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Lay of The Land
Lay of The Land
Jeffrey Stern

Telling the stories of entrepreneurship and builders in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio. Every Thursday, Jeffrey Stern helps map the Cleveland/NEO business... more

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Episodes

#155: Ethan Holmes (Holmes Mouthwatering)

Ethan Holmes — founder and CEO of Holmes Mouthwatering, a Cleveland-based manufacturer of all-natural applesauce, made with Ohio-grown apples, pears,... more

22 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
#154: Mohamed Kamara (InovCares)

Mohamed Kamara, founder and CEO of InovCares.Grounded in a sobering reality: The United States has the highest rates of maternal... more

15 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
#153: David Tirpak (Miracle K9 Training)

David Tirpak, founder of Miracle K9 Training — Since founding the company in 2019, David has grown Miracle K9 Training to... more

08 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
#152: Jim Pshock (Bravo Wellness)

Jim Pshock, Founder of Bravo Wellness, which he successfully exited to Medical Mutual in 2020.After 20 years working in the... more

01 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#151: Kaleb Dumot (Integrity Power Search)

Kaleb Dumot — founder of Integrity Power Search here in Cleveland, a boutique search firm for technology companies all across... more

25 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
#150: Jeffrey Stern on Entrepreneurship, Product Management, Investing, Passion & Ambition, the Race to the Bottom of Attention, Founding Insights, Flanuering and lots more (Wisdom, Wealth, and Wellness Podcast)

Every 50th episode on Lay of The Land thus far, I’ve tried to honor the request I occasionally get, that... more

18 Jan 2024 · 38 minutes
#149: Andrew Maurer (Rise)

Andrew Maurer is the co-founder and CTO of Rise Works, an all-in-one compliance and payment platform designed for companies with... more

11 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
#148: Patrick Ghilani (MRI Software)

Patrick Ghilani, CEO of MRI Software.Founded in 1971 & based in Solon, Ohio — MRI Software has been a leading... more

04 Jan 2024 · 51 minutes
#147: Erin Singh (Options Naturopathic)

Erin Holston Singh, founder of Options Naturapathic, the Ohio Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OHNDA), and in private practice since 1999.She... more

21 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
#146: Megan Mayhugh (People Architects)

Meg Mayhugh, Founder and Managing Partner at People Architects as well as the Head of Talent & people at Ninety.io... more

14 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
#145: Brian Krusz (Sgt. Clean Car Wash)

Brian Krusz is the Founder & Managing Partner at Sgt. Clean Car Wash —  a premier express carwash organization proudly... more

07 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
#144: T.J. Gliha (Journey Wealth)

TJ Gliha, Co-Founder of Journey Wealth.Established in 2021, Journey Wealth is a full-service wealth planning firm that helps entrepreneurs explore... more

30 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
[REWIND] #21: Tom Lix (Cleveland Whiskey)

Our conversation this week is with Tom Lix — founder & CEO of Cleveland Whiskey — on pushing the boundaries... more

23 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
#143: Todd Goldstein (Whoa Dough)

Todd Goldstein — Founder & CEO of Whoa DoughIn 2008, Todd co-founded LaunchHouse with the mission to invest, develop, and... more

16 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
#142: Gerald Hetrick Part II (Docket (formerly Bezlio) & EOS)

Gerald Hetrick (CEO of Docket (formerly Bezlio) & Professional EOS Implementer) Gerald has been on the show once before; those... more

09 Nov 2023 · 52 minutes
[Bonus] Jack Greco (ACV Auctions) — building a multi-billion-dollar company in Buffalo, NY

Jack Greco, co-founder and former CFO and COO of ACV Auctions, a Buffalo-based wholesale online marketplace for cars (ACV Auctions... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
#140: Tracy Strobel (Cuyahoga County Public Library)

Tracy Strobel — CEO of the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL)Tracy Strobel was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CCPL in... more

26 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
#139: Ethan Karp (MAGNET)

Ethan Karp — President and CEO of MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network which, founded in 1984, has been... more

19 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#138: Mike Maczuzak (SmartShape Design + Walking Across the U.S. & World)

Mike Maczuzak — a product designer, early-stage investor, and founder of SmartShape Design — an innovative product development and industrial... more

