Welcome to the On The Rocks podcast…my name is Joe Warren, and this is my podcast where I sit down with captains of industry and business professionals I admire to discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and how to succeed in both life and business…cheers all…
Joe sits down with Joseph Lusardi, the Executive Vice Chairman of Curaleaf. Mr. Lusardi is a pioneer in the U.S. cannabis industry and is credited with opening one of the first medical cannabis operations on the East Coast. He has a decade of cannabis experience, as well as 20 years' experience in finance, private equity, and entrepreneurship.
Joe's guest for this week's episode is former CEO of Smith & Wesson, Mike Golden. They discuss what he learned from his time running divisions at Kohler and Black & Decker, which led him to a successful tenure at Smith & Wesson. Mike knows how to deliver profitable volume, manage and cultivate executives, and handle the halls of Congress. Their conversation covers building new brands for companies who may be "on the rocks" to running public companies.
Joe sits down Tim Zwerner, the founder of Zwerner Law. Tim is passionate about working with local entrepreneurs and regional developers who are making a positive impact in the local community and helping them scale their business and expand their footprint.
Joe has a conversation with Greg Keating, the President and CEO of The Daniel Island Club. Located in Charleston, SC, The Daniel Island Club is the symbolic heart of Daniel Island Park, the acclaimed neighborhood located on the north end of Charleston's island town. This private, in-town country club provides year-round, family-friendly recreation for an active and diverse membership. Their extensive amenities include 26 holes of nationally-ranked golf and a well-appointed practice facility, and exquisite 65,000 square foot clubhouse with several dining options, two resort-style pools, 16 tennis courts and state-of-the-art fitness facilities at the Park Club, plus a full calendar of social and recreational events.
Joe speaks with Obviouslee Marketing's Lee Deas about the ever shrinking window of time advertisers have to make an impression, the evolution of social messaging, and being a women business owner in the south.
Joe speaks with Bobby Houck and Hank Futch, the original founders of the Charleston band Blue Dogs. Since 1987, The Blue Dogs have been blending the genres they grew up with - bluegrass, country, rock, and soul - turning bluegrass on its ear by creating what's now referred to as "Americana" or "Alternative Country" before those terms were commonplace. More than thirty years later, The Blue Dogs continue to serve up that southern stew for happy audiences.