The cavnessHR podcast

The cavnessHR podcast
We talk to small business owners, founders and people in tech, startups and HR.
Podcast - A talk with Steve Browne
Nov 11 • 23 min
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP is the Vice President of Human Resources for LaRosa’s, Inc. - a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain in Southwest Ohio with 13 locations and over 1,100 Team Members. Steve has been an HR professional for 30 years and has worked in the…
Podcast - A talk with Bernard Cruz of Jabez Consultant
Nov 4 • 20 min
Bernard Cruz is a transformative, Human Resources Director and Human Resource Business Partner who designs and executes strategic initiatives that accelerated the complex challenges of the global talent market – touching organization, operations, culture…
Podcast - A talk with Dr. Nancy Koury King
Oct 28 • 18 min
Dr. King is currently the President of Senior Options LLC, a senior services advisory company. She has served as an executive in health care for over 25 years. In addition, Dr. King has served as adjunct faculty at The Ohio State University School of…
Podcast - A talk with Mary Ellen Sparrow of NextShift Robotics
Oct 21 • 15 min
NextShift Robotics was co-founded by Mary Ellen Sparrow. Mary Ellen first began creating material handling robotics systems for the Semi-Conductor Industry while at PRI Automation (which was brought by Brooks Automation). Mary Ellen focused on all layers…
Podcast - A talk with Vincent Edwards
Oct 15 • 24 min
Vincent Edwards, CEO of Empire Builders, has been consulting businesses for 8 years. Mr. Edwards has a diverse background that includes 11 years with Procter & Gamble and years of financial experience in loans, financing, capital investments, loan…
Podcast - A talk with Bill Herling, CEO of HummingTree
Oct 8 • 14 min
Bill Herling runs Seattle based HummingTree. A national advertisement content management platform. HummingTree creates and shares affordable template ads to reach targeted customers faster. Bill previously ran Dial Inc. An interactive imaging technology…
Podcast - A talk with Robert Lee
Sep 30 • 32 min
Robert Lee is a career entrepreneur who sometimes refers to himself as the Forrest Gump of high tech. His diverse adventures encompass computer programming and hardware design, marketing consulting, advertising and electronic payment systems. As the…
Podcast - A talk with Melissa Williams
Sep 24 • 22 min
Our guest on the cavnessHR Podcast is Melissa Williams. She is the founder and chief consultant at Carolina Consulting LLC, author of Essential Life Skills, founder and President of nonprofit organization- Hands and Feet 24/7, Navy veteran, wife,…
Podcast - A talk with Victoria Matery
Sep 17 • 20 min
Our guest on the cavnessHR Podcast is Victoria Matey. Victoria is a business events professional with 15 years international experience in the industry. She has successfully delivered many business events with high profile. Such as an investment showcase…
Podcast - A talk with Joe Wallin
Sep 10 • 16 min
Joe Wallin focuses his practice on emerging high growth startup companies. Joe frequently represents companies in Angel and Venture financing mergers and acquisitions and other significant business transactions. Joe also provides general counsel services…
Podcast - BINW pitch competitoin
Sep 5 • 6 min
cavnessHR is competing in the Business Impact NW Pitch competition. Please vote for the cavnessHR video once a day and once per IP address from September 4 to September 12 at We really appreciate your vote for…
Podcast - A talk with Derek Iannelli-Smith
Sep 3 • 19 min
Derek Iannelli-Smith vCIO & Founder of Outsourced CIO, LLC works with growing companies to help design, structure and implement critical information systems and technology platforms. His clients say he helps demystify technology and remove the fears and…
Podcast - A talk with Dr. David Bugay
Aug 27 • 25 min
David serves as an administrator for the Orange County Community College District. Where he has served as a Vice Chancellor for Human Resources for nine years. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Human Resources at College of the Desert and as a…
Podcast - a talk with Tej Yale
Aug 20 • 20 min
Tej Yale is the Founder/CEO of ThinkImpact Inc., a digital marketing company based out of Rochester Hills, Michigan. ThinkImpact Inc. specializes in Marketing Consulting, Marketing Research, Social Media Management, Website Management, Event Management,…
Podcast - A talk with Ninh Tran of Hiretual