12 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#137: Adam Rakestraw (MediView)

Adam Rakestraw — co-founder, chairman, general counsel, and chief business development officer of MediView XR, based here in Cleveland Ohio!... more

05 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#136: Michael Sirpilla (Society Brands)

Michael Sirpilla, co-founder and CEO of Society Brands.Under Michael’s leadership as CEO, Society Brands has raised $205 million in capital... more

28 Sep 2023 · 56 minutes
#135: Umberto P. Fedeli (The Fedeli Group)

Umberto Fedeli — Founder, President, and CEO of the Fedeli group — one of the largest risk management and insurance... more

21 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
#134: Andrew Wolfe (Bloomfilter)

Andrew Wolfe, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Bloomfilter.Andrew is a software engineer turned entrepreneur who is passionate about improving the ways... more

14 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
#133: Mike Schroeder (Roundstone Insurance)

Mike Schroeder, Founder & President of Roundstone.Mike founded Roundstone Insurance in 2003 — when they launched the first Group Medical... more

07 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#132: David Levine (Wireless Environment & My Home Park)

David Levine — Co-Founder/CEO @ Wireless Environment (Acquired by Ring, Acquired by Amazon) & Co-Founder/CEO @ My Home Park Having made... more

31 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
#131: Stewart Kohl (The Riverside Company)

Stewart A. Kohl is Co-CEO of The Riverside Company — a $14 billion global private equity firm founded to invest... more

24 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#130: Bill Manby (Interstate Fusion Ventures)

Bill Manby, Founding & Managing Partner at Interstate Fusion Ventures.An entrepreneur at heart, Bill grew up in NEO and has... more

17 Aug 2023 · 56 minutes
#129: John McKenna (PeachTree VA)

John McKenna, CEO of Peachtree VA, a virtual assistant staffing organization & President of The Emerald Group, a premier mortgage... more

10 Aug 2023 · 46 minutes
#128: Mitch Kroll (Findaway — Acquired by Spotify)

Mitch Kroll, co-founder & CEO of Findaway (acquired by Spotify).Mitch started Findaway back in 2004, a time when audiobooks were... more

03 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
#127: Michael Crawford (Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company | NASDAQ: HOFV)

Michael Crawford — Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, which... more

27 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#126: Michael Goldberg (Case Western Reserve University & CWRU Alumni Venture Fund)

Michael Goldberg, Executive Director of the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, as well as an Associate Professor of Design and Innovation... more

20 Jul 2023 · 50 minutes
#125: Angie Dianetti (Radcom)

Angie Dianetti — President and driving force behind Radcom, a company specializing in performance improvement consulting, which she founded back... more

13 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
#124: Andrew Spott (HR Signal & VividFront)

Andrew Spott — Founder & President of HR Signal, and the Founder & Chairman of the VividFront.Andrew founded VividFront back... more

06 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
[GREATEST HITS] #23: Justin McLoughlin (airCFO)

Justin McLoughlin — Founder & CEO of airCFO — on building a bootstrapped company, scaling a professional services organization, the... more

29 Jun 2023 · 48 minutes
#123: Tory & Michael Waxman (Sundays)

Tory and Michael Waxman — the founders of Sundays (>$14 million raised, Cleveland-based) — on building Sundays for Dogs to... more

22 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
#122: Dom Raban (Xploro)

Dom Raban — Founder and CEO of Xploro®While originally founded in the UK, Xploro has recently established its headquarters here in... more

15 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
#121: Michael Bruckman (Haima Therapeutics)

Mike Bruckman, CEO of Haima Therapeutics.With a PhD in organic chemistry and additional training in biomedical engineering and management, Mike... more

08 Jun 2023 · 58 minutes
#120: Brendan Anderson & Donnie Bedney (ScaleCo)

Brendan Anderson and Donnie Bedney on their work at ScaleCo — a Cleveland-based entrepreneurship-through-acquisition organization that has invested more than... more

01 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#119: Tanya Budler (Rise Together)

Tanya Budler, Founder of Rise Together, on building an impact consulting firm based here in Cleveland that partners with civic,... more

25 May 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
[GREATEST HITS] #30: Lindsay Watson PT, MPT (Augment Therapy)

