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Season 2, Episode 11   |   1 hr,  26 min

Deborah Wahl - Take Calculated Risks. Fearlessly.

global cmo, general motors

On this episode of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris talk with Deborah Wahl, Global CMO at General Motors. Growing up, Deborah earned the nickname “Big D” from her siblings for her go-getter attitude and unrelenting pursuit of success. Deborah was born and raised in Detroit. Her father was in the auto industry and she did her first internship at GM back in the 80s. She told Bill and Chris, “I looked around and said ‘wow, this is a tough industry for women…’”

 

Season 2, Episode 10   |   1 hr,  12 min

Lizzie Widhelm - Trust is Earned. Not Given.

SVP Ad Innovation and B2B Marketing, Pandora

On this episode of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris bring on Lizzie Widhelm, SVP Ad Innovation and B2B Marketing at Pandora. Lizzie is a witty and influential executive in media technology whose experiences as a mother have helped guide her career and vice-versa. As she told the hosts, “Raising boys is like running a sales team. You set clear expectations…”  

 

Season 2, Episode 9   |   1 hr,  22 min

Howard Lindzon - Social Intelligence and Self Understanding

Founder & general partner, social leverage

On this episode of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris talk with Howard Lindzon, Founder and Partner at Social Leverage. A product of his Jewish upbringing in Toronto, Howard calls himself a “Larry David meets venture capital.” He had a lot of side hustles as a kid and tried his hand at stand-up comedy as a teen. Eventually he earned his MBA from ASU and started his career as a stockbroker in Dallas…

Season 2, Episode 8    |   1 hr,  18 min

Ian Rapoport - Follow the Passion. Not the Dollars.

National insider, nfl & nfl network

In this episode of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris bring on Ian Rapoport, author of the Boston Herald blog, “The RapSheet” and National Insider at the NFL Network. Ian had aspired to follow in the footsteps of his favorite writers at sports-centric publications like Sports Illustrated even before attending Columbia University, where he covered sports for the institution’s storied student newspaper…

Season 2, Episode 7    |   1 hr,  20 min

On this Episode of the Superpowers Podcast, Bill and Chris talk with Matt Lombardi, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of BEAM, a CBD wellness startup. Matt went from winning two NCAA Division I Hockey championships at Boston College, to a brief professional career in the NHL’s minor leagues, to becoming a passionate entrepreneur…

Season 2, Episode 6    |   59 min

Jeff Nicholson - Success is a Journey. Enjoy It.

CEo & co-founder, tracer

In this episode of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris talk with Jeff Nicholson, the charismatic and fiercely passionate CEO of the data processing platform, Tracer.A Boston native and former basketball standout at Babson College, Jeff has an entrepreneurial spirit that led him from starting a small lobster business with his dad to becoming a top name in data software…

Season 2, Episode 5    |    1 hr, 11 min

David Kidder - Act on Passionate Obsessions

Co-founder, Bionic

On this episode of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris have a passionate conversation with the infectiously optimistic David Kidder,  New York Times Best-selling author of The Startup Playbook and The Intellectual Devotional, and the co-founder of Bionic Solution, a company that installs models and strategies to help large businesses grow…

Season 2, Episode 4    |    1 hr, 18 min

Terence Kawaja - The Stand Up Investment Banker

Founder & CEO, LUMA Partners

In this episode of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris talk with the hilarious Terence Kawaja, Founder and CEO of the investment bank LUMA Partners. Terence brightened the video conference with his engaging storytelling and unique views on the intersection between digital media and marketing. A native of Quebec, Terence was an entrepreneur from an early age…

Season 2, Episode 3    |    1 hr, 18 min

In this episode of Superpowers, Bill and Chris talk sports, sales, and successes with powerhouse Deirdre Lester, Chief Revenue Officer of Barstool Sports. From CNET, to ESPN, to Whistle, and MLB (plus some more in between), Deirdre’s Diligent Passion has scored her 20 years of experience in media sales, sponsorship marketing, and sales management. In this week’s episode, Deirdre speaks to her experiences with taking time off, seeking out opportunities, and the value of predictive insight…

