In this episode of The Pivotal Leader, Gina Trimarco interviewed Rick Coplin, former VP, Community Partner Ventures at Rev1 Ventures for eight years. He left that position in 2016 to return to being an entrepreneur. 

Prior to Rev1, he invested six years building and selling a startup company. And prior to that he was Technology Program Director at Bank One for three years overseeing technology acquisition, development and implementation. He also worked for Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick a total of eight years. At E&Y, he focused on emerging, entrepreneurial and high growth companies, providing consulting expertise in technology transition, software design, selection & implementation, and business process re-engineering. While at KPMG, he focused on technology implementation in manufacturing, supply chain management and warehousing. 

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Podcast Topics Include:

  • Entrepreneurial drive
  • The passion of sales people
  • Pitching for customer and concept validation before funding
  • The type of talent to look for
  • When culture matters the most and how to set it
  • Retrofitting a culture in trouble
  • Employee empowerment
  • Successful and consistent communication as a strategy

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Gina Trimarco is a native of Chicago and CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results and Carolina Improv Company. She has 25+ years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition.

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