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Perspectives on Innovating the Watersports Industry: Drew Bartek

EP075: Perspectives on Innovating the Watersports Industry with Drew Bartek

Staying ahead of the wave. Our guest today is Drew Bartek, CFO at Groove Watersports, maker of the worlds first impact vest with speakers.  

In this episode we discuss a product launch, scaling a startup, and turning your passion into a profession.  

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Drew is originally from Nebraska and went to the University of Nebraska. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC. 

In his role with Groove Watersports, Drew is responsible for sales and finance. 

Drew learned all about entrepreneurship from his mom who was an athlete and restaurateur. That prepared him for the journey he is currently embarking on today at Groove Watersports.  His path provides inspiration to those forging ahead into unchartered waters in life and business.  And with so much to talk about…let’s get right into this episode and welcome, Drew Bartek. 

Perspectives on Professional Development in Sports with Galen Duncan of the Sacramento Kings

EP074: Perspectives on Professional Development in Sports with Galen Duncan of the Sacramento Kings

Helping young athletes grow on and off the court. Our guest today is Galen Duncan, VP of Professional Development for the Sacramento Kings.   

In this episode, we discuss dealing with doubters, professional development, and The Sacramento Kings.  

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Galen is located in Sacramento, California where he works in the King’s office. He has been with the Kings for over a year and previously was the Senior Director of Player Development for the Detroit Lions.  

In his role with the Sacramento Kings, Galen is responsible for implementation of the Kings Academy program, a developmental, player-centric curriculum aligning multi-faceted organizational philosophies and ideas to help athletes mature into well-rounded professionals. 

His examples of leadership were on full display in our chat. His actions prove he truly cares for the players he leads and truly loves what he does. 

Perspectives on Disrupting the Laundry Industry with Dan D'Aquisto

EP073: Perspectives on Disrupting the Laundry Industry with Dan D’Aquisto

Would you drop everything to start your business? This entrepreneur did just that. Our guest today is Dan D’Aquisto, Cofounder of 2ULaundry.

In this episode, we discuss start-ups, hustle, and laundry.  

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Dan and his friend, Alex, started 2ULaundry in a classroom at Wake Forest University. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dan moved to Charlotte to launch this startup.  

2ULaundry is the new way to do laundry and dry cleaning. It helps people make time for what matters most in their lives. Currently, you can find 2ULaundry in Charlotte and Atlanta with plans of expanding to different cities.  

Dan’s real life examples of hard work were on full display in our chat. His actions prove he truly wants to succeed and build an amazing company. And with so much to talk about…let’s get right into this episode and welcome, Dan D’Aquisto.  

Perspectives from a Sports Flooring Business Owner: Brian Cockfield | EP

EP066: Perspectives from a Sports Flooring Business Owner with Brian Cockfield

In this episode, we discuss keeping up with the times, sports flooring, and good old hard work. 

Brian started The Sports Flooring group in 1978. He is from Camden, South Carolina and went on to play college football at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. 

If you ever spent time in the Charlotte area and went to a sporting event, you’ve probably seen Brian’s work – and if you have you would see first-hand their high-quality work.  

Brian came by the KazSource office to record this show. 

His knowledge and expertise were on full display. As I mentioned during the conversation, there’s one thing that stood out—Brian’s hard work. And now we are excited to share his story with you.

Entrepreneurial Dreams

Entrepreneurial Dreams

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