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Rising - Conversations with Leaders On Their Way Up

38 EpisodesProduced by Direct Agents and ProphetWebsite

There’s a lot of focus in our industry on those already at the top, but change is driven at all levels. Rising highlights the builders, the shapers and the doers across marketing, media, and innovation — the ones tagged to be our future leaders. Each episode showcases a leader rising up and what the… read more

38 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Kristin DiCunzolo of Wacoal America - Modernizing the Traditional

December 9th, 2021


Kristin DiCunzolo is the VP of Marketing and Direct at Wacoal America. Tune in as she shares her experience bringing major heritage brands into the …

Shelly Huang of Triplemint - Seeking the Trifecta

November 18th, 2021


Shelly Huang is VP of Marketing at Triplemint. Join us as Shelly takes us through career moves that helped her become a more well-rounded marketer as well as the trifecta of criteria she seeks in a "dream job." Hosted …

Jane Barandes Pollack of 4T Coaching - Find Your Why Before The What

October 14th, 2021


Jane Barandes Pollack is a Career Coach at 4T Coaching. After 25+ years as a marketing leader managing multi-generational teams, Jane decided to …

Matt Diiorio of MetLife - Follow Great People

July 27th, 2021


Matt Diiorio, Assistant Vice President, Head of Global Demand Generation at MetLife, takes us through his career journey from agency-side to …

Stephanie Dobbs Brown of Intercontinental Exchange - Creator of Culture

June 15th, 2021


Stephanie Dobbs Brown is Chief Marketing Officer at Intercontinental Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Stephanie takes us through her start in media and her path to ICE. Along the way, Stephanie learned valuable …

Chieh Huang of Boxed - Taking the Long Road

June 3rd, 2021


Chieh Huang is CEO of Boxed. Chieh takes us through his journey through law school and his escape from the traditional 9-5 job. Along the way, Chieh …

Paul Suchman of Audacy, Inc - Leading with Empathy

May 4th, 2021


Paul Suchman is Chief Marketing Officer at Audacy, Inc. Paul takes us through his long and wide career—from advertising to digital, and from agency …

Mat Zucker of Prophet - Luck Is What You Make It

April 13th, 2021


Mat Zucker is a Senior Partner and co-leader of Prophet's global marketing and sales practice, as well as co-host of Rising. In this special episode, Josh turns the mic on Mat to hear about his career path and what he …

Tony Ambroza of Carhartt - Be the Champion for the Idea

March 23rd, 2021


Tony Ambroza is the Chief Brand Officer at Carhartt. Tony takes us through his journey to Carhartt, from attending graduate school to his passion for …

Emily Smith of Chorus - Focus on What Matters

February 23rd, 2021


Emily Smith is the Founder & CEO of Chorus, a matchmaking app where friends swipe for friends. After attending business school for Social …

Julie Purser of Marriott International - Be Willing to Take a Chance

January 26th, 2021


Julie Purser is Vice President of Marketing, Loyalty & Partnerships across Asia Pacific for Marriott International. In this episode, Julie shares …

Portia Mount of Trane Technologies - Take Charge of Your Career

January 12th, 2021


Portia Mount is Vice President/Head of Marketing at Trane Technologies and a business leader with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and …

Gino Luci of YSL Beauté - Take Your Time

November 3rd, 2020


Gino Luci is Vice President of Marketing at YSL Beauté. Gino chats about his 16 years of marketing and brand management experience, his work on …

John McDonald of Mastercard- Build Your Network

October 12th, 2020


John McDonald is Senior Vice President, Global Integrated Marketing and Communications at Mastercard. In this episode he shares his path starting at Ogilvy, shifting to the client side at British Airways and other …

Holly Mason of Prophet- Experience in Experience

September 23rd, 2020


Holly Mason is Senior Partner at Prophet and talks to us about her career from her start in social work hacking her way into programming at Andersen …

Sam Martin of Bic — Putting the Whole Retail Store Together

July 30th, 2020


Sam Martin is Director of North America Grooming at BIC. In this episode, he shares his journey from finance to marketing, building critical pieces …

Barron Caster of - Stay Curious and Learn New Things

July 8th, 2020


Barron Caster is the Senior Director of Product Management at In this episode, Barron takes us through his journey of leaving the mechanical engineering world to pursue his interest in startups. His decision to …

Ashley Laporte of Seventh Generation- Learning by Doing

June 25th, 2020


This episode was recorded on May 21st.

