Ditch Digger CEO is a podcast that makes entrepreneurial wisdom from the world's greatest business minds accessible for professionals everywhere. We tell the real stories of people who have risen to the top. Their raw wisdom, unfiltered mistakes, and the lessons they've learned along the way go straight from their mouths to your ears.
We're here to remind our listeners that big dreams, hard work, and persistence can make any corner of the world brighter and bolder. Whether you're a veteran CEO and entrepreneur or you're just starting out, Ditch Digger CEO can be your secret sauce to success, differentiation, and how to get ahead in a meaningful, fulfilling way.
8/04/2020 • 1 hour and 38 mins
Chris Joyce (@dealrules) is the founder of 24 companies in high tech, consumer goods, health, and manufacturing. His products have been sold in more than 11,000 stores in 23 countries, with users in 148 countries across the globe.
7/21/2020 • 1 hour and 47 mins
Ann Hiatt (@AnnRHiatt) received her initial business training during 15 years as the Executive Business Partner to Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon) and Chief-of-Staff to Eric Schmidt (CEO and Executive Chairman at Google/Alphabet).
7/07/2020 • 1 hour and 16 mins
Brent is the Chief Executive Officer, a financial advisor, and has a membership interest in Savant. He is on Savant’s Board of Managers, Executive Team, Ideal Futures Platform Committee, and Investment Committee.
6/23/2020 • 1 hour and 42 mins
Anthony G. “Ozzie” Giglio is CEO/Dealer Principal of Windy City Motorcycle Company (WCMC). Ozzie’s experience has run the gamut.He was active duty USN, where he served four tours in the middle east as part of a special ops team focused on counterintel and counterterrorism
6/9/2020 • 1 hour and 26 mins
Robert Blackwell, Jr is the founder of Quant16 as well as a successful entrepreneur and former trader. He also founded Killerspin, the world’s leading table tennis engagement brand.
5/26/2020 • 1 hour and 27 mins
Daniel Porcaro has spent the past 33 years growing and developing four companies. Growing companies is his passion. He is passionate about long-term revenue and profit growth through the development and execution of a strategic plan and the development of a strong culture.
5/12/2020 • 1 hour and 9 mins
Marc Randolph (@thatwillneverwork) is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. Marc was co-founder of Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, the executive producer of their web site, and a member of their board of directors.
Ditch-Digger CEO is a podcast on climbing to the top of the ladder no matter where you start. It's for those with big, bold ideas who want to learn from the experiences of some of the most successful people in the world.
MEET OUR HOSTS:
In the Spring of 1981, Gary Rabine was a senior in high school trying to decide which way his future would go. While his friends were busy preparing for college, Gary was dreaming of starting a landscaping or paving business. With the experience he gained laboring and running heavy equipment for his dad's small business, he new he could do it.
One afternoon in his schools cafeteria, surrounded by college-bound friends, Gary was asked what his college plans were. When he replied that he planned to save money to start a business, a smart ass friend eagerly termed him a "Ditch-Digger", loudly laughing “Gary's going to be a Ditch Digger”.
Gary harnessed this memory and used it to motivate him to walk his own path. 37 years later, Gary Rabine has grown Rabine Paving and many others businesses which are now the Rabine Group of Companies. This podcast is about stories like his. From "ditch-digger" to the founder/CEO of a national facilities services empire.
Quinton James is a founding partner of True Mentors, a unique and dynamic mentorship platform that connects young entrepreneurs with successful CEOs and business leaders.
Quinton brings a great sense of humor and energy to our Ditch-Digger CEO podcast. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, he questions our guest from a young, fresh paradigm, one that values work ethic and execution.
His questions always help to bring out the secrets of our guests' success. Quinton gives great insight on how stories can inspire, motivate, and offer hard-but-valuable truths about the journey to success.