Our conversation this week is with Lindsay Watson, CEO & Founder of Augment Therapy.Augment Therapy was founded in 2017 when... more

18 May 2023 · 51 minutes
#118: Dr. Onas Bolton (Octet Scientific)

Dr. Onas Bolton — Founder and CEO of Octet Scientific, a specialty Cleveland-based chemical manufacturer unlocking the full power of... more

11 May 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
#117: Anees Pretorius & Cono Onorato (Bean)

Anees Pretorius and Cono Onorato — co-founders of Bean ($1.7mm in funding) — on the pursuit of their vision to... more

04 May 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#116: Julia Solooki & Lior Shafir (Smart Soda)

Julia Solooki & Lior Shafir — the co-founders of Smart Soda, headquartered here in Cleveland — on revolutionizing the beverage... more

27 Apr 2023 · 48 minutes
#115: Adrian Bota (ORIGIN Milk)

Adrian Bota — co-founder and CEO of ORIGIN Milk — on creating the superlative, regenerative A2 heritage milk company!Adrian’s roots... more

20 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
#114: Ed Largent (Westfield)

Ed Largent — President, CEO, and Board Chair of Westfield, one of the most enduring companies in Ohio.Very few companies... more

13 Apr 2023 · 47 minutes
#113: Bill Wichert & Matt Crowley (TonDone)

Matt Crowley and Bill Wichert, the co-founders of TonDone, have recently secured $1.5 million in funding and facilitated over $30... more

06 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#112: Daniel Isenberg & Dan Hampu (Burton D. Morgan Foundation & Scalerator NEO)

Dan Hampu and Daniel Isenberg on their collective work at the Burton D Morgan Foundation and Scalerator NEO — covering... more

30 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#111: Brian Folmer (FirstLook VC)

Lay of The Land's conversation today is with Brian Folmer.Born and raised in Cleveland, Brian has boomeranged back to Cleveland... more

23 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
#110: Afif Ghannoum (BIOHM Health)

Afif Ghannoum, a biotech attorney by background and the CEO of BIOHM Health — which he co-founded with his father,... more

16 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
#109: Adam Fleischer (The Wine Spot & Entrepreneur's Organization Cleveland)

Adam Fleischer — President of Cleveland’s Entrepreneurs' Organization and founder & co-owner of The Wine Spot here in Cleveland Heights.A... more

09 Mar 2023 · 50 minutes
#108: Michael Murphy (Cleveland Soccer Group)

Michael Murphy, on a mission to bring professional soccer to Cleveland as the Co-founder and CEO of the Cleveland Soccer... more

02 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
#107: Aleksandra Brankov & Cole Worley (Cafilia)

Aleksandra Brankov and Cole Worley — the co-founders of Cafilia, a Cleveland startup and network of curated local coffee shops... more

23 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#106: Jeremy Umansky (Larder)

Jeremy Umansky, the renowned chef and owner of Larder!Larder Delicatessen and Bakery — as it’s known in full — is... more

16 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
#105: Artur Grabowski (Extendify)

Lay of The Land's conversation today is with Artur Grabowski — co-founder of Extendify.Artur emigrated from Poland to the Cleveland... more

09 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#104: Chuck, Jeff, and Jamey Snider (Snider Recreation)

Chuck Snider, Jamey Snider, and Jeff Snider — the family behind Snider Recreation — on building & growing a recreational and... more

02 Feb 2023 · 45 minutes
#103: Dr. Elad Granot (John Carroll University, Boler College of Business)

Dr. Elad Granot — Dean of John Carroll University’s Boler College of Business, co-founder and managing member of an early-stage... more

26 Jan 2023 · 58 minutes
#102: Jan Jensen (Trailhead Biosystems)

Jan Jenson — Ph.D., CEO/CSO/Founder of Trailhead Biosystems — on the basics of cell differentiation and development biology, and the vast... more

19 Jan 2023 · 59 minutes
#101: Aaron George (SupplyNow)

Aaron George — Founder/CEO of SupplyNow — on building the on-demand wholesale grocery delivery market for foodservice and his journey as an... more

12 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
#100: Jeffrey Stern's Reflections on 100 Episodes — Entrepreneurial Motivations, Where Ideas Come From, and The Importance of Culture