Ashley Laporte is the Director of Integrated Marketing at Seventh Generation. In this episode, Ashely shares her career journey discussing the challenges she faced at her first job …

Jason Anello of Booster Fuels - Go Sideways

June 9th, 2020


Jason Anello is the Vice President of Brand Experience and Design at Booster Fuels. In this episode, he discusses his non-traditional journey from creative to marketing in a variety of different industries, and what …

Anne Talley a Global Brand Leader - Setting Your Own Roadmap

May 13th, 2020


Anne Talley is a Global Brand Leader with an extensive background in beauty and intimate apparel. In this episode, she discusses her journey from starting an intimate apparel brand for Ralph Lauren to becoming vice …

Marsha Askins of Global Wealth Management - The Skills to Become a Leader

April 27th, 2020


Marsha Askins is the Chief of Staff for UBS Global Wealth Management and UBS Americas with an extensive 35-year background in financial services. In this episode, she discusses how her current position is a compilation …

Molly Carapiet of First Republic Bank- Appreciate What Different People Bring to the Table

April 16th, 2020


Molly is the Head of Student Loan Refinancing at First Republic Bank with a diverse, yet nontraditional background. Molly attended Yale University …

Evan Horowitz of Movers + Shakers - Spreading Joy

March 24th, 2020


Evan is CEO of Movers+Shakers, a creative studio focused on spreading joy, and breaking engagement records. Evan's team set the record for the most viral TikTok campaign in history, with e.l.f. Cosmetics. They also …

Eunice Chi of Business Insider - You Need to be More Tenacious

March 5th, 2020


Eunice Chi is the Director of Subscription Marketing at Business Insider, with a diverse background including finance, marketing, and a Masters in Education. In this episode, she discusses starting from the ground up in …

Joe Meyer of ExecThread - Cause and Effect

March 3rd, 2020


Joe Meyer is the Founder & CEO of ExecThread, a premium job-sharing network that has exploded in the past few years. Joe was previously the CEO of HopStop, which was acquired by Apple (where Joe worked …

Kristin Fallon of GE Healthcare - Life is Not a Straight Line

February 25th, 2020


Kristin Fallon is Head of Content & Storytelling at GE Healthcare. She'll share the two chapters of her career — marketing and international development. She tells us about the skills that overlap, why she chose …

Emily Powers of BritBox - Take the Risk

February 13th, 2020


Emily Powers is the SVP Commerical Head of BritBox. She was one of the original members who launched the service in March 2017. Emily was responsible for writing the initial business plan and oversaw the launch in the …

Ivy Brown of TD Bank - Building your Toolkit

February 4th, 2020


Ivy Brown is Senior Vice President of Head of Brand and Community Marketing at TD Bank. She was previously at TIAA and at Johnson & Johnson where she built her career as a marketing and brand change agent. Ivy …

Jim Spare of Eko - Learning to Think Big, Implement Big

January 22nd, 2020


Jim Spare is the President & COO of Eko. He has spent his career leading the growth of disruptive technology businesses in immersive media and …

Tony Fross of Prophet - Sneaking Up On Opportunity

January 16th, 2020


Actor. Trainer. Headhunter. Consultant. Tony Fross is a Partner at global consultancy Prophet, where he co-leads the firm's Organization & …

Betty Liu of Intercontinental Exchange - Not Waiting for Permission

December 17th, 2019


Betty Liu is Executive Vice Chairman at NYSE and Chief Customer Experience Officer at Intercontinental Exchange. She shares her career journey from journalism to business owner to executive management. Her advice …

Stacey Brickman of Sony - Careers Are Marathons

December 3rd, 2019


Stacey Brickman is Vice President of Marketing at Sony, which includes marketing the brand across channels as well as Sony’s loyalty program. Earlier in her career, after a stint on Wall Street, Stacy was at American …

Bob O'Leary of BNY Mellon - This Story Starts with Pizza

November 19th, 2019


Bob O'Leary is Global Head of Brand Activation at BNY Mellon. Bob has a diverse background across strategy, brand, creative, account management and …

Joe Lazauskas of Contently - Stumbling A#%-Backwards Into Marketing

November 5th, 2019


Joe Lazauskas was recently promoted to Head of Marketing at leading content platform Contently. With a background in journalism, Joe was a pioneer in content and social marketing, starting one of the earliest content …

Rachel Moore of Citi - Do What's Interesting

October 21st, 2019


Rachel Moore is SVP Innovator in Residence at Citi. With 15+ years at two of the most prestigious financial services firms in the world, Rachel shares with Josh and Mat how she got her breaks, how she never had an …

Amy Weisenbach of The New York Times - I Ask A Lot of Questions

October 9th, 2019


Amy Weisenbach started her marketing career at Unilever to launch little-known Axe body spray. 15 years and four categories later, she's SVP of Marketing at The New York Times. Amy joins Josh and Mat on Rising to tell …

Joe Conyers of Songtrust - Learning What I Didn't Know

October 1st, 2019


Joe Conyers is Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Songtrust, a service that helps music makers and rights holders collect their royalties. He …

Rising Podcast - Trailer

September 25th, 2019


Welcome to Rising, conversations about careers with leaders in marketing, media, and innovation. Hosted by Josh Boaz and Mat Zucker, each episode …

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