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Code Story

196 EpisodesProduced by Noah LabhartWebsite

In a tech startup, how do you get from an idea on the back of a napkin to a fully functioning product? Code Story is a podcast featuring tech leaders, reflecting the roads they travelled and the products they created. On the show, we interview tech visionaries, digging into the critical moments of w… read more

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S5 Bonus: Ryan Johnson, CallRail

Ryan Johnson is originally from Saginaw, Michigan, and now lives in Atlanta. He never imagined he would get into tech. In fact, when he was growing up he wanted to be an orthodontist. He got into school, and immediately saw how difficult the classes were going to be. So he switched to business, and that part of school stuck and came naturally to him. As a college elective, he took computer science as an elective (who does that?). He brags that his computer science professor still has the mortgage calculator program on hand (and it still works). Post college, he worked as a broker for Equitable, as a financial advisor, and then supported law firm with their SEO. Eventually, he got into product and is still leading the charge there.

He is married, and has 2 young daughters, both in grade school. He loves to travel, and hopes to make that more of a regular thing as the pandemic slows down. He has an affinity for all things automotive as well, and has been into racing most of his life. Though he loves cars, he really prefers just to watch... and not wrench on them.

Ryan joined the his current company many years ago, and was charged to build a team to expand the companies call tracking functionality... to essentially, make it omni channel, with form, source and message tracking.

This is the creation story of CallRail.

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