Jeffrey Stern — host of the Lay of The Land Podcast and co-founder at Axuall — reflecting on the... more

05 Jan 2023 · 33 minutes
#99: Steve Santamaria (Folio Photonics)

Steve Santamaria — CEO of Folio Photonics — on innovating storage media and the future of storage technology, the opportunity... more

22 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#98: Kris Snyder (Ninety.io, Impact Architects, & Vox Mobile)

Kris Snyder — founder of Vox Mobile and Impact Architects & Head of Finance and Partnerships at Ninety.io — on working... more

15 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#97: Raji Sankar (Choolaah // Wholesome International)

Raji Sankar — co-founder of Wholesome International & co-CEO of Choolaah — on building best-in-class restaurants, culture, and customer experiences after... more

08 Dec 2022 · 47 minutes
#96: Lukas Minkov & Logan Schouman (afters.io // IDRA)

Lukas Minkov & Logan Schouman — Co-Founders at afters.io & IDRA — on unlocking the value of instant local delivery services!

01 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
#95: Ed Weinfurtner (Great Day Improvements & Blue Olive Partners)

Ed Weinfurtner — Executive Chairman of Great Day Improvements (one of NEO's largest companies employing over 2,000 people) & Co-Founder at... more

17 Nov 2022 · 39 minutes
#94: Chef Douglas Katz (Amba, Chimi, Zhug)

Chef Douglas Katz — chef & owner of Amba, Chimi, Zhug — on creating fulfilling, transportive experiences that nurture and inspire... more

10 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
#93: Michael Kubinski (Cleveland Clothing Company)

Michael Kubinski — Founder & CEO of Cleveland Clothing Company — on spreading Cleveland pride, one t-shirt at a time since... more

03 Nov 2022 · 32 minutes
#92: Leopoldo Peña (Presta)

Leopoldo Peña — Co-Founder & CEO of Presta — on startups, his passion for expanding access to those who historically... more

27 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
#91: Heather Lenz (Sangfroid Strategy)

Heather Lenz — Founder & CEO of Sangfroid Strategy — on her entrepreneurial journey, how data is currently used in... more

20 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
#90: Pat Conway & Mark King (Great Lakes Brewing Company)

Pat Conway & Mark King — Co-founder & CEO respectively of Great Lakes Brewing Company — on building Ohio’s original craft... more

13 Oct 2022 · 55 minutes
#89: Lila Mills (Signal Cleveland)

Lila Mills — founding editor-in-chief of Signal Cleveland — on starting a newsroom from scratch and building the trust required to... more

06 Oct 2022 · 52 minutes
#88: Anne Skoch (Anne Cate)

Anne Skoch — Founder and CEO of Anne Cate — on how to marry art and business, pursue your passion... more

29 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
#87: Sherrill Paul Witt (Lolly The Trolley)

Sherrill Paul Witt — founder of Lolly The Trolley — on running one of Cleveland's most beloved icons since 1985, covering... more

22 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#86: Dallas Hogensen (Felux)

Dallas Hogensen — CEO of Felux (>$24mm raised) — on marketplaces, importance of culture, and creating the world’s largest operating platform... more

15 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#85: Shawn Rech (Transition Studios, AGTV & TruBlu)

Shawn Rech — Co-Founder/CEO/Director at Transition Studios, AGTV & TruBlu — on growing Cleveland's permanent media industry, the importance of... more

08 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
#84: Graham Veysey & Fisk Biggar (Graham+Fisk’s Wine-In-A-Can \\ Firehouse Can Co.)

Graham Veysey & Fisk Biggar — founders of Graham+Fisk’s Wine-In-A-Can \\ Firehouse Can Co. — on building the first exclusive wine-in-a-can... more

01 Sep 2022 · 51 minutes
#83: Tom Tyrrell (Great Lakes Biomimicry)

Tom Tyrrell — founder and Chairman of Great Lakes Biomimicry & co-founder of Segmint — on the power of biomimicry... more

25 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
#82: Baiju Shah (Greater Cleveland Partnership)

Baiju Shah — President and CEO of Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) — on economic development in Cleveland and leading the... more

18 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
#81: David Sylvan (UH Ventures)

