million in revenue in the first two years and by 2017 was awarded #1 in Customer Satisfaction across the entire email marketing space. After proving Robly’s viability, Adam worked to scale the business. After testing and scrapping a few ideas, he and his team launched GetEmails, a SaaS company in the identity space, in 2019.Adam was recently given the title best-selling author with the release of his book Permission (Sh)marketing, which explains his controversial views on privacy and identity. Website:   LinkedIn: Book on Amazon:
Anna Lundberg is the founder of One Step Outside, where she helps experienced professionals around the world design a career, a business and a lifestyle that brings them more freedom, flexibility and fulfilment - outside of the conventional 9 to 5. Ex-Oxford, ex-P&G, today she combines her experience in global branding and digital marketing roles with her training in coaching and positive psychology techniques to help people reimagine the next phase of their career. She is the host of the Reimagining Success podcast and author of Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5: Stories from people who’ve done it (and how you can too!). Website: YouTube: on Amazon: on Apple:
As an accomplished strategic business development, marketing, and operations professional, Kim Bryden has focused her expertise on the food & beverage industry, and supporting small business growth at-large, for more than a decade. Her management experience ranges from working in and alongside governmental agencies, to increasing sales as Top Fortune 200 retail management, to deploying agile, innovative marketing and partnership strategies at food tech start-ups. Since founding Cureate LLC in 2014, Kim continues to build out this multi-sector, public-private partnership approach. Whether its working with Anchor Institutions in Baltimore City on localizing procurement, to reimagining retail experiences for corner store owners to grocery chains, to developing educational entrepreneurship curricula for economic development agencies, Cureate takes a 360-degree approach — and that growth mindset comes from Kim and her passion for learning. Website: Instagram:
Lance Bachmann, President of, founded the company to help local, national and international businesses with increasing their online visibility through search engine optimization and is now a Google Premier Partner and Facebook Partner ranking the top 1% of digital marketing agencies. The former Vice President of AT&T and Premise Division founder of, Lance is an American entrepreneur and marketer that now heads award-winning agency in addition to his tech & cabling company, Shock I.T. Support. Since 2009, Lance and 1SEO have cultivated their team and talents, each year expanding, and receiving numerous prestigious industry awards including three US Search Awards titles. Websites: Personal Website: https://DigitalLion.comFacebook page - - @LanceBachmann
Anela Malik is the food writer and advocate behind local blog Feed the Malik. Anela is best known for her advocacy for restaurants owned by marginalized peoples, particularly Black-owned restaurants. She created a widely used directory of Black-owned restaurants open in the DC area and has been working to match Black-owned restaurants with free services to help them survive and thrive during the pandemic. Website: Directory of Black-owned restaurants in the DMV:    
Nicole Russin-McFarland is a film director and film score composer. Successful with her short fims, she is currently self animating her first animated feature film for release called The Homework's Revenge: Esther in Wonderland. Esther in Wonderland's film score album has already earned itself over 100,000 Spotify streams. After this project is available, Nicole will begin making larger budget animated films. Next, she will be making 1 animated feature film about Ireland and 1 about Scotland. The goal is to finance them as her first large budget independent films and then have them animated by UK animation teams. After that, the goal will be jumping to a studio level ideally making a motion capture film in New Zealand financed by the studios. Website:   Twitter: @nicrussin Instagram: @nicrussin Facebook:  
BWS Johnson is a purveyor of terrible puns and artisanal flower arrangements. Brooke's work has appeared in local galleries as juried impermanent art.She is a proud member of Alexandria, Virginia's West End Business Association.Addicted to sowing and tending the seeds that bind communities, Blooms of Paradise has been giving away the store since 2018. In 2020, the Commonwealth certified it as a woman-owned micro-business. Website:   Twitter:
Known as the Aesthetic Entrepreneur, Jendayi is a multi-hyphenate trailblazer & the founder of two brands dedicated to content creation for women-owned businesses. After pursuing photography as a hobby for many years, Jendayi was inspired to use her craft in a more meaningful way by officially starting Jendayi Asha Creative in 2010. Over the past 5 years, she has fine-tuned the vision for the company by helping women entrepreneurs package their purpose into compelling brands using design and photography. Most recently Jendayi launched her boldest venture yet, Honey Social - a stock imaging and strategic resource platform for women of color. No matter what avenue it's through, Jendayi's passion lies in using her creative talents to assist brands in growing their businesses into visually appealing powerhouses. Website:   Instagram:
Meredith Eaton is the CEO of Eaton Press, a self-publishing services company for non-fiction writers. Meredith has been in the publishing industry for nearly 10 years and also spent much of the last 15 years as a corporate storytelling trainer. Prior to moving into publishing, Meredith worked for nearly a decade as a management consultant for small businesses and non-profit organizations and brings that experience to help her clients produce books that will grow their businesses. Website:   IG: @EatonPressIG: @BizBoWriMoFb: EatonPressFacebook Group: Booking it to Success
