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The My BFF Business Leaders Podcast

The My BFF Business Leaders Podcast

By My BFF Social
The My BFF Business Leaders Podcast is dedicated to discovering today's leading voices in business. From marketing and technology to energy and finance making more (BFFs) business friends forever is more important than ever. Our podcast cuts through the noise and covers the key topics that make a difference in our guest's business. Listen in, and learn from the best and brightest.
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Business Leader: Amy Moreland, Founder of AMPD Strong
On this episode, we are joined by the founder of AMPD Strong, Amy Moreland. Amy and her husband Tadd started their careers in the fitness vertical when they opened up a studio on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. After their teachings and passion for health and wellness grew rapidly, they decided to establish a brand that could take over the world of fitness. Thus, AMPD Strong was born. Today, operations have expanded across the United States and even abroad with courses being taught in Australia and Canada too. Let's take a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a leader in Fitness, Amy Moreland.
28:52
January 25, 2021
Business Leader: Ryan Weyandt, CEO at LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance
Ryan Weyandt is leading the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance towards the mission of creating a world free of housing discrimination. Launched in June 2020 by leading members of the real estate industry, influential professionals and allies have joined with other members of the LGBTQ+ community to create a new voice in real estate. Listen in to Ryan's insights as he discusses his personal and professional journey, as well as describing what the future holds for the Alliance.
36:19
December 30, 2020
Business Leaders: Jason Sealand and Jason Hall, Founders of Mad Viking Beard Company
On this episode, we are joined by not one, but two business leaders that are transforming the landscape of their industry. Jason Sealand and Jason Hall are lifelong friends that created a million-dollar company known by many as Mad Viking Beard Company. Mad Viking is a place dedicated to the love of all things Bearded and Viking. A place that takes pride in men and women of all walks of life. An idea that started from a friendly beard competition has now transpired into a massive business entity that goes well beyond the likes of just men grooming products. In this episode, the Mad Viking masterminds will delve into their brand's rise to prominence, discuss what their day to day is like running operations with their families, and give a sneak peek into what the future holds for their company!
28:36
October 22, 2020
Business Leader: Phil Orend, Senior Manager of Third-Party Channel Development for World Kinect Energy Services
On this episode, we sit down with a professional that has spent the greater extent of his career as a leader in the energy industry. Phil Orend started working in this vertical back in 2006, and since then he has been versatile in his capabilities en route to working under a number of important roles for various energy businesses. He played an integral part in leading OnDemand Energy, a local outfit in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, to be acquired by World Fuel Services, a Fortune 100 and publicly-traded entity. Today, he acts as the Senior Manager of Third-Party Channel Development where his day-to-day activities include maintaining and enhancing the relationships between World Kinect Energy Services and various organizations across the country. Take a moment to listen in to his great insights and get a sneak peek into the life of an Energy Business Leader.
26:51
September 21, 2020
Business Leader: Ryan Mason, CEO of Luxe Brand & BizBuzz
On this episode, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to interview one of Yahoo's Top 12 Entrepreneurs to Watch; the CEO of Luxe Brand and Biz Buzz, Ryan Mason. Acting as the CEO of two very successful companies, his days are filled to the brim with projects, meetings, and other business activities that instill the prioritization of efficiency and effectiveness throughout every one of his days. Ryan's work has been featured on Good Morning America, the NFL Network, Yahoo Finance and other major media platforms. Ryan is also an aspiring author and will be publishing his first book in the coming weeks which you can preorder, right here: https://ryandmason.com/. Join us for a backstage tour of the life of a true business leader!
46:55
September 8, 2020
Business Leader: Brian Myers, Forefathers Spirits
On this episode, we sit down with a leader that is changing the landscape of Pennsylvania spirits. Cofounder of the MLH Distillery and Forefathers spirits, Brian Myers. Brian has always had aspirations to start his own business from scratch. He obtained this bootstrap mentality after seeing his father develop a brand with his own two hands, so Brian gathered up his closest friends and ran with the idea to develop a brand of spirits and tasting room to accompany it. Today, MLH Distillery is shipping their sought after spirits all across the state and can be found in prominent locations like Pittsburgh Libations in the Strip District. Bourbon, vodka, whiskey to cocunut rum, Forefathers spirits has your booze covered and Brian delves into a multitude of intriguing topics about how this business came to be! 
