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How Success Happens

Dec 7, 2022

Shawne “Lights Out” Merriman is the CEO of the Lights Out Brand, an athletic performance line of clothing, shoes, and gear. Shawne played football professionally for the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills, retiring in 2013. He founded the Lights On Foundation as a freshman at the University of Maryland to...


Dec 1, 2022

Amy Friedrich is the President of U.S. Insurance Solutions at Principal Financial Group. Amy learned the importance of leadership and partnership at a young age, and today focuses on helping businesses develop solutions to improve workplace community. In this episode of How Success Happens, Amy shares how business...


Nov 30, 2022

Alex Kinnier is the Co-Founder and CEO of Upside, a retail technology company that connects consumers with brick and mortar businesses to help communities thrive. Upside has given over $100 million in cash back to users and over $200 million in incremental profit to businesses. Alex began his career at Google,...


Nov 23, 2022

Suzy Deering is the Global Chief Marketing Officer of Ford Motor Company, one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. She was previously the Global Chief Marketing Officer of eBay and was listed on Business Insider’s “Top 50 Most Innovative CMOs in the World” two years in a row. She now leads...


Nov 16, 2022

Candace Nelson is the Co-Founder of Sprinkles, the world’s first cupcake bakery and ATM. Founded in 2005, Sprinkles has sold more than 75 million cupcakes nationwide. Candace also founded Pizzana, a chain of Neo-Neopolitan restaurants, and CN2 Ventures, a venture studio that invests in young consumer businesses. In...