Dmitriy Fomichenko is the founder and president of Sense Financial Services LLC, a boutique financial firm specializing in self-directed retirement accounts with checkbook control. He began his career in financial planning and real estate investing in 2000. He owns multiple investment properties in various states and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. Over the years, he has taught hundreds of investment and financial planning seminars and has mentored thousands of investors. Website: Facebook:  
Mercy Muigai is the founder of Impact Communities in Kenya. Impact Communities is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in early 2018. Through the organization, Mercy seeks to promotes the idea of sustainable development in communities with a long-term view of transforming peace-disrupting cultures through means that achieve lasting solutions. The organization is mainly comprised of youthful members and works across Nairobi County and the neighboring environments. She is also a proud member of the CBNation team where she serves the blogging community of entrepreneurs and business owners. Facebook:  
Melanie McMurrain has a unique insight into the mindset triggers and needs of an audience—while understanding the techy details and limitations of ESPs and CRM databases. As a former teacher turned digital marketer, Melanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology. Over the last five years, she’s put these skills to good use in the trenches of the online business world, designing and managing multiple seven-figure launches on behalf of countless entrepreneurs, authors, course creators, teachers and thought leaders, a former professional Arena League football player and one of the original sharks from the first season of Shark Tank. Website:   Facebook:  
Erin Perkins is an online business manager and accessibility educator. Through her business, Mabely Q, she empowers womxn-owned small businesses to grow bigger and serve better, taking behind-the-scenes admin work off their plates and advising her clients how to create a more inclusive environment for their communities. Website:   Instagram: In:  
Jeffrey is an expert domain brokerage and building sales teams. Jeffrey most recently co-founded, an industry-leading boutique brokerage that specializes in buying, selling, and appraising domains. Previously, Jeffrey was the Vice President of Sales at Uniregistry (recently purchased by Godaddy) , one of the industry-leading domain marketplaces, domain registrar, and monetization platform on the net. In his seven years with Uniregistry, Jeffrey and his team quadrupled sales dollar volume, delivered the highest average sale price of any marketplace in the industry, and exponentially increased the number of closed transactions. Jeffrey has contributed to over 350 million dollars in completed transactions while in the industry. His most notable sales include The Guinness World Record-breaking sale of for $13,000,000 USD and the highest .Org sale ever, for $1,000,000 USD. Website:   LinkedIn: Forbes Council:
Adam Mendler is the CEO of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries: Beverly Hills Chairs, the leading seller of refurbished Herman Miller Aeron chairs in the country; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind e-commerce platform where customers can create fully customized, private-label cigars in real-time; and Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice. Adam is also a nationally acclaimed thought leader, writer and speaker on topics including leadership, entrepreneurship and management. Adam is the creator and host of the podcast Thirty Minute Mentors, where each week he goes one on one with one of the most successful people in the country on how they got to the top and how listeners can too. Website:
Jay is a producer and distributor of both Michigan rawl, custom flavored honey as well as specialty mono/poly-floral honey from around the world. His goal is to offer the widest and most diverse selection of pure, unadulterated, farm-produced honey direct to consumers.Our current product lines are represented by specialty apiaries in*Michigan*Italy*HawaiiHe also runs a Blog dedicated to honey-based gourmond recipes and specialty apiaries around the world. Website: Pinterest: HeyHoney0490Twitter: @JayJermo Instagram: jayheyhoneyFacebook:
Marshall has been involved in online marketing for over 12 years. He has been living and traveling in his RV for over 6 years. In 2017 he and his business partner (another full-time RVer) created an RVing website called Camp Addict. Over the past 3 years, Camp Addict has grown to be the premier website dedicated to informing RV consumers. Website:   Facebook:  
Shawn co-founded DALS Lighting, an LED lighting business, in 2009. He implemented the Scaling Up Growth System and led the company to 3X its revenues well into the 8-figures. Shawn went on to found Elevation, a business growth coaching firm, working with entrepreneurs & their teams to help accelerate their growth – while helping them find personal balance and happiness.Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Shawn is also the Author of “The Happy Leader,” a business and leadership fable releasing in September 2020 (Leaders Press). Former President of EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization) Montreal, Shawn remains an active member & mentor to numerous young entrepreneurs, helping them improve as business leaders and as individuals. A Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Shawn also sits on the Board of Directors for “Champions for Life,” a non-profit foundation helping children develop their physical literacy.   Shawn’s WHY: To Help LEADERS find Happiness and Success.   Website:
Derek leads the sales and account management team at seoplus+. He helped grow seoplus+ from 4 employees to over 30. Derek is never satisfied and has plans to continue to aggressively grow. Derek approach to business to focus on mindset, work ethic and process. Website:    
Kristina Knapp isn’t just another blogger turned social media guru looking to give your Instagram feed a cutesy makeover. She’s a numbers person, a straight shooter, and a force to be reckoned with. She's the founder and CEO of Elixir Media Co. A marketing company that offers social media coaching for marketing virgins and fem-preneurs. Website:   Instagram: @elixirmediaco
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