Jonathan Harris, CEO Of Molekule, Is On A Mission

I spoke with Jonathan Harris, the new CEO of Molekule, a leader in reinventing air purification. Harris brings more than 30 years of hardware and software experience to Molekule, after leading sales at consumer companies like Jawbone, GoPro and Roku. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Karen Walk: Let’s start with your first 100 […]

Creating A Wider Spectrum For DEI: Leila McKenzie-Delis

Leila McKenzie-Delis is the founder and CEO of DIAL Global and founder of The McKenzie-Delis Foundation. The Foundation recently launched a new initiative – the 2021 McKenzie-Delis Review on Diversity and Inclusion – which will provide an expanded understanding of diversity and inclusion. I recently spoke with Leila about the Foundation, what drives her work, partnerships and the […]

Tellius’ CEO Ajay Khanna: Closing The Data Insights Gap

Tellius is an AI-driven decision intelligence software platform company, backed by Sands Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures and Veraz Investments. I spoke with founder and CEO Ajay Khanna about the inception of their core idea – combining AI and machine learning driven automation with a natural language search interface for ad hoc exploration – and leading as […]

PSEG’s Ralph Izzo Addresses Climate Change

PSEG (NYSE: PSEG) is a diversified energy company headquartered in Newark, N.J., one of the ten largest energy companies in the U.S., and part of the Fortune 500. I spoke with Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO, an advocate for reducing the negative impact of climate change. This interview has been condensed and edited for […]

Securonix’s CEO Sachin Nayyar: Leading Hyper Growth In Cloud Security

Securonix is a next-gen, cloud-based, SaaS solution for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). Co-founded by CEO Sachin Nayyar, the company is enabling organizations to safely adopt cloud environments. We discussed how a new type of security solution is needed as cloud adoption accelerates and what hyper growth has meant for him and his company. […]

Alliance Data’s EVP And Chief Commercial Officer Valerie Greer: Partnership Is In Her DNA

Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) is a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. Valerie Greer joined the company as executive vice president and chief commercial officer in June of 2020 to help lead the company’s strategic transformation. We spoke recently about the recent transformation, trust and the role that partnerships have […]

Imperva’s CEO Pam Murphy: Pure-Play Cybersecurity

Cyber-security software firm Imperva was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in 2019. Subsequently, it took full advantage of the accelerated pace of digital transformation, bringing in Pam Murphy as CEO in early 2020. Murphy, the former COO at the world’s third-largest enterprise software company, Infor, was immediately faced with the pandemic. This interview has been […]

Serving The Under-Served: Samsara’s CPO Kiren Sekar On The Path To Hyper Growth

Recently named the second fastest-growing company in the Americas, Samsara provides a connected operations cloud to modernize physical operations. I spoke with Kiren Sekar, Samsara’s CPO, about the company’s growth, future and  culture. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Karen Walker: You’ve been the CPO at Samsara for six years. Can you talk about the evolution […]

The First 100 Days: BlueJeans By Verizon GM Eric Spadafora

Eric Spadafora just completed his first 100 days in the role of VP and General Manager of BlueJeans by Verizon – the cloud-based video conferencing and event platform that Verizon acquired in the first half of 2021. We spoke recently about Spadafora’s transition from leading a U.S.-based sales organization to general manager of a global […]

The Future Of Work: Distributed, Diverse, Accessible

I spoke with Paul Judge, Ph.D., a successful technology entrepreneur and investor, about finding and supporting today’s underserved founders, the leaders of tomorrow’s organizations. Judge has invested in over 30 tech startups as founder of Atlanta’s leading seed-stage venture fund. He’s now a managing partner of Panoramic Ventures, which just launched a new fund with a […]

Business Transformation: From Collapse To Clarity

What is it like to tackle a leadership challenge at an organization which is going through a series of compounding events that appear to be unresolvable? Jamie Lerner joined Quantum as CEO, President and Chairman of the Board in mid-2018. He has led a transformation that brought the company back from the brink of collapse. […]

The Slingshot Mentality: Resiliency For Leaders During Challenging Times

This article features a recent interview with Rahul (Raj) Bhandari, the author of the newly released book Slingshot: How Adversity Propels Leaders to Find Purpose, Be Impactful, and Create Change. Raj has been a successful CEO and investor, and led the M&A efforts for Thomson Reuters.  He was a founding team member of the $1 billion […]