David Sylvan — president of UH Ventures, the innovation and commercialization division of University Hospitals, a Cleveland-based health system with... more

11 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
#80: Dr. Colleen M. Lorber (Wraparound Experts)

Dr. Colleen M. Lorber — Founder & CEO of Wraparound Experts — on the current state of our society’s mental... more

04 Aug 2022 · 48 minutes
#79: David Davis II (FBA Flip)

David Davis II — Founder & CEO of FBA Flip — on entrepenuership, the changing dynamics of the modern internet-first world we... more

28 Jul 2022 · 52 minutes
#78: William Littlefield II (Wizest)

William (Billy) Littlefield II — President & CTO of Wizest — on Wizest's (recently raised $1.7mm) vision to democratize access... more

21 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
#77: Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer (RooSense // SweatID)

Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer — founder & CEO of SweatID (aka RooSense) — on bridging the academic-entrepreneurial gap, the implications of... more

14 Jul 2022 · 41 minutes
#76: Mark D’Agostino (ConnectedHR)

Mark D’Agostino — founder and president of ConnectedHR — on the changing macro-dynamics of employment, how the nature of... more

16 Jun 2022 · 46 minutes
#75: Chris Wentz (Everykey)

Chris Wentz — Founder and CEO of Everykey — on taking an idea at his Case Western entrepreneurship class to... more

09 Jun 2022 · 52 minutes
#74b: Dennis Althar (Althar Audio) (Full/Long Edit)

Dennis Althar — Founder & CEO of Althar Audio and All-tronics Medical Systems — on everything from his prodigal expertise in electronics,... more

02 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
#74: Dennis Althar (Althar Audio) (Compressed/Short Edit)

Dennis Althar — Founder & CEO of Althar Audio and All-tronics Medical Systems — on everything from his prodigal expertise in electronics,... more

26 May 2022 · 53 minutes
#73: John Wetzel, Alex Hilleary, Brooks Sime (Gather — Acquired by ChartHop)

John Wetzel, Alex Hilleary, Brooks Sime — Co-Founders of Gather — on building a company oriented around a future of work... more

19 May 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#72: Camille Heard (FELOH)

Camille Heard — CEO & Co-Founder of FELOH — on building a beauty tech startup celebrating diversity in beauty through... more

12 May 2022 · 47 minutes
#71: Patrick M. Howard and Ben Kanelos (RustBit Studios)

Patrick M. Howard and Ben Kanelos — founding team of RustBit Studios and creators of the Grip of Madness game... more

05 May 2022 · 49 minutes
#70: Eugene Malinskiy (Lazurite)

Eugene Malinskiy — Co-Founder and CEO of Lazurite — on the future of the operating rooms, the path to get... more

28 Apr 2022 · 57 minutes
#69: Ray Leach and Hardik Desai (JumpStart)

Ray Leach (Founder/CEO) & Hardik Desai (Sr. Partner) on the history of JumpStart, the launch of JumpStart Ventures and its... more

21 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#68: Nolan Gallagher (Gravitas Ventures)

Nolan Gallagher — Founder and CEO of Gravitas Ventures — on building a global all rights theatrical distribution company that... more

14 Apr 2022 · 54 minutes
#67: David Kennedy (Binary Defense and TrustedSec)

Dave Kennedy — Founder of Binary Defense and TrustedSec — on his journey to becoming a cybersecurity authority, building two of... more

31 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
#66: Tony Pietrocola (AgileBlue)

Tony Pietrocola — Co-Founder & President of AgileBlue — on serial entrepreneurship, technology waves, and cybersecurity.

24 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
#65: John Nottingham (Nottingham Spirk)

John Nottingham — Co-Founder & Co-President of Nottingham Spirk — on building the longest-standing design collaborative in the world (celebrating its... more

17 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
#64: Rick Simmons (the telos institute)

Rick Simmons — Co-Founder & CEO of the telos institute — on leadership, personal betterment, liminal spaces, embracing disruption, ultramarathons,... more

10 Mar 2022 · 54 minutes
#63: Drew Kraemer (Code3)

Drew Kraemer — CEO of Code3 & Founder of Marketplace Strategy — on building a digital performance marketing agency that... more