Aug 13 • 32 min
Ninh is the Chief Relationship Officer and Co-founder of Hiretual, and is also a SourceConERE MediaRecruiter.comUniversity of California, Berkeley, and author, and has spoken on various subjects such as “AI & the Future of Recruiting”, “Today’s Sourcing…
Podcast - A talk with Josh Kotoff (YouTube Strategist and SEO)
Aug 6 • 30 min
Josh Kotoff is a SEO Expert and YouTube Strategist that teaches his craft virtually and in person through Snapchat and College Campuses. He’s worked with national brands, like Live Nation where he manages their Talent database for rankings on booking your…
Podcast - A talk with Poornima Vijayashanker
Jul 30 • 25 min
Poornimas was a founder of Femingeer and is an avid public speaker who gives talks around the world on topics ranging from engineering to entrepreneurship. She’s also given a TedX talk and hosts a monthly web show called Build. Sponsored by Pivotal…
Episode - A talk with Darren Austin
Jul 23 • 34 min
Between 1999 and 2010 Darrin helped start Amazon’s on first mobile product initiative in 1999. Cofounded two more tech companies. Introduced the first instant messaging app for the iPhone in 2008. As a product lead mobile aim and ICQ at AOL. Help start…
Podcast - A talk with Heather Mattisson
Jul 16 • 22 min
Heather has over 15 years of experience in product management marketing at Intel and holds a Master’s degree in marketing from the Kellogg School of Management. She has been PMP for over 12 years. Has won recognition awards. For a role as a software…
Podcast - A talk with Bobby McDonald
Jul 9 • 21 min
Bobby is the Founder and CEO of Parlay Ideas. He was born and raised in Stouffville Ontario and is the middle of three boys. He comes from three generations of Irish, Scottish and Italian immigrants and entrepreneurs, most of whom came to Canada around…
Podcast - The 50TH Episode
Jul 2 • 38 min
For our 50TH episode, we thank our previous guests, talk about the process of going from episode zero to episode 50 and the future of cavnessHR.
Podcast - A talk with John Bernatovicz
Jun 25 • 20 min
John is a husband, father, entrepreneur, and Cleveland sports fan. In 2010, John started Willory, an award-winning organization focused solely on staffing and consulting for HR and payroll. His 22-year career has been focused on paying particular…
Podcast - A talk with Lauren Waldman
Jun 18 • 21 min
Lauren is a curiosity seeker with a deep desire to learn, share, help and laugh. From Lauren’s start as a certified international teacher of language, to her ever-growing collection of degrees, certificates and professional accolades, it’s her infectious…
Podcast - A talk with Rob Catalano
Jun 11 • 22 min
Rob is passionate about helping companies succeed by leveraging technology to make employees successful. With his unique experience in HR Technology as a founding employee at Achievers, Rob co-founded WorkTango – a software that helps give employees a…
Podcast - A talk with Sapna Malhotra, CPA, CMC
Jun 4 • 18 min
Sapna brings more than two decades of domestic and international management consulting experience in sales and business operations in the technology, financial services, and telecommunications industries. She has significant experience in leading…
Podcast - A talk with Wayne Sutton
May 28 • 29 min
Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Change Catalyst and its Tech Inclusion programs. Change Catalyst builds inclusive tech ecosystems through strategic advising, startup programs and resources, and a series of events around the globe.…
Podcast - A talk with Skylar Bjorn
May 21 • 15 min
Skylar Bjorn is an 18-year-old tech event blogger. Her interest in tech and business begun when she was 14 years old. She started off with founding an organic dog treat line called “Bjornies”. By the time she was 15, she founded a club, had sat on a board…
Podcast - A talk with Cheryl Ingram
May 14 • 19 min
Dr Cheryl Ingram is the CEO and founder of Diverse City LLC and Inclusology and has specialized in diversity, equity and inclusion work for 17 years. Working with such clients as Netflix, University of Washington, Uber, Ada Developers Academy, and the…
Podcast - A talk with Russ Elliot
May 7 • 19 min
Peter Pease is a UK entrepreneur who has created multiple businesses since graduating in psychology in 1987. He took one business from startup to IPO and sold his last one in 2011… It’s still going strong… they were all in the people bit of B2B services,…
Podcast - An interview with PLU
