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Leadership Lab with Dr. Patrick Leddin

Feb 22, 2023

Vanderbilt University Professor Joe Rando joins Patrick to discuss the importance of solving problems, building sustainable businesses, and operating with excellence. Joe encourages all of us to learn continuously and invest in ourselves.

Joe’s career spans over 30 years and includes work at all levels of management with Fortune 1000 companies, as well as the founding of and leadership of several early-stage start-ups.  He has managed companies through the early years of development, during fast-paced years of explosive growth, through the challenges of acquisitions, and through the later stages of maturity, optimization, and stabilization.

Joe has held the title of GM, SVP, COO, CEO, and Founder in numerous companies in industries such as computer software, high-tech consulting, market research consulting, management consulting, insurance, manufacturing, wireless, real estate, restaurants, and retail.  As an investor in several seed capital and growth capital funds, he has advised dozens of start-ups and high-growth companies through the early years of formation and high growth.

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