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The Super Bowl of Podcasts - Hear Ansarada host and former NFL player, investor, and entrepreneur Dhani Jones tour the globe speaking with the top Dealmakers, unveil the challenges, the mess-ups, and the lessons learned on the path to success.
In episode one, we stop in New York. Dhani speaks with Jennifer Deason, the Chairman and CEO of Belong Acquisition Corp and former Executive Vice President of Bain Capital. Jennifer discusses her insights into what makes a successful deal, what to do when a deal goes wrong, the risks, and what you can do to mitigate them.
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On the second episode, we stop in Tampa Bay. Dhani Jones speaks with Ryan Nece, Managing Partner of Next Play Capital, Board Member at Docusign, Founder of The Ryan Nece Foundation and NFL Super Bowl Champion at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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On the third episode, we stop in Sydney, Australia. Dhani Jones speaks with Audette Exel, Founder of The Adara Group and CEO of Adara Advisors and Adara Partners. Audette talks coming from activism, learning about power, and working with top dealmakers to help people in need around the world.
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In episode four, we stop in Washington, DC. Dhani speaks with Alex Michael, Co-Head of LionTree Growth. Alex joins Dhani to discuss how LionTree is working on deals to uncover tomorrow’s creators, sports, media, audio, and tech companies, today.
In episode five, we stop in Houston. Dhani Jones speaks with Ross Stripling, Pitcher for the Toronto BlueJays and FINRA-certified stockbroker. He talks with Dhani about the intersection of financial and athletic skill sets.
In episode six, we stop in San Francisco. Dhani Jones speaks with Lo Toney, Founding Managing Partner of Plexo Capital. Lo discusses his career from GM of Zynga Poker to CEO of LearnStreet onto GV, where Plexo Capital was born.
In episode seven, we stop in Santa Clara. Dhani Jones speaks with Trina Van Pelt, General Partner of Intel Capital, about how she is making late-stage equity deals with some of the biggest names in tech.
In episode eight, we stop in New York. Dhani Jones speaks with Euan Rellie, "Fashion Banker" of NY, to talk about his extraordinary life and lessons that allowed him to build a global community.
In episode nine, we stop in New York. Dhani Jones speaks with Richard Kerby, a General Partner at Equal Ventures, around dealmaking stories and discusses the importance of diversity in VC enterprises.
In episode ten, we stop in New York. Dhani Jones speaks with Bert Navarrete, General Partner & Head of Growth at ZX Ventures to discuss his path to leading growth equity at ZX Ventures - the investment arm for AB InBev.
In episode eleven, we stop in Washington. Dhani Jones speaks with Daniel Heider, Exec. VP & Global Real Estate Advisor at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and the leader of the HEIDER team, the Washington, DC area’s preeminent white glove residential real estate concierge about what it takes to close the biggest deals in one of the country’s hottest real estate market.
In episode twelve, we stop in Santa Clara. Dhani Jones speaks with Marcelia Freeman, Capital Raiser and Board Director, about the importance of mentorship and post-university support networks, and why there needs to be added focus on hiring managers from diverse backgrounds.
In episode thirteen, we stop in New York. Dhani Jones speaks with Founder and CEO of HarbourView Equity Partners, Sherrese Clarke Soares, who shares some of her dealmaking stories, insights into the high-stakes world of music catalog sales, and reveals the secret to why content is queen!
In episode fourteen, we stop in Ohio. Dhani Jones speaks with the CEO of the Pharmaceutical Segment at Cardinal Health and member of the Board of Directors of The Hershey Company, Victor Crawford about fostering change and creating an everlasting impact on American business.
In episode fifteen, we stop in New York. Dhani Jones speaks with the President of The Drone Racing League, Rachel Jacobson as she shares stories and insights from her 20 plus year career in the NBA and talks about what it’s like to now run the first of its kind, professional high-speed Drone Racing League.
In episode sixteen, we stop in Detroit. Dhani Jones speaks with the co-founder of Assembly Ventures and member of the Board of Directors at Metropolis, Chris Thomas about the future of mobility and the importance of genuine connection in business.
In episode seventeen, we stop in Boston. Dhani Jones speaks with the CFO of DraftKings and former Operating Partner at Bain Capital Private Equity, Jason Park, how technology is revolutionizing the gaming industry.
In episode eighteen, we stop in New York. Dhani Jones sits down with Akila Raman-Vaseghi, the COO of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, to discuss how technology and automation can be used to streamline workflow and relieve stress for employees.
In episode nineteen, we stop in New York. Dhani Jones speaks with Michelle Gadsden-Williams, the Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at BlackRock. She is here to discuss making the workplace more equitable and the impact that social responsibility has on the industry.
In episode twenty, we stop in Hawaii. Dhani Jones speaks with Noel Pacarro Brown, Investing with Impact Director of the Conscious Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley to discuss discuss impact-focused investing and how to maximize the good you can do with your money.
In episode 21, we stop in San Francisco. Dhani Jones speaks with CEO of Aero Technologies, Uma Subramanian. Together the duo chat about the future of air mobility, her belief that society is on its way to unlocking the urban sky, and her journey building a premium aviation brand.
In episode twenty two, we stop in Toronto. Dhani Jones speaks with Clifton Schaller, Managing Director of Corporate Development at Riskalyze, who shares his passion for corporate development and building a team around his strengths.
In episode twenty three, we stop in Singapore. Dhani Jones speaks with Vishnu Amble, Director, Investment Committee Member and Philanthropy Lead for GreenBear Group LLC, to talk about the power that can be cultivated with sustainable investment.
In episode twenty four, we stop in New York. Dhani Jones speaks with Blair Smith, Senior Director at the Milken Institute to chat about how to enhance social impact with innovative financing initiatives.