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Second in Command: The Chief Behind the Chief

Author: Cameron Herold

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Welcome to the "Second in Command" Podcast, brought to you by the COO Alliance, where top-level COOs share the insights, tactics, & strategies that made them the Chief Behind the Chief with host: Cameron Herold
137 Episodes
Our guest today is Amazzia’s Chief Strategy Officer, William Fikhman.  Amazzia, based in Los Angeles, CA, assists brands in navigating the complex and highly nuanced world of the Amazon marketplace to ensure that their clients maximize revenue, retain full control of their brand integrity and improve customer experiences. For over 16 years, William has dedicated … The post Ep. 136 – Amazzia Chief-Strategy-Officer (CSO), William Fikhman appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is KlientBoost’s VP of Operations, Richard Uruchurtu.  Richard Uruchurtu III was originally a film school grad, who left film freelancing to join a small media company as an editor. During his time there, he went from editor to manager, to training director, to sales director. And the company itself grew from a … The post Ep. 135 – Klient Boost VP of Ops, Richard Uruchurtu appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is’s COO and CFO, David Meniane.  Since March 2019, David Meniane has served as’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the company’s operations both domestically and internationally. David has been a key figure in the company’s turnaround as a tech-forward business, especially in the expansion of its fulfillment … The post Ep. 134 – COO and CFO, David Meniane appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Alverno Labs’ VP of Operations, Dale Kahn.  Dale R. Kahn is a native of Northwest Indiana, a resident of Dyer Indiana where he has lived most of his adult life.  Dale was born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana and attended Elston Senior High School there.  Dale attended Manchester University and … The post Ep. 133 – Alverno Labs VP of Operations, Dale Kahn appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is WRA Environmental Consultants’ VP of Operations, Miles Gullingsrud.  Miles has more than 15 years of experience leading critical operational support including project delivery, technology, people, and culture. With a professional background in administration, finance, and technology, Miles brings a blended experience of organizational process and operational delivery. Miles’ background in operations … The post Ep. 132 – WRA Environmental Consultants Vice President of Operations, Miles Gullingsrud appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Fractional COO, Beejel Parmar.  Beejel Parmar is a sought after keynote speaker, trainer, mastermind facilitator, business coach and consultant. Since 2011, he has traveled the world sharing his inspiring story. A few years ago, Beejal was desperate to find answers to life’s toughest questions while enduring a period of personal hardship … The post Ep. 131 – Fractional COO, Beejel Parmar appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Wikimedia Foundation’s Chief-Operating-Officer, Janeen Uzzell.  The Wikimedia Foundation is the global non-profit that supports Wikipedia. Janeen has dedicated her career to exploring how technology can drive equality and representation globally. In her current role, she oversees operational efficiency and scale during the period of fastest growth in the Foundation’s history. In … The post Ep. 130 – Wikimedia Chief Operating Officer, Janeen Uzzell appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Fit Body Boot Camp’s Vice President, Bryce Henson. Bryce Henson is the Vice President of Fit Body Boot Camp, the world’s fastest-growing fitness boot camp franchise. Having over 10+ years of experience in the fitness industry and owning 3 FBBC locations, his passion is spreading fitness to the world, in addition … The post Ep. 129 – Fit Body Boot Camp Vice President, Bryce Henson appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Encore Search Partners’ President, Scott Kelley. As President of Encore Search Partners, a specialized recruiting firm that focuses on spotlighting the absolute best Professional, Technical, & C-Level Executive talent, nationwide, Scott Kelley oversees Business Development, Client Services, Operations, Finance, HR, & Technology initiatives. Serving as Encore Search Partners’ Integrator, Scott Kelley’s … The post Ep. 128 – Encore Search Partners President, Scott Kelley appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Advisors Excel’s Chief-Operating-Officer, Mike Miller. Mike is also the Chief Executive Officer of the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Go Modern. Both Advisors Excel and Go Modern are located in Topeka Kansas. Prior to joining Advisors Excel in 2013, he spent 20 years in the manufacturing industry holding executive positions in operations, … The post Ep. 127 – Advisors Excel Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Miller appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Casting Workbook’s President & Chief Marketing Officer, Christopher Ian Bennett. With a career that began as a rookie political speechwriter, Bennett attended Trent University and developed his love of writing into the Public Relations and Corporate Communications space.  