03 Mar 2022 · 58 minutes
#62: Jamie Van Doren (NeverEnding)

Jamie Van Doren — Founder & CEO of NeverEnding — on gaming, entertainment, entrepreneurship, pseudonymity, the future of storytelling,... more

24 Feb 2022 · 56 minutes
#61: Ryan Lambacher (Graffle)

Ryan Lambacher — Founder & CEO of Graffle — on unlocking the value of NFTs and solving the infrastructure layer... more

17 Feb 2022 · 49 minutes
#60: Cal Al-Dhubaib (Pandata)

Cal Al-Dhubaib — Founder & CEO of Pandata - on the design and development of human-centered, trusted AI solutions that... more

10 Feb 2022 · 50 minutes
#59: Daniel Brown (Rust Belt Riders & Tilth Soil)

Daniel Brown — Co-Founder of Rust Belt Riders and Tilth Soil — on providing people with a clean, timely, and... more

03 Feb 2022 · 55 minutes
#58: Ryan Young (FlashHouse)

Ryan Young — Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of FlashHouse — on the real estate industry today, ins and outs... more

27 Jan 2022 · 59 minutes
#57: Jack Grover (Grove Bags)

Jack Grover — Founder & CEO of Grove Bags — on the ins and outs of the cannabis industry,... more

20 Jan 2022 · 42 minutes
#56: Dr. Daniel German (orthobrain)

Dr. Daniel German — founder & CEO of orthobrain — on transforming the delivery of orthodontics, solving the global orthodontic... more

13 Jan 2022 · 58 minutes
#55: Jane Alexander (Cleveland Museum of Art)

Jane Alexander — Chief Digital Information Officer at The Cleveland Museum of Art — exploring the state of the art... more

06 Jan 2022 · 54 minutes
#54: Eric Diamond (Central Kitchen)

Eric Diamond — co-founder and CEO of Central Kitchen — on building the driving force behind the local craft food... more

23 Dec 2021 · 49 minutes
#53: David Boone Jr. (BlendED)

David Boone Jr. — co-founder and CEO of BlendED — on boomeranging back to Cleveland from Seattle to found and... more

16 Dec 2021 · 52 minutes
#52: Mike Belsito (Product Collective)

Mike Belsito — Co-Founder of Product Collective (based here in Cleveland) — on bootstrapping his organization back in 2015 which... more

09 Dec 2021 · 51 minutes
#51: Robert Baskette (Roundtable Learning)

Bob Baskette — founder and CTO of Roundtable Learning (originally founded as Knowbase) — on immersive learning and the commercial... more

02 Dec 2021 · 40 minutes
[REWIND] Justin Bibb (Cleveland Mayor-Elect) (Episode 15)

Justin Bibb, now Mayor-Elect of Cleveland, on running for office and his vision to modernize city government.

25 Nov 2021 · 50 minutes
#50: Jeffrey Stern’s Reflections on 50 Episodes & Startup Flywheels

Jeffrey Stern — host of the Lay of The Land Podcast and co-founder at Axuall — reflecting on 50... more

18 Nov 2021 · 30 minutes
#49: Michael DeAloia (Evergreen Podcasts)

Michael DeAloia — CEO at Evergreen Podcasts — on the business of podcasting, building a media company here in... more

11 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#48: Scott Colosimo (LAND Energy & Cleveland CycleWerks)

Scott Colosimo — Founder at Cleveland CycleWerks & LAND Energy — on Cleveland manufacturing, commitment to design, and... more

04 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
#47: Stan Garber & Alex Yakubovich (Scout RFP)

Stan Garber & Alex Yakubovich — Co-Founders of Scout RFP (now known as Workday Strategic Sourcing) — on serial... more

28 Oct 2021 · 56 minutes
#46: Steve Potash (OverDrive)

Steve Potash — Founder, President, and CEO of OverDrive — on managing the largest global network of digital... more

21 Oct 2021 · 49 minutes
#45: India Johnson (UAVistas)

India Johnson — Founder of UAVistas — on the future of drones and their implications for business and society.

