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Jason Park

Ep #17 The Path to The Future of Gaming

CFO of DraftKings and former Operating Partner at Bain Capital Private Equity, Jason Park, how technology is revolutionizing the gaming industry.
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Chris Thomas

Ep #16 The Path to a Multi-Modal Future

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.
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Rachel Jacobson

Ep #15 The Path From From The Hardwood Court To The Sky

President of The Drone Racing League, Rachel Jacobson 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.
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Victor Crawford

Ep #14 The Path From Hospitality To Health

CEO of the Pharmaceutical Segment at Cardinal Health and member of the Board of Directors of The Hershey Company, Victor Crawford shares about fostering change and creating an everlasting impact on American business.
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Sherrese Clarke Soares

Ep #13 The Queen Of Content’s Path

Founder and CEO of HarbourView Equity Partners, Sherrese Clarke Soares, 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!
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Marcelia Freeman

Ep #12 Blazing A Path For Others To Follow

Marcelia Freeman, Capital Raiser and Board Member, discusses mentorship & post-university support networks and the need for more managers from diverse backgrounds.
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Daniel Heider

Ep #11 Path to Being Crowned The King Of DC Real Estate

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, reveals what it takes to close the biggest deals in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets.
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Bert Navarrete

Ep #10 Path from Merrill Lynch to Head of Growth at ZX Ventures

Bert Navarrete, General Partner & Head of Growth at ZX Ventures discusses his path to leading growth equity at ZX Ventures - the investment arm for AB InBev.
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Richard Kerby

Ep #9 Path From IB Analyst to Pursuing His Venture Capital Dreams

Richard Kerby, a General Partner at Equal Ventures, is here to share dealmaking stories and discuss the importance of diversity in VC enterprises.
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Euan Rellie

Ep #8 Path to “Fashion Banker” and Co-Founder & Managing Partner at BDA Partners

Euan Rellie, "Fashion Banker" of NY, talks about his extraordinary life and lessons that allowed him to build a global community.
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Trina Van Pelt

Ep #7 Path from Lehman Brothers to GP at Intel Capital

General Partner of Intel Capital, Trina Van Pelt, speaks about how she is making late-stage equity deals with some of the biggest names in tech.
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Lo Toney

Ep #6 Path from Zynga Poker to Google Ventures and VC Founder

Lo Toney, Founding Managing Partner of Plexo Capital discusses his career from GM of Zynga Poker to CEO of LearnStreet onto GV, where Plexo Capital was born.
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Ross Stripling

Ep #5 Path from MLB Pitcher to Investment Picker

Ross Stripling is a Pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and FINRA-certified stockbroker. He talks with Dhani about the intersection of financial and athletic skill sets.
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Alex Michael

Ep #4 Path to Becoming the Podcast M&A Banker

Alex Michael, Co-Head of LionTree Growth joins Dhani to discuss how LionTree is working on deals to uncover tomorrow’s creators, sports, media, audio, and tech companies, today.
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Audette Exel

Ep #3 How Dealmaking Can Help Global Poverty

Audette Exel, Founder of The Adara Group, talks coming from activism, learning about power, and working with top dealmakers to help people in need around the world.
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Ryan Nece

Ep #2 Path from NFL to Managing Partner of Next Play Capital

Ryan Nece, former NFL player, investor, and entrepreneur Dhani Jones as he speaks with Ryan Nece, Managing Partner of Next Play Capital, Board Member at Docusign, and Founder of The Ryan Nece Foundation!
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Jennifer Deason

Ep #1 The path from Analyst to CEO

Jennifer Deason, Chairman and CEO of Belong Acquisition Corp and former Executive Vice President of Bain Capital.
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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. 

 

Ep 1: Jennifer Deason, CEO of Belong Acquisition Corp

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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Ep 2: Ryan Nece, Managing Partner of Next Play Capital and NFL Champion

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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Ep 3: Audette Exel, Founder & Chair, Adara Group & CEO, Adara Advisors & Adara Partners

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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Ep 4: Alex Michael, Co-Head, LionTree Growth

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.

 

Ep 5: Ross Stripling, Pitcher, Toronto BlueJays & Founding Managing Partner, Skyward Financial LLC

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.

 

Ep 6: Lo Toney, Founding Managing Partner, Plexo Capital

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.

 

Ep 7: Trina Van Pelt, General Partner, Intel Capital

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.

 

Ep 8: Euan Rellie, Co-founder and Senior Managing Director, BDA

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.

 

Ep 9: Richard Kerby, General Partner, Equal Ventures

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.

 

Ep 10: Bert Navarrete, General Partner & Head of Growth, ZX Ventures

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.

 

Ep 11: Daniel Heider, Exec. VP & Global Real Estate Advisor, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty & CEO/Founder, HEIDER

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.

 

Ep 12: Marcelia Freeman, Capital Raiser and Board Director

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.

 

Ep 13: Sherrese Clarke Soares, Founder & CEO, HarbourView Equity Partners

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!

 

Ep 14: Victor Crawford, CEO Pharmaceutical Segment, Cardinal Health

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.

 

Ep 15: Rachel Jacobson, President, Drone Racing League

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.

 

Ep 16: Chris Thomas, Co-founder and Partner, Assembly Ventures

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.

 

Ep 17: Jason Park, Chief Financial Officer, DraftKings

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.

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