He worked several high profile national political campaigns including for the Deputy Prime … The post Ep. 126 – Casting Workbook President & Chief Marketing Officer, Christopher Ian Bennett appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Humboldt General Hospital’s COO, Dr. Tiffany Love. Dr. Tiffany A. Love is an award-winning board-certified healthcare executive, Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) with over 26 years of healthcare experience. Love is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the advancement of women and … The post Ep. 125 – Humboldt General Hospital COO, Dr. Tiffany Love appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Dow Jone’s SVP, Commercial Operations, Meghan Milkowski. Meghan Milkowski joined Dow Jones in October 2017. Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile, and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality … The post Ep. 124 – Dow Jones SVP, Commercial Operations, Meghan Milkowski appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is LiveIntent’s COO, Brett Pinegar. Brett Pinegar is the Chief Operating Officer at LiveIntent and has overall responsibility for the revenue organization and key operational teams. Brett’s focus is on helping his team to help their customers win using the power of email as a people-verified, media channel.  Brett brings over 25 … The post Ep. 123 – LiveIntent Chief Operating Officer, Brett Pinegar appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Claremont Lincoln University COO, Dr. Joe Sallustio. Dr. Joe Sallustio has become one of our nation’s foremost online higher education experts. He has led a broad range of educational institutions including a regionally accredited non-profit university (online), a regionally accredited for-profit university (online), and a nationally accredited for-profit college (online/hybrid), giving … The post Ep. 122- Claremont Lincoln University Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Joe Sallustio appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Kinsta’s Chief-Operating-Officer, Jon Penland. With 5+ years of experience working remotely in the technology space, and 10+ years working with customer-facing teams across multiple industries, Jon has stepped into the role of Chief Operating Officer at Kinsta, where his responsibilities include hiring and onboarding as Kinsta has grown from a team … The post Ep. 121- Kinsta Chief Operating Officer, Jon Penland appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Zibtek’s Partner and Chief Solutions Architect, Ian Reynolds. Zibtek is a software development consultancy focused on helping businesses build custom software. They help growth companies, enterprises, and visionary firms solve their core business objectives with agile software development. Zibtek’s mission is to focus on value creation on the client’s core business … The post Ep. 120- Zibtek Partner, Ian Reynolds appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is AARP’s Executive Vice President and Chief-Operating-Officer, Scott Frisch. Scott is responsible for all enterprise-wide operational and financial matters including human resources, information technology, real estate and facilities management as well as data and analytics performance management. Since his appointment as COO, Scott has helped guide AARP through a period of dynamic … The post Ep. 119 – AARP Executive Vice President & COO, Scott Frisch appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Bader Scott Injury Lawyers’ Managing Partner, Luis Scott. Heralded as a Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star,” The National Trial Lawyers Association “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” and American Institute of Legal Counsels “10 Best Attorneys in 2017” for Worker’ Compensation, Luis focuses his legal practice on people who have been injured or … The post Ep. 118 – Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Managing Partner, Luis Scott appeared first on COO Alliance.
Our guest today is Less Doing’s Chief Operating Officer, Courtney Waid. Less Doing is a company that coaches successful entrepreneurs to make themselves more Replaceable in their business so they can focus on the work they love. Less Doing helps these entrepreneurs who have the opportunity in excess of what their infrastructure can support, find … The post Ep. 117 – Less Doing Chief Operating Officer, Courtney Waid appeared first on COO Alliance.
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Steve Greene

Great interview - lots of great insight. Really enjoyed the end discussion about choosing to be happy.

Mar 5th
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