Season 2, Episode 2    |    1 hr, 13 min

Michael Katz - Student of the Game

CEO + Co-founder, mparticle

In the first virtual episode of Superpowers, Bill and Chris are joined by Michael Katz, CEO and Co-Founder of mParticle. From his first job at ZEFER, starting just four days after his college graduation, Michael has been in “go mode.” As a Student of the Game, he continues to leverage what he learns from his experiences, and has since pioneered the tech industry through executive roles at companies like Accenture, Interclick, and his most recent venture, mParticle…

Season 2, Episode 1    |    1 hr, 4 min

To kick off season 2 of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris invite Beeswax CEO and AdTech pioneer Ari Paparo to discuss how his whit, transparency, and skillful communication have guided him to extraordinary success at both start-ups and tech giants.…  

Season 1, Episode 8    |    53min

Alison Wyatt - Build Your Ecosystem

co-founder, the female founder collective

In the eighth episode of Superpowers, Bill and Chris bring on Alison Wyatt, an angel investor who supports and advises female entrepreneurs. Alison’s superpower is her ability to create a strong ecosystem of women leaders while managing the responsibilities of motherhood…  

Season 1, Episode 7    |    57min

Matt Capizzi - Irrational Confidence

ceo + co-founder, zenrez

On episode 7 of Superpowers, Bill and Chris have a motivating discussion with Matt Capizzi, the CEO and co-founder of Zenrez, a software startup that offers innovative, data-powered business solutions to yoga studios… 

Season 1, Episode 6    |    47min

On Episode six of Superpowers, Bill and Chris dive into data markets with an entrepreneur who traversed the competitive landscape of computer science during the Dot-com bubble: Nick Jordan, now the founder and CEO of Narrative… 

Season 1, Episode 5    |    49min

Felicity Conrad - Maintain the Social Equilibrium

founder + ceo, paladin PBC

On episode five of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris look to uncover Felicity Conrad’s superpower, and how she’s used it to redefine the meaning of pro bono legal counsel. As the CEO of Paladin, Felicity is blazing the trail for the emerging justice technology industry… 

Season 1, Episode 4    |    47min

On the fourth episode of the Superpowers podcast, Bill and Chris sit down with Max Snow, the 23-year-old CEO of Yobi Ventures, a data analytics firm that helps “everything that isn’t Amazon” compete by combining all sources of user data under one roof… 

Season 1, Episode 3    |    60min

In episode three of Superpowers, Bill and Chris share the mic with a Silicon Valley veteran turned venture capitalist. From founding startups to holding leadership positions at giants like Google and Twitter, Josh McFarland has navigated the full gamut of the tech sector’s fast-paced product development ecosystem… 

Season 1, Episode 2    |    57min

On the second episode of Superpowers, Bill and Chris set out to explore what superpowers propel an entrepreneur to success at a young age. Enter Journy Co-Founder and CEO Susan Ho, whose modest determination has grounded her with a sense of humility as she navigated the highs and lows of entrepreneurship… 

Season 1, Episode 1    |    63min

Josh Beckerman - The Foodie Magician

president, foodie magician inc.

When Mediaocean CEO Bill Wise and C2Ventures CEO Chris Cunningham set out to unmask the talents of leading entrepreneurs, innovators and entertainers, they knew their first guest would have to bring something special to the studio. Enter Josh Beckerman, AKA “The Foodie Magician”… 

Coming soon

Mindie Kaplan

CEO + Founder, MaleRoom

Howard Lindzon

Founder + General Partner, Social Leverage

Katya Libin

Co-Founder & CEO, HeyMama

About the hosts

Bill and Chris are the hosts of “Superpowers.” The duo interviews a variety of interesting  people – from business leaders and entrepreneurs, to comedians and tech innovators, to unmask their talents to the world… to see who they really are.

Chris Cunningham is Founder of C2Ventures, an early stage investment platform. 

Bill Wise is the CEO of Mediaocean, the world’s foundational media operating system. 

Chris Cunningham

Chris Cunningham

C2Ventures, CEO

Bill Wise

Bill Wise

Mediaocean, CEO

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