Entrepreneur Interviews

An Interview with Lenny and Andi Huiras

Mon 09 Jan 2017 | By:
Lenny and Andi Huiras

Lenny Huiras started Vital Signs NW with his wife, Andi, after discovering the need for on-site engraving for landscaping rocks and features. The business has evolved over time and they’ve added apparel, accessories and bridal, but the commitment to custom goods with excellent quality remains the same. When not at work, you can often find


An Interview with Sandra Lewis

Sat 07 Jan 2017 | By:
Sandra Lewis

Sandra Lewis is the founder of Worldwide101, a premium virtual assistant company connecting demanding founders and executives with highly skilled, meticulously matched help. As Founder and CEO, Sandra is a driving force behind their relentless push for client satisfaction and screening for top talent. She’s passionate about Worldwide101’s culture of caring and making sure that


An Interview with Chris Hurn

Sat 17 Dec 2016 | By:
Chris Hurn

Chris Hurn is CEO/Founder of Fountainhead Commercial Capital, a nationwide non-bank commercial lender specializing in owner-occupied CRE with the SBA 504 loan program. He and his executive team have collectively closed more than $12B in SBA 504 projects in 20 years, making them one of the most experienced teams in SBA lending. As a non-bank


An Interview with Dan Watkins

Fri 16 Dec 2016 | By:
Dan Watkins

Dan Watkins is the CEO/Founder/Operator of GloFX, a company that designs, engineers, manufactures and sells unique glasses as well as LED & glow products. Dan didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. Nonetheless, his interests and skills have led him to entrepreneurial triumphs. Dan is driven by success and doing what other people think he can’t do.


An Interview with Richard Collins

Thu 15 Dec 2016 | By:
richard collins

Richard Collins is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Istation. With nearly 5 million students enrolled worldwide, Istation is impacting teachers and students globally through ground-breaking education technology that blends direct and systematic instruction with animation, game-like interactions, and unintimidating fun. As an entrepreneur, Richard has invested in and/or operated businesses in real estate, energy, and


An Interview with Steve O’Dell

Wed 14 Dec 2016 | By:
steve o

Steve O’Dell is a social entrepreneur and activist. He co-founded multiple companies including The Odd Job Brothers, KOTU Inc, Iliad Tech, Tenzo Tea, ACCESS and Ad Valorum. In terms of schooling, Steve briefly attended UCLA before deciding to leave to explore exciting entrepreneurial opportunities. While at UCLA Steve played volleyball, wrote op-eds for the Daily


An Interview with Eric Allen

Tue 13 Dec 2016 | By:
Eric Allen

Eric Allen co-founded Admit Advantage, an admissions consulting company and Admit.me, a social network for college admissions. His previous commercial experience includes working for GE Capital, where he was a Senior Vice President. Eric also worked in consulting at Accenture, and co-founded and successfully sold a pharmaceutical software company, New World Science & Technology, Inc. Eric received