30:23
August 17, 2020
Business Leader: Dontae Carroll, COO of Keller Williams Capital Properties
On this episode, we are joined by a real estate business leader who  currently oversees the operations of 8 different offices and over 1,000 sales professionals. The COO of Keller Williams Capital Properties, Dontae Carroll. Dontae is a long-time friend of My BFF Social Founder, Matt Gentile, who also is featured on this episode as our special host. These two great business minds sit down to discuss all things real estate, football and even dive into relevant and popular societal topics that lead to some riveting conversations.
33:50
July 9, 2020
Business Leader: Emily Bezak, Founder of Emily Bezak Writes, "Content Marketing Extraordinaire"
On this episode, we are pleased to welcome Emily Bezak to the My BFF Business Leaders Podcast. Emily has an impressive track record as a Content Strategist that includes time spent working for WESCO, Point Park University, and TEDx Pittsburgh. In this episode, she provides an in-depth overview of her unique content strategy that has helped to position her as an industry influencer. Emily wears a ton of different hats when it comes to digital marketing, and she walks us through a day in her life as well as provides advice to aspiring professionals that hope to propel themselves ahead of the cluttered crowd of content creators!
35:27
June 8, 2020
Business Leader: Brandon Steiner, CEO of the Steiner Agency and the CollectibleXchange, "Founding Father of Sports Memorabilia"
On this episode, we are joined by a professional that lives up to the true definition of a business leader, Brandon Steiner. Brandon has been featured on the likes of ESPN, CNN, CNBC, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is a published author that is most well known for being the Founder and President of the Steiner Agency and the CollectibleXchange. In this discussion, Brandon describes his journey from the streets of Brooklyn to becoming one of the most prominent voices in the Sports Business Industry. He also touches on a wide range of topics and provides insights that can assist leaders in bettering their business no matter the vertical!
50:58
May 25, 2020
Business Leader: Brandon Linn, VP of Brand Marketing & Social Media, Freedom Mortgage Corporation
On this episode, we sit down with strategic storyteller and brand marketing expert, Brandon Linn. Brandon is a maestro when it comes to optimizing the power of social media to enrich the employee experience and expand brand awareness. His journey began in Hollywood of course, where he amended television scripts for shows across a wide range of genres. Now, Brandon leads a strong team of marketers that are dedicated to managing social media and employee engagement for a Top 10 Mortgage Conglomerate in the U.S. - Freedom Mortgage. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of the digital marketing industry, or are a professional leader that wishes to engage your staff every moment of the day, you don't want to miss this episode!
49:35
May 18, 2020
Business Leader: Leah Lizarondo, CEO, 412 Food Rescue
On this episode, we hear from Leah Lizarondo, CEO and co-founder of 412 Food Rescue. Leah has combined her passion to end hunger with her background in entrepreneurship, philanthropy and technology to create one of the most dynamic non-profits dedicated to ending hunger. This episode features an in-depth discussion of her life prior to moving to Pittsburgh, her passion and dedication for the fight against hunger, and the bright future of 412 food rescue and its game-changing mobile technology.
21:43
April 28, 2020
Business Leader: Chris Leader, Leader's Edge Training "Real Estate Expert and Master Trainer"
On this episode, we sit down with Master Real Estate Trainer and founder of Leader's Edge Training, Chris Leader. This discussion highlights Chris's incredible success at the early stages of his career that led him to become a brokerage owner, and how he found his passion for teaching and coaching en route to establishing his own company. Today, Chris and his team have helped over 50,000 agents/brokers take their businesses to new heights. Chris dives deep into the backbone of his programs and offerings, and touches on all things Real Estate from customer satisfaction to best practices during these unprecedented times of the Pandemic. Tune in to the My BFF Business Leaders Podcast and learn how today's business leaders are shaping the future of their industries.
31:35
April 21, 2020
Business Leader: Matt Gentile, My BFF Social, "Social Media Pioneer" (Episode 1)
On this episode, we sit down with My BFF Social's Founder and Managing Director, Matt Gentile. This discussion features our founder from his Pittsburgh roots, to his time spent leading the PR and Social Media efforts of global real estate brand CENTURY 21 where we will discuss his role in promoting two Super Bowl ad campaigns, one featuring President Donald Trump. Tune in to the My BFF Business Leaders Podcast and learn how today's business leaders are shaping the future of their industries. Music:  "The last ones" by Jahzzar is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0
29:04
April 13, 2020