Apr 30 • 13 min
On today’s episode we’re doing something a little different. Usually, I’m the one interviewing people. But today, we have five students from the Pacific Lutheran University HR Department that’s going to interview me today
Podcast - A talk with Steven Matly
Apr 23 • 38 min
Overcoming adversity is nothing new to Steven Matly. A high school dropout turned entrepreneur. He has twice created six-figure revenue generating companies with less than $5,000 startup capital. Raised by a single mother in the South Seattle housing…
Podcast - A talk with Leo Novsky
Apr 16 • 29 min
Leo Novsky is a professional speaker, executive presentation coach at SPEAK with Power Consulting. Coming to the United States as a political refugee at the age of 12 from the Soviet Union, Leo experienced first-hand the challenge of not being understood.…
podcast – A talk with Jacqueline Ledgister-Bethell (Jacky)
Apr 9 • 16 min
Jacky is a wife, mother, sister and friend. When she is not busy fulfilling those roles, she is deeply immersed in her passion for human capital development as a learning leader. Jacky’s career spans the fields of Education, Human Resources Management,…
Podcast - A talk with Jazmine Wilkes
Apr 2 • 13 min
Jazmine Wilkes is an HR Assistant in Huntsville, Alabama, she currently works her full-time position, she has also joined the 2018 Northern Alabama Society of Human Resources (NASHRM) Board as the VP of Membership, she is a blog writer for her personal…
Podcast - A talk with Bruce Bjorklund
Mar 26 • 28 min
Bruce Bjorklund is a senior software architect, entrepreneur, and US Army veteran. Having moved to the Pacific Northwest after a sudden military career sickness, and like a stroke of luck Bruce got his foot in the door of the video game industry at Gas…
Podcast - A talk with Janelle Rodriquez
Mar 19 • 26 min
Janelle is a Human Resources Consultant for a nationally recognized payroll & HR outsourcing provider and the President for SHRM Affiliate chapter, Staffing Management Association of South Florida. She has 15+ years human resources experience in various…
Podcast - A talk with Russ Elliot
Mar 12 • 27 min
Russ Elliot, an expert on organizational culture, is the founder of the Conscious Culture Group, a consulting and executive coaching company committed to linking culture to performance by creating ownership for culture and fully understanding the employee…
Podcast - A talk with Matt Burns
Mar 5 • 22 min
Matt Burns’ nearly 20-year corporate journey has taken him around the world, supporting companies with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. He’s presently the Head of HR for a global retailer and leads a team that was recently…
Podcast - A talk with Paul Maskill
Feb 26 • 26 min
Paul Maskill is a business coach, consultant and inventor focused on helping service-based business owners go from Business Operator to Business Owner and CEO. Paul’s focus is on putting systems, processes and people in place so that the business can…
Feb 19 • 27 min
Our guest today on the cavnessHR podcast is Laurie Litwack. She is a problem solver, a mother of daughters, a compassionate geek, and an expert coach with a passion for leadership and creating greater impact for women in tech.
Feb 12 • 29 min
Our guest on the cavnessHR podcast is Janice along Coe. She is President of Limelight, LLC.
Feb 5 • 22 min
A talk with Charlie Judy. CEO and Founding Partner of WorkXO.
Feb 2 • 28 min
Our talk with Kevin Goldsmith, CTO of Avvo.
Jan 22 • 43 min
A talk with William Tincup. William is President of Recruiting Daily. At the intersection of HR and tech.
Jan 15 • 24 min
A talk with Dr. Tim Baker. Dr. Baker is a thought leader, international consultant and successful author.
Jan 8 • 24 min
A talk with Todd Dean. Todd is a natural “deal maker” and has been connecting people and businesses in the entrepreneurial investment community for years.
Jan 1 • 29 min
Our guest Ben Eubanks is the principal at Lighthouse Research and Advisory.
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Dec 18, 2017 • 19 min
A talk with Maja Karlsson
Dec 11, 2017 • 22 min
A talk with Nick Tran. Nick is Manager, Community and Veteran Affairs for Schlumberger.
Dec 4, 2017 • 19 min
Our guest is Jeff Kramer, Asst VP of People for 1st Global.
Nov 28, 2017 • 26 min
A talk with Dr. D. Anthony Miles an entrepreneur, award winning researcher, professor and best selling author.
Episode 0 of cavnessHR podcast
Nov 27, 2017 • 6 min
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