Paul chats with Jill Nelson, Founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionists, about what shaped her business and life. From humble beginnings, Jill has grown Ruby Receptionists into a four-time winner of FORTUNE magazine’s top five Best Small Companies to Work for, and a Portland Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon recipient for the past nine years. A fervent supporter of local business, she has served on the board of Entrepreneurs Organization for over five years and acted as a mentor in its Accelerator program, successfully helping business owners reach that $1,000,000 revenue mark. A sought after speaker on culture driven growth, Jill has shared her management philosophy of incenting, inspiring, and empowering employees with global brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Leroy Merlin of Europe, and Kiabi of France. Her vision for Ruby includes a workplace employees are excited to come to each day, and are inspired to learn, grow, and connect with others.
This episode Paul chats with Ty Hagler, Principal at Trig®, an Innovation, Design, and Marketing firm based in Chapel Hill, NCabout what shaped his business and life. In the early part of his career, he wore two hats – one being an Olympic hopeful in the sport of sprint kayaking, and the other being a product designer with Home Depot’s innovation department. Ty started his design consulting business in 2008 while also earning an MBA at NC State. Having weathered the economic roller coaster.
Did you hear? Small Giants Community Founder Paul Spiegelman has launched a new business podcast: Growing With Purpose. Hear the first episode, featuring an enlightening interview with long-time Small Giants member and Tasty Catering Co-Founder Tom Walter