14 Oct 2021 · 45 minutes
#44: Jake Bailosky (PROJiTECH — OnStation)

Jake Bailosky — CTO & Founder of OnStation (Cleveland-based & closed $1.4mm from Cleveland investors) — on revolutionizing how... more

07 Oct 2021 · 49 minutes
#43: James Barnes Jr. (Immaculate Cleaning)

James Barnes Jr. — Founder & President of Immaculate Cleaning — on building Northeast Ohio’s fastest growing janitorial services company.

30 Sep 2021 · 46 minutes
#42: Charlie Lougheed (Axuall)

Charlie Lougheed — Co-founder & CEO of Axuall — on serial entrepreneurship, building in Cleveland, and his most recent endeavor,... more

23 Sep 2021 · 48 minutes
#41: Aaron Grossman (TalentLaunch)

Aaron Grossman — Founder & CEO of TalentLaunch — on building a growing network of independently operated staffing firms... more

16 Sep 2021 · 59 minutes
#40: Brian Zimmerman (Cleveland Metroparks)

Brian Zimmerman — CEO of The Cleveland Metroparks — on leading the renaissance of Cleveland’s most beloved hidden gem,... more

09 Sep 2021 · 51 minutes
#39: AC Evans (Drips)

AC Evans — co-founder & CEO of Drips — on building the first conversational texting company of its kind, founding... more

02 Sep 2021 · 47 minutes
#38: Dan Collins (Wastebits)

Dan Collins — Founder & CEO of Wastebits — on building a software waste-management company and bringing technology to the... more

26 Aug 2021 · 51 minutes
#37: Brent Zimmerman (Saucy Brew Works)

Brent Zimmerman — Co-Founder & CEO of Saucy Brew Works — on starting and building one of Ohio’s fastest growing... more

19 Aug 2021 · 38 minutes
#36: Shane Bigelow (CHAMPtitles)

Shane Bigelow — CEO at CHAMPtitles (Cleveland based with >$17.5 million raised) — on jettisoning antiquated paper-based processes and digitizing... more

12 Aug 2021 · 49 minutes
#35: Kate Volzer (Wisr)

Kate Volzer — Co-Founder and CEO at Wisr — on helping schools and students connect with each other, innovating with... more

05 Aug 2021 · 46 minutes
#34: Jacob Sheridan (TPA Stream)

Jacob Sheridan — Co-Founder and CEO at TPA Stream — on simplifying healthcare administration challenges, the power of bringing people... more

29 Jul 2021 · 43 minutes
#33: Charu Ramanathan, PhD (vitalxchange)

Charu Ramanathan, PhD — Co-Founder and CEO at vitalxchange — on healthcare innovation, building & selling CardioInsight (her first... more

22 Jul 2021 · 54 minutes
#32: David Edelman (Thrivable)

David Edelman — CEO & Founder of Thrivable — on building the leading online community for those touched by... more

15 Jul 2021 · 54 minutes
#31: Terence McCarron (OpinionRoute)

Terence McCarron — CEO & Founder of OpinionRoute — on growing his bootstrapped market research and sample firm to 8... more

08 Jul 2021 · 52 minutes
#30: Lindsay Watson PT, MPT (Augment Therapy)

Lindsay Watson PT, MPT — CEO & Founder of Augment Therapy — on clinician-driven innovation and building Augment Therapy, which... more

01 Jul 2021 · 49 minutes
#29: Brandon and Jarred Smith (NOOMA)

Jarred & Brandon Smith — co-founders of NOOMA — on going beyond making sports nutrition drinks and building a company... more

24 Jun 2021 · 59 minutes
#28: Todd Federman (North Coast Ventures)

Todd Federman — managing director of North Coast Ventures — on investing in Cleveland-based startups and the larger Cleveland entrepreneurial... more

17 Jun 2021 · 43 minutes
#27: Brett Lindsey (Everstream & Snip Internet)

Brett Lindsey — CEO of Everstream & Founder of Snip Internet — on the infrastructure of the internet, the future... more

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#11: Nicole Paolozzi (OndeCare)

Nicole Paolozzi, founder & CEO of OndeCare (based here in Cleveland), on the challenges of in-home healthcare for loved... more

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Lay of The Land
#11: Nicole Paolozzi (OndeCare)
Lay of The Land
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Nicole Paolozzi, founder & CEO of OndeCare (based here in Cleveland), on the challenges of in-home healthcare for loved ones of... more