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Invisible Giants Podcast

Here at Traust, we want to highlight Minnesota’s unheralded business leaders. Our Invisible Giants podcast features stories of individuals endlessly working to improve their organization and their community, that may not be receiving the recognition they deserve. These are the real heroes of today. Listen to learn more about how these invisible giants are changing our ecosystem through hard work and innovation.

Kyle Coolbroth, Co-Founder & CEO, Fueled CollectiveInvisible Giants Podcast
March 12, 2020

Kyle Coolbroth, Co-Founder & CEO, Fueled Collective

We sat down to talk with Kyle Coolbroth, Co-Founder & CEO of Fueled Collective, to explore the humble beginnings of one of the original co-working concepts in our nation. We…
Felecia Boone Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Consultant, Hennepin CountyInvisible Giants Podcast
February 28, 2020

Felecia Boone, DEI Consultant, Hennepin County

We've all heard it and we all live it - the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is more important now than ever before. But just how…
Mercedes Austin Founder and Owner, Mercury MosaicsInvisible Giants Podcast
February 13, 2020

Mercedes Austin, Founder of Mercury Mosaics

Mercedes Austin shares her "feel-good" story about how her Minnesota company, Mercury Mosaics, started off small and is growing each and every year, all while positively impacting the community.
Shakeeb Rahman Software Development Manager, OracleInvisible Giants Podcast
January 30, 2020

Shakeeb Rahman, Software Development Manager, Oracle

We sat down with Shakeeb Rahman, Software Development Manager at Oracle to talk about the growing pains of managing your data. He discussed the power of low-code and how it…
Steve Grunlan, Stone Arch ServicesInvisible Giants Podcast
January 17, 2020

Steve Grunlan, Owner and Sr. Recruiter, Stone Arch Services

Steve Grunlan, owner and Sr. Recruiter for Stone Arch Services, talks about the burden of developing tech talent for organizations that are "heads down" in the weeds of the day-to-day…
Laurie Healy of Fueled Collective and Mark Peterson of TraustInvisible Giants Podcast
December 20, 2019

Laurie Healy, Fueled Collective, and Mark Peterson, Traust

We live in current times where a need for mental health awareness in the workplace is of grave importance. We had the privilege of sitting down with two giants in…
Jenn Schaal Director of Partnership Marketing, Meet MinneapolisInvisible Giants Podcast
December 5, 2019

Jenn Schaal, Director of Partnership Marketing, Meet Minneapolis

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get the Super Bowl to Minneapolis? Or the Final Four? Well, we sat down with Jenn Schaal, Director of Partnership Marketing for…
Mary Kay Ziniewicz Founder, Bus Stop MamasInvisible Giants Podcast
November 21, 2019

Mary Kay Ziniewicz Founder, Bus Stop Mamas

The growing need for individuals in our workforce is upon us, and we need everyone who is capable of working filling these jobs. There is a subset of our population,…
Justin Erickson, Essex CapitalInvisible Giants Podcast
November 7, 2019

Justin Erickson, Principal, Essex Capital

Smaller communities across America are hungry for their fill of a growing workforce, and larger companies are recognizing the benefits of expanding into these communities.
Jack Engel of Daikin Applied Americas and John Hendrickson of MeausreITInvisible Giants Podcast
October 24, 2019

Jack Engel, Daikin Applied, and John Hendrickson, MeasureIT

Jack Engel of Daikin Applied Americas and John Hendrickson of MeausreIT sit down with us to talk about the power of a BI Reporting tool and how it can help…
Phil Hanson, CEO of Queue-ItInvisible Giants Podcast
October 9, 2019

Phil Hanson, CEO of Queue-It

Queue-it is a virtual waiting room platform that prevents website and mobile app overload and protects your online business, while providing a fair user experience. Hear how their US CEO,…
Shawntan Howell, Founder of Girls are Powerful.Invisible Giants Podcast
September 23, 2019

Shawntan Howell, Founder & CEO of Girls are Powerful Organization

Shawntan Howell discovered a gap in her community for girls to recognize and harness their innate qualities. She created Girls are Powerful to show that all girls are beautiful, unique,…